Sydney (NSW Premier’s office media release, 27 Feb 2023); A re-elected Liberal and Nationals Government will create 100,000 new jobs in Western Sydney over the next five years, turbocharging the economy and ensuring Western Sydney remains a thriving place to live and work.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Liberal and Nationals would deliver better paying jobs for the people of Western Sydney to support local businesses and futureproof the region.
“Western Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and the engine room of our state’s economy. That’s why we will deliver more better paying local jobs so the region continues to thrive,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We will deliver 100,000 new jobs in Western Sydney over the next five years across a range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, health, transport, professional services, science and more.
“Our Government has a strong track record of delivering jobs growth, with 209,100 more people employed in NSW now than before the pandemic, and that strong track record of jobs growth will only continue under the Liberal and Nationals.
“Our $116 billion infrastructure pipeline is already supporting thousands of jobs in Western Sydney, including on the new toll-free M12 motorway, Sydney Metro, and the Western Sydney Airport aerotropolis.
“Backing Western Sydney with 100,000 new jobs is only possible thanks to the Liberal and Nationals long-term economic plan to keep our state moving forward.”
Treasurer Matt Kean said creating more, better quality jobs will provide a significant boost to the economy.
“Western Sydney is the third largest economy in the country after Sydney and Melbourne and home to over 230,000 businesses employing over 1 million people,” Mr Kean said.
“The state’s unemployment rate is currently 3.1 per cent, which is the lowest in the country, but with so much happening in Western Sydney we know there is an opportunity to create thousands more jobs.
“This compliments our long term plan to help 95,000 women enter the workforce or take on more hours by making childcare more affordable and accessible.”