The release of Western Sydney City Deal Annual Progress Report outlines the progress made in the 12 months since the City Deal was signed by the Australian and NSW governments, along with the eight local governments.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge, said the City Deal, the biggest in the country, had kick-started the economic transformation of Western Sydney.
“At Western Sydney International Airport we have already created hundreds of new jobs, more than half of which have been won by people living in Western Sydney,” Mr Tudge said.
“Over the 20-year life of the deal, there will a $20 billion investment in game changing infrastructure making Western Sydney an enviable place to live, work and play.”
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said the Annual Progress Report showed an unprecedented level of partnership across the three tiers of government was already bringing opportunities to residents of the Western Parkland City.
“By attracting international landmark businesses we’re creating jobs and an economic ecosystem in which local small and medium size businesses can grow and thrive,” Mr Ayres said.
“It’s phenomenal to see what, a year in, the City Deal delivered for Western Sydney – with another 19 years left of this 20 year agreement we are sewing the seeds of a 22nd century city.”
The City Deal will capitalise on the opportunities presented by the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and provide 200,000 jobs within the Western Parkland City.
There are 38 commitments across the City Deal that are being progressed and delivered.
Outcomes of the Western Sydney City Deal within 18 months of signing:
- Realising the 30-minute city by delivering public transport for the Western Parkland City
- $2 billion over the next four years to the project as part of its commitment to joint funding
- Skilling residents in the region and initiating new education opportunities
- Respecting and building on local character, enhancing liveability and improving the quality of the local environment
- Coordinated and innovative approaches to planning and delivery of housing
- Getting on with delivering for the Western Parkland City through enduring tri-level governance