Metro = Over-Development even West of Bankstown
No to 18 Storeys in Chester Hill: Stop Over-Development
Canterbury-Bankstown Council is considering a proposal to demolish the single storey Chester Square shopping centre and allow construction of 18 storeys on the site.
633 new units is being proposed along with the demolition of the existing post office.
Traffic congestion on Waldron Road will worsen, demand on train services will increase along with the strain on local infrastructure.
Chester Hill Station does not have a lift and despite being just 7km from Parramatta - such journey by train or bus takes around 40 minutes (which is not compatible with the Greater Sydney Commission's vision for 30 minute cities)
Council's assessment report claims that the redeveloping Chester Square is supported by the upcoming Sydenham to Bankstown Metro despite Chester Hill being west of Bankstown.
Chester Hill won't even have a train to Bankstown from 2024 onwards, as the T3 Line is being further cut to only be a shuttle train service between Bankstown and Lidcombe.
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Government documents obtained under Freedom of Information (GIPA) show stations west of Bankstown being replaced with bus or light rail once Metro Southwest is open from Sydenham to Bankstown. The isolation of 9 stations west of Bankstown from the rest of the Sydney Trains network after Metro Southwest is a step towards more cuts to trains.