Community to have say on Western Sydney’s new Sydney Metro precincts
The NSW Government can reveal new Sydney Metro plans detailing the vision for vibrant new transit-oriented precincts at Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said Sydney Metro is seeking community input on new buildings above or adjacent to the two stations on the 24 kilometre Sydney Metro West line.
“These proposals will bring to life two of Western Sydney’s most popular destinations, supporting employment growth and future housing demand in the city’s fast-growing west,” Mr Elliott said.
“The four new buildings at Parramatta metro precinct and three buildings at Sydney Olympic Park metro precinct will allow for retail at ground level and opportunities for commercial and residential spaces above.
“Both precincts will seamlessly connect to wider Sydney with turn up and go metro services on their doorstep and easy access to new light rail, Sydney Trains, buses and active transport links.”
Minister for Planning and Homes Anthony Roberts said the new metro stations and developments are vital to the vision for the Parramatta CBD and the Sydney Olympic Park town centre, and the future of Western Sydney.
“At Parramatta, the new metro station precinct will be conveniently located next to the future Civic Link that will extend from Parramatta Square to Parramatta River, creating a new and exciting destination for the Parramatta CBD,” Mr Roberts said.
“The Sydney Olympic Park metro station precinct will sit in the heart of the new town centre and will be within footsteps of Sydney’s premier sporting and entertainment events, supporting the more than 10 million people who live and stay in the area each year.”
The community is encouraged to have their say on the plans for Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta metro station precincts as outlined in the first concept planning application available from 16 November 2022 to 13 December 2022.
Detailed plans for the buildings and surrounds will be exhibited separately as part of the next development application stage and community input will again be sought.
When Sydney Metro West services start in 2030, commuters will have access to fast and reliable metro services, including target travel times of about 20 minutes between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.