Barges will remove crushed rock and machinery from Sydney Metro construction sites at Blues Point and Barangaroo, reducing impacts to the community and cutting truck movements on busy inner-Sydney roads.
A temporary barging facility has been approved next to Parramatta River at Clyde during the construction of the 15.5 kilometre twin railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham.
Sydney Metro tunnel builders John Holland CPB Ghella will operate the dedicated facility for two years from July 2018 within the existing industrial area at Clyde while the twin railway tunnels are built.
Crushed rock will be transferred to trucks at the facility, and transported to other residential and commercial development projects across wider Sydney, with 100 percent of excavated material from the tunnels to be reused.
A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the barging facility assessed the operations and set out mitigation measures to minimise impacts.
Community and stakeholder feedback has been considered and responded to in a Determination Report, which is available at sydneymetro.info/documents.