Planning and Compliance

Sydney Metro West is subject to environmental assessment under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). The project is classified as Critical State Significant Infrastructure under Part 5 division 5.2 (formally Part 5.1) of the EP&A Act.

Sydney Metro West – planning approvals

The environmental assessment process for Sydney Metro West is being done in stages in recognition of the size of the project.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has assessed the first Sydney Metro West Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and has granted approval for the Sydney Metro West project concept between Westmead to the Sydney CBD and station excavation and tunnelling between Westmead and The Bays.

The EIS was on public exhibition between 30 April and 26 June 2020. Submissions received from stakeholders and the community have been considered in the assessment of the project.

Future stages

Future project approvals will consider major civil construction work including station excavation and tunnelling between The Bays and Sydney CBD including Pyrmont; and all stations, depots and rail systems between Westmead and the Sydney CBD Station.

The Bays Road Relocation Works – planning approval

The Bays Road Relocation Works Review of Environmental Factors was prepared and determined by Sydney Metro in accordance with the EP&A Act. 

This proposal was determined on 18 August 2020.

Eastern Creek Precast Facilities – planning approval

Sydney Metro undertook a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) process to consider the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and identify the measures to mitigate them.

Following this detailed environmental assessment process, which included feedback from the community, Sydney Metro has concluded that the project can proceed safely.

You can read a copy of Precast REF Determination Report here.

Sydney International Speedway – planning approval

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sydney International Speedway sought approval for construction and operation of a new speedway within the existing motorsport precinct at Eastern Creek.

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces approved the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydney International Speedway on 23 December 2020. Further information is available here.

Compliance documentation

Documents supporting the project planning approval and/or minister’s conditions of approval are available in the document library and the projects contractor websites.

Georgiou was awarded the contract for the road relocation works at The Bays.

Abergeldie was awarded the contract to build the new Sydney International Speedway at Eastern Creek.

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