Metro West Will Link Sydney’s Two CBDs
23 Mar 2018
The Sydney Business Chamber says Sydney Metro West will be a transformative project that will strengthen the economies of the city’s two key CBDs, Sydney and Parramatta, and will allow many more people to realise the possibility of a 30-minute city.
“The Chamber has long advocated for this important project because it is the best opportunity to achieve the vision of a strong Central City at Parramatta that will drive new economic activity across the region and between the two centres,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
“Business appreciates the opportunity that the consultation period will present to resolve the strong competing cases that each station option offers.
“We recognise that each additional station whilst representing excellent development opportunities will be off-set against the lost opportunity of an express service between the two economic hubs,” Mrs Forsythe said.
Sydney Business Chamber, Western Sydney Director David Borger said confirmation Sydney Metro West line would extend to Westmead was recognition of the role the Westmead Health and Education precinct was playing in shaping the region’s economy.
“This is excellent news for Western Sydney and great to hear a station will be located at Westmead, given the health precinct is set to host 50,000 knowledge jobs by 2036.
“The existing Western Line is not only the oldest line in Australia but it is also the most congested.
“Metro West will provide additional public transport capacity between Sydney’s two major CBDs and will support large precincts such as Sydney Olympic Park by providing greater accessibility.
“It will carry around 40,000 passengers an hour and would double existing rail capacity between Sydney CBD and Parramatta.
“Sydney Metro West is the single most important piece of infrastructure that will link the two CBDs of Sydney via Sydney Olympic Park, which itself will emerge as a major economic and residential hub as well as a key sporting precinct.
“It is critical mega projects like Metro West have bipartisan support and The Chamber is pleased that both the NSW Government and the Opposition have recognised the importance of this project,” Mr Borger said.