Council will negotiate for tangible 'City Deal' outcomes

Published Sunday, 4th March 2018

Fairfield City could become an accessible and connected gateway location featuring more green space, increased employment opportunities and more housing choice.
The Greater Sydney Commission's Western City District Plan indicates a possible East-West rail link which will connect Western Sydney Airport to Parramatta via Fairfield City.

Fairfield City Council today agreed to continue negotiations with the State and Federal Governments to deliver tangible benefits for local residents.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said it was important that Council was part of discussions on the future direction of the Western Sydney City Deal.
“We will use the next few months to consult with our residents to ensure we respond to community needs,” he said.
“The Western Sydney City Deal has the potential to provide benefits for new communities, but I am not yet satisfied that it adequately addresses the needs of existing and diverse migrant communities establishing in Western Sydney.
“I will continue to advocate for the East-West rail link which will connect Western Sydney Airport to Parramatta with a route passing through Fairfield City.
“I am hopeful of a positive outcome as negotiations move forwards. One of my priorities is to ensure improved liveability for current and future residents.
“Our Council has not yet committed to a City Deal as the final details are still being worked through.
“Council will not sign up to anything that will have a negative financial impact on family homes or that will leave our community worse off.”
The City Deal has the potential to bring many opportunities to benefit local residents by the three levels of government coming together.
By continuing in the City Deal process it gives Fairfield City access to the right people at State and Federal levels.