Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – The Bays Station

Under Procurement
Sydney Metro – West – The Bays Station

The proposed Bays Station would be located between Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station, with an entrance to the south of White Bay. It would provide direct access to the future Bays Waterfront Promenade, which would run north to south along White Bay.

As part of enabling the project, Sydney Metro will also undertake road works near the port at White Bay to ensure reliability of the road network and ongoing access to the White Bay Cruise Terminal and other port related businesses within Glebe Island and White Bay.

Along with Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, Pyrmont and Hunter Street stops on the proposed Sydney Metro West line, the The Bays metro station will be delivered as an Integrated Station Development (ISD). The overstation development will include commercial, retail and residential space. Further planning considerations are underway to finalise the station design.

Key Dates

Dec 2018 Initial Packaging Announced
Oct 2020 Revised Packaging Announced
Oct 2022 EOIs Open
Nov 2022 ROIs Open - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Nov 2022 ROIs Close - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Jan 2023 Expected Pre-qualification Process Commencement
Mar 2024 Expected Contract Award
Sep 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
Mar 2028 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Procurement note:

The Bays Station ISD was expected to be delivered under a D&C contract for the station portion and as a development agreement for the overstation development.

However, the project will be procured through the 'Sydney Metro West Partnership' model – which will be further developed and refined during the next stages of procurement. Under the proposed model, contractors, investors and Sydney Metro will enter into a ‘Partnership’ for the delivery of different works packages on the Sydney Metro West project, however, further details of the Partnership’s contracting models and structures have not been made publicly available.

Related contracts:
Sydney Metro West – Transaction Management
Successful Tenderer - KPMG and IAG


Apr 2018 The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.
Dec 2018 Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.
May 2020 Geotechnical and utility investigation began in The Bays and Iron Cove.
Oct 2020 During a Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. Four stops, including The Bays Station, were confirmed as Integrated Station Developments (ISD).
May 2021 Sydney Metro has requested the SEARs for the section of the project between the Bays Precinct and the Sydney CBD.
Jun 2021 Sydney Metro requested Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the next phase of approvals for the Sydney Metro – West project. The accompanying scoping report outlined the indicative construction period for The Bays Station from third quarter of 2025 to first quarter of 2028.
Jul 2021 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the major civil construction between The Bays and Sydney CBD.
Nov 2022 Sydney Metro hosted an industry briefing in which it called for ROIs for the remainder of the Sydney Metro - West packages. Sydney Metro announced they would procure the remaining packages through a Sydney Metro West Partnership model, with ROIs closing on 25 November.