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Hundreds of public submissions on plans for the Sydney Metro Sydenham to Bankstown train line are now being considered by the NSW Government.

 

David Gainsford, Executive Director at the Department of Planning and Environment, said the public had extra time to provide feedback during an extended two-month exhibition and 564 submissions were received.

 

"We encouraged the community to share its views on major projects as we understood there was a high level of interest in this proposal amongst locals," Mr Gainsford said.

 

"Our role now is to assess the proposal under clear planning legislation and policies to consider any potential environmental, social, and economic impacts or benefits. 

 

"Taking this public feedback into account is an important part of our decision-making process."

 

Mr Gainsford said some of the major issues raised by the community included the heritage of existing train stations, construction noise and vibration, and transport timetables.

 

"TfNSW is now required to consider all issues highlighted by the community feedback and respond to us with a formal Response to Submissions (RtS) report," Mr Gainsford said.

 

"We have made all submissions publicly available on the department’s website. The RtS will also be published once it is received."

 

To read submissions or find out more about the proposal, visit the Major Projects website

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