Major Contract

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport – Advanced and Enabling Works

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport –  Advanced and Enabling Works

Formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West, the Western Sydney Airport Line will see a new metro rail line run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis near Bringelly, via Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

The Western Sydney Airport line's Advanced and Enabling Works packages would involve contracts that will facilitate the tunnelling, stations, and alignment work and will be awarded separately.

The construction power, construction water and stormwater diversions package comprises:

  • power supply for Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) from Claremont Meadows Substation to Orchard Hills Intermediate Services Facility
  • power supply for TBMs from Kemps Creek Substation to the Western Sydney Airport site
  • construction power supply for St Marys, Airport Business Park, Southern Intermediate Service Facility and Aerotropolis
  • construction water supply for Airport Business Park and Aerotropolis
  • stormwater diversion at St Marys
  • concurrent work site management, and
  • utility diversions as needed.

Key Dates

May 2021 EOIs Open
Sep 2021 Expected Contract Award
Oct 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2022 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Procurement note:

Sydney Metro has indicated that a mixture of delivery types are expected to be employed for Advanced and Enabling Works (AEW).

PROJECT HISTORY

Jun 2020 A scoping report was released, to support the application to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces seeking the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Sydney Airport Line.
Jul 2020 In July 2020 the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the Western Sydney Airport component of Sydney Metro. The EIS will now be prepared. The Federal Government also announced that Federal planning approvals for the project will be fast-tracked under a bilateral model between the Federal and State Governments, with the aim of reducing the approval times by up to 50 percent from an average of 3.5 years to 21 months.
Oct 2020 The Environmental Impact Statement for Western Sydney Airport Line was opened for public consultation, closing on 2 December 2020.
Nov 2020 The NSW Government commenced the procurement processes for Geotechnical Investigations Services and also Integration and Delivery Partner Services for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. Both Requests for Tender (RFT) close 23 December 2020.
Dec 2020 Sydney Metro issued a tender notice advising an upcoming invitation for Registrations of Interest (ROI) for installation and commissioning of construction power, construction water and storm water diversions for the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project. Sydney Metro expected to release the ROI in late February 2021.
May 2021 Sydney Metro issued an open tender for installation and commissioning of construction power as part of Advanced and Enabling Works package for the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project. Tenders close on 16 June 2021.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales | National |
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