Sydney Metro - West - Operations
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 proposed Sydney Metro West will complement the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. The Government has yet to confirm the alignment, or release a business case, but it is intended that new stations will be constructed at key precincts along the route including Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD, along with an interchange at an existing T1 Northern Line station - either Concord West or North Strathfield. Further stations are under consideration along this route.
An initial delivery strategy for Metro West was released in April 2018, which comprised several packages. The Operations package of work is proposed as a franchise agreement to operate Metro West as a standalone line.
Industry consultation is underway until 18 May. The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the initial delivery strategy with the procurement approach and package composition open to change. In particular the NSW Government is interested as to whether the operation of Metro West should be vertically integrated with the long-term maintenance works or not. The initial delivery strategy sees operation of Metro West separated into its own package.
The preferred alignment and delivery strategy are expected to be announced in late-2018 or early-2019.
Last reviewed: 20/04/2018