The City of Sydney is petitioning the state government in a bid to add four underground stations to the planned Sydney Metro West project.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Central Sydney has attained a “secret City of Sydney draft submission” lodged with the NSW government. The submission asks for a metro rail route that incorporates new stations at Pyrmont, Ultimo and Green Square East, along with an additional platform at Central.  

The Sydney Metro West project is the biggest urban rail project in Australian history, and will deliver a direct connection between the central business districts of Parramatta and Sydney. The four key precincts to be serviced are Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, the Bays Precinct, and the Sydney CBD.

But the council proposes that the additional stations would provide further benefits. Recommended stations at Pyrmont and Ultimo would strengthen job growth on the edge of the CBD, while a station at Green Square East would service “one of the largest urban precinct areas in Australia”. An additional platform at Central would allow the Metro West project to be connected with the wider transport network. 

The submission also recommends the creation of new centres along the route, to offer travellers “a destination as well as an origin”.