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.
This EIS was on public exhibition and submissions received from stakeholders and the community were considered in the assessment of the project.
Major civil construction work, including station excavation and tunnelling, between Westmead and The Bays will be phased in accordance with condition A10 of the project conditions of approval. The project Phasing Report can be found here.
A Scoping Report for major civil construction work including station excavation and tunnelling between The Bays and Sydney CBD was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in May 2021.
This report provides information on the proposed tunnel corridor, further proposed works, community consultation undertaken and the next steps in preparing a detailed Environmental Impact Statement, which is expected to be exhibited for community feedback later this year.
A Scoping Report for major building works including fit-out of the twin railway tunnels; construction of the new stations and service facilities; building the station precincts; and operating the new underground metro line was submitted to DPIE in June 2021.
The report provides information on proposed works and outlines the next steps in preparing a detailed Environmental Impact Statement, which will be open for community feedback in early 2022.
The community will be able to learn more and have their say throughout the planning process.
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.
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.
- Quickway was awarded the contract to install a dedicated power route from the Rozelle substation to the future The Bays metro station.