Recent infrastructure announcements for Western Sydney.
NEW WINDSOR BRIDGE FINALLY TO GO AHEAD
A court decision this week gave the green light to the construction of a new Windsor Bridge.
The action taken by a small group of disgruntled people in opposing this project has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Duncan Gay, NSW Minister for Roads, says it is time for ‘community anarchists’ to move on.
BUILDING JOBS IN WESTERN SYDNEY
The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is the largest roads investment in the history of Australia.
It’s having a direct impact on local businesses: 65 Western Sydney contractors and suppliers have now been awarded $18 million in work.
In the next 10 years, projects will create 4,000 jobs.
CONTAINER HUBS TO EASE CONGESTION
Hundreds of thousands of shipping containers will be taken off our roads by building a container hub at St Marys.
This means that 300,000 containers a year would no longer be driven from Port Botany.
It comes after the approval of a terminal at Moorebank, set to begin operating in 2017, providing 24,000 jobs in Western Sydney.
REVAMPING THE BANKSTOWN TRAIN LINE
The revamping of the Bankstown train line will do more than just improve public transport.
There is the potential for 36,000 new apartments to be built along the corridor, providing for an additional 10,000 jobs.
It will happen in 11 suburbs providing more choice, especially for home buyers.
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