Liveability & Environment

 
 

L1 - Western Parkland City Liveability Program

Commitment

To establish a hallmark Western Parkland City Liveability Program. Projects funded will deliver improved community facilities and urban amenity, and enhance liveability to enable and complement new housing supply.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2018 – Liveability Program launched

Q4 2018 – Successful projects announced

2019 – Projects commence

Q3 2019 – Round 2 of Program

Responsibility

Led by the Western Sydney City Deal Delivery Office on behalf of the NSW Government, in cooperation with the Australian Government.

Financial Commitments

A total of $150 million. The Australian and NSW governments will each provide $60 million, with $30 million from councils.


L2 - Centre of Innovation in Plant Sciences

Commitment

The NSW Government will create a Western Sydney Centre of Innovation in Plant Sciences at the Australian Botanic Garden in Mount Annan, providing excellence and leadership in plant science. It will be home to the award-winning Plantbank and new National Herbarium of NSW.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q2 2018 – Funding commitment and concept design

Q3 2019 – Detailed design of the new Herbarium at Mount Annan

Q4 2019 – External approvals completed

Q2 2021 – Completion of Herbarium construction at the Australia Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Q2 2022 – Completion of revitalisation of former Herbarium building at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Responsibility

Led by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, a statutory agency of the NSW Government.

Financial Commitments

$60 million committed by the NSW Government.


L3 - Restore and protect South Creek

Commitment

The South Creek corridor from Narellan to Hawkesbury has been identified as an important environmental spine and organising landscape element for the Western Parkland City. The NSW Government will develop a strategy for South Creek that will investigate its restoration and protection as part of the broader strategy of integrating land use and water management within the 63,000 hectare catchment.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – Strategic Business Case developed to inform land use planning, urban typologies and water cycle management for the Aerotropolis and the Western Parkland City

Q4 2019 – Strategy incorporated into land use planning and water cycle management

Responsibility

Led by the NSW Government (Infrastructure NSW), in cooperation with the Australian Government and supported by local government.

Financial Commitments

Funding by the NSW Government towards the completion of the South Creek Corridor Strategy and supporting the Strategic Business Case.


L4 - Strategic assessment under the EPBC Act

Commitment

The Australian and NSW governments will progress a Strategic Assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 (Cth) to protect the environment and streamline environmental approvals for development.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q4 2018 – Section 146 agreement signed by ministers

Q4 2018 – Draft terms of reference for the Strategic Assessment released for public comment

2019 – Draft Cumberland Plan and draft Strategic Assessment report released for public comment

2019 – Cumberland Plan and Strategic Assessment Report considered by Commonwealth Minister

Responsibility

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

Financial Commitments

Existing agency resources.


L5 - Western Sydney Health Alliance

Commitment

Local governments, in collaboration with health partners, will establish the Western Sydney Health Alliance to improve coordination and effectiveness of health services in the region, supporting healthier neighbourhoods.

Key Deliverables and Milestones

Q3 2019 – Development of a framework and project plan for the Western Sydney Health Alliance

Q3 2019 – Western Sydney Health Alliance commences operation

Responsibility

Led by local government in collaboration with the South West Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Districts, and the South West Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Networks.

Financial Commitments

Council funding and in-kind staffing resources from Local Health Districts and Primary Health Networks.


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