Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport - A Game Changer for Sydney

Property Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government and NSW Government on the start of construction for the $11 billion Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Rail Project to service the Western Sydney International Airport in 2026.

“It is fantastic to see the next step announced in the delivery of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Rail project which is set to reshape the city’s growth, service the planned Western Sydney International Airport and unlock new opportunities for urban renewal while increasing connectivity across Sydney,” NSW Executive Director, Jane Fitzgerald said today.

“This is such a huge milestone for Western Sydney - it is a game changer and will reshape this region, not only creating an enhanced level of connectivity right across the city, but unlocking major infrastructure and jobs to support the economy and unlock growth in key precincts.

“A project of this enormity and significance is even more critical at this time to support our economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, and supporting the property and construction industry to create jobs to support businesses and families right across Greater Sydney.”

Property Council’s Western Sydney Regional Director, Ross Grove has said, “Station locations are crucial to giving landowners the certainty they need to unlock plans for the future.”

“There is a great deal of willingness among landowners to build and deliver employment generating uses around the airport, and decisions around zoning, infrastructure and sequencing the release of land are crucial to making that happen.

“We look forward to working with the government on the next steps in this process, so we can maximise the employment benefit of the transport infrastructure to the people of Western Sydney and our members.”

The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport includes six proposed metro railway stations, including:

• Two stations within the airport site, at the airport terminal and at the airport business park;
• A station serving the commercial heart of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis;
• A station at St Marys, interchanging with the existing suburban railway station and connecting customers with the rest of Sydney’s rail system;
• A station at Orchard Hills and,
• A station at Luddenham to service a future education, innovation and commercial precinct.

The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport is being funded on an equal joint basis by the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments under the Western Sydney City Deal.

The $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is being fully funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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