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Western Sydney Metro-Airport still missing some links 

Media release, 3 June 2020

Realising Western Sydney’s potential relies on clear planning and timely delivery of an integrated public transport network, one that links communities with a range of employment and lifestyle opportunities, says WSROC. 

WSROC President, Clr Barry Calvert, said “The announcement of a federal funding injection into a metro line linking the new Western Sydney Airport with St Marys station is an important step towards closing the region’s public transport gaps.  However, it is the links to the north and south that will connect communities in our North West and South West Growth Areas. 

“WSROC wholeheartedly welcomes this funding support from the Commonwealth Government, as it resolves some uncertainty around how and when Western Sydney Airport will be linked to the rest of the region. 

“This uncertainty is a problem for councils, as future planning must be dictated by the anticipated shape of the region. Without an understanding of how communities will be able to reach key jobs hubs, we are only seeing part of the picture. 

“Our communities are keenly invested in the opportunities promised by our region’s evolution. However, there remains a slew of existing communities and new developments – including those between St Marys and Schofields, and to the west of Liverpool - that remain stuck without access to our city’s rail system.  

“WSROC reiterates the need for a timely plan that indicates how existing and new east-west transport corridors will link up with a substantial, hitherto elusive, north-south transport corridor, running from the Hawkesbury to Liverpool and Campbelltown.  

“The greatest benefits will be achieved when this Metro project connects to the North-West and South West Metro, allowing the communities of Western Sydney to easily travel across our city’s rail network.  

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Media contact: Kate O’Connell or Kelly Gee, e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., t: 02 9671 4333 

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) Ltd   

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