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PM, Baird announce western Sydney deal

AAP logoAAP 21/10/2016

A "city deal" between the NSW government and Commonwealth is expected to create more than 100,000 jobs but both leaders have declined to spell out how it will work.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Mike Baird on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Western Sydney City Deal - which includes the Badgerys Creek airport, and more jobs and transport options.

But both men were scant on detail, instead sticking to broad-sweeping statements about jobs and growth.

"Historically, there has been very little co-operation. The levels of government have often been passing each other like ships in the night," Mr Turnbull told reporters.

Western Sydney's population was set to reach 1.4 million by 2036, and this new deal would help build another 180,000 homes to support growth, a joint statement said.

Sydney's second airport was expected to create 9000 jobs by the early 2030s and another 60,000 in the following decades.

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