The exact location of new airport metro stations at St Marys and Orchard Hills have been confirmed.
The Orchard Hills station will be located to the east of Kent Road and north of Lansdowne Road. Impacted property owners were door-knocked on Friday, it is understood.
The station would have one entrance on Kent Road with provision for a second entrance east of the station.
The station would service a future residential, commercial and mixed-use precinct. A metro station at Orchard Hills would help transform the area into a compact, high-amenity and walkable new community.
As expected, the St Marys station will be built underneath the existing station.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today inspected the site of the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis Station.
“The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices and inject billions of dollars to the NSW and Australian economies,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Where we are standing today will become a major new transport interchange, right in the heart of the future central business district for the Western Parkland City.”
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said construction would start this year on the around $11 billion mega-project that would deliver economic support and local jobs.
“This city-shaping investment is being fast-tracked to help our economy recover from COVID-19 and deliver a major stimulus right in the heart of Western Sydney,” Mr Tudge said.
“Western Sydney residents will reap the benefits of this investment well before the first train leaves the station.”
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the tender process has also started to deliver 10 kilometres of twin Metro railway tunnels, with the call for registrations of interest.
“Construction starts later this year on a project that will become the transport spine for the Western Parkland City,” Mr Constance said.
“The new railway will link residential areas with jobs hubs, and connect travellers from the new airport with the rest of Sydney’s public transport network.”
New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will be a game changer for the region.
“This will provide the backbone for the economic and broader development of the Western Parkland City,” Mr Ayres said.
Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said the Australian and NSW Governments are working together in preparation for the airport opening for passenger services.
“The huge investment in Western Sydney Infrastructure projects is creating an interconnected city that will enable innovation, support growth and create jobs to build an exciting future for Western Sydney,” Mrs McIntosh said.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.