Have your say on Cabramatta Rail Loop
The NSW Government is asking for community feedback on draft plans for a Cabramatta Rail Loop, which is on public exhibition now until 26 September 2019.
Executive Director Infrastructure Assessments, David Gainsford, said community input is a vital part of the planning process and encouraged everyone to have their say on the draft plans.
“The draft plans involve the construction and operation of a passing loop on the eastern side of the Southern Sydney Freight Line between Cabramatta Station and Warwick Farm Station to enable freight trains to pass,” he said.
“We want to hear from the community about their views on the proposal to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure any potential impacts to the surrounding area and local people are considered.”
The proposal includes:
- Construction of a 1300m rail passing loop on the eastern side of the Southern Sydney Southern Freight Line between Cabramatta Station and Warwick Farm Station
- Modification of Sydney Trains’ overhead wiring structures and slewing of the Southern Sydney Freight Line
- Duplication of existing bridges at Sussex Street and Cabramatta Creek
- Relocation of an existing retaining wall and noise on Broomfield Street between Cabramatta Rd East and Sussex Street
- Reconfiguration of Broomfield Street between Bridge Street and Sussex Street bridge and Bridge Street, and
- Acquisition of Council land along Broomfield Street.
Mr Gainsford said the Environmental Impact Statement and all associated documents are available on the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal.
“Once the exhibition closes on 26 September 2019, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will consider all community submissions received, along with advice and feedback from other government agencies and councils.
“All the feedback will help us assess the development application so we can work towards the best outcome for the community.”
For more information: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10231