The Sydney Business Chamber says today’s announcement that Pyrmont will get a Metro station completing the Metro West rail link to Parramatta, guarantees a huge future for the Pyrmont Peninsula, unlocking this exciting western gateway to Sydney’s CBD as a jobs, tourism and entertainment hub.
“A Metro station at Pyrmont was always key to the future development of Pyrmont and its revitalisation as a thriving new precinct that will drive employment and the city’s economy, never more critical as we emerge from Covid,” said Katherine O’Regan, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
“Today’s announcement by Planning Minister Rob Stokes is estimated to unlock $1 billion in investment in the precinct, including a much-needed new six-star hotel that will bring a major boost to the hard-hit hospitality, accommodation and tourism sectors in Sydney.”
“The Pyrmont Place Strategy has been months in the making and with extensive community consultation and input from the Sydney Business Chamber and industry, this precinct can now realise its potential as a major growth area for the CBD and an exciting harbourside destination for Sydneysiders and tourists to shop, dine, work and be entertained.”
“It will complete the foreshore gateway from the Western Harbour and new Fish Market around through Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and on to the Opera House.”
“The Metro West station at Pyrmont alone will create 500 direct and 1700 indirect jobs and the revitalisation of Pyrmont will create thousands of hospitality and tech jobs of the future, driving employment and economic growth for the whole city for years to come.”
“It will become the busiest stop on this transformational transport project, providing instant access for the precinct to and from the CBD, linking the city to Parramatta in around twenty minutes.”
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