Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Penrith. Submission on infrastructure

Penrith City Council has made a submission to the statutory body, Infrastructure Australia, including West Metro rail link, quadruplication of the Western Rail Line, north-south heavy passenger and freight rail link, Western Sydney Employment Hub intermodal terminal, bus T-ways and corridors, Werrington Arterial, M4 East Extension, F3 to M2 link, Outer Sydney Orbital and links to expanded Western Sydney Employment Hub, recycled water infrastructure, stormwater reuse infrastructure, water sensitive urban design infrastructure and river management, and high-speed broadband internet services.


Bankstown. Joint submission on infrastructure

Bankstown Airport Limited and Bankstown City Council have lodged a joint submission to Infrastructure Australia seeking Commonwealth funding for important Western Sydney infrastructure projects. The submission proposed construction of essential world-class sustainable economic and environmental integrated infrastructure for the Bankstown Airport - Milperra Specialised Centre, as defined in the Metropolitan Strategy. The submission promoted integration of existing major infrastructure assets for this nationally important economic and employment growth centre.


Region. WSROC calls for focus on the west

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has urged the State and Federal Governments to use transport infrastructure funding to invest in urgently-needed new rail lines in Western Sydney, before considering inner-city metros. New WSROC president, Clr Alison McLaren was responding to media reports that the State Government had proposed a new inner-city “mini-metro” as the centrepiece of its bid for Federal Government infrastructure funding. “Western Sydney already suffers from severe transport deficits and the situation will only get worse, with an expected population increase of over 600,000 over the next 25 years, if we don’t make major investments in infrastructure right now,” she said.