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NSW Election 2023 Candidate Questions

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Candidates in the West of Bankstown area are invited to provide their transport policy and respond to the following questions (with Yes, No, and/or Comments):

  • Restore T2 Inner West Line: City to Liverpool via Regents Park

  • Restore City to Bankstown via Regents Park

  • Convert Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest

  • Extend Metro Southwest from Bankstown to Glenfield via Liverpool (as per NSW Government announcement)

  • Extend Metro Southwest from Bankstown to Regents Park

  • Remove direct Sydney Trains between Liverpool and Bankstown (with commuters to interchange at Regents Park) in 2024

  • 2 Additional Tracks between Lidcombe (Platform 5) and Homebush (Platform 7) for Sydney Trains (approx. $100m)

  • Future closure of Birrong and Yagoona Station

  • Future bus replacing trains in the West of Bankstown

  • Express Trains from Lidcombe to Central (peak express removed in 2017 timetable change)

Responses as a public statement or video message can be emailed to SaveT3@restoreinnerwestline.org.au


Thank you to the candidates whom have already provided their policy position regarding transport matters in the West of Bankstown area.


We would also like to thank everyone (including outgoing local MPs Tania Mihailuk, Guy Zangari, Nick Lalich, and Paul Lynch) whom have been involved in fighting for our transport services.


Responses from Auburn electorate candidates (covering Auburn, Lidcombe, Berala, Regents Park, Birrong, Yagoona, Sefton, Chester Hill in the West of Bankstown area):

​AUBURN

LABOR: Lynda VOLTZ

​GREENS: Masoomeh ASGARI

​Jamal DAOUD

​LIBERAL DEMOCRAT: Julie MORKOS DOUAIHY

SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA: Shelley-Kim GOED

​LIBERAL: Mohammed ZAMAN

​Restore T2 Inner West Line: City to Liverpool via Regents Park

​Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

​Restore City to Bankstown via Regents Park

​No

Yes

No

​Convert Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest

​Maybe

No

Maybe

Yes

​Extend Metro Southwest from Bankstown to Glenfield via Liverpool (as per NSW Government announcement)

​No

Maybe

Yes

​Extend Metro Southwest from Bankstown to Regents Park

​Yes

Maybe

No

​Remove direct Sydney Trains between Liverpool and Bankstown (with commuters to interchange at Regents Park) in 2024

​Yes

No

Yes

​2 Additional Tracks between Lidcombe (Platform 5) and Homebush (Platform 7) for Sydney Trains (approx. $100m)

No

Yes

No

​Future closure of Birrong and Yagoona Station

​No

No

Maybe

​Future bus replacing trains in the West of Bankstown

​No

No

Maybe

​Express Trains from Lidcombe to Central (peak express removed in 2017 timetable change)

​Yes

Yes

No

The above tabled compiled from candidate responses to email enquiries, candidate forum statements, and public announcements as of 23 March 2023. Note: NSW Labor (unlike at previous elections) has not formally issued a written statement in support of restoring the T2 Inner West Line (Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park), however Member for Auburn (and Labor candidate) Lynda Voltz has spoken publicly about her support for reinstatement of the direct train to the City Circle. The Greens candidate Masoomeh Asgari has not responded to enquiries, but the The Greens party has previously given Parliamentary support for restoring the T2 Inner West Line (Liverpool/Bankstown via Regents Park) and has opposed the conversion of the Sydenham to Bankstown line into Metro Southwest. The NSW Government/Liberal Party position is reflected in the column for candidate Mohammed Zaman.

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