Another year into the Western Sydney City deal has delivered more local jobs and a significant economic boost to the region.
Today’s release of the Western Sydney City Deal 2020 Annual Progress Report, marks four years into the deal and details the sigificant achievements over the past 12 months.
These achievements to March 2020 include:
- Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport business case complete for Stage One;
- Aerotropolis Plan placed on public exhibition;
- Indigenous Business Hub opened in Liverpool
- Second round of Liveability Program project grants awarded, totalling $40 million
The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport business case was followed by the June 1 funding announcement for the rail line that will inject $11 billion into the NSW economy and support 14,000 jobs.
Minister for Populaton, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, said the City Deal would keep on delivering for the people of Western Sydney for generations to come.
“This is really just the beginning, we estimate the Western Parkland City will create 200,000 new jobs across a wide range of industries over the next 20 years,” Mr Tudge said.
“The Western Sydney Aerotropolis and Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport will attract infrastructure, investment and skilled jobs, and the benefits will flow into health and education, retail, hospitality and industrial activities that will power the region.”
“Western Sydney is already a fantastic place to live, work and play, and the City Deal is helping transform it into an emerging global city,” Mr Tudge said.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said the cooperation and collaboration of the three tiers of governemnt had in two short years demonstrated the potential of joint government approaches.
“Western Sydney is ready now, it’s the right time for opportunity and investment, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering,” Mr Ayres had said.
“We’re working together to deliver education, careers, and chances to build, grow and achieve individual and community potential.
“It’s by Western Sydney, for Western Sydney. I came of age in Western Sydney, and now I’m proud to be part of helping Western Sydney be all it can be.”
This historic 20 year partnership between the three levels of government commits to jointly investing in city-building initiatives to improve the prosperity, sustainability and liveability of Western Sydney.