The location of stations along the proposed Sydney West Metro alongside cost and timeline blowouts have formed the basis of a new inquiry into the Sydney Metro West project.
The Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure is inquiring into the project, Committee Chair, Ms Lynda Voltz MP, announced.
“Sydney Metro West is an important project and we need to ensure that it is delivered efficiently and provides the best return to the community”, said Ms Voltz. “We want to look at the business case and delve into why there has been a blowout in terms of the cost and the timeline for the project.”
The Committee will also consider the establishment of the route and selection of stations and examine whether any other potential project benefits were initially considered.
“We need a transportation system that meets the long term needs of residents. Sydney Metro West must be properly costed and designed to deliver the best service to as many people as possible, as part of the broader transport network.”
“The Metro West project will impact on large sections of the community and businesses across Sydney, it is important we understand what the constraints have been in past and get the best results for the future.”
While submissions are now closed, you can follow the progress of the inquiry with more information, including the inquiry’s terms of reference on the Committee’s webpage.