Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Sydney metro lines revealed

The two projects are expected to be completed by 2041 and 2056.(Supplied: Transport for NSW)

The NSW Government has outlined a plan to build two new metro lines in Sydney’s south-east over the next four decades.

The South East Sydney Transport Strategy revealed the Metro West line would be extended from Green Square to La Perouse.

The La Perouse Metro is slated for completion by 2041 and would have stations at Randwick, Maroubra and Malabar.

A second proposed metro line to Kogarah, with stations at Eastlakes, Sydney Airport and Brighton-le-Sands, would be completed in 2056.

Drive-by shootings

NSW Police are investigating two separate drive-by shootings in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

Three people were home when shots were fired into a unit at Punchbowl at about 8:45pm, but no-one was injured.

Meanwhile, nine people, including three children, were uninjured when their home at St Johns Park was sprayed with bullets, damaging windows and cars.

Police said the shootings were not connected and were appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

USYD building cleaned after COVID-19 case

A person with COVID-19 used the Carslaw Building bathrooms on Friday night.(The University of Sydney)

The University of Sydney has cleaned facilities at its Carslaw Building in Camperdown after a member of the public who later tested positive for COVID-19 used its toilets on Friday.

The person was apparently on a night out but walked through the campus and used the toilets between 8:00pm and 8:10pm.

The university said it was contacted by NSW Health on Monday and undertook cleaning overnight.

It said the campus had been given the green light by authorities to operate as normal, but staff and students with any symptoms needed to isolate and get tested.

Police officer charged with domestic violence

The 46-year-old police sergeant was arrested on Monday night.(ABC News: Dan Cox)

A NSW Police sergeant in Sydney’s south-west will face court next week after being charged with domestic violence-related assault.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command went to a home in Mount Annan on Monday night in relation to a domestic violence incident.

There, a 46-year-old was arrested and taken Narellan Police Station and charged with common assault domestic violence and stalk and intimidate with fear of physical harm.

He was granted conditional bail and will face Downing Centre Local Court on September 9.

USYD vice-chancellor takes $300k pay cut

Dr Michael Spence’s pay will drop 20 per cent.(Tracey Trompf)

The University of Sydney’s vice-chancellor, Michael Spence, is taking a 20 per cent pay cut to help stem losses from the fall in international students.

Dr Spence, one of the highest-paid vice-chancellors in the country, told staff international enrolments would continue to be hit by coronavirus and were expected to drop by 35 per cent next year.

He and several senior executive positions agreed to a 20 per cent cut, he said.

Dr Spence was listed as earning $1,620,778 in the university’s 2019 annual report, which means he will see a cut of about $300,000.


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