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Western Sydney and Blue Mountains

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Our focus in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

In partnership with the community, our focus for Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will be to continue to grow and diversify the economy, and create more jobs closer to home for the growing population. We are committed to establishing faster, more efficient transport services and reducing travel times around regional centres. As a region renowned for social inclusion our aim is to improve access to health and family and community services. We are also implementing initiatives to promote the sustainable management of the environment.

Regional Contacts

Premier of NSW Mike Baird

Mike Baird

Premier of NSW
 

Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney Ray Williams

Ray Williams

Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney

News from the regions
In a state first, NSW will have a renewal energy map to help drive investment in new renewable projects across Australia.
Regional disability service providers will receive special funding to help their businesses get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Premier of NSW

NSW Premier Mike Baird

Mike Baird

Premier of NSW, Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Western Sydney

CONSULTATIONS

Consult with the NSW Government on plans to keep the State moving and growing into the future.

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Investing in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

The Western Sydney and Blue Mountains region is the engine room of the NSW economy. It is Australia’s largest manufacturing region – with around 8,500 manufacturing companies generating approximately $13.5 billion annually.

As local road and transport infrastructure improves, industrial development in the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains will grow.

The region also offers investment opportunities in a broad and diverse range of industry sectors such as:

  • Retail and construction.
  • Transport and logistics.
  • Finance and insurance services.
  • Property and business services.

Fifteen of the region's 17 industry sectors generate over $1 billion in revenue each year, representing an annual gross regional product of approximately $97 billion.

Region Overview

  • Robust professional services sector.
  • Major commercial centres located at Parramatta, Norwest and Penrith.
  • Major construction industry hub.
  • One of Australia’s fastest growing economies.

 

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Visiting Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Parramatta offers fascinating insights into early colonial life with venues like Old Government House, while set on the Parramatta River, Sydney Olympic Park is NSW's premier sporting venue.

Enjoy the water sports and golf in Penrith, which is also the gateway to the stunning Blue Mountains. Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls offer breathtaking natural beauty. Take in the view from Oberon, the highest town in the Blue Mountains, and explore the nearby Jenolan Caves

Experience Australia’s biggest and best water theme park at Blacktown – Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney. The beautiful Macarthur area of Camden, Wollondilly and Campelltown offer delightful vistas and activities including skydiving and hot air ballooning, while cultural centres at Auburn, Fairfield, Liverpool, Holroyd and Bankstown are renowned for their eateries and cultural celebrations.

The scenic Hawkesbury and Hills areas with their wineries, celebrations and Hawkesbury River, complete the picture of a region humming with colour and vibrancy.

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Living

The Western Sydney and Blue Mountains region comprises numerous local government areas. As a key growth region in NSW with around 2 million people, the region has a larger population than those of South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory.

It is home to multinational companies such as Coca-Cola Amatil, Deloitte, Costco, Sony and Canon. Sustained growth in the regional economy has presented significant employment opportunities in many industry sectors. Western Sydney and Blue Mountains can equally be described as an urban sprawl and a rural retreat; offering affordable housing, and a wealth of excellent educational options.

Since the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the region has solidified its reputation as a dynamic and diverse destination for living, working, and learning.  Extra funding for schools in Western Sydney has also increased for 2014.