Blueprint sets up success for Western Parkland City
Less than a year after signing the City Deal, one of the most visionary projects in Australia’s history is on target to transform Western Sydney.
A blueprint that will drive the creation of Western Sydney Parkland as Australia’s next 21st Century city has been released today.
The Western Sydney City Deal Implementation Plan details the delivery of all 38 City Deal commitments and implementation milestones.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the Plan would ensure the City Deal delivers the right outcomes for Western Parkland City residents, their children and grandchildren.
“We’re working across governments, industries and communities to bring Western Sydney Parkland to life,” Mr Tudge said.
“It will mean that residents get the liveable, productive and sustainable city they deserve,’ he said.
NSW Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said significant progress has been made since the Deal was signed in March.
“This framework sets us up to maximise the benefits from more than $20 billion of infrastructure investment by the State and Commonwealth Governments,” Mr Ayres said.
“The City Deal capitalises on the once-in-a-generation opportunity created by the Coalition Government's delivery of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport,” he said.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said the Western Sydney City Deal Implementation Plan was an opportunity for Hawkesbury and beyond.
“At Hawkesbury City Council we are looking forward to the opportunities the City Deal will create for the Hawkesbury community and our local businesses,” Councillor Calvert said.
“Not just a new look and feel for the heritage town centres of Windsor, Richmond and South Windsor, but a renewal in business confidence as people re-imagine new opportunities in our centres.”
Mr Tudge added that the Plan would provide education opportunities, more streamlined planning processes and good governance – which was critical to the success of the world-class Parkland City.
“Parkland City – soon to be home to four of NSW’s leading universities – will create a pre-eminent learning centre that will nurture the brilliant minds in Western Sydney, readying them for the jobs of the future,” he said.
“Our commitment to the North South Rail Link means strong connectivity within the Parkland City and to the new Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis. International investment agreements with major global players will help support 200,000 jobs, transforming the city into an economic powerhouse.”
A $150 million Liveability Program will also allow councils to create new community facilities and enhance urban amenity, creating high quality places for residents to live, work and play.
The Western Sydney City Deal, signed in March 2018, brings together the Coalition and NSW governments and the eight local councils in the Western Parkland City to deliver transformative change to the region over the next 20 years.
The Implementation Plan is available here.
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