Metro Electro

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33000KVAApproval of a bulk power supply connection point at the south-eastern end of the Sydney Metro Northwest has not yet been completed. According to Sydney Metro, the most suitable supply for the Sydney Metro Northwest at the south-eastern end has been identified as Ausgrid’s Willoughby Subtransmission Substation (STS). The proposal is therefore required to provide a dedicated 33kV connection between the Ausgrid Willoughby STS and the Sydney Metro Northwest (at Chatswood North/Roseville) in order to meet the reliable supply of electricity requirements.

As shown in the diagram, six options were considered by Sydney Metro. (Option 6 was an aerial version of option 1). The rest of the options involve the laying of an underground cable. Their preferred option is option 5 (Red option).

The laying of a 33,000 kva cable will have a number of local impacts such as noise, dust and construction traffic.From a West Ward centric perspective, the further the works are from West Ward, the less impact their will be on West Ward residents.Options 4 & 3 (Pacific Highway) and Option 2 (Rail corridor) could impact West Ward residents. Options 1, 5 & 6 are generally removed from West Ward.

Willoughy Council commissioned Advisian to undertake a route option review of the proposals. In Council’s view, Option 2 using the rail corridor is preferred. However, both Advisian and Council have requested more analysis of potential impact of all options.

West Ward Progress Association should consider it future position on this matter.

LATEST UPDATE

It is anticipated that the EIS will be placed on public exhibition in the middle of this year. The Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) will place the EIS on public exhibition for a minimum of 30 days, this is a requirement under Section 115Z of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

During exhibition the Department of Planning & Environment will seek feedback from the community, businesses, regulators and other interested stakeholders on the proposals. I have attached a factsheet with details of this process. More information is available herehttps://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/understanding-planning/assessment-systems/state-significant-infrastructure.

Buses will replace trains between Epping and Chatswood for around seven months from late 2018 for works to upgrade this section of the railway to metro operations. Sydney Metro Northwest will open to customers in the first half of 2019 and based on the current schedule Sydney Metro City and Southwest (Chatswood to the city, and to Bankstown) will open to customers in 2024.

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  1. It is anticipated that the EIS will be placed on public exhibition in the middle of this year. The Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) will place the EIS on public exhibition for a minimum of 30 days, this is a requirement under Section 115Z of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

    During exhibition the Department of Planning & Environment will seek feedback from the community, businesses, regulators and other interested stakeholders on the proposals. I have attached a factsheet with details of this process. More information is available here https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/understanding-planning/assessment-systems/state-significant-infrastructure.

    Buses will replace trains between Epping and Chatswood for around seven months from late 2018 for works to upgrade this section of the railway to metro operations. Sydney Metro Northwest will open to customers in the first half of 2019 and based on the current schedule Sydney Metro City and Southwest (Chatswood to the city, and to Bankstown) will open to customers in 2024.

  2. After questions raised by the West Ward Progress Association, Clr. Sville has requested the following answers:

    A) I understand that tfnsw is proposing to acquire Parcels 1 and 2.

    Does this include the Mowbray House School, which is a scheduled Local heritage item? Can you please advise what steps Council is taking to preserve these buildings?

    B). Can the TBM be located in a decline as occurred at the Tunks Park site during construction of the NSST? (I was on the Syd Water community liaison committee for this project at the time, and can provide further information)

    C). How can we ensure that Channon Walk will be extended to Mowbray Rd?

    D). Will the planning proposal/DA for Bryson road, situated behind the Nick Scali store proceed?

    E) Do we know the height of the towers, and number of units proposed for the 6 sites (para 2, page 187). What input will council have?

    The corner of Pacific highway and Mowbray road is one of Sydney’s most congested intersections, often gridlocked. The proposed works will create further havoc. Can council object? What is the best outcome? Can the truck movements occur only at night?

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