A resident’s submission on the Sydney Metro

As you probably know by now, the State Government has announced that the ‘Sydney Metro’ will have a station at Waterloo, immediately south-east of the intersection between Botany Road and Raglan Street.

The first Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project has been released, and is available here.

Submissions may be made until 27 June.

Your submission must include

  • your name and address
  • the name of your application
  • the application number, which is SSI 15_7400
  • whether you support or object to the proposal
  • the reasons why you support or object

Your submission should be marked:

Attention: Director, Infrastructure Projects

and can be sent via:

Email: plan_comment@planning.nsw.gov.au

OR via the website:


OR via Post:

Major Projects Assessment
Department of Planning and Environment
GPO Box 39, SYDNEY, NSW 2001

At this stage, ARAG does not have a position on the Metro, but many of our residents do.

Between now and 27 June, we expect we will be able to share with you a range of submissions on the Metro, which you may or may not wish to draw on if you are preparing  your own submission. The first such is below:

This objection relates to the EIS SSI 7400 (Sydney Metro City & Southwest – Chatswood to Sydenham)

I object to this proposal on the grounds that the project should provide Metro stations at Alexandria and St Peters, and does not.

This would provide a mass-transit inner-city transport system and transport integration providing cross-town interconnectivity. It would provide mass-transit systems for the areas’ doubled population, reduce chronic over-crowding on Erskineville station and reduce inner-city congestion.

Further, the current Metro EIS does not model any relationship between the Metro (Waterloo to Sydenham) and Westconnex traffic impact , despite the Metro line running under Euston Road and St Peters, despite the proximity of the two projects. The EIS has no modelling of additional Metro stations (Alexandria and St Peters) ability to reduce the impact of traffic on the road network.

2 thoughts on “A resident’s submission on the Sydney Metro

  1. PS. There will be a number of information sessions, including one at Redfern Oval, 51 Redfern St, on 4 June, 10am to 2pm.

  2. The final Metro information session will be held on at 09 June 2016
    Community Information Session Tempe
    Thursday 16 June 4–8 pm
    Concordia Club: 1 Richardson Crescent, Tempe

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