The Federal Liberal Government is planning to open Western Sydney Airport without a train line.

The Badgerys Creek train line is essential to give Macarthur the transport system it desperately needs.

The NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has made it quite clear that the Coalition does not see transport infrastructure in South West Sydney as a priority.

The NSW Government is yet to commit any funds for a rail line to Badgerys Creek Airport and Minister Constance has stated the train line will be “many years off”. We encourage Mr Constance to come out to South West Sydney to meet with local people who will show him the importance of proper transport infrastructure.

He clearly does not understand the importance of proper public transport links to the new Badgerys Creek Airport and the importance of a rail link from Macarthur to the North.

To anyone living in south west Sydney and in particularly the Macarthur electorate this is a devastating and bewildering pronouncement. Our region is going to experience massive population growth over the next two decades, so it’s absolutely vital for the Government to invest in the infrastructure we need.

Federal Labor is committed to providing a rail link to the new airport as well as ensuring the north-south link.