Campbelltown Council embraced the Federal Government’s $77.5 million commitment to develop a business case in support of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line.
Mayor George Greiss said this commitment from the federal budget is important in creating a key line of connection between Campbelltown and the airport.
“A metro connection to Glenfield would ensure our community has access to a fast, reliable and accessible service to a 24-hour international airport, the surrounding economic infrastructure and associated jobs,” Cr Greiss said.
The new business case has come early in the construction process as work on Stage 1 northern connection is on track for completion by 2026. Cr Greiss said this business case has plenty of time to be completed before work on Stage 2 of Western Sydney Aerotropolis Transport begins.
“The timing of this business case means that work to build the line could continue onto Stage 2 following the planned completion of Stage 1 in 2026,” Cr Greiss said.
Within the Western Parkland City, The Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport is central to the Aerotropolis. With Glenfield as a current connection to most lines, Cr Greiss says this new business case will provide Glenfield with a direct line to the Western Sydney Airport.
“Glenfield would become Sydney’s most connected place, with a direct line to the Western Sydney Airport adding to existing connections to the Campbelltown City Centre, Parramatta, Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport Southern Highlands and Canberra,” he said.
The Aerotropolis plans to create 200,000 jobs, and this direct line will allow secure and timely movement of people and goods.
– Brianna Voulgaris