Tuesday 17th Jul, 2018

Proposed Sydney road and rail corridors open for feedback

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THE New South Wales government has released proposed alignments of 192 kilometres of corridors in Western Sydney for community feedback.

The corridors would be set aside for future road and rail infrastructure projects.

Minister for roads, maritime and freight Melinda Pavey said feedback was vital to the future rail and road corridors needed for Western Sydney, which will be delivered over the short, medium and long term.

“These transport links will improve access for freight and logistics companies and connect to the future ‘Aerotropolis’ – an urban centre adjacent to the airport planned to bring advanced manufacturing, research, medical, education and commercial facilities, to bring new investment and attract high-value jobs to the region,” she said.

“What’s most important is we open up the conversation with residents, community groups, and businesses right across these crucial corridors to inform final alignments.”

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Western Sydney was at the forefront of “the biggest infrastructure delivery program in history”.

“We’re preserving land for the future north – south rail corridor which will connect Western Sydney Airport with the existing Sydney train network, the Outer Sydney Orbital road and rail freight corridor, a Western Sydney freight connection and a new road connection from the M7 to the Bells Line of Road,” he said.

“Securing land for this massive transport infrastructure program will set Western Sydney up for success, open up new opportunities and enable us to effectively link our future communities, connect residents to hundreds of thousands of new jobs.”

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