Feb 8, 2018

Airport Must be Connected to Passenger Rail Network

Today in Question Time Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher refused to answer when asked whether the new Western Sydney Airport will be connected to Sydney’s passenger rail system from the day it opens.

Labor has already committed to start work on the new Western Sydney Rail line, which would extend the South-West rail link from Leppington via Bringelly to the new airport.

The Government should match this commitment.

If planned and developed properly, the Western Sydney Airport and surrounding business areas will attract investment that will generate thousands of jobs in aviation-related industries as well as tourism, education, advanced manufacturing, logistics and residential development.

If the people of Western Sydney are to benefit from these new jobs it is critical that it is connected to the passenger rail system.