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NSW is Australia’s largest, most diverse and dynamic economy. It has a AAA credit rating and is projected to be Australia’s first two trillion-dollar economy after 2040. It’s also home to Sydney, Australia’s only global city and gateway to the world.

When you invest in Regional NSW, you have the opportunity to tap into these advantages and more. It offers investment, business and lifestyle opportunities Australia’s other states can’t match. After all, we’re connected to Sydney and Melbourne as well as global markets through world-class road, rail, shipping and air corridors. We’re also rich with natural resources, home to 40% of the state’s population and contribute 8.3% of Australia's GDP.

Regional NSW boasts a highly skilled workforce and is a recognised leader in key economic and export sectors including high-value manufacturing, resources and clean energy, medical technology, tourism and transport. Yet, the cost of doing business here is significantly lower than in major cities. That’s why Regional NSW is the starting point for businesses and ideas that go further.

Invest Regional

Western Parkland City Authority

The Western City and Aerotropolis Authority was a NSW Government body established with the Australian Government. It facilitates the design and delivery of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and supports the growth of the Westerns Parkland City. In July 2020, it was announced that Western City and Aerotropolis Authority (WCAA) would be responsible for the entire Western Parkland City.

The Western Parkland City Authority is being established to help ensure the NSW Government delivers on the promise and momentum of the future for Western Sydney. It will draw upon the collective work of all three levels of government to deliver a thriving Parkland City.

The Western Parkland City (WPC) is the economic powerhouse of Greater Sydney. Across the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly, small businesses and skilled industry sectors are generating more than $56 billion per year.

Create NSW

Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and cultural driver, bringing together arts, screen and culture functions.

The entity forms part of the Community Engagement Group within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. It’s responsible for furthering Government’s vision for NSW to be known for its bold and exciting arts and culture scene, which reflects the state’s rich diversity.

Create NSW works to achieve the NSW Government’s strategic objectives. Create NSW reflects our diverse communities and develops and sustain the arts, culture and screen sectors, with excellence, access and strength.

Greater Sydney Commission

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) leads metropolitan planning to make Greater Sydney more productive, sustainable and liveable. Greater Sydney is growing fast, with population projections predicting that the region will be home to about 1.6 million more people over the next 20 years.

GSC’s role is to coordinate and align the planning that will shape the future of Greater Sydney. Taking a collaborative "one government" approach to this, so we can lead and guide the planning for development, transport and housing so that Greater Sydney will be a productive, liveable and sustainable city for all.

The Commission also delivers on priorities requested by the Premier on 16 July 2020. Established by an Act of Parliament, with specific roles and responsibilities for planning, there is a direct reporting line to the NSW Government.

Infrastructure NSW

Infrastructure NSW was established in July 2011 to assist the NSW Government in identifying and prioritising the delivery of critical public infrastructure for NSW. It’s a NSW government agency established under the Infrastructure NSW Act and it exhibits important features of independence.

In September 2012, Infrastructure NSW completed one of its principal tasks under the Act, delivering to the NSW Premier the 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy. It was the first time a prioritised and costed long-term strategy had been developed for the Government's consideration. In mid-2014, Infrastructure NSW was requested by the NSW Premier to update the strategy to take account of money that would be made available through the Government's Rebuilding NSW plan. 

The Government's State Infrastructure Strategy is implemented through an annual Five Year Infrastructure Plans, prepared by Infrastructure NSW. This plan identifies specific major infrastructure projects to be undertaken as a priority.