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  • Western Sydney City Deal

  • The future of Western Sydney as a great place to live, work or invest is much more assured because of the significant investment in the region after a landmark agreement between Federal, State and eight Local Councils in the Western Sydney City Deal.

    The Western Sydney City Deal is about planning first and building second, providing a bold new approach for how our region is designed and delivered in the coming years. The deal unifies Federal, State and Local governments to focus on the most important projects to residents of the new Western Parkland City.

    It will deliver much needed investment in infrastructure and job creation, and at its centre is a commitment from Federal and State Governments to jointly fund Stage One of the North South Rail Link, from St Marys to the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis and Western Sydney Airport, in time for the first day of airport operations.

    The City Deal offers many benefits to Penrith residents and confirms commitments from the three levels of government to deliver projects under six priority areas over the next 20 years.

    Connectivity

    The new Western Parkland City will be one of Australia’s most connected cities. In an emerging 30-minute city, innovative public transport, aviation and digital infrastructure will bring residents closer to jobs, centres, education and the world.

    Key features:

    • North South Rail Link (from St Marys to the Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport) connecting people with new high-value jobs and the world
    • Rapid bus services linking Liverpool, Penrith and Campbelltown with the Aerotropolis by the opening of the Airport
    • Exploring 5G network and smart digital technology to generate opportunities for creative, digital and technology businesses and better connected communities
    Jobs for the future

    The Western Parkland City will create 200,000 new jobs across a wide range of industries over the next 20 years. The Airport and Aerotropolis will attract infrastructure, investment and knowledge-intensive jobs, and the benefits will flow into health and education, retail, hospitality, and industrial activities that will power the City.

    Key features:

    • The Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis will be a world-class employment sector for jobs in aviation, aerospace, defence industries and advanced manufacturing
    • A high employment agribusiness precinct to leverage the airport by providing new domestic and export opportunities for NSW farmers
    • An Investment Attraction Fund and Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office
    • A Western Sydney Development Authority to plan and develop the genesis of the Aerotropolis
    • Establishing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission in Penrith
    • Releasing government land to drive economic growth
    • Targets for Indigenous employment, social employment and procurement
    Skills and education

    Residents of the Western Parkland City will have access to the best in education and skills training opportunities. A new university, schools and VET facilities will align with the high-skilled businesses and industries of the Aerotropolis.

    Key features:

    • Aerospace Institute
      • Expressions of interest for a STEM university
      • Aerotropolis VET facility to upskill future workforces
      • High-performance secondary school connecting students with aviation, engineering, science and the industries of the Aerotropolis
    • TAFE Skills Exchange to grow talent in the construction of the Western Sydney Airport
    Liveability and environment

    The Western Parkland City has a unique landscape that is surrounded by protected natural assets. Its future neighbourhoods will be even more liveable and sustainable. Local project funding will create healthy and active communities that build on their strengths and support open spaces.

    Key features:

    • Western Parkland City Liveability Program to support local character, wellbeing and belonging in communities
    • Restoring and protecting the South Creek corridor to form a sustainable urban parkland
    • A Strategic Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
    Planning and housing

    Innovative approaches to planning for and delivering housing will ensure that growth is balanced with maintaining the local character of the Western Parkland City.

    Key features:

    • A Western Parkland City Planning Partnership to achieve better outcomes in planning approvals
    • A $30 million Western Parkland City housing package to ensure sustainable growth
      • Streamlined and optimised planning practices to support future growth
      • Short- and long-term housing targets and housing strategies
    • Growth Infrastructure Compacts piloted to match housing and jobs growth with delivery of infrastructure
    Implementation and governance

    The Federal, State and local governments will work together in an enduring tri-level governance model to support the growth, success and sustainability of the Western Parkland City. The City Deal will be reviewed after three years and progress can be tracked in a number of ways; annual reports, monitoring key performance metrics, and ongoing updates from ministers and local government representatives.



    The City Deal provides a framework to create a smart city that is more liveable, more productive, more skilled and more innovative. Penrith Council has and will continue to work hard on delivering; new local jobs, better connectivity to job centres, and greater housing and lifestyle options. The City Deal offers exceptional opportunities for Penrith, it is the start of something big for our region.

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