Consultation has concluded, feedback on this project will be available shortly.
The Metro EIS is the application that Transport for NSW (TfNSW) submits to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DoPE) to seek approval to construct the Metro project.
The Metro project includes a 13.5km upgrade and conversion of the T3 Bankstown Line to metro standards, new and direct access to all stations within the corridor and increased train frequency with metro trains at least every four minutes during peak times at each station.
The following stations are located within the Canterbury Bankstown LGA: Bankstown, Punchbowl, Willey Park, Lakemba, Belmore, Campsie, Canterbury, and Hurlstone Park.
- The Metro will involve an upgrade to all 11 stations between Sydenham and Bankstown.
- The Metro will be fully segregated from the existing Sydney Trains railway tracks between Sydenham and Bankstown, and will connect through to Chatswood via a new Harbour Bridge tunnel crossing.
- The T3 Line west of Bankstown Station will continue to be operated by Sydney Trains, serving stations between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Bankstown.
Council has publically stated it is disappointed that more time has not been provided for community and Council to respond to this project; a project which has significant implications for our City.
Residents are urged to consider the project, its benefits and impacts during construction and operation.
This EIS is approx. 5,000 pages of material and is currently being reviewed by Council staff with the assistance of a team of external specialist consultants. TfNSW has provided a summary report which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
Council has advised TfNSW it will not be providing a submission by the 8 November 2017 deadline and will present the draft submission at the 28 November 2017 Council Meeting. The adopted Council submission will then be lodged by 1 December 2017.
To view project information and lodge a submission directly with NSW Dept. of Planning and Environment CLICK HERE.