Major Contract

Sydney Metro – City and Southwest – Crows Nest Station

Under Delivery
Sydney Metro – City and Southwest – Crows Nest Station

New stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Pitt Street, Martin Place and Waterloo on Sydney Metro – City and Southwest involve Integrated Station Developments (ISDs). An ISD allows for construction of new metro stations to be integrated with an over station building or development.

The Crows Nest ISD is located on the western fringe of the Crows Nest village, between the Pacific Highway, Clarke Lane and Oxley Street, with the station platform sitting approximately 25 metres below ground.

The work comprises:

  • station entrances on Pacific Highway and Clarke Street 
  • retail spaces next to the station entry and along Pacific Highway 
  • pedestrian crossings on Clarke and Hume Streets
  • bike parking on Hume Street, Pacific Highway, Clarke Street and Oxley Street
  • Hume Street bi-directional separated cycle link from Clarke Street to Nicholson Street
  • upgrades to Hume Street intersection
  • improved pedestrian crossings at intersections of Oxley Street, Pacific Highway, Hume Street and Clarke Street
  • public domain works, and
  • kiss-and-ride and taxi bays.

NSW Government has separated the construction of the new station from the over station development in order to advance the station construction to meet 2024 deadline for Sydney Metro – City and Southwest line opening.

Key Dates

Aug 2018 EOIs Open
Oct 2020 Contract Award
2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2022 Contract Award: Over Station Development
2023 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Shortlist: Three shortlisted bidders for construct-only contract for the station delivery were AW Edwards, CPB Contractors, and Laing O’Rourke.
Successful Tenderer: Main Works: AW Edwards Over Station Works: Thirdi Group
Procurement note:

AW Edwards is the successful tenderer to deliver the station and enabling works for the future over station development. Thirdi Group have been selected as over-station developers for the site.


Jan 2017 Sydney Metro received planning approval for Crows Nest Station.
Aug 2018 Sydney Metro called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Crows Nest Station in August 2018, with EOIs due by 5 October.
Nov 2018 A Request for Tender (RFT) for design and technical services was issued, with the successful tenderer to deliver the detailed design for the station.
Dec 2019 Three proponents were shortlisted to move to Request for Tender (RFT) stage for a construct only contract for the station. The shortlisted proponents were AW Edwards, CPB Contractors, and Laing O'Rourke.
Sep 2020 The amended concept proposal for the over station development was on public exhibition from 9 September to 6 October. The amended proposal involved development at three sites, known as Sites A, B and C, for a mix of residential and commercial uses.
Oct 2020 AW Edwards was awarded a $370 million construct-only contract to deliver the station and enabling works for the future over station development. A delivery partner for the future over station developments above Crows Nest Station is to be selected through a separate tender process.
Dec 2020 The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces approved the concept proposal for over station development. Detailed design, construction or any other physical work will be subject to a separate detailed State Significant Development (SSD) approval process.
Dec 2022 Sydney Metro awarded a contract for the Integrated Station Development above the Crows Nest Station to Thirdi Group, as part of the Sydney Metro – City and South West – Crows Nest Station. The contract includes a 17-storey residential building above the station and a 21-storey commercial office building on the corner.
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Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
New South Wales |
Tender notices