NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today inspected the site of the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis Station.
“The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices and inject billions of dollars to the NSW and Australian economies,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Where we are standing today will become a major new transport interchange, right in the heart of the future central business district for the Western Parkland City.”
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said construction would start this year on the around $11 billion mega-project that would deliver economic support and local jobs.
“This city-shaping investment is being fast-tracked to help our economy recover from COVID-19 and deliver a major stimulus right in the heart of Western Sydney,” Mr Tudge said.
“Western Sydney residents will reap the benefits of this investment well before the first train leaves the station.”
Exact station locations have now also been confirmed on the 23-kilometre driverless railway line at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Luddenham and two stations at the airport.
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the tender process has also started to deliver 10 kilometres of twin Metro railway tunnels, with the call for registrations of interest.
“Construction starts later this year on a project that will become the transport spine for the Western Parkland City,” Mr Constance said.
“The new railway will link residential areas with jobs hubs, and connect travellers from the new airport with the rest of Sydney’s public transport network.”
New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will be a game changer for the region.
“This will provide the backbone for the economic and broader development of the Western Parkland City,” Mr Ayres said.
Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said the Australian and NSW governments are working together in preparation for the airport opening for passenger services.
“The huge investment in Western Sydney Infrastructure projects is creating an interconnected city that will enable innovation, support growth and create jobs to build an exciting future for Western Sydney,” Mrs McIntosh said.
Supporting the airport and Aerotropolis is a key part of the Western Sydney City Deal – a
20-year agreement signed in March 2018 by the Australian Government, NSW Government and eight Western Sydney councils.