Friday, 09 October 2015 12:04

Infrastructure, jobs must come first at Badgerys

Media release, October 8, 2015

WSROC has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to create a Priority Growth Area around Badgerys Creek but advised that infrastructure and jobs come before housing.

“This announcement further cements the need for a rail link to Badgerys Creek Airport and the Western Sydney Employment Lands that surround it,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

Commutersestern Sydney rail line.

“Local government is focused on building liveable and workable communities, and to do this we need to plan infrastructure and jobs first; housing will follow naturally,” he said.

“In particular a rail link to Badgerys Creek, will be an enabler for the creation of jobs and will increase the amenity and value of land for housing and business along and adjacent to the corridor,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“History has shown that rail links must precede the demand generated by the airport. If we wait it will be too late; slowing both investment and growth,” he said.

“The South West Rail Link is a great example. Initially demand was low, but the presence of rail has rapidly created a hive of investment and housing growth,” said Cllr Hadchiti

“We need to replicate this for Badgerys Creek and the South West Priority Growth Area to ensure future communities can attract localised investment and improve employment opportunities in the region,”

Cllr Hadchiti also commended the State Government for its strong partnership with Liverpool and Penrith City Councils.

“Councils have a depth of knowledge that can only be achieved by working closely with the local community. I am glad to see the State Government tapping into this knowledge to get planning right at the regional level,” he said.

“Communities can only benefit when all levels of government work together, and I hope this is just the start of more local-state partnerships,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

 

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