In September this year the State and Federal Governments publicly released its
Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study - Discussion Paper which included a range of options to address the future rail needs in the region. In responding to the Study, Council carefully considered how the various rail options could fundamentally improve the economic productivity and the liveability of the western Sydney region
Council’s submission was supported by extensive analysis by Deloitte and Arup who were commissioned by the Western Sydney Rail Alliance, which Penrith helped establish in late 2015. Alliance members include Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown councils, major landowners, The Committee for Sydney and the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue.
In its submission Council urged that:
Download Council's submission (6.27MB pdf)
Council fully supported Option 6 – North-South Rail. The submission describes Option 6 as the only option which truly responds to the absolute imperative for structuring of the north-south outer metropolitan growth arc around passenger rail. This would be City and Regional shaping, and substantially enhance the economic, social and environmental performance of this planned high growth corridor. It provides the best opportunity for the benefits of a Western Sydney Airport to exceed the impacts – which is critical for public support for this major project.
As outlined in our submission Option 6 is the only option that will:
Council worked with the community to make the case for Option 6 with more than 900 people and businesses visiting the Study website through an awareness campaign.
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