The New South Wales Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure has handed down its final report for the inquiry into the Sydney Metro West project.
This follows the release of the interim report in November 2023, which detailed and examined value for money, delivery models, passenger impacts and more. The interim report recommended an extension upon the original project deadline to 2032,
The New South Wales Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure received 34 submissions and heard from 28 witnesses as part of the development of the final report.
The final report outlines eight findings and six recommendations that aim to improve the outcome of the project. These include a recommendation that additional stations are considered for the project. The committee also recommends that the State Government assign a single management authority for the project.
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Further recommendations include a business case focused on amending the route alignment to support housing uplift between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park. It also recommended the completion of urban masterplans to support appropriate housing and economic uplift along the Metro West route, as detailed also by Roads Australia.
Committee Chair, Lynda Voltz said the report responds to a number of concerns that were raised during the initial inquiry.
“The Committee heard from a range of stakeholders that the Sydney Metro West project is a critical piece of infrastructure that should go ahead,” Voltz said.
“Given the substantial cost of the project, the Committee was motivated to investigate how the Sydney Metro West can be improved to deliver the best outcomes for communities now and into the future.”
To view the full, final report, click here.
To view the interim report, click here.