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Business welcomes progress on critical Sydney Metro project

Release Date: 11/05/2016
The Sydney Business Chamber says the release of the Environmental Impact Statement for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro represents significant progress for a critical infrastructure project that will play a key role in meeting the city’s future transport needs.
“We are pleased to see the NSW Government advance this important project, which will see Martin Place become a major interchange and new metro stations built in Crows Nest, North Sydney, Barangaroo, Pitt Street, Central and Waterloo,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
“The Martin Place interchange will give commuters on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra lines a chance to interchange in the CBD. This will encourage workers travelling from the eastern and southern suburbs to use public transport and help ease congestion on our roads.
“The new metro station at Barangaroo will help maximise the potential of the precinct as a financial hub and will enable Sydney to continue to attract talent and investment as a competitive, global city. A direct connection between Martin Place and Barangaroo will be key in enabling easier access to both the financial district and for the community, Barangaroo Point Park.
“The shorter journey time from Chatswood to Central is a sign of the significance the Sydney Metro will play in future transport needs of commuters, and shows how the ambitious target of a 30 minute city starts to get closer as more transport lines interchange.
“The 6,200 jobs that will be created at the height of construction is excellent news for the State’s economy, while the continuation of the project from stage 1 will give business confidence in allocating resources to support this important project,” Mrs Forsythe said. 
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 

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