Planning for the Outer Sydney Orbital Stage 2
By 2031, the Western Parkland City will be home to over half of Sydney’s population. To meet the needs of this growing community, we are planning ahead to ensure future transport links are available for people across the Western Parkland City, as well as communities in the Greater Macarthur area and regional areas including the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.
Transport for NSW is identifying a future transport link between the Hume Motorway and Appin Road, east of Appin village. This investigation is part of the Outer Sydney Orbital Stage 2, which will provide for a future road that connects new housing developments and employment growth which is anticipated for the area.
- Support urban development across the Wilton, Greater Macarthur Growth Areas and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
- Facilitate great places, and provide certainty for investment across the region.
- Provide communities with transport connections between the Western Parkland City and the Illawarra- Shoalhaven over the longer term.
- Provide access to jobs and other employment opportunities across the Aerotropolis and surrounding industrial lands.
- Provide access to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
- Support different transport needs including public transport, walking and cycling options.
- Enable freight to move efficiently and safely.
What does this mean for me?
There is a lot of work to be done before identifying a suitable corridor option. There is no need for Transport for NSW to acquire land. This only occurs when the transport infrastructure is approved and funding allocated to progress early works, which may be many years or decades away.
This corridor investigation does not change or rezone land.
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Currently we are consulting with stakeholders, landowners and the community on corridor options between the Hume Motorway and Appin Road. Feedback will be used to help identify a recommended corridor for future transport use.