After last week’s announcement of the development projects to have their assessments fast-tracked, New South Wales has now received more positive news to the infrastructure sector.
The $11 billion Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail has got a further $3.5 billion of funding and the construction will start this year.
The project is expected to provide a long-term boost to the NSW economy and bring thousands of jobs to the Western Sydney area.
“The new Metro and the new airport will deliver billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Western Sydney, while establishing the infrastructure needed now and into the future,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is set to open in 2026.
“Construction is already well underway on the airport, and later this year works will start on this new Metro service which will link the suburbs of Western Sydney to the rest of Sydney.
“Getting work started on this project and many other infrastructure projects across New South Wales and Australia is critical to my government’s JobMaker program as we rebuild the economy during COVID-19,” said Morrison.