Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – Tunnel and Excavation – Eastern Package

Sydney Metro – West – Tunnel and Excavation – Eastern Package

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

Tunnelling work along the line is to be delivered under three packages:

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

The Eastern Package would see construction of a circa four kilometre tunnel between new stations at The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD. Tunnelling works around The Bays Precinct would likely have to navigate the future WestConnex M4-M5 interchange at Rozelle and associated link to the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel.

Key Dates

Jul 2021 EOIs Open
Sep 2022 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2023 Expected Construction Commencement


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro


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 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.
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New South Wales |
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