The Western Sydney City Deal

The Australian and NSW Governments will work together with local governments across Sydney’s West and South-West Districts towards a landmark Western Sydney City Deal – the first in New South Wales.

The City Deal will bring together all three levels of government in a collaborative partnership to realise the potential of Sydney’s outer west.

The City Deal will focus on the West and South West Districts that include the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Wollondilly. The population of Western Sydney is set to grow by more than 1 million people over the next 20 years, including almost 500,000 in the West and South West Districts.

The City Deal will capitalise on the unique opportunities presented by this significant economic and population growth - supporting a region that is more liveable and more productive. We are committed to fostering a region that is skilled, innovative and embraces digital opportunities. Fundamentally we need to grow globally competitive sectors.

The City Deal will focus on:

  • An increase in infrastructure investment, including transformative public transport projects, to unlock the economic potential of the region, reduce congestion and support local needs.

  • A program of employment and investment attraction to support the development of the region, through reduced business regulation, investment in skills and removing barriers to employment, including a focus on youth and Indigenous employment.

  • Improving housing affordability through support for increased supply and housing diversity, including improvements to planning and zoning regulations and higher density developments in appropriate locations.

  • Improved environmental and liveability outcomes, including streamlined and coordinated biodiversity conservation, support for clean air, green spaces, vibrant arts and cultural experiences.

  • Coordination between governments to deliver regulatory reforms that better integrate infrastructure, land use, housing and environmental planning decisions to facilitate growth.

NSW City Deal Memorandum of Understanding

On 21 October 2016 the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the NSW Premier, Mike Baird, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise a partnership to work together on City Deals in New South Wales – starting with the Western Sydney City Deal.

The Australian and NSW Governments will work together with local governments across Sydney’s West and South-West Districts towards a landmark Western Sydney City Deal – the first in New South Wales.

The City Deal will bring together all three levels of government in a collaborative partnership to realise the potential of Sydney’s outer west.

The City Deal will focus on the West and South West Districts that include the local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Wollondilly. The population of Western Sydney is set to grow by more than 1 million people over the next 20 years, including almost 500,000 in the West and South West Districts.

The City Deal will capitalise on the unique opportunities presented by this significant economic and population growth - supporting a region that is more liveable and more productive. We are committed to fostering a region that is skilled, innovative and embraces digital opportunities. Fundamentally we need to grow globally competitive sectors.

The City Deal will focus on:

  • An increase in infrastructure investment, including transformative public transport projects, to unlock the economic potential of the region, reduce congestion and support local needs.

  • A program of employment and investment attraction to support the development of the region, through reduced business regulation, investment in skills and removing barriers to employment, including a focus on youth and Indigenous employment.

  • Improving housing affordability through support for increased supply and housing diversity, including improvements to planning and zoning regulations and higher density developments in appropriate locations.

  • Improved environmental and liveability outcomes, including streamlined and coordinated biodiversity conservation, support for clean air, green spaces, vibrant arts and cultural experiences.

  • Coordination between governments to deliver regulatory reforms that better integrate infrastructure, land use, housing and environmental planning decisions to facilitate growth.

NSW City Deal Memorandum of Understanding

On 21 October 2016 the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the NSW Premier, Mike Baird, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise a partnership to work together on City Deals in New South Wales – starting with the Western Sydney City Deal.