26 September 2023

Metro West open for public comment

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The Minister for Transport has called on the Sydney community to have their say on the Metro West project as part of its first Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The Minister, Andrew Constance said the Sydney Metro West project would significantly cut crowding on three major train lines, take tens of thousands of cars off the roads every day and support the creation of new jobs in Western Sydney.

“Sydney Metro West is truly a once-in-a-century project which will forever change how we get around our great city,” Mr Constance said.

“It’s been almost 100 years since the Harbour Bridge transformed Sydney,” he said.

“Now this underground Metro is going to be the modern day game changer for our city, serving us for decades to come.”

Mr Constance said the EIS outlined the benefits of the project on the city’s future growth such as cutting crowding on existing suburban train lines and stations; cutting road congestion; creating new jobs; and allowing faster travel times.

“The EIS reveals the new twin metro tunnels will be built on average 38 metres underground, the equivalent of a 13 storey building,” he said.

“This is one of three EIS’s for the project due to its scale, and the community will have further opportunities to comment.”

Mr Constance said feedback on the current EIS would be accepted until 26 June.

Further information, including how to have a say, on the Metro West EIS can be accessed at this PS News link.

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