WestInvest

The new $5 billion WestInvest program will fund transformational infrastructure projects across Western Sydney, home to one of the fastest growing and most diverse populations in the nation.

These projects will improve the liveability of communities and support economic recovery, making a real difference to the quality of life in 15 eligible Local Government Areas.


The WestInvest Community Project Grants – Competitive Round applications are now open.

Organisations who were successful in the Registration of Interest process can now submit their application.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Darkinjung, Darug, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Tharawal and Wangal lands on which the WestInvest program will be delivered. 

We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future.

We recognise the First Nations peoples unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

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The WestInvest Program

The new $5 billion WestInvest program will help fund and deliver transformation projects that will enhance communities and help create jobs throughout Western Sydney. The funding will be administered as follows:

$3 billion NSW Government Project Fund

A total of $3 billion will be made available to NSW Government agencies to deliver transformational projects that are ready to go and will benefit local communities. Feedback received from the community will help to ensure the best projects are funded.

$2 billion Community Project Fund 

A total of $2 billion for the Community Project Grants:

  • Local Government Allocation: Approximately $400 million directly allocated to the 15 LGAs to advance local projects, with each local council eligible for between $20 million and $35 million, depending on population size.
  • Competitive Round: Approximately $1.6 billion open to non-government organisations, charitable organisations, community groups, not-for-profits and Local Councils. 

The Community Projects Grants – Competitive Round Registration of Interest (ROI) have now closed. Organisations who were successful in the ROI round can now submit their applications. Applications will close on Monday, 27 June 2022, at 5:00pm. Successful projects are expected to be determined from November 2022.

Proponents will need to provide evidence that they can fund the ongoing operating and maintenance costs of an infrastructure project seeking WestInvest funding.

Residents were invited to submit ideas through a ‘Have Your Say’ survey on the NSW Government website between 23 February 2022 to 31 March 2022. Here is a summary of what they had to say.

Making a difference

No matter where you live, we want people to love living locally and WestInvest will deliver better local facilities, more open spaces and convenient services all close to home.

It will help to improve local communities including revitalised high streets, improved parks, new sporting fields, better local traffic flow and active transport links.

Projects will be assessed based on their potential to drive transformational change and make Western Sydney a better place to live, work, play, connect with nature and raise a family - now and into the future.

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Focus Areas

WestInvest is designed to deliver transformational change across six focus areas:

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Quality green and open spaces

More parks and healthier natural environments that encourage active lifestyles, restore biodiversity and improve access to nature. Cleaner natural waterways with improved access for recreation. 

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Community infrastructure

Improved access to quality sport, recreation and other community facilities that bring people together and enable a diverse range of activities.

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School modernisation

State-of-the-art, cooler and accessible education facilities that can adapt to evolving learning standards and student needs. Infrastructure that prepares students for an increasingly digital world.

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Arts and cultural facilities

A broader range of arts and culture venues that reflect the diversity of Western Sydney, encouraging inclusive and regular community participation. 

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High street activation

Increasing the vibrancy of precincts to increase footfall for businesses. Targeted improvements to public amenities and allowing easier access to essential goods and services within walking distance.

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Local traffic programs

Local streets are designed as comfortable, accessible and safe places for people with diverse use needs, including walking, wheeling and cycling.

Eligible Local Government Areas

The 15 Local Government Areas eligible for support through WestInvest are:

  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains 
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Hawkesbury
  • Liverpool
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Strathfield
  • The Hills
  • Wollondilly
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