Great to represent Minister Stuart Ayres to speak at the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence.
The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are an opportunity to showcase Greater Western Sydney businesses.
Businesses in Western Sydney have played a key role in our state and our country’s recovery from COVID, and I have no doubt that they will continue to do so going forward.
Greater Western Sydney has a great potential to further contribute to the prosperity of Greater Sydney and NSW. 

Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest economy, and in its own right would be Australia’s fourth largest city.

Over a quarter of the NSW population lives in Western Sydney and it continues to grow at a faster rate than the rest of Sydney, and indeed the rest of the State.
Eight of the top 10 fastest growing LGAs are located in Western Sydney.

The economic development of Western Sydney is a key driver of the continuing growth and prosperity of not only Sydney, but the whole state of NSW.

That’s why the NSW Government is developing and expanding the Western Sydney Employment Area and Western Sydney Priority Growth Area.

Thanks again to the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence for the opportunity to speak before you today, and my congratulations to the finalists and award winners.