Council welcomes Corridor Preservation Announcement

Posted 15 months ago

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Council welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement of vital corridors for three new transport links including a future Oran Park train station.

The NSW Government today announced the final corridors to support the delivery of the proposed Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport project, South West Rail Link Extension and the Western Sydney Freight Line.

The North South Rail Line Corridor will support the delivery of both Stage One and future stages of Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport and run from St Marys, with a tunnel to Orchard Hills, through to the new Western Sydney Airport, Aerotropolis and Macarthur, with a tunnel from Oran Park.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, welcomed the confirmation of future transport links across western Sydney.

“Council has advocated to see an increase in connectivity between Camden and the greater Sydney region for a number of years, so this is a fantastic result for our community,” Cr Fedeli said.

“The future transport corridors will not only see the Camden region link up with the rest of the city and particular Western Sydney airport, but also provide greater connectivity for our residents.

“Transport will play a huge role in shaping our growing community and how they move around Sydney and having a train line come into the heart of the South West Growth area is pivotal.

“This will also play a part in driving investment into our area which is another great economic benefit for our growing community.

“As one of Australia’s fastest growing Local Government Areas, this certainty around transport corridors will better allow Council to plan for Camden’s future.

“I thank the NSW Government for reserving these corridors and ensuring the future delivery of rail in the Camden local government area.”

The announcement also included:

  • The South West Rail Link Extension Corridor - will run from the Aerotropolis through Kelvin Park and Rossmore to join the suburban rail network at Leppington; and
  • Western Sydney Freight Line Corridor - will run from the future Outer Sydney Orbital at Luddenham through to the M7 at Horsley Park, where it will join a future section through Wetherill Park, which will link to the Southern Sydney Freight Line at Leightonfield, which connects to Port Botany.

The announcement follows the NSW Government’s recent funding boost for Stage 1 of Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport.

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