The NSW Government has today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to build Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek delivering a major infrastructure and jobs boost to the region.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said today’s announcement to build the airport puts the project on a clear path.
“With the Federal Government set to reveal further detail as part of the Budget release next week, one thing remains clear: the Western Sydney Airport will build on our strong track record of delivering infrastructure and jobs,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We are certainly doing our part in investing hundreds of millions of dollars in projects around the precinct already and we will do all we can to make sure it is built as quickly as possible.”
Mr Constance said work is already underway for major road and transport infrastructure to prepare for the airport’s delivery.
“With work well progressed on the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to build new roads and upgrade local roads across seven local government areas, we are also scoping the work to connect the Western Sydney Airport by rail,” Minister Constance said.
Mr Ayres said the project expected to inject $1.9 billion into the Western Sydney economy during construction and create 11,000 new jobs.
"The new Airport will be a great catalyst for jobs and economic growth in Western Sydney, a once in several generation employment boom,” Mr Ayres said.
"This airport will give Western Sydney its first true international gateway, making it easier to export local goods and services to world markets and bringing tourists directly to regional attractions."