'Much more to do': One year in for Western Sydney City Deal

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone acknowledged there is "much more to do" in the wake of the release of the Western Sydney City Deal Annual Progress Report.

The report outlines the progress made in the 12-months since the City Deal was signed by the state and federal governments, along with eight local governments including Fairfield.

Over the 20-year life of the deal, there will a $20 billion investment in infrastructure for western Sydney.

"While there is much more to do, we are pleased to be working with all levels of government to ensure there is a greater focus and delivery of education opportunities, skilled jobs, industry connections, better transport options and quality of life benefits for the people of Fairfield and the region, as a result of the growth of the Western Parkland City," Mr Carbone said.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said a boost in jobs, a ramp-up in economic investment and funding of congestion-busting infrastructure are key achievements after year No.1

"At Western Sydney International Airport we have already created hundreds of new jobs, more than half of which have been won by people living in western Sydney," Mr Tudge said.

Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres said it's "phenomenal" to see what the City Deal has delivered for western Sydney in the first year.

"By attracting international landmark businesses we're creating jobs and an economic ecosystem in which local small and medium size businesses can grow and thrive," Mr Ayres said.

"With another 19 years left of this 20 year agreement we are sewing the seeds of a 22nd century city."

The City Deal, which will provide 200,000 jobs within the Western Parkland City, has made 38 commitments including a $170 million liveability program which will deliver new parkland and community facilities and investment in 5G data technology.