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NSW government considers a Pyrmont metro station

The NSW government will investigate the possibility of building a metro station at Pyrmont, with the Western Harbour precinct intended as a new economic hub.

“We are, for the first time, treating Pyrmont and the Western Harbour precinct as the gateway to the CBD,” said Premier Gladys Berejiklian in early October.

“For our city and State to continue to be the jobs capital of the nation, we need this area to be revitalised. We have successfully transformed Barangaroo into a spectacular waterfront precinct and are in the midst of revitalising Central.

“Pyrmont is the next frontier.”

NSW government has accepted the recommendations of the the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) review into the Planning Framework for the Western Harbour Precinct. The report, which was released in late September, suggests  prioritising public transport projects in order to improve business-to-business connections and support the 30-minute city.

This will include discussing infrastructure investments, focussing on access to the transport network.

Planning and public spaces minister Rob Stokes said the NSW government would immediately move to better support proposals to develop the area.

“We can support larger-scale development and maintain the unique heritage nature of Pyrmont – it’s not an ‘either/or’ choice,” said Stokes.

“However, we must plan for the precinct strategically, rather than on a site-by-site basis, to ensure the long-term liveabilty and sustainability of the area.”