Sunday, September 19, 2021

Liverpool mayor calls for transport solution

Mayor of Liverpool, Wendy Waller, is calling for improvements to public transport networks in the region following the recent announcement of the NSW Government’s planning approval of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.

Mayor Waller (pictured) said while Liverpool City Council recognised the milestone, the metro line did not provide all of the required public transport connectivity to the Liverpool region.

Council has previously called on the NSW Government to extend the south-west rail line from Leppington to the Western Sydney International Airport (WSIA) and for the delivery of the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit Corridor (FAST) project.

On completion, these two projects would significantly improve public transport connectivity to the Aerotropolis and WSIA, Mayor Waller said.

She said Council continued to support the extension of the south-west rail line as a cost-effective option of linking Liverpool to the WSIA on the existing public transport network.

“Further consideration needs to be given to this extension via Leppington which in doing so, will also connect thousands of residents with more employment opportunities,” said Mayor Waller.

“Council’s vision for the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor will assist in providing mass transit between Liverpool City Centre and the WSIA, alleviate pressure on our congested road network, and improve connection to the new airport.

“I will continue to advocate for better public transport to meet the demands and growth of Liverpool’s CBD and for South West Sydney.”

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