Green light given to build nine new stations for Sydney Metro West project

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Planning approval has been received to build nine new vibrant station precincts, transforming communities along the new 24km line connecting Westmead to Sydney CBD.

The NSW Government’s vision to transform Sydney’s west with a world-class metro network is coming to life with planning approval received to build all nine new vibrant station precincts as part of the Sydney Metro West mega project.

The new transport-orientated hubs will be located in Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD. 

Each station will have fast and reliable metro services at their centre and integrate with current and future planned transport, including Sydney Trains, buses, light rail and ferries.

“Sydney Metro is a once-in-a-century project, and the station precincts planned for Sydney’nine west will become destinations and landmarks in their own right, linking together one of the fastest-growing regions in this city,” says Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott.

The third Environmental Impact Statement for Sydney Metro West was on public exhibition last year, with stakeholders and the community invited to comment. Feedback is now helping to refine plans for how these stations and precincts will look, feel and operate ahead of construction planned to commence in 2025.

Plans for each station were on public display last year, with community feedback now helping to refine plans for how these station and precincts will link, feel and operate.   

“All nine new metro stations will become thriving hubs with fast and reliable metro transport at their heart, they will connect communities and slash travel times in Western Sydney like never before,” says Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott.

“We’re talking about 20-minute metro journeys from Parramatta to Hunter Street in Sydney’s CBD, 8-minute metro trips from Five Dock to Hunter Street – travel times you couldn’t match in a car, not even without traffic,” says Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said plans for all nine stations for the 23 -kilometre Sydney Metro West line were on public display last year, with stakeholder feedback helping to refine plans for how these station and precincts would look, feel and operate.

“Each station will integrate with current and future planned transport, including Sydney Trains, buses, light rail and ferries,” says Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts.

“These precincts will bring communities to life with planned new green spaces and meeting areas to bring people together, opportunities for local business and new commercial centres delivering an economic boost for the area,” says Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts.

Additionally, planning approval has been received for rail infrastructure, the essential elements needed to bring Sydney Metro online and operational in 2030, including a stabling and maintenance facility at Clyde, set to become the powerhouse behind the fully automated Sydney Metro West.

This follows planning approval for station excavation and tunnelling between Westmead and The Bays,  granted in March 2021 and between The Bays and Sydney CBD, granted in September 2022.

Construction for Sydney Metro West stations, their precincts and rail infrastructure is planned to commence in 2025.

Future planning approvals are underway for over, and adjacent station development at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Pyrmont, and Hunter Street will be subject to further community and stakeholder engagement. 

Further planning assessments are underway for over and adjacent station development at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Pyrmont and Hunter Street.

Construction started on Sydney Metro West in 2020, with the project on track to be completed by 2030. In 2030, Sydney will have a network of 4 metro lines, 46 stations and 113 kilometres of new metro rail.

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