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The City Deal builds on the unique opportunity of the Western Sydney Airport, catalysing the new Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis to attract investment, increase job diversity and ensure equal access to opportunities.
Western Sydney Aerotropolis – a new airport city
The area surrounding Western Sydney Airport will become a world class city precinct and the Western City’s newest commercial and industrial hub – the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis. This area will draw together transport, communications and logistics and attract new growth in industries such as aerospace and defence industries, health, education and tourism. The Western Sydney Airport will create 13,000 direct jobs.
Driving investment, development and place making
The Australian and NSW governments will establish a Western Sydney Development Authority to become master planner and master developer of the Aerotropolis.
The Australian Government will enable the development of Commonwealth land at North Bringelly to kick start development at the Aerotropolis, supported by a NSW enabling infrastructure program.
Release of the Commonwealth owned Penrith Multi-User Depot, will also support jobs growth in the Penrith CBD. NSW and local governments will review land holdings to realise further opportunities.
Encouraging investment in the Western City
The Australian Government’s $5.3 billion investment in the Western Sydney Airport will catalyse opportunity for the businesses and communities of Western Sydney. The three levels of government will jointly establish a Western Sydney Investment Attraction Office in Liverpool to attract domestic and international investment. A NSW Investment Attraction Fund will support the office.
Government jobs for the Western City
The Australian Government is establishing the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission in Penrith, creating up to 150 new jobs in Western Sydney.
Supporting Indigenous communities and the local workforce
The City Deal includes a commitment to adopt Indigenous, social and local employment and procurement targets in construction projects, including a 2.4 per cent Indigenous employment target and a 3 per cent Indigenous procurement target for construction projects. A dedicated Indigenous Business Hub and small business package will help support Indigenous people to start or grow a business.