The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has congratulated NSW Transport and
Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance for following through on his promise to
deliver a complete light rail network to Olympic Park.
Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, who convened the WestLine
Partnership, a group of major landowners, stakeholders and councils, which
campaigned for more than 18 months for a light rail link along the ‘Olympic
Corridor, said today’s decision would provide better access, and even more urban
uplift, for one of the fastest growing, dynamic precincts in the country.
“Minister Constance deserves a rap for sticking to his guns, and delivering the
infrastructure and transport connections this vital growth area needs,” he said.
“This stage two connection will go a long way towards securing the future of this
precinct, and will support the RAS’ expansion plans for Sydney Showgrounds, and
GPT’s exciting Olympic Park Town Centre, which both require integrated transport
solutions, including light rail links, metro rail, and improved road access.
“Importantly, this light rail link will connect some of the region’s major growth
areas and to catalyse the creation of more jobs, homes and better amenity for a
rapidly growing population.”
Mr Brown said today’s announcement was just one piece of the Olympic Park
puzzle and supports the Government’s decision to invest in the redevelopment of
“With a decision on stadia funding imminent, the NSW Government needs to
double-down on this transport investment, and deliver on its promise to prioritise
the redevelopment of ANZ Stadium,” he said.
“This is a precinct that has been identified by the Greater Sydney Commission as
one of the key drivers of our city’s growth, and over the next 20 years, with the
right support, is expected to house more than one third of all new jobs and almost
20 per cent of its new dwellings.”