Today the Australian and NSW government, alongside the eight local councils of Western Sydney, signed the Western Sydney City Deal. It is a 20 year agreement to revitalise western Sydney creating the “Western Parkland City”.
The deal involves commitments to connectivity and transport, connecting the Western City by world-class road, rail, aviation and digital infrastructure.
The centrepiece of the Western Sydney City Deal is the first stage of the North-South Rail Link between St Mary and Western Sydney Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport.
Eventually a new Western Sydney Rail network will be built, creating a North-South rail link between Rouse Hill and Macarthur via Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a East-West Rail Link between Western Sydney Aerotropolis and Sydney CBD via Parramatta as well as an extension of the South-West rail link from Leppington to Western Sydney Aerotropolis via Bringelly.
There will also be the development of a new Rapid Bus network, connecting Campbelltown, Liverpool and Penrith with Western Sydney Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport.
This will allow for the development of a major transport interchange between rail and bus at the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The Western Sydney Aerotropolis become a world class city precinct and the Western City’s newest commercial and industrial hub, with thousands of jobs. The area will bring together transport, communications and logistics and attract new growth in industries such as aerospace and defence industries, health, education and tourism.