Macarthur has been playing catch up with its infrastructure as the population has shot up. But now both State and Federal governments are firmly committed to putting in public transport, better roads and retail hubs. The State Government are drawing up plans for a Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area.
Meanwhile, a $240 million redevelopment of the retail shopping centre, Macarthur Square, has been completed. The south west rail link which opened in 2015, and connects Sydney to the area, has been a major boon for the Macarthur region. In March 2017 a consortium was appointed to make a feasibility study for a rail line out to the proposed Badgerys Creek airport. The new Edmonton Station and Leppington stations have also given residents better access to transport.