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Transport corridor critical to Sydney's economy

Media release, November 16, 2015


The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to a scoping study for rail options surrounding the proposed Badgerys Creek airport.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti described the move as key to both the Sydney and NSW economy.

“This is about more than just an airport, these rail links will act as catalysts for job creation in Western Sydney, which is good for residents, good for business and good for the NSW economy,” he said.

“In particular, recent announcements such as the Campbelltown Integrated Health Hub, the South West Growth Area, the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area, the Badgerys Creek Airport Precinct, the Sydney Science Park, the Western Sydney Science Centre, the Western Sydney Employment Area, the North West Growth Centre and Hawkesbury AgriPark, demand the creation of a substantial north-south transport corridor running from the Hawkesbury to Campbellltown,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“Key to this is needs to be a heavy rail link between St Marys and Leppington,” he said.

“The existing transport network in Western Sydney does not adequately support the future needs of a substantial enterprise zone that runs from the north to the south of Western Sydney,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“Without this transport corridor, the aspirational jobs target of 300,000 jobs in the longer term will have no chance of being achieved,” he said.

“Rail is needed, and needs to be built concurrently with the Western Sydney Airport – simply reserving a corridor is not adequate,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

 

Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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