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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 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

The Department of Planning and Environment assessed the second Sydney Metro West Environmental Impact Statement and has granted approval for major civil construction work, including station excavation and tunnelling, between The Bays and Sydney CBD.

This EIS was on public exhibition from November to December 2021, and submissions received from stakeholders and the community were considered in the assessment of the project.

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

Sydney Metro is seeking approval for rail infrastructure, stations, precincts and operations between Westmead and the Sydney CBD.

The Environmental Impact Statement was on public exhibition from 23 March to 4 May 2022 and is currently with the Department of Planning and Environment for assessment.

Eastern Creek Precast Facilities – 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.

This project is now completed and has been handed over to the operator – Eastern Creek Speedway

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:

City and Southwest planning and compliance

Western Sydney Airport line planning and compliance

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