A new underground pedestrian link has been proposed from the future Norwest Railway Station to the Norwest retail and business precinct, taking pedestrians below Norwest Boulevard. The new Norwest Station is currently under construction and building the proposed underground pedestrian link means there will be a new second entry to Norwest Station in addition to the surface entry at the corner of Norwest Boulevard and Brookhollow Avenue. Norwest is one of the fastest growing employment centres in Sydney. About 15,000 people travel to Norwest for work every day at major Australian and international companies – and this is expected to increase to 30,000 by 2031. The proposed underground link Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is on public exhibition from July 27 to August 7. To view the REF, you can download the Review of Environmental Factors document, or visit:
- the Sydney Metro Northwest Community Information Centre Shop 490, Castle Towers Shopping Centre (entry off Old Castle Hill Road) (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm), or
- the Hills Shire Council offices 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm), or
- the Hills Library Baulkham Hills Branch, Railway Street, Baulkham Hills (Monday 10.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 5.20pm, Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm), or
- the Transport for NSW Information Centre Ground floor, 388 George Street, Sydney (corner of King and George streets) (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm).
Community members are invited to submit feedback on the proposal to Transport for NSW by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to: Sydney Metro Northwest Norwest REF PO Box 588 North Ryde BC NSW 1670 Submissions must reach Transport for NSW by close of business on 7 August 2015 and include:
- your name and address
- the name of your application
- a brief statement on whether you support or object to the proposal – and why.