New South Wales Government has released draft corridors for four major future road and rail infrastructure corridors which will help establish the Western Sydney Parkland City.
“The release of these corridors marks one of the first steps in delivery of the City Deal which will realise the aspiration of a 30-minute city for Western Sydney, bringing people closer to jobs, education and homes and improve access for freight and logistics vehicles.”
These transport links, with a total length of 192 km, will improve access for freight and logistics companies and connect to the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis, an urban centre adjacent to the airport, currently under construction.
The plans include four corridors, which involve the north-south rail corridor, connecting Western Sydney Airport with the existing Sydney train network; the Outer Sydney Orbital road and rail freight corridor; Western Sydney freight connection and a new road connection from the M7 to the Bells Line of Road.
The Outer Sydney Orbital corridor will provide a major transport link between the North West and South West Growth Areas and will allow efficient rail freight services.
The South West Rail Link extension and the North South railway line will provide new connections and will enhance the capacity on passenger rail lines
For the freight corridor, the NSW Government plans a connection for the Western Sydney Freight Line between M7 Motorway and the planned Outer Sydney Orbital’s freight rail corridor near Luddenham.