The EIS outlines the impacts of construction, tunnelling and underground station excavation on the local community and how they will be managed.
New South Wales Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell said “This is the most important transport project in the country, and we are proceeding full steam ahead with its delivery.”
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said “More steel will go into the North West Rail Link than was used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge almost a century ago. Almost 70,000 tonnes of steel will be used on the North West Rail Link – that’s about 20,000 tonnes more steel than was used in the construction of our famous bridge.”
Construction of the North West Rail Link will support more than 16,200 jobs during construction and inject approximately $A25 billion into the New South Wales economy.