New vision alert: Sydney Metro’s Peter Regan and Angela Jeffrey discuss all things Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport as the mega project switches to full-on construction mode after the signing of the third and final contract.
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New metro rail will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region.
The city-shaping project, from St Marys through to the new airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, will provide a major economic stimulus for western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction for the NSW and national economies.
The 23-kilometre new railway will link residential areas with job hubs including the new Aerotropolis, and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.
The Australian and NSW governments have awarded all three major contracts for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. The tunnelling contract was awarded in December 2021 to The Ghella CPB Contractors Joint Venture to build the new twin metro rail tunnels.
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport is a key part of delivering an integrated transport system for the Western Parkland City. The Western Parkland City covers parts of Greater Western Sydney including the established centres of Greater Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown-Macarthur.
The airport will support nearly 28,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2031 and underpin the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, at the centre of the Western Parkland City.
The Aerotropolis will support around 200,000 new jobs in industries such as aerospace and defence, manufacturing, freight and logistics, tourism and research.