Connectivity

 
 

C1 - Deliver rail for the Western City

Commitment

The Australian and NSW governments will deliver the first stage of the North South Rail Link from St Marys to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis, the first stage of a new north south rail link.

As a first step, the NSW Government will protect suitable corridors for future rail connections in Western Sydney. Both governments will contribute up to $50 million each to a business case process, in consultation with local government. This will include investigation of integrated transport and delivery options for a north south rail link from Schofields to Macarthur and a South West Rail Link to connect Leppington to the Western Sydney Airport via an interchange at the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis.

The Australian and NSW governments will be equal partners in funding the first stage of the North South Rail Link and have a shared objective to connect rail to Western Sydney Airport in time for its opening in 2026, informed by the business case.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2019 – Completion of the final business case for the first stage of the North South Rail Link to inform governments’ investment decision.

Opening of the Stage 1 of the North South Rail Link from St Marys via the Western Sydney Airport to the Aerotropolis, in time for the opening of the airport

Responsibility

Led collectively by the Australian and NSW governments and supported by local government, in collaboration with the Greater Sydney Commission, industry and the community.

Financial Commitments

$100 million equally shared contribution from the Australian and NSW governments towards the business case process.


C2 - Rapid bus service for the Western City

Commitment

The NSW Government will establish rapid bus services from the metropolitan centres of Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown to the Western Sydney Airport before it opens in 2026, and to the Aerotropolis.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

2019 – Establishment of a joint team with representatives from Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW and the Western Sydney Planning Partnership to further develop bus corridor assumptions

Q4 2019 – Completion of the Business Case for the Western Sydney Integrated Transport Program. This will help inform a decision on the implementation of the rapid bus routes.

Prior to airport opening in 2026 – Commencement of new bus services

Responsibility

Led by Transport for NSW, in cooperation with Roads and Maritime Services, Western Sydney Planning Partnership and local government, particularly Penrith City, Liverpool City and Campbelltown City Councils. Supported by Australian Government, in collaboration with the Greater Sydney Commission, landholders, developers and community members.

Financial Commitments

As part of C1 Deliver Rail for the Western City.


C3 - Western City Digital Action Plan

Commitment

Local governments will lead the development of a Western City Digital Action Plan in collaboration with the Australian and NSW governments, and industry partners.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2019 – Completion of Digital Action Plan and associated initiatives

Q4 2019 onwards – Adoption and roll out of Digital Action Plan

Responsibility

Led by local government, supported by the Australian and NSW governments in collaboration with community members and industry partners.

Financial Commitments

Councils to contribute $20,000 each for a consultant to develop the Digital Action Plan. Actions detailed in the Plan may need to seek funding under government approval processes.


C4 - Smart Western City Program

Commitment

The NSW Government will deliver a Smart Western City Program to enable NSW agencies to embed interoperable smart and secure technology – such as transport and utility monitoring systems – into new infrastructure as it is rolled out.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – ongoing – Market engagement

Q2-3 2019 – Development of the program business case, in conjunction with the Western City Digital Action Plan (C3)

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with the Australian Government and supported by local government.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future NSW Government processes.


C5 - 5G Strategy

Commitment

The NSW and local governments will develop a 5G Strategy for the Western Parkland City, which will include partnering with a telecommunications carrier to deliver a trial of 5G technology.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2019 – Development of the 5G Strategy in conjunction with the Western City Digital Action Plan (C3)

Q4 2020 – Development of a business case

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with local government, supported by the Australian Government, in collaboration with telecommunications carriers and industry.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


C6 - Openly available data sets

Commitment

The NSW and local governments will explore, identify and make data publicly available in line with open-data principles. To facilitate this, the Australian Government will establish a Western Parkland City data catalogue on data.gov.au and NationalMap, and support local governments to fully utilise the platform. Better access to local data has the potential to drive innovation and improved service delivery across the Western Parkland City.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q2 2019 – Data set identification for publishing and protocols for updating agreed by all City Deal partners

Q4 2019 – Creation of a new Western Parkland City data catalogue on data.gov.au for City Deal partners to upload or link data sets

Q4 2019 – ongoing – Uploading of data by City Deal partners

This work will be undertaken in conjunction with the Western City Digital Action Plan (C3)

Responsibility

Led by the Australian Government in cooperation with the NSW and local governments.

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


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