Premier promises to think outside the box to deliver for Greater Western Sydney

Nicholas Rupolo •
December 08, 2022

Following a “golden era” of infrastructure transformation, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet today promised to deliver lasting prosperity for Greater Western Sydney.

Speaking at the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue’s BOOMTOWN! property and infrastructure summit at Accor Stadium, the Premier said he was determined keep NSW, and Western Sydney in particular, moving forward with confidence.

“What comes next is what matters most – this is about turning this into lasting prosperity for the West,” Mr Perrottet said.

“People want us to think outside the box and deliver the infrastructure and services they can rely on, and this will be the focus of my government in the next term.

“We must evolve in our thinking to deliver opportunities for Western Sydney’s next generation – opportunities for future skills, employment and exports.

“I can guarantee this, it won’t all be plain sailing. Delivering major projects isn’t easy and in the years ahead, there will be new challenges. There are project cost challenges with rising interest rates and a global energy crisis.

“Navigating these challenges will take every bit of experience at our disposal, but we cannot let obstacles turn into excuses for putting projects in the too hard basket.”

The NSW Premier headed a list of eminent politicians, business leaders, community advocates and industry experts who shared their vision for the region’s future at BOOMTOWN!, the regions pre-eminent infrastructure Summit.

Delivered with the support of Transport for NSW and NSW Department of Planning & Environment, the BOOMTOWN! Summit provides a unique setting for public and private sector leaders to outline their policy agenda and investment plans to achieve this development, while also honouring the region’s best projects and policy practitioners.

The event aims to facilitate a dialogue between key decision-makers and stakeholder groups and is delivered with the support of Transport for NSW and NSW Department of Planning & Environment. Dialogue Chairman Christopher Brown AM thanked the Premier for his commitment to Greater Western Sydney.

He challenged future governments to sharpen their focus on the region and to shift from planning and regulatory adjustments to project delivery.

“The airport, road and metro projects have set the benchmark for investment in our region, but now is the time to boost our social and cultural capital to ensure the people of GWS can work and learn in a well-serviced and attractive part of Sydney,” Mr Brown said

The Dialogue is calling on the State Government and NSW Opposition to act on the critical projects outlined in its ‘2023 NSW Election Priorities’ document, which is focused on job-generating packages and connections, addressing the shortage of social and affordable housing, improving quality of life through primary and secondary healthcare, education and social infrastructure.

“Western Sydney has turned sod on the major projects, but there is still a lot of work to do. The Dialogue’s election priorities are designed to get bang for buck in the west,” Mr Brown said.

“Without a transparent, staged and fully funded program of works over the coming years, there are clear risks that major investments in our precincts could be lost interstate”.

See our website for BOOMTOWN images: Boomtown! Property & Infrastructure Summit 2022 — Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

See our website for our ‘2023 NSW Election Priorities’ document: Policy Papers — Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Belinda Wallis
Media & Communications Manager
Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue
0466 386 887