Sydney Metro West


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Sydney Metro West

Prospective pipeline

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.

Credibly proposed

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.

Under procurement

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.

Recently closed

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

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $10bn AUD
TYPE: Greenfield

The NSW Government has announced a concept plan for a new underground metro railway connecting the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney. The proposed Sydney Metro West will complement the existing T1 Western Line, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. 

The Government has yet to confirm the alignment for the proposed metro railway 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.

Preliminary estimates place the capital cost of the project at $10 billion.

The proposed metro railway will integrate with the wider public transport network in both Sydney and Parramatta CBDs, including interchanges with Parramatta Light Rail and the Sydney Trains network. In addition, options to extend the line out to the new Western Sydney Airport are being explored as part of the Western Sydney Rail Needs Study being jointly conducted by the Federal and NSW governments.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has been conducting community, stakeholder and industry consultation, with stage 1 commencing in Q3 2017. From this, it's expected a preliminary delivery strategy, concepts and options will be produced in Q4 2017. Stage 2 industry engagement will begin in Q1 2018 with an industry briefing and market sounding process, which will explore packaging, procuring and delivery options along with station locations possible precinct developments. This will lead to the development of a delivery strategy in Q2 2018.

A preferred alignment is expected to be announced in late 2018.

The NSW Government intends for Sydney Metro West to be operational in the second half of the 2020s.

Last reviewed: 13/02/2018

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