From boom to despair: Sydney’s west to suffer Covid symptoms ‘for generations’

Before the pandemic the region was looking up but the weak local jobs market will ensure it faces tough times for decades

Before the coronavirus outbreak, there was a sense that western Sydney – despite its challenges – was on the up. With a booming population, it had become the third biggest economy in Australia, trailing only the Sydney CBD and Melbourne.

And with an international airport on the way and plenty of infrastructure spending by the state government, there was optimism it would continue to generate jobs and economic growth.

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