Great to see the Western Sydney City Deal announcement from the last federal budget moving ahead, with all three levels of Government collaborating on the transformation of the region.
NSW will be able to capitalise on the catalytic infrastructure of Badgery's Creek Airport and connecting rail, with impressive opportunities for business and employment in the region. The residential development that will follow these could have a real impact on Sydney's affordablity concerns.
A $20 billion plan to transform Western Sydney into an economic powerhouse replete with an airport city, aerospace institute and North-South rail link was announced by Malcolm Turnbull, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and eight local council mayors on Sunday morning. The “historic” partnership has been signed off by all three levels of government and involves a multi-billion-dollar plan to invest in infrastructure as the region’s population grows from two million to three million people by the early 2030s. At the heart of the 20-year plan is the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, which will adjoin a fully-intergrated “aerotropolis” – creating a metropolitan centre that develops its own infrastructure, land use and economy.