Western Sydney, already one of the fast-growing regions in New South Wales, is the focus of a bold, new Western Sydney City Deal.
The Commonwealth Government’s $5.3 billion investment in the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek is at the heart of plans to create a bustling airport region within Western Sydney, known as Aerotropolis, attracting jobs in aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research.
Employment created by the Aerotropolis development will add to the 28,000 direct and indirect jobs expected to be generated by the airport by 2031.
The Western Sydney City Deal, a 20-year plan, will deliver the transport infrastructure connecting the airport and Aerotropolis to the broader Sydney network – including a new North South Rail Link. The City Deal also includes plans to deliver education, housing and green spaces in line with the NSW Government’s massive investment in making the state the best place to live.
The Western Sydney City Deal helps to achieve this vision and includes:
- $150.0 million for the Western Sydney Parkland City Liveability Program, with $60.0 million contributions from both the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments and
- $30.0 million from local councils. This will deliver community infrastructure and public spaces that promote healthy, active lifestyles and support the arts and culture to complement new housing supply
- $30.0 million for the Western Sydney Parkland City Housing package, with $15.0 million contributions from both the New South Wales and Commonwealth Governments to ensure sustainable growth through streamlined and optimised planning practices
- $59.5 million for the construction of Western Sydney Centre of Innovation in Plant Sciences to enable the protection of an internationally significant botanical collection of more than 1.4 million plant specimens.
Towards this goal, the 2018-19 Budget also includes:
- $1.8 billion to continue the development and delivery of the WestConnex motorway, Australia’s largest infrastructure program connecting Western Sydney to the airport and port precincts while bypassing Sydney’s CBD
- $438.9 million in 2018-19 for the NSW and Commonwealth Government-funded road upgrades to support the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek
- $35.0 million in 2018-19 to develop the final business case for the North-South Rail Link to service the new Western Sydney Airport, a joint funding arrangement with the Commonwealth Government committed through the Western Sydney City Deal
- $132.2 million for road upgrades to support population and economic growth in Western Sydney, including construction of the first stage of the Campbelltown Road upgrade at Edmondson Park, improvements to Appin Road, and the start of construction of the Jane Street and Mulgoa Road upgrade at Penrith
- $258.0 million in 2018-19 on stage one of the Parramatta Light Rail to support growth in Western Sydney and create new communities by expanding connections.