Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – Tunnel and Excavation – Central Package

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Sydney Metro – West – Tunnel and Excavation – Central Package

Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct, 24 kilometre underground rail connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney.

Initially, tunnelling work comprised of two components:

  • Tunnelling West (Westmead to The Bays Precinct), and
  • Tunnelling East (The Bays Precinct to Sydney CBD).

The Tunnelling West package has since been split into two:

  • Western Package (Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park), and
  • Central Package (Sydney Olympic Park to The Bays Precinct).

The scope for Central Package includes excavation and construction of 11 kilometres of twin tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and the future station in The Bays Precinct.

Key Dates

Apr 2020 EOIs Open
Aug 2020 RFP Open
Jun 2021 Expected Contract Award
Oct 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Mar 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Shortlist: John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella Australia Joint Venture, Gamuda and Laing O'Rourke Australia Joint Venture, and Acciona Australia and Ferrovial Australia Joint Venture
Procurement note:

The three shortlisted consortia will first bid for the Central Tunnelling Package. The remaining tenderers will then bid for the Western Tunnelling Package. The successful tenderer for the Central Tunnelling Package will not be eligible for consideration in the Western Tunnelling Package.

PROJECT HISTORY

2017 An initial round of community engagement took place to build awareness of Sydney Metro – West and obtain market information to shape its scope, and ensure the desired transport and land-use outcomes are met.
Apr 2018 Initial delivery strategy for Sydney Metro – West was released for consultation. The strategy comprised several packages, including two tunnelling packages: Westmead to The Bays Precinct and The Bays Precinct to Sydney CBD.
Jun 2018 Turner & Townsend was appointed by TfNSW as the Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest and the Sydney Metro West final business case. Turner & Townsend will work on the final business case with HKA and Crossrail International.
Dec 2018 Sydney Metro released the base case delivery strategy, which revised the scope of the two tunnel contracts to make their size more equal.
Oct 2019 Procurement on Western and Central Tunnelling packages (previously known as Tunnelling and Excavation West) began, with registration process to tender closing on 4 November 2019.
Apr 2020 Expressions of Interest opened for the joint procurement of Central and Western tunnelling packages.
Aug 2020 The NSW Government shortlisted three consortia for the Central and Western contracts. The three shortlisted consortia will first bid for the Central Tunnelling Package. The remaining tenderers will then bid for the Western Tunnelling Package. The successful tenderer for the Central Tunnelling Package will not be eligible for consideration in the Western Tunnelling Package.
Oct 2020 The NSW Government confirmed that tunnelling and excavation work on Sydney Metro – West has been restructured into three packages at the Transport Infrastructure Pipeline 2025 industry briefing.