26 September 2023

Cabramatta rail loop open for comment

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The NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE) has invited community feedback on draft plans for a Cabramatta Rail Loop which are now on public exhibition until 26 September.

Executive Director, Infrastructure Assessments for DPIE, David Gainsford, said community input was a vital part of the planning process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the draft plans.

“The draft plans involve the construction and operation of a passing loop on the eastern side of the Southern Sydney Freight Line between Cabramatta Station and Warwick Farm Station to enable freight trains to pass,” Mr Gainsford said.

“We want to hear from the community about their views on the proposal to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure any potential impacts to the surrounding area and local people are considered.”

He said that along with the construction of the 1,300m rail loop the proposal included modifications to Sydney Trains’ overhead wiring; duplication of existing bridges at Sussex Street and Cabramatta Creek; relocation of a retaining wall; and the acquisition of Council land on Broomfield street.

He said the proposal also included plans for the reconfiguration of Broomfield Street between Bridge Street and Sussex Street bridge.

Mr Gainsford said the Environmental Impact Statement and all associated documents were available on the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal.

More information, including instructions on how to lodge a comment can be accessed at this PS News link.

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