Infrastructure and collaboration
Planning Priority W2 (Actions 7-8)
- Western Sydney City Deal: The Australian and NSW Government jointly announced Stage 1 of the Sydney Metro (Western Sydney Airport) project (June 2020), which will provide a new rail connection from St Marys to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis. Rail for the Western Parkland City is one of the commitments of the Western Sydney City Deal. Read the overview of the status of the 38 City Deal commitments121.
- Place Infrastructure Compact (PIC): A PIC is being developed for the Aerotropolis by the Commission. The initial work focuses on 28 precincts around the Aerotropolis, Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek and the corridor from Austral to Glenfield. The Western Sydney PIC Program was released in November 2020 for public feedback122.
- NSW Health: Early works are underway for the $740 million Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct. The Nepean Cancer Centre and a childcare centre have been completed as part of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital redevelopment. Stage 2 is underway of the $632 million Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment. Construction of the Campbelltown Stage 2 Multi-Storey Car Park has been completed. NSW Health has carried out robust planning as to how ICU capacity will be increased if required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSW Health increased the capacity of virtual care services, such as telehealth and hospital in the home, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic123.
- School Infrastructure NSW: 21 upgrade projects and 9 new schools in planning or underway and 13 upgrades and 3 new schools recently completed. There are 76 schools in the district that have participated to date in the Share Our Space Program124.
- Local Infrastructure: In 2018-19 more than $ 130 million was received from development contributions and voluntary planning agreements to help fund local roads, stormwater management and land for open space and community services and other public benefits125.