To help achieve Liverpool’s goal of becoming Sydney’s third CBD, a fast and regular public transport connection to the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is critical.
Council’s flagship project, the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor, is a visionary city-shaping project to deliver a high quality public transport link between the Liverpool CBD and Western Sydney International Airport. Under the Western Sydney City Deal, the NSW Government has committed to a rapid bus connection between the Airport, the new Aerotropolis and Liverpool’s CBD in time for the airport’s opening in 2026.
The FAST Corridor will be a key gateway for visitors to Australia showcasing the unique natural environment of South West Sydney. The corridor will be inviting and vegetated with transport infrastructure naturally forming part of the landscape. This parkway will reinforce the city’s commitment to effective public transport and active transport, such as cycling and walking.
Council will also encourage compact medium/high-density development in appropriate locations along the corridor. Design decisions will prioritise affordability and achievability while ensuring high quality place-making and connection to existing natural assets, including the Western Sydney Parklands and waterways.
The FAST Corridor will help reduce sprawl, improve public transport, and preserve the unique character of our region.
Liverpool City Council is working with the NSW Government to progress this critical infrastructure project.
To support this vision, Liverpool City Council recently commissioned a design framework for the FAST Corridor. The Framework adopts a place-led approach, envisaging different options for how the transit corridor might be delivered. The Framework encourages Council to celebrate and build on the existing landscape along the corridor and find ways to incorporate natural and cultural assets already present along the route.
Council has begun early design work on its preferred corridor option and will seek community feedback in late 2020.
Roads and Maritime Services is also planning to upgrade Hoxton Park Road to provide dedicated bus lanes between Banks Road at Miller and Cowpasture Road at West Hoxton. This will connect with the FAST Corridor. More information on the Roads and Maritime Services proposal is available here. Copies of Liverpool City Council’s submissions on the proposal can be read here and here.