Trackless trams along Hoxton Park Road and Fifteenth Avenue could become part of a rapid transport link between the Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and Liverpool.
A rapid transit corridor would provide the most cost and time effective public transport link to WSA, building on existing transport links along this route.
The corridor would enable a 20 minute trip connecting WSA to Liverpool, linking many of the estimated 30,000 workers who will work there and at the aerotropolis adjacent to it.
Under this proposal Fifteenth Avenue would become the critical spine between WSA and Liverpool servicing established and emerging suburbs along the way.
Mayor of Liverpool Wendy Waller, pictured below, has welcomed an announcement that a Daley State Labor Government would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Liverpool City Council and provide $10 million for preliminary work on a rapid transport link between the Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and Liverpool.
“I want to thank the NSW Opposition Leader for agreeing to work with Liverpool City Council on this exciting project,’’ Cr Waller said.
“This announcement is welcome news for Liverpool. “We know Western Sydney Airport is going to be world class.
“What it will need are the best possible transport connections using the latest technology.
“A trackless tram down Fifteenth Avenue will be a powerful transport spine, getting travellers and the people who will build and operate the new international airport to their destination quickly, efficiently and in a cost effective manner.’’
- Western Sydney Airport meanwhile has again been included among the nation’s high priority infrastructure projects by Infrastructure Australia.
WSA chief executive officer Graham Millett said the $5.3 billion airport project would provide significant benefits, both locally and nationally.
He also welcomed the infrastructure priority list’s inclusion of crucial road and rail initiatives to support Western Sydney Airport and the surrounding region.
“Constructing the M12 motorway to the airport and ensuring a rail connection is in place when the airport opens will be very important to ensuring easy access for workers and passengers,” he said.
Western Sydney Airport is set to begin international, domestic and air freight operations in 2026.