The Western Sydney Rail Alliance was formed in late 2015 to advocate for an integrated transport and planning solution that addresses the rapid development of Sydney's north-west and south-west growth areas long Sydney's Innovation Corridor.

The first step for the Alliance was to commission consultants Deloitte and Arup to investigate a rail solution that is aimed at boosting town centre densities, addressing metropolitan housing affordability, improving connectivity across Western Sydney, supporting local employment generation and maximising the opportunities that Badgerys Creek Airport will deliver.

The report is being prepared in response to the Joint Federal/NSW Government Western Sydney Rail Options Scoping Study, which is due to be finalised by the end of 2016.

It follows on from last year's Innovation Corridor Paper, released by Western Sydney University, which identified the need for an 'orbital' transport strategy that links the region's growth areas and can facilitate economic, jobs and education opportunities.

In addition to Celestino, other members of the Western Sydney Rail Alliance include; Campbelltown City Council, Liverpool City Council, Penrith City Council, Defence Housing Australia, Ingham Property, Lend Lease, Perich Group, Sydney Business Park, The Committee for Sydney, Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club, University of Sydney and Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue.

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