City Deals are a new approach in Australia, bringing together the three levels of government (local, state and federal), the community and private enterprise to create place-based partnerships. They work to align the planning, investment and governance necessary to accelerate growth and job creation, stimulate urban renewal and drive economic reforms.
The first two City Deal collaborations were in Townsville and Launceston. The third City Deal, Western Sydney, which incorporates the local government areas of Campbelltown, Camden, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Wollondilly, was formalised in October 2016 and officially signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Mayors of the eight Councils at Werrington Park Corporate Centre on Sunday, 4 March 2018.
The Western Sydney City Deal, is the single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership in the history of the nation. It is a 20 year agreement between the three levels of government to deliver a one-in-a-generation transformation of Sydney's outer west - creating the Western Parkland City.
The City Deal builds on the Australian Government's $5.3 billion investment in the Western Sydney Airport to catalyse investment, development and job opportunities. It includes commitments from all levels of government across six priority areas:
- Jobs for the future
- Skills and education
- Planning and housing
- Liveability and environment