The $1.9 billion Federal Government investment in Western Sydney has been welcomed by Nathan Hagarty and Charishma Kaliyanda, Members for Leppington and Liverpool respectively, as a “big win” for residents and an overdue recognition of the region’s status as one of Australia’s fastest-growing regions.

The investment aims to enhance quality of life for local families and create job opportunities, particularly in the Western Sydney Airport Precinct.

“These upgrades will go far in cutting congestion, opening up transport links to the Airport, and giving industry the confidence to co-invest in upcoming developments in the Airport precinct,” Mr Hagarty said.

“Road infrastructure in our part of the world was left underfunded and in disrepair following 12 years of neglect, so it’s good to see state and federal governments working hand in hand to fix it.”

Key project funding detail includes:

  • A $400 million federal investment to deliver priority sections of Elizabeth Drive upgrade. This builds on the NSW Government’s $200 million commitment for Elizabeth Drive safety and enabling works.
  • A $100 million federal investment to deliver new infrastructure to support bus services to the WSI airport.
  • The new $500 million federal investment in Mamre Road Stage 2 will add to the $253.6 million already allocated by the NSW Government for Stage 1 of the project.
  • A further $115 million federal government commitment for Mulgoa Road Stage 2 will allow the NSW Government to move ahead with upgrades to the pinch point.
  • The new $500 million federal investment for Richmond Road, Garfield Road and Memorial Avenue will support the NSW Government’s existing $385 million commitment.
  • A $20 million federal investment to support the delivery of the final business case for Stage 1 of the Western Sydney Freight Line.

Additionally, funding will support the Western Sydney Freight Line and ongoing projects like Appin Road and Spring Farm Parkway.

“For too long, Governments at all levels have been slow to the draw on delivering vital transport connections for our growing suburbs. Today’s news shows that this is changing,” Ms Kaliyanda said.

Federal Member for Werriwa Anne Stanley said, “This is what I have been advocating for since I was elected, and it is really great that an Albanese Labor Government is making it a reality.” 

This investment demonstrates a commitment from the Minns Labor Government and Federal Labor Government to support infrastructure upgrades in the region.