Western Sydney Airport endorses ‘City Deal’
4 March 2018
Chief Executive Officer of WSA Co, Graham Millett, today welcomed the joint Federal and NSW Government Western Sydney City Deal saying the commitment to a North South Rail Link would help drive investment confidence in the burgeoning aerotropolis.
“The Western Sydney City Deal is a true game‐changer for the region and WSA Co is thrilled with the governments' commitment to deliver a rail connection from St Marys to Badgerys Creek via the new airport, providing residents of Western Sydney with direct, local access to a world‐class airport,” Mr Millett said.
“We have said from day one that the airport will provide a catalyst for the long‐term economic growth in the region and today's announcement reinforces just how important both the airport and surrounding aerotropolis will be in helping to deliver sustainable prosperity for the people of Western Sydney.
“The NSW Government has also committed to establishing rapid bus services from the key centres of Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown to Western Sydney Airport before it opens,” he said.
WSA Co has already commenced early enabling works on the Badgerys Creek site and has a range of professional services and construction packages in the market currently.
“We are on track to commence major earthworks toward the end of this year and we are already engaged with the manufacturing, construction and education sectors to look at building training and jobs capacity in the region for the long‐term.
“We want to be part of the solution for driving new investment and creating jobs in the region so we are delighted with the extent of the governments' commitments including the much needed streamlining of planning and development which will help to boost investment in the region. “Initiatives such as the STEM‐focused education facilities and adding much‐needed rail and road capacity will be fundamental to the region's success and equally that of Western Sydney Airport,” he said.