Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport collaboration area

Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport collaboration area
Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport collaboration area
Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport collaboration area

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Bankstown will benefit from significant government and institutional investment, including Sydney Metro City and Southwest, a relocated Western Sydney University campus and a $1.3 billion commitment for a new hospital. Bankstown Airport is also a significant employment generator along with the Milperra industrial area.

To maximise these important opportunities Council, government agencies and key local organisations have come together to lead a coordinated approach to Bankstown’s future.

The Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area is key to the transformation of Bankstown into a health, academic, research and training precinct resulting in new jobs, a mix of housing types and infrastructure investment.

Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area Vision

By 2036, Bankstown CBD and the Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area will be a green, healthy and dynamic destination that capitalises on its diverse culture and its proximity to Salt Pan Creek and Georges River.

It will be a centre for jobs and education, creating 25,000 jobs and destination to 25,000 students. A dynamic and connected business incubator, the Collaboration Area is located in the heart of Greater Sydney and will be a testing ground to grow and scale advanced manufacturing, aviation, health and education sectors.

Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport Place Strategy

The Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area Place Strategy was co-designed by the Greater Sydney Commission and the Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area Stakeholder Group between December 2018 and December 2019. The Strategy was approved by the Greater Sydney Commission in December 2019.

The Place Strategy identifies a vision and shared objectives for the place and sets out priorities and actions to realise this vision. Some actions are identified as immediate imperatives in order to focus efforts of local partners. The actions and immediate imperatives are dynamic and are subject to change as the Governance Group for each area is established and work is completed.

Read the Strategy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other Collaboration Areas in Greater Sydney?
Yes. There are currently eight other Collaboration Areas in Greater Sydney:

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • Campbelltown-Macarthur
  • Camperdown-Ultimo
  • Greater Penrith
  • Kogarah
  • Liverpool
  • Randwick Health and Education Precinct

Who is involved in Collaboration Areas and why?
Collaboration Areas brings together local councils, government agencies organisations to contribute insights and work together to implement change. This collective approach has provided a framework for resolving issues that may prevent an area realising its full potential. This includes aligning growth with infrastructure, making the most of existing assets and establishing an ongoing governance structure to oversee implementation.

Who is involved in the Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area?
The Collaboration Area includes a wide range of representatives from government, institutions and the private sector lead by:

  • City of Canterbury Bankstown
  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Health Infrastructure NSW
  • Sydney Water
  • Sydney Metro
  • Transport for NSW including Roads and Maritime Services
  • Western Sydney University

With Support from:

  • Create NSW
  • Government Architect NSW
  • Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
  • Ministry of Health
  • Office of Sport
  • NSW Ambulance
  • NSW Land and Housing Corporation
  • NSW Treasury (including the former Department of Industry and Jobs for NSW)
  • School Infrastructure NSW
  • South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD)
  • Sydney Local Health District (SLHD)
  • Sydney Metro Airports (Bankstown Airport)   
  • Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE)
  • University of New South Wales

What does the Collaboration Area work on together?
The Collaboration Area partners (see list above) work together on a range of complex city-making issues that require input from a range of organisations, including:

  • Preserving land for commercial opportunities and more jobs.
  • Locating the new Bankstown Hospital and growing Bankstown Health Neighbourhood
  • Reconsidering how land in and around Bankstown Airport is used.
  • Creating a safe and attractive built environment to encourage walking and cycling.
  • Implementing Green Grid connections along Georges River, Salt Pan Creek and between Bankstown to Sydenham.
  • Addressing stormwater management network capacity and flooding risk.
  • Improving public transport connections such as those between Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport.

More information

Learn more about the Collaboration Area at



For more information on the Bankstown CBD and Bankstown Airport Collaboration Area please contact:

Camille Lattouf
Team Leader City Shaping Projects
Phone: 02 9707 9693

Lauren Gram
Urban Renewal Specialist
Phone: 02 9755 9577

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.