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What is the Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1?

The Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1 provides an overarching strategy to maximise these economic opportunities and attract investment, businesses, and talent to the Western 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.

With the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) 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 Roadmap is a companion document to the 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 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 Roadmap outlines three directions for the Western 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.

The next steps for the Roadmap will focus on specific industry sectors building on the opportunities identified in this Roadmap. This will include undertaking further industry deep dives to build on existing ecosystems in the Western Parkland City.