The new airport for Western Sydney at Badgerys Creek, which according to the Government will create 20,000 jobs by the early 2030s and 60,000 in the longer term, is the central piece of the Western Sydney City Deal. However, this City Deal is much more than just an airport, and has huge ramifications for the eight councils directly involved, and also as a live case study for the rest of the local government sector.
Luke Johnson, GM of Wollondilly joined us for our Showcase with the PM&C Dept. late last year, and Alan Stoneham, GM of Penrith, provided invaluable insights during his presentation at our National Congress last month. According to Alan, 'a city deal is a transformative opportunity, and a framework for all levels of government to work together, with a long-term commitment to partnership.'
The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
We plan to follow the Western Sydney City Deal closely, and will talk to as many of those involved as possible over the next 12 months.
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