New strategy unveils faster commute from Sydney’s west

New strategy unveils faster commute from Sydney’s west

Posted on Thursday, October 04 2012 at 3:07 PM

The New South Wales Governments’ latest State Infrastructure Strategy was released yesterday, outlining moves to improve access for Sydney’s west and an extended rail line toward Maroubra.

Urban Taskforce Australia chief
executive officer Chris Johnson says the strategy provides enormous detail and
cost benefit for Sydneysiders.

“The most
important project is the WestConnex, where the M4 is connected to the M5 in a
manner that helps commuters travelling from western Sydney get into the city
while also improving the flow of freight in containers from Port Botany out to
western Sydney,” he says.

the strategy raises the potential for urban renewal along the new
infrastructure routes and it’s critical this is reflected in the Metropolitan
Strategy, due to be released by the Planning Minister in the near future.

“Communities will
need to see a positive future for their neighbourhoods as a trade-off for the
new infrastructure. They’ll also need to take a ‘whole of city’ approach to

The proposed rail
line extension towards Maroubra would tie in with the renewal of the peninsula,
Johnson adds. “Generally, there are low densities in that area and a number of
government-owned sites could lead to urban renewal.”

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