In game-changing transport news for Westmead, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance have today announced a Sydney Metro West station for Westmead.
The underground station is a critical step in unlocking Westmead’s Innovation District, providing another vital transport link between Westmead and Sydney’s three great cities.
Making the announcement, Ms Berejiklian said the announcement was the first step in a future East-West connection to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
“Sydney Metro West will become the fastest, easiest and most reliable journey between the Sydney and Parramatta CBD; [the journey] could take as little as 20 minutes,” she said.
Today’s announcement comes on the back of 12 months of discussions between the Westmead precinct partners and Sydney Metro West.
In July 2017, a briefing session between Sydney Metro West, Western Sydney Local Health District and Health Infrastructure identified the Westmead Innovation District as a station option.
In November, a submission was provided to Sydney Metro West, on behalf of the Westmead precinct partners, for a station in the precinct.
Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Danny O’Connor said the precinct partners wholeheartedly supported a metro station at Westmead, as a significant infrastructure project that would help position Westmead and western Sydney as a vibrant place to live, work and play.
“The Westmead precinct is transforming into a globally recognised health, research and education innovation district,” he said.
“To ensure the innovation district’s success, we require the seamless movement of people in and out of the precinct, to allow cross-collaboration to be freely undertaken throughout the three Sydney cities and also to encourage international investment.
“Today is a historic day for Westmead – the new metro station will allow an accelerated achievement of the economic and social benefits that the precinct can offer.
“It will allow Westmead to be strategically located between the east and west cities and will provide a competitive advantage to business opportunities in Sydney both nationally and internationally.
“This is just the latest step in Westmead’s transformation into an innovation district, delivering significant economic, employment, social and environmental outcomes – it’s an exciting time to be in this precinct.”
For more information, watch the below video on the project and read the Sydney Metro West – a new railway for western Sydney – project overview