Build the Marsden Park rail link & station now
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North Western Sydney has been identified by the NSW Government as one of two key growth areas for Sydney over the next 20 or so years. Marsden Park will be central to those plans, namely due to the Sydney Business Park currently under development, and the homes planned for residents. Combined, the Marsden Park Industrial, Marsden Park, & Marsden Park North, are planned to accommodate 41,200 residents, 15,500 dwellings, and 10,000 jobs.
By way of comparison, as at the 2011 census, Epping had 14,000 residents, Castle Hill had 32,000 residents, and Hornsby had 20,000, all with multiple transport options either existing or planned.
The current situation is that the North West Rail Link is under construction and terminating at Cudgegong Road, whilst a 'land corridor' has been secured for future expansion to Marsden Park. However, no further information has been released as to when this might be built,
The question is... why are we waiting? Build it now before the area experiences explosive growth. The NSW Govt has long identified the North West as a growth area for homes, residents, and jobs. Without a comprehensive transport solution, Richmond Rd will be a standstill, both with residents travelling out of the area and workers (and shoppers) travelling to the area, with effects then flowing over to the M7 & M2.
Why are we waiting?
Update - 16-May-2017
The new plan is for over 33,000 new homes will be built by 2026. It's now an urgent requirement to build the appropriate transport links to ensure this growth area does not become Sydney's newest traffic nightmare.
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