Inner West Bus Services
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The NSW Government announced in May 2017 that it will competively tender the service of Bus Region 6 - part of Sydney's metropolitan bus service network.
Bus Region 6 services the Inner Western and South Western suburbs from the CBD west to Strathfield and Olympic park, and is currently operated by the NSW State Transit Authority (STA) on a five year contract that commenced in July 2013.
In July 2017, the NSW Government began the competitive tender process.
In announcing the service contract, the NSW Government noted the STA consistently underperformed private operators in punctuality and overall customer satisfaction indicators, with the Bus Region 6 service recording the highest number of complaints in recent years.
Under the contract the NSW Government will continue to own all Bus Region 6 buses and assets, set fares and timetables, and regulate safety and operational standards.
Private operators will have to compete and re-apply for contracts every five to 10 years, with their contracts only renewed if they meet high performance standards.
The competitive tender process closed on 11 October 2017. In February 2018 the NSW Government announced that Transit Systems - the current operator of Region 3 in Sydney's western suburbs - had been awarded the contract. The contract is eight years in length with a review after five years to ensure reliability and customer service commitments are being met. Transit Systems begins operating Region 6 on 1 July 2018.
In addition to operating Region 6 services, Transit Systems will also trial the operation of four electric buses between Leichhardt and the City over two years, and provide on-demand mini-bus services in Canada Bay, Concord and Strathfield.
Last reviewed: 16/02/2018