Business Western Sydney, in partnership with the Committee for Sydney, released a report that revealed Sydney Metro West would result in the creation of thousands of jobs and would be a transformative transport project for the entire city. We have been been a vocal advocate for the acceleration of the Sydney Metro West project and worked closely with the Metro team at Transport for NSW on finalising the business case so that the NSW Government could announce the final route and stations.
The report examined scenarios focusing on travel times between Parramatta CBD and Sydney CBD of 15, 20 and 25 minutes. It found that under every scenario there was an increase in new jobs created across a route between Sydney CBD and Parramatta CBD. However, it found that there would be a greater increase in jobs uplift in the west if the journey took less than 20 minutes. Under the 15-minute scenario, an additional 70,000 jobs would be created in Westmead, an additional 66,000 under then 20-minute model and 61,000 under the 25-minute route. In Sydney Olympic Park, an additional 75,000 jobs would be created under the 15-minute model, 69,000 under the 20-minute model and 57,000 under the 25-minute model. In Parramatta, 45,000 additional jobs would be created under the 15-minute model, 39,000 under the 20-minute model and 32,000 under the 25-minute model.