NSW Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay visited Liverpool to confirm Labor’s $10 million commitment to preliminary work on a rapid transport link between the new Western Sydney Airport and Liverpool.
Labor Leader, Michael Daley, made the announcement at the Western Sydney Business Chamber forum this week, indicating NSW Labor Government will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Liverpool City Council to provide $10 million for preliminary work on a rapid transport corridor between the Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and Liverpool.
The proposed rapid transport link will shorten travel times between Liverpool and WSA to 20 minutes and connect people in South Western Sydney to the many job opportunities that will open up in the new Airport and Aerotropolis.
The proposed link will make Fifteenth Avenue the critical spine between WSA and Liverpool and will service established and emerging suburbs in Liverpool and South West Sydney.
Ms McKay said, “We are pleased to be working with Liverpool Council to explore the potential of this rapid transit corridor will provide the most cost and time effective public transport link to connect South Western Sydney with the new Western Sydney Airport.
“This project will connect the people of the South West to one of the biggest new growth areas in Sydney”, Ms McKay said.
NSW Labor Member for Liverpool Paul Lynch said, “This is part of our plan to make sure that people in South West Sydney get their fair share of the job opportunities that will come from the new Western Sydney Airport, and make the commute to and from the airport easier for travellers in the South West.”
NSW Labor Candidate for Holsworthy and Liverpool Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda, who has been a strong supporter of the project said, “With Labor’s support, this project will deliver high quality public transport for people in Liverpool and the South West, which puts us well on the way to becoming Sydney’s third CBD, and NSW’s key airport edge city.”
NSW Labor Candidate for Mulgoa Todd Carney said “Labor’s plan to make Fifteenth Avenue the link between Liverpool and WSA will mean better public transport and better access to job opportunities for people across the West and South West. A project like this is what a growing area deserves and it’s what Labor will deliver.”