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THE federal government has pledged $3 million to fund planning for a Perth Airport rail link.
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Sunday the money would help get the project to improve links between the airport and Perth's CBD "shovel ready".
"Perth is one of Australia's fastest growing cities and its airport will continue to experience substantial passenger growth in the years ahead," he said in statement.
"That's why it's critical we invest now in the world class public transport infrastructure which is able to cater for that growth and support future needs of Perth residents."
Mr Albanese said providing funding for planning would assist the state government to determine how to best use $500 million set aside in the federal government's most recent Budget for the Perth Public Transport Package.
The $3 million will fund an Airport Rail Link Planning Study, to look at how many potential passengers could be carried, environmental impacts, and safety requirements for tunnelling under airport's runways.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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