While inspecting the site of the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis Station on Badgerys Creek Road, Bringelly, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices, and "inject billions of dollars" to the NSW and Australian economies.
"Where we are standing today will become a major new transport interchange, right in the heart of the future central business district for the Western Parkland City," she said on Sunday while announcing the station locations for the project which will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) airport.
The Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the Western Sydney Airport Business Park Stations are the two airport locations on the 23-kilometre driverless railway line which will also stop at St Marys, Orchard Hills and Luddenham.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said construction would start this year on the $11 billion mega-project.
"This city-shaping investment is being fast-tracked to help our economy recover from COVID-19 and deliver a major stimulus right in the heart of Western Sydney," Mr Tudge said.
"Western Sydney residents will reap the benefits of this investment well before the first train leaves the station."
Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the tender process has also started to deliver 10-kilometres of twin Metro railway tunnels.
"Construction starts later this year on a project that will become the transport spine for the Western Parkland City," Mr Constance said.
"The new railway will link residential areas with jobs hubs, and connect travellers from the new airport with the rest of Sydney's public transport network."
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the project will "provide the backbone" for the economic and broader development of the Western Parkland City. Supporting the airport and Aerotropolis is a key part of the Western Sydney City Deal - a 20-year agreement signed in March 2018 by the Commonwealth Government, NSW Government and eight Western Sydney councils.
Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh said: "The huge investment in western Sydney Infrastructure projects is creating an interconnected city that will enable innovation, support growth and create jobs to build an exciting future for western Sydney."