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Implementation plan moves City Deal step forward

Local mayors joined then PM Malcolm Turnbull and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian for the signing of the City Deal in March.

Implementation plan: Local mayors joined then PM Malcolm Turnbull and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian for the signing of the City Deal in March.

Less than a year after signing the City Deal, one of the most visionary projects in Australia’s history is on target to transform Western Sydney.

A blueprint that will drive the creation of Western Sydney Parkland as Australia’s next 21st century city has been released today.

The Western Sydney City Deal implementation plan details the delivery of all 38 commitments and implementation milestones.

South West Sydney and Macarthur mayors have welcomed the blueprint.

“The implementation plan sets out the roadmap to working collaboratively with the Australian and NSW Governments, together with our local government neighbours to deliver the tangible outcomes our city will enjoy,’’ says Councillor George Brticevic, Mayor of Campbelltown.

“Campbelltown welcomes the much needed connectivity infrastructure and services set out in the City Deal implementation plan, and looks forward to the enhanced urban amenity through the liveability program.

Councillor Judith Hannan, Mayor of Wollondilly, said it’s “encouraging to see a full implementation plan in place for the City Deal as it sets out the detail of the progress we are making and the milestones we have already reached, setting the framework for how we will work for the next 20 years’’.

“One of the particularly positive outcomes has been seeing the three levels of government talking and working together to achieve the objectives of the plan,’’ Ms Hannan said.

Councillor Peter Sidgreaves, Mayor of Camden Council said the implementation plan reflects “the progress that has been made with the City Deal through partnership and collaboration between all levels of government’’.

“I am really looking forward to seeing the many great community outcomes that will be delivered as part of this program.’’

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said Western Parkland City and Western Sydney Airport are going to “shift the axis of Sydney towards the west’’.

“Liverpool City Council welcomes the City Deal implementation plan. It’s the result of a lot of hard work and collaboration between three levels of government.’’

The Western Sydney City Deal, signed in March, brings together the federal and NSW governments and the eight local councils in the Western Parkland City to deliver transformative change to the region over the next 20 years.

A $150 million Liveability Program will also allow councils to create new community facilities and enhance urban amenity, creating high quality places for residents to live, work and play.

Federal cities, urban infrastructure and population minister Alan Tudge said the implementation plan would ensure the City Deal delivered the right outcomes for Western Parkland City residents, their children and grandchildren.

“We’re working across governments, industries and communities to bring Western Sydney Parkland to life,” Mr Tudge said.

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