Blacktown is a city on the rise. With major local government infrastructure initiatives proposed and underway, Blacktown is set to become one of Sydney's major hubs over the next 20 years.
Blacktown City Council is investing in the city's future with a proposed new university campus and multi-storey business centre.
Blacktown's population expected to increase from 360,000 to 505,000 residents by 2036. Source 1
Committed by the government to improve and build roads, footpaths and facilities. Source 2
New jobs expected to be generated within Blacktown City Centre under the Local Environmental Plan. Source 3
Local businesses currently operating in Blacktown City. Source 4
The local economy produces upwards of a year in gross regional product. Source 4
Blacktown hospital is set to be transformed into one of the nation's leading health care facilities, and a new acute services building is due to open in 2019. Source 5
Warrick Lane will be developed into a new landmark commercial hub that aims to attract big businesses and provide a central place for the community to work, play, eat and socialise. Source 2
Opening in 2020, the International Centre of Training Excellence will cater to sport at every level, from community sporting groups to local elite athletes and visiting international teams to offer advanced sports medicine, training and accelerated recover. Source 2
Westpoint is the home of shopping in Greater Western Sydney. Major retailers, over 250 specialty stores and great entertainment.
Sydney Motorsport Park is a motorsport megaplex licensed for motorcycle and car racing.
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