There is a concerted push for an extra metro station in Sydney’s west to trigger urban renewal. A ‘last-gasp’ attempt is under way to overturn the NSW government’s decision not to build a metro rail station at Camellia, as proponents argue a train stop is needed as a trigger for development of the industrial suburb near Parramatta.
A few weeks ago, Parramatta City Council endorsed an urgent plea for the government to include a station at Camellia, or at least the provision for one to be built there.
Developer and business groups such as the Property Council and Western Sydney Business Chamber have also called for the government to “urgently” prepare an option for a station.
In a joint submission they said, “A metro station … would catalyse major urban renewal. Camellia holds the long-term potential to strategically extend the footprint of the Parramatta CBD”.