Western Parkland City Liveability Program

People walking through a park in Penrith

The Western Sydney City Deal is a 20 year agreement between the Australian and NSW Governments, together with eight local governments of the Western Parkland City to deliver a once-in-a-generation transformation of Western Sydney.

The $150 million Western Parkland City Liveability Program is a key commitment under the City Deal and has been established with contributions of $60 million from both the Australian and NSW governments, and $30 million from the eight councils of the Western Parkland City. Some councils are contributing additional funding which will result in the Program far exceeding the initial $150 million commitment.

The Program will fund a range of council led projects that support the development of the Western Parkland City by creating neighbourhoods that are liveable, creative, sustainable and healthy.

Local projects will assist communities retain their unique characteristics, build on their strengths and support environmental infrastructure and open spaces. Projects will deliver community facilities, improve urban amenity or enhance liveability, to enable and complement new housing supply.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Program will be open to the eight Councils of the City Deal: Blue Mountains City, Camden, Campbelltown City, Fairfield City, Hawkesbury City, Liverpool City, Penrith City and Wollondilly Shire.

Round 1 successful projects

On 23 January 2019, Ministers jointly announced projects that were approved under Round 1 of the Program. More information regarding successful projects can be found at the Western Sydney City Deal website.

Read the Minister's media release - $170 million transformation for Western Sydney communities January 2019 (PDF, 250 KB)

Key dates

Applications are now closed.

Round 2 of the Program will open mid-2019.

Round 1 Program Guidelines, the Application Form, Application Guidance material and factsheet are available for download below.

For further information please email citydeal@gsc.nsw.gov.au.

Program Guidelines, the Application Form, Application Guidance material and factsheet are available for download below.

Applications must be received by 4.00pm AEST, 3 October 2018 to be considered in the first round.

Applications can be submitted via email or by post.

Key dates for any further application rounds will be advertised here.

For further information please email citydeal@gsc.nsw.gov.au.

Read the Ministers' media release - New funding to improve liveability across the new Western Parkland City (PDF, 358KB).

Downloads

Western Parkland City Liveability Program Guidelines September 2018 (PDF, 678 KB)
Western Parkland City Liveability Program Application Form September 2018 (DOC, 4 MB)
Western Parkland City Liveability Program Application Guidance September 2018 (PDF, 773 KB)
Western Parkland City Liveability Program Factsheet September 2018 (PDF, 378 KB)

The following templates may be useful for Councils in completing their application:
Western Parkland City Liveability Program Project Plan Template September 2018 (XLS, 12 KB)
Western Parkland City Liveability Program Project Budget Template September 2018 (XLS, 11 KB)