Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today announced an investigation into improving transport connections between Bankstown and Liverpool, including a possible extension of the new Sydney Metro.

“As Sydney Metro construction rapidly progresses, we’re taking the opportunity to plan for future transport possibilities down the track,” Mr Constance said.

“The first stage of Metro in the north west will open in 2019, the city and south west is due to open in 2024, and it’s important now to see what options lay beyond that.

“Now we’re investigating how we can deliver better transport outcomes for Sydney’s growing south west, including a potential extension of Sydney Metro, and this is a chance for people to have their say.”

Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said Transport for NSW has identified a study area between Bankstown and Liverpool in which a future extension of this modern railway could be located.

“This potential extension would support growth in Sydney’s south west by connecting suburbs, businesses, jobs and services as well as improving access between the south west and Sydney’s CBD,” Ms Gibbons said.

“It would also reduce growth pressure on road infrastructure and the existing rail network, including the potential to relieve crowding on the T1 Western Line, T2 South Line and T2 Airport Line.

“While any solid decisions on future extensions would be some time away, it’s prudent to plan transport corridors to make sure the system keeps improving.”

The community and other local stakeholders will be able to have their say for six weeks from 11 March to 22 April 2016.

Information about how to make a submission is available online at www.B2Loptions.info

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