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Determination

Sydney Metro - Chatswood to Sydenham

City of Sydney, Inner West, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby City

Current Status: Determination

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  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Consolidated Approval

SSI 7400 MOD 9 - Consolidated Approval

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Application (1)

Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham SSIAR Final 20 No...

SEARS (2)

Sydney Metro City and Southwest Chatswood to Sydenha...
Cover letter Sydney Metro City and Southwest Chatswo...

EIS (82)

Sydney Metro C2S EIS Main Volume.pdf
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 1 Traffic and ...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise and Vi...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 3 Local Busine...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 4 Non-Aborigin...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 5 Aboriginal H...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 6 Landscape an...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 7 Groundwater.pdf
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 8 Contaminatio...
Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 9 Biodiversity...
0 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Certification.pdf
00 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Executive Summary.pdf
000 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Table of Contents.pdf
001 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 01 Introduction.pdf
002 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 02 Planning and Ass...
003 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 03 Strategic Need a...
004 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 04 Project Developm...
005 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 05 Stakeholder and ...
006 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 06 Project Descript...
007 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 07 Project Descript...
008 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 08 Construction Tr...
009 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 09 Operational Tra...
010 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 10 Construction No...
011 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 11 Operational Noi...
012 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 12 Land Use and Pr...
013 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 13 Business Impacts...
014 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 14 Non-Aboriginal H...
015 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 15 Aboriginal Herit...
016 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 16 Landscape Charac...
017 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 17 Groundwater and ...
018 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 18 Soils, Contamina...
019 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 19 Social Impacts a...
020 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 20 Biodiversity.pdf
021 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 21 Flooding and Hyd...
022 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 22 Air Quality.pdf
023 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 23 Hazard and Risk.pdf
024 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 24 Waste Management...
025 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 25 Sustainability.pdf
026 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 26 Cumulative Impac...
027 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 27 Consolidated Mit...
028 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 28 Environmental Ri...
029 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Chapter 29 Justification an...
030 Sydney Metro C2S EIS References.pdf
031 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Glossary.pdf
090 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix A SEARs.pdf
091 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix B Design Guideline...
092 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix C Stakeholder and ...
093 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix D Construction Env...
094 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix E Construction Noi...
095 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix F Geological Long ...
096 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix F Geological Long ...
097 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix F Geological Long ...
098 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Appendix G Synthesis of EIS...
101 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 1 Traffic ...
102a Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102b Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102c Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102d Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102e Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102f Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102g Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102h Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102i Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102j Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102k Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102l Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102m Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102n Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102o Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102p Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
102q Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 2 Noise a...
103 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 3 Local Bu...
104a Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 4 Non-Abo...
104b Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 4 Non-Abo...
105 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 5 Aborigin...
106a Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 6 Landsca...
106b Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 6 Landsca...
106c Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 6 Landsca...
106d Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 6 Landsca...
107 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 7 Groundwa...
108 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 8 Contamin...
109 Sydney Metro C2S EIS Technical Paper 9 Biodiver...

Submissions (10)

04. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 1...
DPI Submission
2-6 Danks Street, Waterloo_ Urban Design Concept_may...
05. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 2...
00. Sydney Metro Chatswd to Syd Submitters List
01. Sydney Metro Chatswd to Syd submissions 1
07. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 2...
06. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 2...
02. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 5...
03. Sydney Metro Chatswood to Sydenham submissions 1...

Response to Submissions (47)

06b Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration...
18 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration ...
15 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix B Construction Env...
19 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix F Traffic and Tran...
18 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration ...
01b Sydney Metro C2S SPIR.pdf
22 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix I Aboriginal Cultu...
06a Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration...
02 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix A Design Guideline...
09 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 9 Preferred Infrast...
01 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 1 Introduction.pdf
17 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix D Over Station Dev...
10 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix I Aboriginal Cultu...
05 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 5 Submissions Recei...
09b Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix H Historical Arch...
14 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix A Design Guideline...
23 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix J Revised Synthesi...
12 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 12 Where to Find Re...
04 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix C Construction Noi...
20 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix G Non-Aboriginal H...
02 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 2 EIS Clarification...
04 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 4 Community and Sta...
03 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix B Construction Env...
01a Sydney Metro C2S SPIR.pdf
21 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix H Historical Archa...
03 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 3 Clarifications.pdf
10 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 10 Preferred Infras...
06d Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration...
18 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration ...
18 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration ...
14 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix A Design Guideline...
16 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix C Construction Noi...
13 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 13 Glossary and Ref...
21 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix H Historical Archa...
18 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration ...
08 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 8 Community and Oth...
06 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 6 Government Submis...
11 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 11 Revised Environm...
07 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Chapter 7 Business and Educ...
00 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Exec Summary and Table of C...
05 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix D Over Station Dev...
11 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix J Revised Synthesi...
07 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix F Traffic and Tran...
08 Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix G Non-Aboriginal H...
06c Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration...
06e Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix E Noise Vibration...
09a Sydney Metro C2S SPIR Appendix H Historical Arch...

Determination (3)

Sydney Metro City & Southwest Chatswood to Sydenham ...
Secretarys Environment Assessment Report - Sydney Me...
Approval instrument Sydney Metro City and Southwest ...

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (99)

MP-ISD Groundwater Monitoring Report Jan-Jun 2021
CSMW Groundwater Monitoring Report April to Sep 21
Barangaroo Station Construction-TreeReport-E6
SSJ - CMR September 2021 to Feb
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_20062022_103025
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_08062021_083630
SSJ CMR#6 March to August 2021
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_02082021_034228
MP-ISD N&V Monitoring Report Jul-Dec 2021 Rev 1
Approval of Tree Report Barangaroo Metro Station
Construction Monitoring Report Q4 2021
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_06072021_083723
DPE Letter acknowledgment Central HIP
MP-ISD Groundwater Monitoring Report Jul-Dec 2021
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_01042021_084543
Construction Monitoring Report – March 2021 to Aug
LineWide CMR Sep 2021 – Feb 2022
Metro Chatswood Sydenham Monitoring report Feb Sep
DPIE letter of acknowledgement
Pitt St ISD CMR Q1 Jan - Marc 2022
SMCSWCSM-LOR-SMC-HE-REP-007923.C.RVW.C.01
DPE letter acknowledgement AFMP Barangaroo
Suface Water Quality Monitoring Jun_Dec_2021
MPISD CCS
DPIE acknowledgement letter monitoring report
DPIE acknowledgment monitoring report
Barangaroo AFMP - REV 0
DPIE letter monitoring report Vic cross
PSISD Q2 2021 CMR
LWW CMR March 2021 – August 202
Chatswood Dive SDPP Approval Letter
Crows Nest ISD CTMP Acknowledgement Letter
Chatswood Dive Station Design and Precinct Plan
Barangaroo CTMP - DPIE Letter
Vic Cross ISD Noise & Vib Monitoring Report
DPIE Letter - Artarmon Station HIP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_11082021_053344
DPIE approval letter SDPP Crowsnest
Barangaroo CNVIS - DPIE Letter
Artarmon Substation HIP Rev.C
Hill St Ancillary Facility - DPE Approval
CN ISD SDPP Rev F
Vic Cross ISD Groundwater Monitoring Report
Victoria Cross ISD HIP Approval Letter
Pitt St ISD IAP Approval Letter
Waterloo ISD SDPP Approval Letter
Victoria Cross ISD Heritage Interpretation Strat.
Chatswood Dive HIP Approval Letter
Approval_letter_Pitt St SDPP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_21082020_092800
Approval Letter - Martin Place SDPP - 17 May 2021
DPIE approval E101 Marrickville SDPP
CSW OOHW Strategy Protocol v5.1
Chatswood_Dive_Site_HIP_Final_v3
Waterloo ISD SDPP
Victoria Cross ISD HIP
Pitt St ISD IAP
Pitt Street SDPP
E101 SDPP Marrickville dive
Site Audit Statements - DPIE Letter
Pitt St ISD IAP Independent Review
Martin Place SDPP Rev.E
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_11082020_022935
Invest for E84 (Delivery by non-rail) Rev 1
Crows Nest ISD CEMP Approval Letter
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_31072020_115358
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_31072020_115643
Vic Cross EHS Management Plan_Revision 2.1_240720
Heritage Management Plan_Rev D
Groundwater Management Sub Plan rev D
Crows Nest ISD CEMP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_05072022_022940
Waterloo ISD CNVMP Approval Letter
Approval_letter_Barangaroo CEMP_CNVMP_CHMP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_11082020_023147
Approval of Crows Nest IAP 10032022_114623
VC-ISD CHMP_Rev E
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_11082020_032344
Barangaroo CNVMP - DPIE Approval
Victoria Cross CNVMP Version D
Central SDPP Approval Letter
VCISD CGMP rev F
20.07.03 Martin Place EHS CEMP Rev 4.6.pdf
Barangaroo CNVMP
Waterloo ISD CNVMP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_03072020_030324
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_24022021_061548
Crows Nest ISD CHMP
Crows Nest IAP_v5.0
CSMW SDPP Rev 3
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_24022021_060452
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_24022021_062819
Barangaroo HMP - DPIE Approval
Waterloo ISD CEMP Approval Letter
Crows Nest ISD CNVMP
Heritage Management Sub Plan Rev E compressed
Waterloo ISD CEMP
Crows Nest ISD Construction Groundwater MP
Linewide Portions 2-4 CEMP Approval Letter

Reports (20)

20210622 TFN.D9.0002.Let
CS construction-groundwater-monitoring-report-
C16 Groundwater Monitoring Report Apr-Sept 19
Waterloo tree report rev 1
CSM_Construction Monitoring Report_Feb21_Jul21
PSISD CMR Q3 2021 - Rev C with
Martin Place N&V Mon Report Jan-Jun 2021
Noise Monitoring Report Aug 2020 - Jan 2021
Noise Monitoring Report Feb - Jul 2020
SSJ Monitoring Report #5 - Sep 2020 to Feb 2021
DPIE Letter of Acknowledgement Water Reports
SSJ Monitoring Report #4 - Mar 2020 to Aug 2020
Surface Water Report January to June 2021
SSJ Monitoring Report #3 - Sept 2019 to Feb 2020
Surface Water Report July to December 2020
SSJ Monitoring Report #2 - Mar 2019 to Aug 2019
SSJ Monitoring Report #1 - Sep 2018 to Feb 2019
Surface Water Report January to June 2020
Surface Water Report January to June 2019
Surface Water Report July 2017 to Jan 2018

Other Documents (9)

ER Nomination Approval Letter - Swathi Gowda
ER Approval Letter (Feb 2021)
C&SW Environmental Representative Approval Letter
Appointment of Community Complaints Mediator
Appointment of Experts_08022021_114926
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_27052021_120729
AA Nomination - DPIE Approval
Central SDPP Approval Letter
Central IAP

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Inspections

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Submissions

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Hamish202 Campbell
Support
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
Attention: Director, Infrastructure Projects

I believe a metro station at the Artarmon substation site is a major oversight. This is will service a growing business park population, and broader residential areas not with the current North Shore line catchments. I would like the planning team to reconsider adding a metro station to this site.

Kind Regards,
Hamish
Patricia Betar
Object
Waterloo , New South Wales
Message
I have lived and worked in Waterloo and worked in Alexandria for over twenty years. I live in Raglan Street and am deeply concerned with the proposal to build an underground Station at the bottom of Raglan St, between Raglan and Wellington and Cope St and Botany Rd. This is already a heavily congested area with residents, shops and cars, what plans are in place to deal with the added traffic the construction will cause? What plans are in place to protect residents from traffic congestion and delays, noise and air pollution created from the movement of trucks and equipment and building materials?
What strategies have you in place to deal with the extra parking from people wanting to access the Station, especially people from Green Square? Where will residents park?
What is wrong with expanding the underutilised Green Square Station instead of building a completely new Station? Green Square is new but only goes to Mascot and the City! Utilise what we already have, there is more room there for the development anyway, The site you propose in Waterloo is already crowded with people, cars and shops, this will just make it worse.
Sincerely
Name Withheld
Comment
Crows Nest , New South Wales
Message
This station is now 10 years overdue... After living in Australia now for almost 50 years at the age of 79 my conclusion is that you are easily 30 years behind Spain in trains, roads and lighting... Why? Please send your younger parts to Spain to learn on all levels of infrastructure and adapt them forthwith. Spain's has the best free ways and higher speed trains at 300km an hour in between all the main cities and the many of suburban trains and underground are modern with up to date communication for passengers.
peter Ennis
Comment
Epping , New South Wales
Message
It was very disappointing to find out the rail for the project will be supplied from Spain. Aurriumn South Australia (Whyalla Steel Works) who could have rolled the rail at the required kilograms per metre were over looked. There is no use having Buy Australian advertisements with respect buy SPC fruit when the Government spends millions of Dollars buying steel that could have been purchased in Australia made by Australians?
If it can be produced in Australia why buy a FOREIGN product??????.
It is very frustrating as I am a real Australian, why does the
Government not support US the people?
Regards PTE.
Joanne Death
Object
Waterloo , New South Wales
Message
I am objecting to the location of the proposed Metro Waterloo station.

Ron Hoenig MP, state member for Heffron, summed it up well:

Why you would place a railway station just 10 minutes' walk north of Redfern Railway Station and 10 minutes' walk south of Green Square Railway Station is beyond me?

The proposed location is also within 100 metres of a bus stop located on Botany Road that service commuters with direct runs to and from Central and other city centres.

The underground Metro station would be better placed around the vicinity of Danks Street and Crystal Street, Waterloo, where the influx of thousands of new residents in high density apartments have meant current bus services do not have the capacity to meet demand.

Tens of thousands of new residents have moved into the vicinity of Danks Street, Bourke Street and Crystal Street. I am inundated with calls from residents living around the Bourke Street and Dank Street precincts for more bus services because they are tired of having to fight for a spot on a bus each morning.

Placing the Sydney Metro railway station around the Danks Street and Crystal Street precinct would provide residents with much needed public transport options and remove cars from gridlocked street.

Danks Street and Crystal Street is also a short 10 minute walk from East Village, Zetland, where fifty thousand of new residents are slated to move in, again with limited options for public transport.

The location of the metro would much better serve the area if it was located where the higher density housing is, as well as encourage visitors to the Danks St precinct.
Ian Mountain
Support
Winmalee , New South Wales
Message
This transport system must include provision for bicycle integration. Metro stations need to be connected to and by a separated bike path network with the ability to take bikes on the train. Bike storage on the metro trains needs to be specific, not the dogs breakfast that it currently is. True transport integration is the only way to improve moving people around the city - not doing it bit by bit, and not by building more roads for cars! Don't cock it up!
Name Withheld
Object
Artarmon , New South Wales
Message

I would like to express my concerns about Artarmon substation which will be located on Butchers Lane, Artarmon.
This substation is very close to new campus of Artarmon Public School which is located at Barton Rd, Artarmon and residential buildings. The radiation from substation will impact health of student and residence in Artarmon. Please reconsider the location of substation, can it relocate to Artarmon Industry Area to minimize impact of children's health.

This project is double investment and would not make much difference for Sydney's traffic in NorthShore area. South west to NorthShore has already linked by City Rail northShore line, we should invest more on City Rail to improve current railway.
This metro should be built for Central Coast to City and Central West to City.

Name Withheld
Support
Epping , New South Wales
Message
I support the project. It is high time Sydney had a world-class rail service to the CBD and if done well this should be the first step.

Please ensure that escalators and station entry/exit gates have copious spare capacity to enable speedy entry and exit of passengers.

Please ensure that at least 50% of the train carriages are designated as quiet zones for those of us who like to read or sit in peace uninterrupted by the constant rattling of those who see it as important to talk for 30 minutes straight on their cell phones in any number of foreign languages or conduct arguments and swear at high volumes.

The etiquette of cell phone users is appalling and has a major negative impact on other passengers comforts.
Anne-Marie Sirca
Comment
Greenwich , New South Wales
Message
Attn: Director, Infrastructure Projects
cc: Anthony Roberts, State Member for Lane Cove

Re: Adding a new train station in Lane Cove

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please could you add a new station along this line which goes through Lane Cove?

A huge opportunity is being missed by not adding a new train station in Lane Cove, between Artarmon and Crows Nest. Lane Cove is already so stretched with public transport, where people are queued around into the side street to even catch a bus to the city from the corner of Longueville Rd/Epping Rd. There are also so many new apartments going in, but the transport infrastructure is already beyond capacity. Buses already go past that intersection, already full, and all the waiting people cannot get on. Obviously it would cost more, but the cost/benefit would be really worth it as Lane Cove is growing so fast and is still so close to the city but lacking in public transport options.

Additional buses could run from Lane Cove West to the new station again, supporting all the new apartments going up there too. The influx of population in that area is so large, the local school has nearly 1000 students. Lane Cove public school also has 1000 students. This same train station can serve all the apartments on the northern side of Epping Road as well.

The other major transport issue that a new station in Lane Cove could solve is the volume of backlogged buses going over the Harbour Bridge queueing up to get into York Street.

It's great to have a new train line going in to relieve the pressure/limitations of the volume per hour of trains crossing the harbour. I also think it is good to have north shore trains going directly into the city's east as this has always been a sticking point with train services. I do think it's a waste to have a new train station at Crows Nest because this area is already serviced by St Leonards station (only a 2 minute walk away).

I do invite you to come and stand at the Lane Cove bus stops and see the congestion and queues of people who can't get on the next bus that goes by. I also invite you to view all the new unit developments in the area which cannot realistically be accommodated with the current transport options.

Mr Roberts, may I ask that you also support this initiative and lobby Mr Baird? Having been on the Lane Cove Council for many years, you would understand the pressures the suburb is already under. I believe a new train station in Lane Cove would help solve a number of issues as outlined above.


Regards,

Mrs Anne-Marie Sirca
7 Kingslangley Rd,
Greenwich NSW 2065
greg woodhams
Support
North Ryde , New South Wales
Message
The report prepared by SLR Consulting - Chapter 10 Construction Noise and Vibration- incorrectly identifies at page 423 the property at 402-420 Pacific Highway as a Commercial land use.
I own a residential strata apartment within that building which is directly opposite the construction site for the Crows Nest Station. The report indicates that the building at 420 Pacific Highway will experience significant noise and vibration impacts associated with the construction of the project extending for a period in excess of 4 years. The incorrect identification of the land use means that the standards used to assess the impacts and the necessary mitigation measures are incorrect. I request that the report be revised to apply the correct standards and a revised assessment report be issued to identify the impacts and mitigation measures that will be required to ameliorate the expected impacts based on a residential use of the property. This will influence the hours of construction, including blasting and rock breaking, and the installation of noise attenuation barriers to reduce the noise dispersal toward the property. Please ensure that the report is provided on the Department's website and that I am advised of the timing of the report for inspection.
Daniel Mendes
Comment
Wahroonga , New South Wales
Message
Whilst I support the fact that commuters will be able to switch from the old system to the new system quickly as well as the fact that it will reduce congestion in Sydney.

However, the only thing that I oppose in the second stage of this project is the fact that buildings in and around Martin Place are looking to be demolished just to provide access to the new stations.

Those buildings should still remain where they are and just build the entrances to the Metro either within those buildings or relocated completely.
Paul Schofield
Support
Erskineville , New South Wales
Message
To whom it may concern, I am overwhelmingly supportive of the Sydney Metro second stage and the opportunities it offers to later connect to Liverpool and the future second Sydney airport. I do however feel that the lack of additional stop in Alexandria near Mitchell Road is a wasted opportunity. This area is mooted for much more high density housing in addition to what is already there and neighbouring railway stations in Erskineville and St Peters are already not coping with passenger numbers. The distance between Waterloo and Sydenham is such that another station is possible and the topography, unlike that between Chatswood and Crows Nest, and between Epping and Cherrybrook is much more conducive to its construction. The Goodman owned portion of the Ashmore Estate would be an ideal location.
Marcus Sandmann
Object
Alexandria , New South Wales
Message
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.
Name Withheld
Comment
Wollstonecraft , New South Wales
Message
+ Crows Nest station design should include an underground pedestrian tunnel connecting the station to the other side of the Pacific Highway at Hume Street to avoid lots of Metro customers crowding the narrow footpath to cross the highway at traffic lights and reduce the risk of pedestrians being killed by traffic(as has happened at this intersection). Pedestrian tunnels are provided from North Sydney and St Leonards stations - many people cross safely under the Pacific Highway rather than waste time waiting at traffic lights and risk being hit by cars - Crows Nest Metro should have the same facility. Most well designed Metros around the world provide multiple exists on various sides of busy traffic roads for convenience of customers and to reduce risk of pedestrian/car accidents.
+ Truck movements to take excavated spoil off site should be limited to 7am-10pm . If TBM is drilling 24/7 - the spoil should be stored in covered(with noise rated cladding) Crows Nest Station void overnight - with noisy trucks which would keep residents up at night limited to 7am- 10pm.
+ rock breaking(or preferably quieter method of removing rock) must be limited to 7am - 6pm as many nearby residents will not be able to sleep with such noise. Sound proof cladding and roof should be erected to limit noise during construction.
+Traffic management plan and signage will be required so that residents of Nicholson Street(near Hume street intersection) have alternative method of driving into Nicholson Street from Pacific Highway( from direction of St Leonards-currently turn off Pacific Highway left into Oxley St - right into Clarke St - right into Hume St(which will be blocked) - Nicholson Street)
+ Australia Post is an essential service in Crows Nest - is an alternative Post Office being set up when existing one is demolished
+Noise/Vibration level measurements should be taken before and during construction/TBM drilling and it should be monitored to ensure residents are not kept up all night if 24/7 drilling is proposed
Robert McLeod
Comment
Chatswood , New South Wales
Message
Sirs, With the proposed "removal" of the Nelson St overbridge to be part of the work to be carried out on the 'Chatswood Dive Site' i am wondering if the "footbridge" section of the bridge will be retained. Under the footpath section there are various 'utilities' that cross from one side of the railway corridor to the other.
I believe these include telephone cables, gas main, water main, electricity cables etc. etc. I went to the 'Information session" that was held in Chatswood (Dougherty Centre) on May 21st and was informed that these utilities would be "re-routed". My suggestion is to put in a 'single-section' span footbridge that would both allow these utilities to be left in place and also leave pedestrian/cycle access from one side of Nelson St to the other. I am sure this approach would save both money and time by not having to re-route the utilities and would provide access from the East end of Nelson St to the "Channon Walk". Thanks, Bob McLeod
Tim Cox
Comment
Cremorne , New South Wales
Message
I own a unit at 12/40 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point.
I have studied the drawings. It appears that a tunnel will go under buildings on the west side of Blues Point Road. Surely, it would be better to tunnel under Blues Point Road. This would have less impact on the properties on the west side of Blues Point Road and, consequently, the likelihood of fewer claims for damage caused by the construction.
Steven Dimitropoulos
Comment
Strawberry Hills , New South Wales
Message
The following email was sent to Sydney Metro on 22 May. They subsequently advised to post it in this Chatswood to Sydenham EIS feedback submission even though the focus of the email is Sydney to Chatswood.

My feedback is questioning the Sydney Metro design and subsequent costs and disruption it would cause the community in SW Sydney. Whilst I don't live in that area the concern I have are additional costs attributed to the design which can be redistributed to other transport works.

This was the email sent, unedited ... START OF EMAIL

Firstly, it is excellent to see the NSW Government forwarding a plan for mass transit system ... Sydney Metro. It has been a long time coming since the retirement of the last red rattler and the focus on double deck cars.

Whilst the start of the Sydney Metro was the Northwest the proposed plans is to extend the metro to Stage 2 - Chatswood to Sydenham and Stage 3 - Sydenham to Bankstown. Focussing on Stage 3 part of the proposal is to shut down the current line to upgrade some of the stations in order to handle the Alstom Metropolis cars. These I believe a usually 24m in length compared to the current standard of 20m.

I agree some of the stations need upgrading with the addition of lifts and modernisation of buildings. However, I would expect the greater expense would be the reconstruction of the existing stations. An alternative approach is for Transport to consider using shorter cars (20m) to be able to leverage current infrastructure on Bankstown line. 20m cars are being used extensively on Japan Metro system. Of course, Alstom Metropolis can evaluate shortening the cars to 20m, and this is not a dissimilar exercise to a passenger plane. Example is the Airbus A320 family where A319 is a shorter plan but has many similarities to A320.

Some of benefits to Sydenham to Bankstown residents and NSW government:

1. Faster introduction of new trains, and possibly increased frequency of services during peak times
2. Lower operating cost during off-peak times because of lower demand - less and lighter trains
3. Lower sunk costs - construction, use of buses as alternative during construction, etc

There are disadvantages:

1. Interchange for passengers may be required either at Sydenham or Chatswood (but this is common on metro systems). Note: Based on current plan passengers will need to interchange at Bankstown to go to outer suburbs ... Lidcombe and Liverpool
2. Less passengers per car though that can be extended by addition of extra cars
3. Increased maintenance costs for two types however it would be minimised if the manufacturer is the same. Note: Sydney Trains already has multiples types running at the moment

I believe this option would be much cheaper than the proposed rebuild of Bankstown line. The monies saved can be redistributed to expand the transport network such as the Eastern Suburbs line to Bondi Beach (2nd attempt) or expand the proposed light rail all the way to La Perouse.

This proposed alternative solution should deliver a faster, cheaper and as a good as the current, planned solution.

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From an EIS perspective I am sure the appropriate studies have been completed, risks managed, and findings documented to forward the project. I understand it is a process.

As mentioned the focus of my email is the capital expense (basically sunk costs) on elements of the metro line that will not deliver any significant benefit. That is, avoid gold plating. The costs saved here can be redistributed to other transport projects.
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Support
Baulkham Hills , New South Wales
Message
Use and upgrade the existing platforms under central instead of what is currently planned, if that's not possible use the binocular mined technique and build the station than complete it and rebuild the above platforms ASAP after construction and excavation is complete.
Yanina Salerno
Comment
Alexandria , New South Wales
Message
Dear Minister,

RE: CHATSWOOD TO SYDENHAM EIS SSI 7400.

I urge you to approve additional stations at Alexandria and St Peters.

Please consider the following points.
- Current area transport is inadequate
- Urban Growth agenda projects massive population increases
- Alexandria Metro provides for the DOUBLING of the area's population AND alleviates pressure on Erskineville station
overcrowding
- Metro Alexandria would reduce road network grid lock (60,000 cars added via Westconnex, 1,600 cars from ATP, new Alex High Super School, 2,200 students, Ashmore Estate 8,000 new residents etc etc)
- Metro St Peters would provide rail to bus interchange location to 'connect Metro systemically' to surface public transport

The addition of extra Metro stations will deliver lasting value, enabling an entirely reconfigured, future oriented and progressively improving district. It would deliver a mass-transit 'spine' integration all public transport with cross-town interconnectivity from distant residential areas to high job-growth areas (Green Square and the Global Economic Corridor).

I urge you to provide added Metro stations at Alexandria and St Peters and integrate the inner-city suburbs into the Metro plan.

Thank you,
Yanina
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Object
Alexandria , New South Wales
Message
Adding station at Alexandria and St Peters provides needed mass transit (Ashmore 8,000 new residents, ATP 11,000 Alex Park super school 2,200), relieves Erskineville's over-crowding and off-sets 60,000 Westconnex cars.

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Project Details

Application Number
SSI-7400
Assessment Type
State Significant Infrastructure
Development Type
Rail transport facilities
Local Government Areas
City of Sydney, Inner West, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Willoughby City
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister
Last Modified By
SSI-7400-Mod-9
Last Modified On
30/06/2022

Contact Planner

Name
Lisa Mitchell