City Deals

City Deals between the Australian Government, a state or territory government, and local governments will make our cities better places to live in and do business. Through City Deals, governments, industry and communities will develop collective plans for growth and commit to the actions, investments, reforms and governance needed to implement them.

Making the most of our investment in cities

Through making the most of new and existing investments of governments, City Deals will set out the specific investments and reforms needed to unlock business and industry development and ensure community wellbeing. In addition to being more strategic, City Deals will drive reform through incentivising actions and accountabilities at the state and local level.

Working in partnership

By bringing together all levels of government, the private sector and the community, City Deals will provide a coordinated investment plan for our cities.

A partnership approach, across all levels of government, private sector and the community, will allow us to capitalise on the opportunities in each city.

Cities, or parts of cities, will be selected though consultation with state and territory governments, prioritising areas where the opportunities are greatest.

The focus is not just on capital cities and major urban areas - Australia’s regional centres are vital to the performance of the wider Australian economy. Improving their productivity and liveability will be addressed in City Deals.

The Government has signed deals for Townsville and Launceston and is working on a City Deal for Western Sydney. The process for selecting future deals is yet to be announced.



City Deals between the Australian Government, a state or territory government, and local governments will make our cities better places to live in and do business. Through City Deals, governments, industry and communities will develop collective plans for growth and commit to the actions, investments, reforms and governance needed to implement them.

Making the most of our investment in cities

Through making the most of new and existing investments of governments, City Deals will set out the specific investments and reforms needed to unlock business and industry development and ensure community wellbeing. In addition to being more strategic, City Deals will drive reform through incentivising actions and accountabilities at the state and local level.

Working in partnership

By bringing together all levels of government, the private sector and the community, City Deals will provide a coordinated investment plan for our cities.

A partnership approach, across all levels of government, private sector and the community, will allow us to capitalise on the opportunities in each city.

Cities, or parts of cities, will be selected though consultation with state and territory governments, prioritising areas where the opportunities are greatest.

The focus is not just on capital cities and major urban areas - Australia’s regional centres are vital to the performance of the wider Australian economy. Improving their productivity and liveability will be addressed in City Deals.

The Government has signed deals for Townsville and Launceston and is working on a City Deal for Western Sydney. The process for selecting future deals is yet to be announced.