Wollongong MP, Paul Scully has called on the NSW Government to list the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor as a project for funding under the Federal Government’s National Rail Program.
Mr Scully has formally written to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance MP, drawing the Government’s attention to the national program.
A publication issued by the Federal Government promoting the National Rail Program specifically mentions the South Coast Line and the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor as an ideal project for funding under this program.
The Federal Government has invited State Governments to submit proposals to improve and extend existing lines by September 2017.
Comments attributable to Paul Scully MP:
“The funding available from the Federal Government is a once in a generation opportunity to improve the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor, which is described as a strategic urban rail corridor.
“I have called on the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure to submit an application for funding and list the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor as a priority project.
“This is a crucial opportunity to dramatically improve the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor, deal with its current constraints and be able to deliver faster passenger travel to and from Sydney.”