Western Sydney City Deal

The Western Sydney City Deal, signed on 4 March 2018, brings together the Australian and NSW governments with the eight Western Parkland City councils to deliver transformative change to the region over the next 20 years.

The Western City District is the focus of this deal. There are 38 commitments under the Western Sydney City Deal, grouped under six domains. Key milestones are listed below. More information is available at Western Sydney Parkland Authority- Western Sydney City Deal.


City Deal Commitments


The new Western Parkland City will be one of Australia's most connected cities. In an emerging 30-minute city, innovative public transport, aviation and digital infrastructure will bring residents closer to jobs, centres, education and the world.

  • Rail for the Western Parkland City
  • Rapid buses and an integrated transport system
  • Digital connectivity and smart technology

Jobs for the future

The Western Parkland City will create 200,000 new jobs across a wide range of industries over the next 20 years. The airport, Aerotropolis and metropolitan centres of Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown will attract infrastructure, investment and knowledge-intensive jobs, and the benefits will flow into health and education, retail, hospitality, and industrial activities that will power the City.

  • High-value employment precincts, including the Aerotropolis
  • Investment and industry attraction
  • Support Indigenous businesses to thrive
  • Connecting residents to jobs

Skills and education

Residents of the Western Parkland City will have access to the best in education and skills training opportunities. A new university, schools and VET (vocational education and training) facilities will align with the high skilled businesses and industries of the Aerotropolis.

  • Education and skills, including TAFE NSW Skills Exchange arrangements
  • Supporting education through aerospace partnerships

Liveability and the environment

The Western Parkland City has a unique landscape that is surrounded by protected natural assets. Its future neighbourhoods will be even more liveable and sustainable. Local project funding will create healthy and active communities that build on their strengths and support open spaces.

  • Amenity and liveability
  • Enhanced South Creek Corridor
  • Protect and preserve environmental assets and parkland character
  • Streamline environmental approvals
  • Improve community health

Planning and housing

Innovative approaches to planning for and delivering housing will ensure that growth is balanced with maintaining the local character of the Western Parkland City.

  • New and diverse housing
  • Liveable approach to street design
  • Infrastructure aligned to growth
  • Western Sydney Planning Partnership

Implementation and governance

The Australian, NSW and local governments will work together to support the growth, success and sustainability of the Western Parkland City.

  • Enduring tri-government governance
  • Community partnership