Consultation so far
Sydney Metro City & Southwest undertook early consultation along the project corridor in June 2015. At this time, the community was provided with information about the proposal and given the opportunity to provide feedback.
In June 2016, we again consulted with the community during the preparation and exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Chatswood to Sydenham component of the Project. Consultation also included meeting key stakeholders, including local government, NSW and Australian Government departments, peak bodies and industry associations.
In 2017, while preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydenham to Bankstown component of the Project, we have continued to inform and consult with the community, including:
- Distributing a project update to 70,000 properties
- Visiting properties affected by acquisition or located next to the stations
- Hosting community information displays at Marrickville, Campsie, Lakemba and Bankstown
- Hosting information displays at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Sydney Festival at Barangaroo
- Handing out information flyers and talking to customers at stations
- Informing station design using customer focus groups
- Seeking feedback on alternative transport arrangements during the construction period via an online survey
- Hosting planning focus meetings with local councils and government agencies
- Meeting with community groups, relevant government agencies and key stakeholders.
Transport for NSW and Sydney Metro will continue to work closely with the community and key stakeholders to understand any issues of concern.
The Environmental Impact Statement was on public exhibition from 13 September to 8 November 2017, with the community and stakeholders once again able to have their say. Sydney Metro will collate the responses received and release a Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report in 2018.