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Western Sydney City Deal

Signed on 4 March 2018, the Western Sydney City Deal is the catalyst for a collaborative approach across three tiers of government to realise the vision of the Western Parkland City to create world-class jobs and a great quality of life.

The Western Sydney City Deal is a partnership between the Australian Government, NSW Government and eight local councils of the Western Parkland City (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 $210 million Liveability Program.
  • Coordination and innovation through a Planning Partnership.
  • Getting on with delivering for the Western Parkland City with enduring tri-level governance.

2021 Annual Progress Report

Released in August 2021, the Annual Progress Report highlights the progress made during the third year of the City Deal including:

  • Commencement of early works construction on the new Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail line;
  • Development of a new training model with TAFE for advanced industries in the Aerotropolis;
  • Preparation of a five-year digital action plan which will see the Western Parkland City become Australia’s first digitally enabled smart city;
  • Delivery of the first community infrastructure projects funded under the $210 million Western Parkland City Liveability Program;
  • Finalising the best practice engineering design standards for housing, which simplify the development application process and reduce costs to homebuyers; and
  • The completion of a strategic business case for a South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct.


  • 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