Sydney Metro Economic & Social Assessment

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Reliable transport is critical to the success of a city, influencing its effectiveness in manifold ways.

Sydney’s role as a global city, and its ability to achieve growth through urban renewal and consolidation, depends on the efficiency, reliability and availability of its public transport system.

In 2009 the NSW Government created the concept of the Sydney Metro (Stage One – CBD Metro, and Stage Two – West Metro) linking Rozelle to Westmead via Sydney CBD. This initiative aspired to create an underground rail service of a global standard, providing services every two to three minutes in peak periods.

With previous experience working on major rail projects across NSW and in London, HillPDA’s role was to prepare the specialist social, economic and business impact assessment to enable a thorough and informed review of the project by the NSW Minister for Planning.

Although the project has been put on hold it serves as an example of HillPDA’s ability to bridge the social and economic implications of major infrastructure projects.

Summary of services: Social Impact Assessment, Business and Economic Impact Assessment, Community Consultation, Environmental Assessment