Unions NSW is calling on the NSW Government to prioritise investing in Western Sydney infrastructure when they allocate spending from the Arts and Cultural Fund

The Government has yet to announce where they will direct the $600 million stadium funding promised in the June 23 Budget but there are fears inner city upgrades may take precedent over Western Sydney investment.

The NSW trade union movement and the community are pushing for an injection of funds to act as a catalyst for boosting jobs and growth in the region.

“It’s predicted one in two Sydneysiders will reside in Greater Western Sydney within the next 20 years so investment in infrastructure is critical for job creation and economic activity,” Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon said.

“Western Sydney is the engine room of our state and is essential to the national economy so any investment in local infrastructure can only promote prosperity, not just for the region but for the country. 

“We believe any funds for sporting infrastructure upgrades should be allocated to making Homebush Precinct the primary sporting facility of the state ahead of any investment in the Moore Park area.

“Investment in Western Sydney will deliver the high wage and high productivity jobs that the region desperately needs to support its growing population.

“The government should listen to community voices and prioritise upgrading Western Sydney sporting stadiums as a matter of urgency.” 

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