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Western Sydney city deal

The Western Sydney City Deal signed in March 2018 is the catalyst for a collaborative approach across three tiers of government to create world-class jobs and a great quality of life through the vision of the Western Parkland City.

The City Deal is a partnership between the Australian Government, NSW Government, and local governments of the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly. The City Deal includes 38 commitments with the core goals of:

  • Realising the 30-minute city by delivering the Sydney Metro–Western Sydney Airport (formerly the North South Rail Link).
  • Creating 200,000 jobs by supercharging the Aerotropolis and agribusiness precinct as catalysts.
  • Skilling our residents in the region and initiating an Aerospace Institute.
  • Respecting and building on local character through a $190 million Liveability Program.
  • Coordination and innovation through a Planning Partnership.
  • Getting on with delivering for the Western Parkland City with enduring tri-level governance.


Released in June 2020, the Western Sydney City Deal Annual Report 2020 details progress for the second year of the City Deal. Earlier achievements of the City Deal are detailed in the Western Sydney City Deal Progress Report 2019.


  • Announcement of Western Sydney City Deal
    20 June 2016
  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for City Deals in New South Wales
    21 October 2016
  • Signing of Western Sydney City Deal
    4 March 2018
  • Implementation Plan
    December 2018
  • Annual Progress Report
    October 2019
  • Annual Progress Report
    June 2020
  • Annual Progress Report
    August 2021
  • Formal Review of the Western Sydney City Deal
  • End of 20 year lifespan of the Western Sydney City Deal