Sydney Metro West


The Sydney Metro West is an underground metro railway that will link Westmead and Parramatta to the Sydney CBD, via Sydney Olympic Park and several potential new locations not previously serviced by rail. The Government has so far committed to new stations at Westmead, Parramatta, Olympic Park, the Bays Precinct, and the Sydney CBD, plus an interchange with the T1 Northern Line.

The project offers significant opportunity to integrate transport and land use planning along the corridor and help achieve in reaching the transport and planning targets and ambitions for the corridor outlined by several Government agencies.

Scope of Works

Mecone was engaged by Transport for NSW to undertake preliminary land use planning and urban renewal analysis for a number of potential station locations. Mecone led a collaborative team including Cox and AEC to analyse each potential precinct from planning, urban design, and market perspectives. The analysis informed preliminary decision making regarding timing of the project and station locations. Works included:

  • An analysis of the strategic and metropolitan planning opportunities created by the route options and the development of a number of land use scenarios along the corridor.
  • Spatial modelling at the lot-level to identify varying capacities for dwellings and jobs along the corridor that was used to inform preliminary forecasts for options comparisons.
  • Advice regarding the potential take-up of dwellings and jobs capacity across a 40-year horizon.
  • Mapping and graphics to support the study findings.

Project Facts

Client: Transport for NSW

LGAs: Multiple

Size: Over 20km

Value: Over $10B

Sector: Integrated land use and transport planning

Services: Project management, land use p

Team Members

Ben Hendriks
Joseph Bell
Winston Yang

Image courtesy Transport for NSW

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