Record investment in infrastructure projects
The New South Wales (NSW) Government recently committed a record A$112.7 billion in infrastructure projects to build a brighter future for NSW families, communities and businesses.
This includes developing new rail, road and air links, as well as upgrading existing infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and stadiums to better service the state’s growing economy and population.
Significant infrastructure projects
A new A$8.4 billion inland rail networkExternal Link will soon move freight between Queensland and Southern Australia and better connect NSW and Sydney to the cities of Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
RNA pilot manufacturing facility
NSW will lead Australia with a first-of-its-kind pilot facility to develop mRNA and RNA drugs and vaccines to combat disease and save lives.
The $96 million facility, to be established in partnership with all NSW universities, will include laboratories and pre-clinical trial spaces that will enable early-stage RNA-based drug development. The research and pilot manufacturing facility will be built at Macquarie University and operated by Myeloid Therapeutics.
Harbourside Shopping Centre Redevelopment
The redevelopment of Harbourside Shopping Centre at Sydney's Darling Harbour is underway. The NSW Government entered into an agreement with Mirvac to turn the site into a world-class retail, residential, commercial workplace and entertainment precinct.
The unique design, a collaboration between Snøhetta and Hassel Studio was chosen from six entrants in an international design competition with a jury comprising representatives from the NSW Government Architect, Placemaking NSW, the City of Sydney and Mirvac.
Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis
Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy -Bird Walton) Airport (WSI) is underway and on track to begin operations in 2026. The airport is a transformational infrastructure project that will generate economic activity, provide employment opportunities closer to home for people in the Western Sydney region, and meet Sydney's growing aviation needs.
The Western Sydney Aerotropolis will become a thriving economic centre in Western Sydney. It will contribute towards 200,000 new jobs in the broader Western Parkland City and become a high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research industries.
Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility
The Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) will connect Western Sydney and NSW manufacturers with world class technologies and opportunities, helping businesses to grow and supporting the creation of new high-skilled jobs.
The AMRF will be located at Bradfield City Centre, Australia's newest, greenest, most connected and technologically advanced city. Located at the heart of the Western Parkland City and on the doorstep of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the AMRF will become the beating heart of a new industry and innovation hub for NSW.
Western Sydney City Development
- A 20-year partnership between Australian, NSW and local governments to develop the Western Parkland City, creating 200,000 jobs. This includes a focus on investment in the future liveability of Western Sydney, including the $150 million Western Sydney Parkland City Liveability Program
- A$20 billion of public funding will be invested to develop the Airport, Aerotropolis and surrounding precinct
- $12.4 billion over the next four years in the coming Metro that will link Parramatta to the Sydney CBD in about 20 minutes
- $5.1 billion over the next four years towards the Metro City and South West between Chatswood and Bankstown to provide a direct link with a new tunnel under the harbour
- $8.4 billion over the next four years to deliver the Sydney Metro to Western Sydney Airport comprising 6 new stops between St Marys railway station and the coming Nancy-Bird Walton Airport
- A$900 million Westmead Hospital redevelopment to support the development of an innovative health, education and research precinct
- A$500 million University of Sydney Westmead expansion and A$450 million Western Sydney University Westmead redevelopment to develop Westmead integrated health, education and research precinct
- Health, education, administration, finance and business services economy
- A$2 billion Parramatta Square development, bringing new building, construction, cultural centre and retail opportunities.
- Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program
- A$360 million Western Sydney Stadium Upgrade, a component of the NSW social infrastructure investment that will also include tourism, major events and the development of health and recreation
Road and rail
- $4.1 billion over four years for planning the Western bypass and Harbour tunnel.
- $2.3 billion over four years to upgrade the Princes Highway around Mt Ousley, Jervis Bay and Milton
- More than $885 million over four years for improvements on the Newell Highway including 40 new overtaking lanes, flood mitigation and the Parkes Bypass
- $1.2 billion towards completing the M4-M5
- $3.2 billion over four years to upgrade the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, and Kelso and Raglan
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