Chatswood to Sydenham planning approval
The Chatswood to Sydenham EIS covers the construction and operation of the Sydney Metro rail line for approximately 16 kilometres from Chatswood to Sydenham. This section of the rail line almost entirely comprises of underground rail tunnels (including beneath Sydney Harbour) and new stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Pitt Street and Waterloo.
The EIS was on public exhibition from 11 May 2016 to 27 June 2016. Sydney Metro has collated the responses received during the EIS exhibition period, and released a Submissions Report to the public. The Minister for Planning and Environment approved the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS on 9 January 2017.
Sydenham to Bankstown planning approval
The Sydenham to Bankstown EIS covers the segregation, conversion and operation of the existing Sydney Trains Bankstown heavy-rail line to a Sydney Metro line from Sydenham to Bankstown.
Sydney Metro is currently preparing the Sydenham to Bankstown EIS for public exhibition in 2017.
Project approval stages
Sydney Metro has developed a Construction Environmental Management Framework (PDF3.75MB) for the City & Southwest project that sets out the minimum environmental management standards that would be implemented on the project. Other proposed mitigation measures to be implemented to manage the impacts on the environment are detailed in the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS.