Communities across Western Sydney, including the bushfire-affected shire of Wollondilly, will today receive a liveability boost to local infrastructure.
Round 2 of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program will mean $40.2 million will be spent across projects including a new wave pool, sports field and performance space.
The $190 million Liveability Program is part of the Western Sydney City Deal, an agreement between the Commonwealth, State Government and eight Western Sydney local councils.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge said the investment will shape the region as an epicentre for liveability in Sydney.
“Not only will these projects benefit Western Sydney locals who will use the A-grade facilities, but it will also create new jobs and stimulate the local economies,” Mr Tudge said.
“Through the Western Sydney City Deal we set a target of 200,000 new jobs in the Western Parkland City, and every investment contributes to realising that target.”
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the projects will create liveable and sustainable neighbourhoods.
“This Liveability Program is strengthening our Parkland City’s transformation into one of the most vibrant and liveable places in Australia.” Mr Ayers said.
The Western Parkland City takes in the council areas of Hawkesbury, Penrith, the Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said it was a critical time to stimulate and support Western Sydney centres, given the effect of the recent bushfires.
“These new facilities will attract visitors as well as locals, helping boost bottom lines for businesses and creating new jobs for the people of Western Sydney,” Mr Taylor said.
This is the second and final round of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, with allocations for Camden, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury and Penrith councils filled in the first round.
The Western Sydney City Deal will capitalise on the opportunities presented by the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, being delivered through a $5.3 billion Australian Government investment.