$3 billion budget allocated for Sydney’s Western Metro
By Emma Corke on 26 June 2018
Aiming to add rail capacity between Sydney’s CBD to Parramatta/Westmead, a $3 billion budget to be reserved for the Western Metro project was unveiled.
The budget is expected to redefine how to get around Sydney and will double rail capacity between the two city centres, an infrastructure investment that will serve generations to come.
The budget released will go toward determining the location of other stations on the new metro line and a part of it will be utilised for land acquisition, early works and tunnelling.
A budget of $121 million was allocated to complete Arthur Philip High, a vertical school in Parramatta. Another $2.4 billion will be allocated in 2018-2019 for Sydney Metro Northwest, the first stage of Sydney’s new metro network, scheduled to have construction and testing complete with full operations to start in 2019. Also, $258 million will be allocated to Parramatta Light Rail stage 1.
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