The Western Sydney City Deal sets the investment foundation for the Western Parkland City to become a fully realised 21st century city.
This agreement between the Commonwealth, State Government and the eight local councils in the Western Parkland City will deliver transformative change to shape the region to become an epicentre for liveability in Sydney.
To achieve this, all three tiers of government are working together and contributing resources to deliver the 38 commitments within the City Deal and create quality outcomes for the Parkland City.
This collaborative approach to building the Western Parkland City will more effectively realise the shared vision for Western Sydney, delivered at local, state and federal level.
The vision for the Western Parkland City builds on the area’s existing stunning natural beauty, vibrant communities, and economic prosperity.
The 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, services, education and the world.
Through a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, the Western Parkland City will be linked globally and locally, with a new airport, new metro rail, bus and road connections.
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.
This coordinated investment across transport, health and education is set to propel the transformation of the Western Parkland City into a highly connected, world-class economic powerhouse, characterised by enviable access to open space and lifestyle opportunities for residents to enjoy.
The community is at the heart of decision making, and by putting people first the Western Parkland City will continue to thrive.
Greater Sydney is envisioned as a metropolis of three cities:
the Central River City
the Eastern Harbour City.
The vision brings new thinking to land use and transport patterns to boost Greater Sydney’s liveability, productivity and sustainability by spreading the benefits of growth.
As the population of Greater Sydney is projected to grow to 8 million over the next 40 years, and with almost half of that population residing west of Parramatta, rebalancing economic and social opportunities will leverage that growth and deliver the benefits more equally and equitably across Greater Sydney.
Having three cities, each with supporting metropolitan and strategic centres, will put workers closer to knowledge-intensive jobs, city-scale infrastructure and services, entertainment and cultural facilities. In an inclusive Greater Sydney freedom of expression and creativity will be supported and acknowledged as part of the innovation economy.
The vision of A Metropolis of Three Cities will be achieved by collaborations between all tiers of government, and between governments and key stakeholders including the community, interest groups, businesses, industry groups and non-government organisations.
The Western Sydney City Deal, a partnership of the Australian Government, NSW Government and the local governments of the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly will be instrumental in delivering on the aspirations of the Western Parkland City.
Greater Sydney is already an outstanding global city with a reputation for liveability and cultural diversity that attracts international investment and appeals to visitors. A Metropolis of Three Cities will build on its social, economic and environmental assets to improve the quality of life for all its residents and to uphold its status as one of the top cities of the world.
On the doorstep of one of Australia's most transformational infrastructure projects, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will become a thriving economic hub delivering new jobs, homes, infrastructure and services in the heart of Western Sydney.
Western Sydney Airport will be a game-changer for the region. Strategic planning for the greenfield land around the airport will unlock opportunities to deliver new jobs and homes supported by key infrastructure in the heart of Western Sydney, bringing us another step closer to realising a 30-minute city.
The Aerotropolis will make a significant contribution to 200,000 new jobs for Western Sydney by establishing a new high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research industries.
Over the coming decades, residents and workers in Western Sydney will benefit from easy access to strong local and international connections and a 24-hour economy centred around the new Western Sydney Airport.