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Infrastructure capital of the world
IT’S been referred to as the “infrastructure capital of the world” and with good reason.
Western Sydney is in the midst of a golden period of infrastructure investment, with billions of dollars being poured into new roads and rail projects, new hospitals and sporting precincts, and of course a new airport.
This year alone, we’ve seen the opening of the North-West Metro, a glorious new stadium at Parramatta, an upgrade to Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital , to name just a few, with a number of exciting developments such as the Sydney Coliseum at Rooty Hill and Sydney Zoo set to open later this year.
These are just a few of the projects and investments that are helping create better places, generate new experiences and improve our lives.
Not only are they the result of years of building and planning – and for some communities, disruption – but are actually real, tangible outputs, which signal progress, and after decades of hearing about the region’s potential, these are signs that we are starting to delivering on this promise.
The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has championed the need for continued infrastructure investment over the past five years, particularly in public transport, not just because some of these projects will improve access and connectivity, but because of their role helping stimulate urban renewal, economic and social outcomes.
Each year, the Dialogue has the tough task of trying to judge the best of these projects at its annual Boomtown! Infrastructure and Property Summit, which we host in the Sydney CBD, as a way of bringing the ‘west to town’.
We’ll be back there again on November 28 and 29, where we’ll showcase some of the great projects that have been opened in 2019, across a number of categories, including community, sporting, transport and environmental, as part of our
Project of the Year Awards Night, which will also feature NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, along with a who’s who of Western Sydney.
The awards dinner will be followed by a full-day conference, hosted in partnership with Transport for NSW, and including guest speakers such as Ministers Andrew Constance and Rob Stokes, along with executive staff from various NSW departments and leaders in business, community and social services and property.
Some of the key themes and issues that will be explored on the day include, whether a fast rail network is finally on the cards – and what will it mean for Western Sydney? What are the precincts that are expected to ‘pop’ off the back of the impending Metro West and, importantly, how are we prioritising our future transport links and how will they be funded?

These are just a few of the big questions that we’ll be examining on the day, so if you’d like more information, or want to attend, visit:


Michael Walls
0407 783 413

Access News is a print and digital media publisher established over 15 years and based in Western Sydney, Australia. Our newspaper titles include the flagship publication, Western Sydney Express, which is a trusted source of information and for hundreds of thousands of decision makers, businesspeople and residents looking for insights into the people, projects, opportunities and networks that shape Australia's fastest growing region - Greater Western Sydney.