This consultation is now closed. Thank you for your feedback on this city-shaping project.
At the May 2020 Council meeting, Councillors unanimously resolved to undertake a community campaign to reaffirm Council’s commitment to this project and call on Transport for NSW to work collaboratively with the Liverpool community.
Council is committed to ensuring its Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor and high-quality public transport is in place for the opening of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in 2026.
Liverpool City Council’s flagship project, the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor(External link), is a visionary city-shaping project to deliver high quality public transport between the Liverpool CBD and Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) 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 includes Council’s plans to upgrade Fifteenth Avenue into a high-quality transit corridor, and links with Transport for NSW’s plans to upgrade Hoxton Park Road(External link) between Joadja Road and Cowpasture Road to include bus priority corridors.
Council is concerned, however, with Transport for NSW’s recently announced plans for the Hoxton Park Road upgrade. In particular Transport for NSW have advised that they would prefer for Hoxton Park Road to have ‘side running’ public transport lanes. This refers to bus lanes being located on the outer-most lanes in the road corridor.
From ‘business as usual’ corridors to future ‘rapid transit’ transport corridors.
International best-practice is for high-quality rapid transit corridors to be centre-running. Centre-running public transport (like the existing Liverpool to Parramatta ‘T-Way’ on Hoxton Park Road) can be more frequent and reliable. Side-running public transport is more likely to come into conflict with other cars, trucks and buses using the road. Centre-running also helps ensure that the transit corridor is future-proofed for new technologies such as driverless electric buses and trackless trams. Other local examples of high-quality centre-running corridors include the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail and the Canberra Light Rail.
Council has also heard concerns from the community about the impact of Transport for NSW’s preferred design on the Dorrigo Avenue entrance and Exit. This connection provides an important access to local businesses and Council is concerned that the impacts of the proposed design on these businesses have not been adequately addressed by Transport for NSW.
Council remains committed to working with all stakeholders, including Transport for NSW on the FAST Corridor project. Council sees this as an opportunity to move beyond ‘business as usual’ and significantly improve public transport and road design in the Liverpool local government area.
|This consultation is now closed.|
Contributions to this consultation will close for evaluation and review at 5pm, Monday 29 June 2020.
Your feedback will help inform Council's plans for this project and there will be opportunities to again have your say in future as plans progress.