East West Rail Link

Reviewed

Project overview

Protecting land for a future passenger rail link between Greater Parramatta and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Key benefits

Benefits of the East West Link

The East West Rail Link will benefit local communities and industry by:

  • Helping to realising the 30 minute city vision.
  • Providing a connection between Sydney’s three cities: the Western Parkland City, Central River City and Eastern Harbour city together with Sydney Metro West.
  • Providing transport options to support population, jobs and economic growth across Western Sydney and for the Western Sydney (Nancy - Bird Walton) International Airport.

Benefits of corridor protection

Protecting land today for future transport links will:

  • Support future town centres that will be designed and planned around future transport infrastructure.
  • Guarantee land needed for future transport links is available when required.
  • Reduce project costs and disruption to communities when projects are delivered.
  • Reduce impacts to local communities by providing certainty of the location of future transport link.

Background

By 2031, Greater Western Sydney will be home to over half of Sydney’s population. Now is the time to plan for essential infrastructure which will connect the metropolis of three cities – Eastern Harbour City, Central River City and the Western Parkland City.  Planning for these future transport links now will help realise the 30 minute city - connecting residents to jobs, services and amenities in just 30 minutes.

The East West Rail Link is a proposed future mass transit rail line connecting Greater Parramatta and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and International Airport. The corridor protection for the East West Rail Link was a recommendation of the Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study. Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study.

This future transport link will form a critical part of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan by ensuring communities in the Central River City are connected  to the Western Parkland City and the Western Sydney Airport (Nancy-Bird Walton).

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment exhibited the future transport network as part of the draft Western Aerotropolis Plan from December 2019 to February 2020.  More information on this exhibited plan can be found here.

Following exhibition Transport for NSW together with other Government Agencies, key stakeholders and landowners progressed with early planning to identify corridor locations for the network.

Current status

We are protecting land for the East West Rail link in two stages.

Stage 1 is between the Aerotropolis near Bringelly and Kemps Creek. The corridor has been exhibited in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan in December 2019.

The Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment is currently exhibiting the final Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan. You can provide your feedback on Stage 1 of the East West Rail Link at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s website.

Transport for NSW and other key stakeholders will be reviewing comments and working together to continue early planning on this essential transport link.

Stage 2 is between the Aerotropolis near Kemps Creek and Greater Parramatta. This section of the corridor will be identified in collaboration with other Government agencies.

More information

Corridors Investigation Office
PO Box K659
Haymarket 1240
 

Background information

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