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What is the Draft Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1?

With the Western Sydney International Airport commencing operation in 2026, a $20 billion pipeline of infrastructure investment and the development of the new Bradfield City Centre, the Western Parkland City is on the cusp of becoming the engine room of the national economy.

The Draft Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1 provides an overarching strategy to maximise these economic opportunities and attract investment, businesses, and talent to the Parkland City and Australia. It focuses on leveraging the City’s existing strengths and supporting the advanced industries that will create new jobs for the next generation.

The Draft Roadmap is a companion document to the Draft Western Parkland City Blueprint, which outlines the next critical infrastructure projects needed to make the City the greenest, most connected and most advanced in the Indo-Pacific region. The Draft Blueprint also signals a fundamental shift away from incremental planning and investment to alignment of government spending on infrastructure and services that supports jobs-led growth.

The Draft Roadmap outlines three directions for the Parkland City, each with a set of priorities. These will provide the Commonwealth, NSW, and local governments and the private sector with guidance on where to target future investment.

Subsequent phases of the Draft Roadmap will focus on specific industry sectors building on the opportunities identified in this Draft Roadmap. This will include undertaking further industry deep dives to build on existing ecosystems in the Parkland City.