Jobs for the future

 
 

J1 - Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis

Commitment

The Australian, NSW and local governments will work together to establish a Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis as a world-class city precinct that supports jobs growth. The Australian Government will enable the development of 114 hectares of Commonwealth land at North Bringelly, to accelerate jobs growth and help build the new Western Parkland City. The NSW Government will establish an enabling infrastructure program on the Commonwealth land to kickstart servicing of the precinct.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (LUIIP) released for public exhibition

Q4 2018 – Planning Partnership established

Q3-Q4 2019 – Stage 2 LUIIP released for community consultation and the initial components of the State Environmental Planning Policy (relating to planning controls to protect the airport) to be finalised. (The Stage 2 LUIIP will be the more detailed version of the initial LUIIP.)

Q2 2020 – NSW Government enabling infrastructure program for Bringelly land designed

Q4 2026 – Construction of enabling infrastructure complete

Responsibility

Led by the NSW and Australian governments in collaboration with local government.

Financial Commitments

Subject to future government processes.


J2 - An authority to masterplan the Aerotropolis

Commitment

The Australian and NSW governments will establish an authority to become master planner and developer of the Aerotropolis with an initial focus on the Commonwealth land.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – The Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Act 2018 passed NSW Parliament on 26 September and received assent on 5 October 2018

Q4 2018-Q1 2019 – Establishment of the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority, appointment of the CEO, Chair and Board Members and the recruitment of staff

Q4 2019 – Master planning for the Bringelly land

Responsibility

The establishment of the Authority is the responsibility of the NSW Government in collaboration with the Commonwealth and in consultation with councils.

Financial Commitments

$12 million in 2018-19 from the NSW Government.


J3 - Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office

Commitment

The NSW Government, with the Australian Government and local governments, will establish the Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office (WSIAO) in Liverpool to attract domestic and international investment. Its initial focus will be on the Aerotropolis, as well as supporting existing industrial areas and employment centres.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – The WSIAO established in Liverpool

Q3 2018 – Invitation to participate as an anchor tenant in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis released

Q4 2018 – Up to 10 Heads of Agreement executed with foundation tenants

Q4 2018 – Establish partnership/collaboration agreements with Western Sydney City Deal councils

Q1 2019 – Investor Engagement Strategy developed

2019 – Ongoing engagement with foundation tenants to pursue areas of joint interest outlined in Heads of Agreement/Memoranda of Understanding

Responsibility

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

Financial Commitments

Fully operational with 13 staff funded by the NSW Department of Industry.


J4 - Investment Attraction Fund

Commitment

The NSW Government will establish an Investment Attraction Fund to support the work of the Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office (WSIAO).

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – Investment Attraction Fund launched October 2018

2018/2019 – Targeting and funding eligible fast-growth and scaling businesses that are creating jobs in Western Sydney

Responsibility

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

Financial Commitments

$5 million Jobs for NSW Funds committed.


J5 - Establish jobs in the region

Commitment

The Australian Government will establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) in Penrith, creating up to 150 new jobs in Western Sydney.

The NDIS Commission will ensure participants receive quality services from providers and workers under the NDIS. It will deliver a new, nationally consistent system to safeguard the rights of NDIS participants, and will achieve this by working with people with disability, providers and the community.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – NDIS Commission opened officially in Penrith, 1 July 2018

2018-2022 – Full establishment of the NDIS Commission employing 160 staff in Penrith

Responsibility

Led by the Australian Government.

Financial Commitments

Funding administered by the NDIS Commission.


J6 - High-value employment precincts

Commitment

The NSW Government will deliver a Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (LUIIP) and an associated State Environmental Planning Policy to set the planning framework for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth Area. These policies will identify key employment precincts and safeguard the operation of the Western Sydney Airport.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – The Western Sydney Aerotropolis LUIIP released for public exhibition

Q4 2018 – Planning Partnership established

Q3-Q4 2019 – Stage 2 LUIIP released for community consultation and the initial components of the State Environmental Planning Policy (relating to planning controls to protect the airport) to be finalised. (The Stage 2 LUIIP will be the more detailed version of the initial LUIIP.)

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with local government, supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with landowners, industry groups, residents and Western Sydney Airport Company (WSA).

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


J7A - Surplus government land to drive jobs growth

Commitment

The NSW and local governments will review government land and explore opportunities for release of surplus or under-utilised land and assets to drive economic growth.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – Identification of NSW Government real property holdings completed

Commencing Q4 2018 – Review of surplus NSW Government and council land to be informed by precinct plans for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government in cooperation with local government, in collaboration with the Australian Government.

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


J7B - Surplus government land to drive jobs growth – Multi-User Depot

Commitment

The Australian Government will release the Penrith Multi-User Depot for sale, to be used to support jobs growth in the Penrith CBD.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Prepare the Penrith Multi-User Depot for sale and work with local government to develop appropriate planning outcomes for the site that will support jobs growth in Penrith.

Q3 2019 – Pre-sale due diligence completed

Q4 2019 – Local government planning outcomes developed

2020 – Sale completed

*Indicative timing subject to due diligence outcomes

Responsibility

Led by the Australian Government in cooperation with local government (particularly Penrith City Council), supported by the NSW Government.

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


J8 - Agribusiness precinct

Commitment

The NSW Government will commission a feasibility study into an agribusiness precinct for the Western Parkland City.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q1 2019 – Prospectus/feasibility study developed and launched

Q4 2019 – Land use precinct planning engagement

2020 – Implementation including:

  • development of water and energy plans

  • establishment of biosecurity export and import protocols

  • development of the appropriate structure for the Integrated Intensive Production Hub

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government, supported by local government in collaboration with the Australian Government.

Financial Commitments

$500,000 from the NSW Government.


J9 - Indigenous Business Hub

Commitment

The Australian Government will establish an Indigenous Business Hub in the Western City, to capitalise on the opportunity for Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs. The hub will deliver: facilitation of business support; and access to short-term office space and connections to commercial opportunities to support a thriving Indigenous business sector.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – Interim Business Hub established to provide immediate access to support

Q1 2019 – Permanent location to be determined

Responsibility

Led by the Australian Government in partnership with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), and supported by NSW and local governments.

Financial Commitments

Funded through program funding administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


J10 - Indigenous small business and skills package

Commitment

The NSW Government will deliver an Indigenous small business and skills package across the Western Parkland City. The package will include: an expansion of the Opportunity Hub in Campbelltown to help connect Indigenous school leavers with jobs; a new Opportunity Hub in Liverpool; an Indigenous Business Connect Program to support Indigenous people to start or grow a business; 50 additional Bert Evans scholarships and mentoring support for young people; and a dedicated Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer Program.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q1 2019 – Opportunity Hub to be established in Liverpool

Q1 2019 – Secure expanded Opportunity Hub services in Campbelltown through a procurement process to better connect Aboriginal school leavers with employment

Q2 2019 – Establish an Aboriginal Business Advisory Program to support business start-up and growth

Ongoing – Allocation of 50 additional Bert Evans Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island apprentices per year and mentoring support for Aboriginal trainees and apprentices

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government, supported by Australian and local governments, in collaboration with Indigenous organisations.

Financial Commitments

$8 million package funded by the NSW Department of Industry.


J11A - Indigenous, social and local participation targets – employment and procurement for construction projects

Commitment

The Australian and NSW governments will work to adopt Indigenous, social and local employment and procurement targets in construction projects, including a 2.4 per cent Indigenous employment target and a 3 per cent Indigenous procurement target for construction projects in the district.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q1 2018 – Western Sydney Airport, the Australian Government owned entity that is building and will operate Western Sydney Airport, has committed to a comprehensive package of employment targets. This includes:

  • Indigenous workers to make up 2.4 per cent of total workforce and 3 per cent of all contracts to be awarded to Indigenous businesses during the airport’s construction

  • diversity target of 10 per cent and learning workforce target of 20 per cent by 2025

  • local workforce targets of 30 per cent during the airport’s construction and 50 per cent once the airport is fully operational

Ongoing – Identify the infrastructure projects suitable for Indigenous, social and local participation targets

Ongoing – Embed Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program targets in infrastructure project contracts

Ongoing – Work with the building and construction industry to identify skill needs to develop pre-employment/pre-apprenticeship and pre-vocational courses that target women, young people and Aboriginal people

Responsibility

Led jointly by the Australian and NSW governments in collaboration with local government and industry.

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


J11B - Indigenous, social and local participation targets – apprenticeships, traineeships and pre-vocational qualifications

Commitment

The NSW Government will support the introduction of these targets by increasing funding for apprenticeships and traineeships in Western Sydney, and for pre-vocational qualifications.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – Fee-free apprenticeships introduced to increase participation in apprenticeships

As construction projects commence – Promote fee-free apprenticeships to major contractors and subcontractors to encourage an increase in the number of apprenticeships for the construction sector

Ongoing – Work with the building and construction industry to identify skill needs to develop pre-employment/pre-apprenticeship and pre-vocational courses that target women, young people and Aboriginal people

Responsibility

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

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


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