Engaged by the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment Mosaic Insights and Alluvium were engaged to complete a Sustainability and Heat study for the priority precincts in Western Sydney Aerotropolis. We partnered with the Institute for Sustainable futures to deliver a comprehensive sustainability and heat report.

Sustainability in the report supports an immediate response to assist in the development and transition to a sustainable Aerotropolis over next 40 years: The planning, design, delivery, and operation of the Aerotropolis precincts supports cyclical resource flows and strives for a net positive outcome on all scales and by all parties across ecological, cultural, social, and economic sectors.

We adopted three scenarios – 1) Baseline: Business as Usual, 2) Leading Industry Practice and 3) Sustainable Regenerative for each of the areas of water, carbon/energy, waste, and heat. Data used to outline potential outcomes under each scenario was drawn from multiple sources and applied to the Aerotropolis precincts based on predicted population and job numbers.

The major recommendations from the report were to commit to the Sustainable Regenerative scenario and focus attention on coordinated system focussed management of the Aerotropolis now and into the future and embed sustainable regenerative principles, controls and guidelines into the performance outcomes for the Precinct Plans and Development Control Plans.