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Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport

The Australian Government is contributing up to $5.25 billion to deliver Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport (formerly the Western Sydney North South Rail Link).

A key commitment of the Western Sydney City Deal, the Australian Government and NSW Government are partnering to jointly fund and deliver rail to Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport for its opening in 2026. The total project cost will be around $11 billion.

The Australian Government contribution includes:

  • $60 million towards project planning, including $50 million towards the Western Sydney North South Rail Link and Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport joint business case process.
  • $5.19 billion towards the delivery of Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport. This is inclusive of the $61 million to construct the Elizabeth Drive Overpass, an essential piece of road infrastructure to enable metro rail access to the airport site.

For more information see the NSW Government's Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport page.