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Sydney Metro West – planning approvals

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.

Westmead to The Bays and Sydney CBD

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. Read the project Phasing Report.

The Bays to Sydney CBD

Sydney Metro is seeking approval for major civil construction work, including station excavation and tunnelling, between The Bays and Sydney CBD.

The Environmental Impact Statement for major civil construction between The Bays and Sydney CBD was on public exhibition from 3 November 2021 until 15 December 2021 and is currently with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for assessment.

Rail infrastructure, stations, precincts and operations between Westmead and Sydney CBD

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 is expected to be exhibited for community feedback in early 2022.

The community will be able to learn more and have their say throughout the planning process.

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.

Read a copy of the Precast REF Determination Report.

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.

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:

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