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.
Premier of NSW
Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney
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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.
Visiting Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains
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 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.