Greiss elected chair of Western Parkland City mayors forum

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Campbelltown Mayor George Greiss has been elected as the new chair of The Parks, Sydney’s Parkland Council’s Mayoral Forum.

The forum is a unique alliance of eight Councils: Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly.

Their combined footprint has been designated as the Western Parkland City, as part of a long term plan to split Sydney into three cities.

The mayoral forum is about working together to advocate for the Western Parkland City to deliver on a shared vision for the region.

Cr Greiss was first elected to Campbelltown Council in 2008 and was elected Mayor in January 2022.

 “I’m honoured to be elected chair by my fellow mayors and am excited about what is to come for the Western Parkland City,” he said.

“I’d like to acknowledge and thank Cr Therese Fedeli for her contributions as chair over the past year and look forward to working alongside my fellow mayors to continue advocating for the important infrastructure and local services that will create a thriving Western Parkland City.

“The eight councils share much in common and it’s critical that we continue to use a united voice to help bring about positive change for our communities during this period of significant growth across the region.”

The area covered by the Western Parkland City is one of the fastest growing areas of Australia – a thriving region of diverse communities, economic opportunity and environmental wonders.

Currently home to more than 1.1 million people, the Western Parkland City includes some of the fastest growing local government areas in Australia and is expected to grow by half a million people by 2036.

It also includes the construction of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International airport at Badgerys Creek and related road and rail infrastructure projects. These include a brand new city called Bradfield (pictured above) in the heart of the aerotropolis, adjacent to the airport, which will open in three years.

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