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.
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.
$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 will be reserved for priority community projects. This will include:
- 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.
- $1.6 billion allocated through a competitive round of grants open to non-government organisations, including community groups, not-for-profits, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and local councils.
Have Your Say Survey
Residents were invited to submit ideas through a ‘Have Your Say’ survey on the NSW Government website between 23 February 2022 and 31 March 2022. The purpose of the survey was to capture ideas and gain feedback from Western Sydney residents about the infrastructure projects that would improve their local communities. More than 5,400 people submitted a survey, with 11,336 ideas generated.
The WestInvest Program Office has undertaken an analysis of the feedback and ideas presentedin the surveys against the WestInvest Program Guidelines.
Community members provided diverse suggestions, ranging from indoor sports facilities, tree planting, swimming pools and multicultural food precincts, to boat ramps and playgrounds.
Read the WestInvest 'Have Your Say' Report.
More parks and healthier natural environments that encourage active lifestyles, restore biodiversity and improve access to the environment. Cleaner natural waterways with improved access for recreation.
Improved access to quality sport, recreation and other community facilities that bring people together and enable a diverse range of activities.
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.
A broader range of arts and culture venues that reflect the diversity of Western Sydney, encouraging inclusive and regular community participation.
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.
Local streets are designed as comfortable, accessible and safe places for people with diverse use needs, including walking, wheeling and cycling.