Liveability Program 


As part of the Western Sydney City Deal, the three levels of government committed to provide $150 million towards the Western Parkland City Liveability Program. The Program includes $60 million each from the Australian and NSW governments and a minimum contribution of $30 million from City Deal Councils (Blue Mountains City, Camden, Campbelltown City, Fairfield City, Hawkesbury City, Liverpool City, Penrith City and Wollondilly Shire). Some Councils contributed additional funding which will result in the Program far exceeding the initial $150 million commitment. Taken together with Round One the total funding for the Program will exceed $170 million.

In January 2019, the Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge MP and NSW Minister for Western Sydney, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP jointly announced projects valued at up to $149.82 million under Round One of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program. These projects will provide vital community infrastructure and public spaces across the Western Parkland City, including parks, sporting facilities, rejuvenated town centres and art and cultural event spaces.

Local projects will assist communities retain their unique characteristics, build on their strengths and support environmental infrastructure and open spaces. Projects will deliver community facilities, improve urban amenity or enhance liveability, to enable and complement new housing supply.

A further $25 million (approximately) remains available for the second and final round of the Program. Applications for Round Two are now open.

Who is eligible to apply for Round Two?

The Program will be open to the City Deal Councils (Blue Mountains City, Fairfield City, Liverpool City and Wollondilly Shire) that did not subscribe to the full funding amount during Round One.

Key dates

Round Two is now open. Program Guidelines, the Application Form, Application Guidance material and instalment claim are available for download below.

Applications must be received Monday 2nd September 2019 to be considered in the second and final round.

Applications can be submitted via email or by post.

  • Email:

  • Post: PO Box 257, Parramatta NSW, 2124.

For further information please email

Successful Round 1 Applications


Blue Mountains City Council will deliver a number of projects in the Local Government Area, including:

  • Glenbrook Park - Playground for older children including inclusive elements

  • Buttenshaw Park, Springwood - Adventure play area and accessible paths

  • Wentworth Falls Lake - Improved pedestrian and cycle links, accessible viewing platform, outdoor education pavilion

  • Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park - Accessible toilet and amenities building near existing playground, accessible paths

  • Scenic eastern escarpment—a significant upgrade of 2.35km of walking tracks and lookouts between key features in Knapsack Reserve, in the lower Blue Mountains

  • Former Lawson Golf Course - Loop path, restored riparian corridors, nature play and picnic areas, and fenced dog off-leash area

  • Katoomba - New inclusive children’s pool and wet/dry play area with inclusive family change rooms, improved weather protection for larger events

  • Springwood and Blackheath - Improved safety and accessibility for pedestrians (including accessible crossings and footpaths), improved visual identity and incorporation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles

  • Springwood Library - Improved access for people with disabilities and older people, new media room and group study areas, new library layout

Funding: $18,699,959 (includes $7,479,983.50 from the Australian Government, $7,479,983.50 from the NSW Government and $3,739,992 from Council)


Camden Council will deliver three projects to improve liveability and accessibility to sport and recreation facilities. The three projects are:

Fergusons Land Premier Cricket Facility – Stage 1

A new facility in collaboration with Cricket NSW and Camden Cricket Club, Fergusons Land Premier Cricket Facility will include a premium cricket field with six turf pitches, along with five training nets, amenities, storage and car parking.

Narellan Sports Hub – Stage 2

Delivery of Stage 2 of the Narellan Sports Hub will provide additional facilities including 14 netball courts (in addition to the current 30), a dedicated athletics facility, extended international rugby league field, new cycling and walking track and a playground.

Synthetic field

The conversion of an existing turf football (soccer) field to a synthetic field to support higher use of the field. Potential locations include the Narellan Sports Hub, Oran Park, Gregory Hills Playing Fields, Camden South or Narellan.

Funding: $26,100,000 (includes $7,500,000 from the Australian Government, $7,500,000 from the NSW Government and $10,900,000 from Council)


Campbelltown City Council will deliver Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, a landmark and iconic swimming lagoon at Apex Park, Bradbury. The project will create a series of interlinked and flexible open spaces in a riverine-like parkland setting. It will offset the urban heat island effect experienced in the Campbelltown CBD, integrate with adjacent areas to create a community and recreational hub and celebrate Campbelltown’s Aboriginal community through sensitive interpretation within the project design.

Funding: $18,750,000 (includes $7,500,000 from the Australian Government, $7,500,000 from the NSW Government and $3,750,000 from Council)


Fairfield City Council will upgrade and add to the Fairfield Showgrounds to create a community space and recreational facilities, which will encourage community participation, social interaction and healthier lifestyles.

Stage 1A and 1B of the Fairfield Showgrounds redevelopment are the subject of Liveability Program funding. The redevelopment meets both existing and future community needs and will deliver social benefits to a broad section of the community.

Stage 1A funded by council contributions under the Liveability Program has already commenced and comprises the detailed design and construction of the following elements: AFL/cricket field, international football field, synthetic football field, mound seating between the football fields, festival awning with stage and services infrastructure.

Stage 1B will be funded through Commonwealth, NSW government and Council funding under the Liveability Program and comprises the detailed design and construction of the following elements: Amenities building with integrated stage, architectural and feature lighting, paths, furniture for use across the site, upgrade of existing grandstands, improved field lighting, additional 5 aside synthetic court, playground, public toilet, exercise equipment, bike learning track, off-leash dog park, passive recreation areas.

Funding: $25,168,694 (includes $4,690,847 from the Australian Government, $4,690,847 from the NSW Government and $15,787,000 from Council)


Hawkesbury City Council will rejuvenate the LGA’s town centres of Windsor, Richmond and South Windsor. Council will develop a Masterplan for each of the town centres, to implement a range of civil and public domain works that will improve pedestrian access, accessibility, amenity and public spaces. It will deliver a safer and more vibrant public domain and high quality public spaces.

Collectively, the town centre projects will provide the physical infrastructure, amenities and aesthetic presence reflective of the Hawkesbury’s cultural and economic ambitions.

Funding: $18,750,000 (includes $7,500,000 from the Australian Government, $7,500,000 from the NSW Government and $3,750,000 from Council)


Liverpool City Council will deliver a community and recreational hub to be located in Phillips Park, Lurnea. The community hub will provide community and recreational infrastructure to revitalise under-utilised land and ageing Council facilities. The hub will provide a range of community and recreational and sporting uses, with a new community centre, play and recreation facilities, and quality open space. The project will also include walking tracks, cricket pitches and exercise equipment.

Funding: $16,200,000 (includes $6,480,000 from the Australian Government, $6,480,000 from the NSW Government and $3,240,000 from Council)


Penrith City Council will undertake a project to transform the Regatta Park precinct.

The project will include a new playground, water’s edge amphitheatre, terracing, cafes, public art, new paths and recreational facilities and environmental protections to improve water quality and protect the river foreshore from erosion. The project will capitalise on the existing gallery and new pedestrian bridge connecting Regatta Park with the city centre.

 Funding: $24,000,000 (includes $7,500,000 from the Australian Government, $7,500,000 from the NSW Government and $9,000,000 from Council)


Wollondilly Shire Council’s Liveability by Design is a community centred investment program that will deliver shire‑wide improvements to support additional growth, improve access and promote healthy living. 

The first stage of the program will deliver two community infrastructure projects, a District Skate Park at Appin Park and outdoor fitness equipment for eight locations across the Shire (Dudley Chesham Sportsground, Willis Park, Douglas Park Sportsground, Telopea Park, Wilton Recreational Reserve, Picton Botanic Gardens, Bargo Sportsground and Redbank Reserve).

The project will also include detailed concept design and planning work and public consultation for the Cultural, civic and community precinct in Picton and the Tahmoor Sporting Complex. The capital works components of these projects are expected to be submitted for assessment under Round 2 in the second half of 2019.

Funding: $2,346,686 (includes $938,674.50 from the Australian Government, $938,674.50 from the NSW Government and $469,337 from Council)