The Western Sydney City Deal, signed by the Mayors of eight Councils, the NSW Government and the Federal Government, is a partnership to lay the foundations for a thriving Western City of 1.5 million residents within 20 years.
Stretching from Wollondilly in the south to Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains, the Western City includes the key regional centres of Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool, Fairfield and Penrith.
The City Deal includes commitments to:
- Joint Federal-State funding of the first stage of a North-South rail link;
- Targeted initiatives to create jobs and develop skills across the region; and
- Establish a $150 million Liveability Fund, shared among the eight participating Councils.
Particular benefits for Liverpool include commitments to:
- Build a rail link to the new Western Sydney Airport by the time it opens in 2026;
- Establish an education precinct at North Bringelly, with trade training, a specialist science and maths high school and a new university;
- Open a Federal-State-Local Industry Attraction Office in Liverpool to attract jobs and industry
- Create a $150 million Liveability Fund to support major community projects; and
- Open an Indigenous Opportunity Hub in Liverpool to support Aboriginal employment and businesses.
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