The Western Sydney Local Health District engaged WSP as part of the consortium to deliver the Westmead Innovation District Masterplan. A key deliverable of the master plan was the development of the business case for a Metro station at Westmead. WSP provided transport planning and coordination services for this business case.
According to David Apostolidis, WSP’s Head of NSW Property Advisory, “The government’s recent announcement that an underground station is planned for Westmead will support the growing residential area, unlock employment opportunities and facilitate the development of the area as a health, research and education innovation precinct.
“Sydney Metro West is a transformational project for Western Sydney. More importantly, it’s a game-changer for Westmead that will spur innovation, drive progress and help the local community thrive for years to come.”
Servicing the key precincts of Greater Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and the Sydney CBD, the Sydney Metro West’s scope has recently been expanded to include two new metro stations – one at Westmead and another under an existing suburban station on the T1 Northern Line east of Sydney. In addition, there are plans for further consultation on new intermediate metro stations at Cammellia/Rydalmere, North Burwood/Five Dock, Kings Bay, and Pyrmont.
“As Sydney becomes more densely populated, the need for effective high capacity transportation networks is becoming crucial,” says Graeme Steverson, WSP’s Technical Executive for Integrated Transport Planning.
“Our work on Sydney Metro West complements our other projects in Western Sydney including Parramatta Square, Parramatta Light Rail, North-West Rail Link, Western Sydney Airport Rail Link Study, Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 Review and Western Sydney Universit,y to name a few. These are all essential steps to transforming Western Sydney into a growth hub that has the potential to drive the next phase of innovation, productivity and competitiveness.”
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