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. 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.
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.
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.