Western Sydney Airport

Shaping Western Sydney's Future Transport Network
Western Sydney's transport network will need to be progressively upgraded and expanded in order to meet the needs of the region's growing population and economy. An efficient and reliable transport network will also unlock the potential for a Western Sydney Airport to bring jobs, investment and opportunities to the region.

Transport infrastructure will be in place to service the proposed airport by the time the first plane takes off in the mid-2020s. By 2030, this transport network will meet the needs of:

  • an additional one million residents, making Western Sydney the fastest growing region in Australia;
  • businesses and specialist industries contributing to Australia's third-largest economy; and
  • approximately 10 million passengers per year and nearly 9,000 direct jobs at the proposed Western Sydney Airport.

Western Sydney will be well-served by its future transport network. This network will include an airport, rail and roads:

Site works for the airport are progressing the first stage of the airport is set to open in 2026.

The Australian Governments have identified a North South Rail Link and an East West Rail Link to form the long-term preferred network to support Western Sydney and connect to the Airport. The North South Rail Link will run between Schofields and Macarthur via St Marys and Western Sydney Airport while the East West Link will connect the airport to greater Parramatta. The governments are also considering a South West line extension from Leppington to the future Badgerys Creek Airport.


Current road upgrades include: 

The Northern Road - Upgrading in stages to a minimum of four lanes between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith, including an interchange (underpass) at Bringelly Road. Construction is already underway.

M12 Motorway - Building a new motorway with up to 6 lanes. This motorway will provide direct access to the Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham. 

Bringelly Road - Upgrading to a minimum of four lanes between Camden Valley Way, Leppington and The Northern Road, Bringelly. 


Source: http://westernsydneyairport.gov.au/