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.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the new transport-orientated hubs would reinvigorate communities at station locations in Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.
“Sydney Metro is a once-in-a-century project and the station precincts planned for Sydney’s west will become destinations, and landmarks in their own right, linking together one of the fastest-growing regions in this city,” Mr Elliott said.
“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.
“We’re talking about 20 minute metro journeys from Parramatta to Hunter Street in Sydney’s CBD, eight minute metro trips from Five Dock to Hunter Street – travel times you couldn’t match in a car, not even without traffic.”
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,” Mr Roberts said.
“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.”
Additionally, planning approval has also 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.
Construction for Sydney Metro West stations, their precincts and rail infrastructure is planned to commence from 2025.
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 four metro lines, 46 stations and 113 kilometres of new metro rail.