Sydney Metro




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Sydney Metro
Sydney Metro - West - Parramatta Station
Sydney Metro - West - Rail and Line-wide systems, and depot
Sydney Metro - West - Stations Package
Sydney Metro - West - Sydney CBD Station
Sydney Metro - West - Sydney Olympic Park Station
Sydney Metro - West - The Bays Station
Sydney Metro - West - Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations
Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Eastern Package
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Enabling Works
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations, and Maintenance
Sydney Metro - City and South West - Southwest Station and Corridor Works - SSC
Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Central Package
Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Western Package
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Station Boxes and Tunnelling
Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Surface and Civil Alignment Work
Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Crows Nest Station
Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Waterloo Station
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Confirmed PPP, Other, Possible PPP, Traditional procurement, Unknown, Unsolicited bid
TYPE: Greenfield

The New South Wales Government's Sydney Metro program is the biggest public transport project in Australia. Services start in the first half of 2019 in the city’s north west on Australia’s first fully-automated metro rail service, extending into the CBD in 2024 then beyond to the city’s west.

 

Sydney Metro - Northwest ($8.3 billion)
Sydney Metro Northwest, formerly the North West Rail Link, is the first stage of Sydney Metro and will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia.

Three major contracts were awarded in 2013 and 2014 to deliver and operate Sydney Metro Northwest. These include:

Tunnels and Stations Civil works
$1.15 billion contract awarded to CPB John Holland Dragados (CPBJHD), formerly Thiess John Holland Dragados on 24 June 2013. This contract delivered the 15 kilometre twin metro rail tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping, Australia’s longest railway tunnels.

Surface and Viaduct Civil works
$390 million contract awarded to the Impregilo-Salini joint venture on 17 December 2013. This contract delivered the four-kilometre elevated skytrain between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill, including a 270-metre cable-stayed bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill.

Operations, Trains and Systems (PPP)
$3.7 billion operations contract awarded to Northwest Rapid Transit on 15 September 2014. This contract involves delivering eight new railway stations, 4,000 commuter car parking spaces, Sydney’s new metro trains and upgrading the existing railway between Chatswood and Epping. At the time, it was the largest Public Private Partnership awarded in NSW. In November 2019, Sydney Metro announced that it had reached contract close to extend the existing Northwest Rapid Transit PPP contract to include the Sydney Metro City and Southwest line.

In July 2018 Alstom were awarded a 15 year maintenance contract for Sydney Metro - Northwest, which comprises maintenance of the 22 six-car train sets, signalling systems and point machines, along with operation and maintenance of the depot. The train sets and signalling systems were also built by Alstom.

Sydney Metro Northwest opened on 26 May 2019. The NSW Government confirmed that the project was delivered $1 billion under budget.

 

Sydney Metro - City & Southwest ($12.5 billion)
This project extends metro services from the city’s north west on a new 30-kilometre metro line from Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown.

Services are expected to start in 2024.

The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project cost range has been set at $11.5 billion to $12.5 billion. The final project budget will be confirmed once all major contracts are awarded, following the same process used for the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest.

There are two components of Sydney Metro City & Southwest:

  • Chatswood to Sydenham: New 15.5 kilometre twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham. New stations will be delivered at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo along with new underground platforms at Central Station; and
  • Sydenham to Bankstown upgrade: The upgrade of 13.5 kilometres of rail line and conversion of 11 stations between Sydenham and Bankstown to metro standards, including lifts and level access for all stations.

 

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is split into several major work packages, which include:

  • Metro tunnelling contract (Tunnels and Station Excavation Works – TSE)
  • Metro train operations (Trains, Systems, Operations and Maintenance - TSOM)
  • Metro line-wide works
  • Sydenham Metro upgrade (Sydenham Station and Junction Works - SSJ)
  • Central Walk and Metro station (Central Station Main Works - CSM)
  • Bankstown Line Metro upgrade (Southwest Station and Corridor Works - SSC)
  • Victoria Cross Metro Station and development contract
  • Pitt Street Metro Station and development contract
  • Cross Nest Metro Station and development contract
  • Waterloo Metro Station and development contract
  • Martin Place Metro Station and development contract
  • Barangaroo Metro Station and development contract
  • Metro early works (multiple contracts), and
  • Metro lifts and escalators contract.

 

Waterloo, Pitt Street, Martin Place, Victoria Cross and Crows Nest stations will be constructed as individual integrated station developments. This approach allows the station and the building above to be built at the same time, minimising the impact to the community and maximise the benefits of Sydney Metro. Barangaroo Station will be designed by Sydney Metro and constructed under a separate contract. In December 2019, Hutchinson, John Holland, and Watpac were shorlisted for the contract.

Martin Place Station was subject to an unsolicited proposal from Macquarie Group, with the NSW Government accepting Macquarie’s proposal and awarding them the $378 million contract in September 2018. Lendlease has been appointed by Macquarie to deliver the integrated station development.

Four other major contracts have been awarded, including:

  • Metro tunnelling contract - John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture will build the twin 15.5km railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, including under Sydney Harbour. Contract awarded June 2017.
  • Sydenham Metro Upgrade contract - John Holland Pty Ltd and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd will do major railway work at Sydenham, including upgrading Sydenham Station. Contract awarded September 2017.
  • Central Walk and Metro Station contract - Laing O’Rourke will build new Sydney Metro underground platforms at Central Station and the landmark Central Walk. Contract awarded March 2018.
  • Line-wide Works Package - Systems Connect, a joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL. Contract awarded November 2018.

 

On 22 November 2019, Sydney Metro announced that it had reached contract close to extend the existing Northwest Rapid Transit Public Private Partnership contract to include the Sydney Metro City and Southwest line. The $3.7 billion contract extension includes $1.7 billion for 23 new metro trains and core rail systems for the City and Southwest line, as well as $2 billion for the operations and maintenance component of the combined Northwest and City and Southwest lines until 2034. The PPP extension reached financial close on 4 December 2019. NRT will operate and maintain the fully integrated service from Rouse Hill to Bankstown, covering 66 kilometres of rail and 31 metro stations.

The contract extension includes the following key roles:

  • Systems integrator and investor – MTR
  • Principal commercial adviser, investor and financial arranger – Plenary Group
  • Operator – Metro Trains Sydney
  • Trains and signalling key subcontractor – Alstom
  • Communications key subcontractor – Thales
  • Radio key subcontractor – UGL, and
  • Platform screen door key subcontractor – Gilgen.

 

The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated $8.3 billion over the forward estimates for Sydney Metro City and Southwest, including $2.7 billion in FY2020-21.

 

Infrastructure Australia (IA) identifies City & Southwest as a High Priority Project on its Infrastructure Priority List.

 

Sydney Metro - West 
Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct underground connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney.  The proposed Sydney Metro West will work together with the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. The Government is finalising the alignment, with key precincts to be serviced along the route at: 

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays
  • Pyrmont (subject to feasibility), and
  • Sydney CBD.

 

The Government will safeguard the ability to extend Sydney Metro to the south-east of the Sydney CBD via Zetland, serving the Green Square town centre, as well as towards the west beyond Westmead. The NSW Government committed to planning an extension of Sydney Metro West from Westmead to Western Sydney Airport during the 2019 State election.

An initial round of the industry engagement took place in the second half of 2017 to build awareness of the project and to obtain market information to shape its scope and definition, to ensure the desired transport and land-use outcomes are met.

The initial delivery strategy for Sydney Metro West was released in April 2018, which comprised an initial packaging strategy with a range of options subject to further analysis and industry consultation. Following consultation, a base case delivery strategy was released in December 2018. This was further refined in October 2020 to reduce procurement packaging to:

  • Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations (TSMo)
  • Line-wide systems and depot
  • Integrated Station Developments at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD
  • a single stations and associated developments for remaining stops
  • three tunneling contracts - Western, Central and Eastern packages, and
  • Enabling works (multiple contract packages).

 

Sydney Metro has indicated they are further assessing combining TSMo and Line-wide packages into a single Rail Systems Public Private Partnership. KPMG, in partnership with IAG has been appointed for Transaction Management Services. In October 2020, procurement for an independent rectifier for the project began.

The 2018-19 NSW Budget reserved $3 billion  with $28.1 million allocated in FY2018-19 to progress planning and final business case development. The allocation will allow Sydney Metro to start designing new metro stations and precincts, and commence planning approvals and ongoing community and industry consultation. The NSW Government committed an additional $3.2 billion to the project during the 2019 State election campaign. Construction of Sydney Metro West is expected to start in 2020, subject to business case assessment.

Preliminary estimates place the capital cost of the project at around $10 billion.

The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $6.4 billion over four years to the project.

The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated $10.4 billion over four years for Sydney Metro West, including $2.1 billion in FY2020-21.

In the State Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2038, Infrastructure NSW notes Sydney Metro West should be the NSW Government's priority rail network extension project. In December 2019, Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for an Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared.

IA identifies Sydney Metro West as a High Priority Initiative on its Infrastructure Priority List.

In April 2020, the first Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) opened to the public for comments. The EIS went on exhibition 30 April with the community able to provide feedback until 26 June. This is one of three EISs for the project due to its scale, and the community will have further opportunities to comment.

 

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport  

Formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West and the North South Rail Link, the Western Sydney Airport Line will see a new rail line run from Rouse Hill via Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and the Aerotropolis in Bringelly to Macarthur. The first stage of the project will see automated driverless trains run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis.

Both the Federal and NSW Governments intend the first stage to be completed in time for the opening of WSA in 2026.

The NSW Government announced during it's 2019 re-election campaign that it would continue to plan for future stages of the Western Sydney Airport Line, from St Mary's to Rouse Hill via Schofields, and Aerotropolis to Macarthur, in the next term of government.

The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2.0 billion over four years to the project, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction. In June 2020, the NSW and Commonwealth governments announced a further $3.5 billion in funding for the project to go ahead.

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport from St Marys to WSA and the Aerotropolis has an estimated total cost of $11 billion. Should further stages proceed, the full Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport Line is estimated to cost between $15-$20 billion.

In September 2020, NSW Government appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro as the Shadow Operator for Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport lines. The Shadow Operator will provide advice and technical input from the viewpoint of the prospective operations and maintenance contractor.

In October 2020, NSW Government confirmed project packaging as:

  • Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (PPP)
  • Station Boxes and Tunnelling (D&C Contract)
  • Surface and Civil Alignment Works (D&C Contract), and
  • Advanced Enabling Works (Various packages).

The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated $9.2 billion over four years for Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport, including $810 million in FY2020-21.

 

Delivery
On 1 July 2018, the Sydney Metro authority was established to deliver the Sydney Metro program of works.

Sydney Metro is an operating agency owned by the NSW Government and is part of the NSW Transport cluster, operating similar to Sydney Trains.



Last reviewed: 30/11/2020

Sydney Metro - City and South West - Southwest Station and Corridor Works - SSC


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Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - City and South West - Southwest Station and Corridor Works - SSC

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project - the second stage of Sydney Metro - will see a new 30 kilometre metro line extending from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and southwest to Bankstown.

The Bankstown Line Metro Upgrade (Southwest Stations and Corridor - SSC) package focuses on the Sydenham to Bankstown section of project and includes:

  • bridge and non-station civil works
  • station works (including upgrades)
  • services buildings and facilities
  • electrical works (low voltage)
  • cable and services routing, and
  • track and other rail infrastructure.


On 4 September 2019, the NSW Government released a notice of intended procurement allowing proponents to register their interest until 18 October 2019.

An Expressions of Interest will then be called on 4 October 2019 and close on 8 November 2019. However, these dates are considered indicative at this stage and may be revised.

Sydney Metro has stated they will procure 'up to' three contractors to undertake the upgrades.

The contracts will be for work at the following stations:

  • Marrickville
  • Dulwich Hill
  • Hurlstone Park
  • Canterbury
  • Campsie
  • Belmore
  • Lakemba
  • Wiley Park, and
  • Punchbowl.


The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sydenham to Bankstown section of Sydney Metro City & Southwest was released for public consultation in September 2017. Public consultation ended on 8 November. The Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report for the Sydenham to Bankstown Metro Upgrade was released for exhibition on 20 June 2018 until 18 July 2018. In December 2018 the Sydney to Bankstown section received planning approval from the NSW Government.

In their December 2018 Industry briefing Sydney Metro indicated that the SSC contract would be delivered in a series of contracts instead of a single design and construct contract. Contracts are to be progressively awarded from 2019 onwards. Early works for the conversion of the line to metro standards is being undertaken by a John Holland Laing O'Rourke joint venture, who are currently delivering the Sydenham Station and Junction (SSJ) Works.

In May 2019, Metron T2M, a joint venture comprising Mott MacDonald and Arcadis, was awarded the $26 million design contract for stations and general rail corridor between Marrickville and Punchbowl.

The NSW Government originally intended to deliver the SSC works under a fixed price lump sum design and construct contract, and registrations for the Request for Tenders (RFT) closed in May 2017.

Value undisclosed



Last reviewed: 12/09/2019

Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Crows Nest Station


PROJECT
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Crows Nest Station

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project - the second stage of the broader Sydney Metro - will see a new 30 kilometre metro line extending from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and southwest to Bankstown.

As part of the project delivery strategy, the NSW Government is seeking to develop the new stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Pitt Street, Martin Place and Waterloo through integrated station developments (ISDs) packages. The ISD package allows for construction of the new metro station to be integrated with an over-station building or development.

The Crows Nest ISD will sit separated from the Willoughby Road shopping and dining precinct by Hume Street Park, with the station platform sitting approximately 25 metres below ground. The current concept for over-station development comprises four buildings mixed between residential, commercial and potentially a hotel. The planning process for the ISD started in 2018.

Sydney Metro called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the ISD in August 2018, with EOIs due on 5 October. In November a Request for Tender (RFT) for design and technical services, with the successful tenderer to deliver the detailed design for the project. 

Sydney Metro lodged a request for the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The SEARs is required for preparation for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and concept State Significant Development (SSD) application. 

In November, the concept SSD application and EIS were released for public consultation, with submissions due by 8 February 2019.

The concept SSD is the first stage in the planning approval process. This will be followed by the detailed SSD, which will refine and develop the designs for the Crows Nest Station. 

 

In December 2019, the following proponents were shortlisted to move to Request for Tender stage for a construct only contract for the station:

  • AW Edwards
  • CPB Contractors, and
  • Laing O'Rourke.

 

AW Edwards was awarded the construct-only contract in October 2020.

Following community feedback regarding the development above the station, NSW Government separated the construction of ISD package in order to advance the station construction to meet 2024 deadline for Sydney Metro City and Southwest line opening. A delivery partner for the over station development will be selected via a separate procurement process. A construct only contract for the station construction is expected to be awarded in 2020.



Last reviewed: 23/10/2020

Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Waterloo Station


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - City and Southwest - Waterloo Station

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $299M AUD
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project - the second stage of the broader Sydney Metro - will see a new 30-kilometre metro line extending from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and southwest to Bankstown.

As part of the project delivery strategy, the NSW Government is seeking to develop the new stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Pitt Street, Martin Place and Waterloo through integrated station developments (ISDs) packages. The ISD package allows for construction of the new metro station to be integrated with an over-station building or development.

While initially being a station construction only contract, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in April 2018 decided that Waterloo Station would also be built through an ISD package. UrbanGrowth NSW's proposed Waterloo Metro Quarter will, therefore, be integrated into the Waterloo Station works.

Waterloo Station and Metro Quarter will be bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street in Waterloo. Beyond the metro station, the Metro Quarter was expected to comprise approximately:

- 700 residential units with 20 per cent social and affordable housing;
- 9,000 metres squared of commercial space;
- 4,000 metres squared of ground level retail space; and
- a new community facility.

In November, the concept State Significant Development (SSD) application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were released for public consultation. Both the concept SSD and EIS are on public exhibition until 30 January 2019. 

The concept SSD is the first stage in the planning approval process. This will be followed by the detailed SSD, which will refine and develop the designs for the Waterloo Station. The detailed SSD will be completed by a development partner, who will be selected through a tender process.

In January 2019 the NSW Government released the preferred masterplan for the Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct, which comprises the Waterloo social housing estate, Waterloo Station and Metro Quarter. The masterplan is to be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment in 2019.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) were called for in July 2018 and due by 31 August. In November John Holland and Aqualand were shortlisted for the ISD. In December 2019, a joint venture of John Holland and Mirvac was awarded a $299 million contract for the Waterloo ISD. As part of the agreement, the NSW Government will receive $106 million from the joint venture for the air rights to develop the site. Under the plan, at least five per cent of homes will be affordable housing and 70 apartments will be set aside for social housing. Anticipated value of the development is $800 million.



Last reviewed: 28/01/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Parramatta Station


PROJECT
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STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Parramatta Station

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The proposed Parramatta metro station would be on the block bounded by George, Macquarie, Church and Smith streets. Located to the north of the existing heavy rail station, the new metro station would be within the commercial core of the Parramatta CBD.

Along with Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD stops on the proposed Sydney Metro West line, the Parramatta metro station will be delivered as an Integrated Station Development (ISD). The overstation development will include commercial, retail and residential space.

 



Key Dates

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced with Parramatta as an ISD

Q3 2022: Expected procurement start

Q1 2024: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

The Parramatta ISD is expected to be delivered under a D&C contract for the station portion, and as a development agreement for the overstation development.

Related Contracts:

Transaction Management Services (Sydney Metro West): KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: During Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. Four stops, including Parramatta, were confirmed as Integrated Station Developments (ISD).

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.

Mar 2018: Geotechnical Investigation began in Horwood Place Parramatta.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Rail and Line-wide systems, and depot


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Rail and Line-wide systems, and depot

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Possible PPP,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed Sydney Metro West will work together with the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. The Government has yet to confirm the alignment, or release a business case, but it is intended that new stations will be constructed at key precincts along the route including Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD, along with an interchange at an existing T1 Northern Line station - either Concord West or North Strathfield. Further stations are under consideration along this route.

An initial delivery strategy for Sydney Metro West was released in April 2018 for consultation, with the base case delivery strategy being released in December 2018.

This proposed package of works comprises the design and construction:

- line-wide systems;
- rail systems; and
- the rolling stock depot.

The package is proposed to be delivered through a design and construction incentivised target cost contract. The NSW Government noted in the initial delivery strategy that this package (which included rolling stock and maintenance) could potentially use private finance.

The preferred alignment and delivery strategy are expected to be announced in late-2018 or early-2019.

The NSW Government intends to start construction in the next term of Government, pending the final business case assessment and the State election in March 2019.

In June 2018, Turner & Townsend were appointed by Transport for NSW 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.



Last reviewed: 07/12/2018

Sydney Metro - West - Stations Package


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Stations Package

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The proposed Sydney Metro West will supplement the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works.

The alignment will include stops (including new and upgraded existing stations) at:

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays
  • Pyrmont (subject to feasibility), and
  • Sydney CBD.

 

Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays and Sydney CBD stations are expected to be procured as a package of Integrated Station Developments. While Pyrmont Station feasibility is further assessed, the remaining stations work at Westmead, North Strathfield, Burwood North and Five Docks are expected to be procured as a single stations package.

Work will include construction of station structure and fitout, building services, public domain and installation of station systems. Station system supply will be separately procured.

 


 


Key Dates

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced including the Stations Package

Q4 2021: Expected procurement start

Q3 2023: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

The Stations Package is expected to be delivered under a D&C contract.

Related Contracts:

Transaction Management Services (Sydney Metro West): KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: During a Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. Sydney Metro announced that four stops at Westmead, North Strathfield, Burwood North and Five Docks will be procured under a single stations contract.

Apr 2020: After initial feasibility studies, Sydney Metro announced that planning for potential station at Rydalmere will not proceed. Following this review, planning for a potential metro station at Pyrmont will progress to the next stage of assessment.

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Sydney CBD Station


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Sydney CBD Station

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

A new metro station in the CBD aims to cater to growing demand and supplement the capacity of existing CBD metro and heavy rail stations. The station would enable a new mass transit option to Parramatta via the Sydney Metro West Line, and the growing suburbs along the corridor joining two major centres. The location of the Sydney CBD Station will be determined following further investigations and community and stakeholder engagement.

Along with Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and The Bays stations on the proposed Sydney Metro West line, the Sydney CBD metro station will be delivered as an Integrated Station Development (ISD). The overstation development will include commercial, retail and residential space.

 



Key Dates

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced with Sydney CBD as an ISD

Q1 2023: Expected procurement start

Q3 2024: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

The Sydney CBD ISD is expected to be delivered under a D&C contract for the station portion, and as a development agreement for the overstation development.

Related Contracts:

Transaction Management Services (Sydney Metro West): KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: During a Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. Four stops, including a station in Sydney CBD, were confirmed as Integrated Station Developments (ISD).

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Sydney Olympic Park Station


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Sydney Olympic Park Station

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The proposed Sydney Olympic Park metro station would be located south of the existing Olympic Park Station. The station would sit to the east of Olympic Boulevard with the main station entrances between Herb Elliott Avenue and Figtree Drive, and off Dawn Fraser Avenue. The station would provide interchange with the planned Parramatta Light Rail, the T7 Olympic Park Line and buses.

Along with Parramatta, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD stops on the proposed Sydney Metro West line, the Sydney Olympic Park metro station will be delivered as an Integrated Station Development (ISD). The overstation development will include commercial, retail and residential space.

 


 

Key Dates

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced with Sydney Olympic Park as an ISD

Q2 2022: Expected procurement start

Q4 2023: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

The Sydney Olympic Park ISD is expected to be delivered under a D&C contract for the station portion, and as a development agreement for the overstation development.

Related Contracts:

Transaction Management Services (Sydney Metro West): KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: During a Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. Four stops, including Syney Olympic Park, were confirmed as Integrated Station Developments (ISD).

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.

May 2018: Geotechnical Investigation began in Rod Laver Drive in Sydney Olympic Park.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - The Bays Station


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - The Bays Station

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH:
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

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 and Sydney CBD 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

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced with Parramatta as an ISD

Q4 2022: Expected procurement start

Q2 2024: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

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

Related Contracts:

Transaction Management Services (Sydney Metro West): KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

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 2020: Geotechnical and utility investigation began in The Bays and Iron Cove.

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Possible PPP
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The proposed Sydney Metro West will work together with the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works.

The alignment will include stops (including new and upgraded existing stations) at:

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays Precintc
  • Pyrmont, and
  • Sydney CBD.

 

While the base case delivery strategy had three separate packages for Rollingstock, Signalling and Operations and Maintenance, these have now been restructured to be procured as a single package called Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations (TSMo).

While the TSMo package is intended as a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain package, Sydney Metro noted in October 2020, that they will further assess combining TSMo with Line-Wide Work into a single PPP package.

 


 

Key Dates

Nov 2016: Sydney Metro West project announced

Dec 2018: Initial packaging announced

Oct 2020: Revised packaging announced

Q4 2021: Expected procurement start

Q3 2024: Expected contract award

 


 

Procurement

While the TSMo package is intended to as a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain package, Sydney Metro noted in October 2020, that they will further assess combining TSMo with Line-wide work into a single PPP package.

Related Contracts:

Shadow Operator: Ricardo and Seoul Metro.

Transaction Management Services: KPMG and IAG

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: During Transport for NSW major projects industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro West. The three packages for Trains, Signalling, and Maintenance and Operations, have now been combined into a single package (TSMo). Sydney Metro is further assessing combining TSMo package with Line-Wide Work to create a single PPP contract.

Sep 2020: NSW Government appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro as the shadow operator for Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport lines. Shadow operator will provide advice and technical input from the viewpoint of the prospective operations and maintenance contractor.

Dec 2018: Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.

Apr 2018: The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.

Mar 2018: In addition to stations at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct, and Sydney CBD, the NSW Government announced new metro stations at Westmead and a new metro station at either Concort West or North Strathfield to connect to existing T1 Heavy Rail Line. The NSW Government announced it was further exploring options for metro stations at Camellia or Rydalmere, North Burwood or Five Dock, Kings Bay, and Pyrmont.



Last reviewed: 23/10/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Central Package


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Central Package

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct, 24-kilometre underground rail connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney. The alignment will service key precincts at:

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays Precinct, and
  • Sydney CBD.

 

Sydney Metro is also investigating options for an additional station at Pyrmont. A service facility will be located at Silverwater and a stabling and maintenance facility at Clyde.


Initially, tunnelling work comprised of two components: Westmead to The Bays Precinct (Tunnelling West) and the Bays Precinct to Sydney CBD (Tunnelling East). 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 Station).

 

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

 


 

Key Dates

Oct 2019: Tunnelling procurement commenced

Apr 2020: Expression of Interest called for Western and Central tunnelling packages

Aug 2020: Shortlist announced for Western and Central tunnelling packages

Q3 2021: Expected contract award for Central package

Q1 2022: Expected contract award for Western package

Q4 2021: Expected construction commencement for Central package

Q2 2025: Expected construction completion for Central package

 


 


Procurement

In August 2020, the NSW Government shortlisted three consortia for the Central and Western contracts. The consortia include

  • John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella Australia JV
  • Gamuda and Laing O'Rourke Australia JV
  • Acciona Australia and Ferrovial Australia JV

 

The three shortlisted consortia will first bid for the Central Tunnelling. 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.

 



Funding

The 2018-19 NSW Budget reserved $3 billion to the wider project with $28.1 million allocated in FY2018-19 to progress planning and business case development. The NSW Government committed an additional $3.2 billion to the wider project during the 2019 election campaign. The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $6.4 billion over four years to the wider project (this is inclusive of previously committed funding). Preliminary estimated place the capital cost of the wider project at around $10 billion. The firm cost of TSE-West will be known after the competitive tender process.

 


 

Project history

2017: An initial round of community engagement took place to build awareness of the project and obtain market information to shape its scope, and ensure the desired transport and land-use outcomes are met.

April 2018: Initial delivery strategy released for consultation.

June 2018: Turner & Townsend 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

December 2018: Base case delivery strategy released.

21 October 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.

April 2020: Expressions of Interest opened for the joint procurement of Central and Western tunnelling packages.

August 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.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Eastern Package


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Eastern Package

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed Sydney Metro West will work together with the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. The Government has yet to confirm the alignment, or release a business case, but it is intended that new stations will be constructed at key precincts along the route including Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD, along with an interchange at an existing T1 Northern Line station - either Concord West or North Strathfield. Further stations are under consideration along this route.

An initial delivery strategy for Sydney Metro West was released in April 2018, which comprised several packages, including two tunnel packages: Westmead to The Bays Precinct and The Bays Precinct to Sydney CBD.

The Bays Precinct - Sydney CBD package would see construction of a circa four kilometre tunnel between stations at The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD, with the potential for an additional station at Pyrmont under consideration. 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.

In December 2018 Sydney Metro released the base case delivery strategy, which revised the scope of the tunnel contracts to make their size more equal. The Tunnel and Excavation East package extends the original The Bays Precinct - Sydney CBD contract to an intermediate retrieval site between the T1 Northern Line link and The Bays Precinct.

The package is proposed to be procured as a fixed-price design and construct contract with incentivised target cost for excavations.

Sydney Metro is conducting further industry engagement on the base case delivery strategy to finalise the tunnelling strategy.

The preferred alignment and delivery strategy are expected to be announced in late-2018 or early-2019. Sydney Metro has indicated procurement of Sydney Metro West is expected to commence in 2019 with the tunnelling contracts the first major contracts to be procured.

The preferred alignment and delivery strategy are expected to be announced in late-2018 or early-2019.

The 2018-19 NSW Budget saw $3 billion from the Restart NSW fund reserved for early works, land acquisition and tunnelling of Metro West, with $28.1 million allocated in FY2018-19 to progress planning and final business case development. The Government also announced they intend to start construction of Metro West in the next term of Government, subject to business case assessment and the result of the State election in March 2019.

In June 2018, Turner & Townsend were appointed by Transport for NSW 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.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Western Package


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - West - Tunnel and Excavation - Western Package

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct, 24-kilometre underground rail connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney. The alignment will service key precincts at:

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays Precinct, and
  • Sydney CBD.

 

Sydney Metro is also investigating options for an additional station at Pyrmont. A service facility will be located at Silverwater and a stabling and maintenance facility at Clyde.

Initially, tunnelling work comprised of two components: Westmead to The Bays Precinct (Tunnelling West) and the Bays Precinct to Sydney CBD (Tunnelling East). 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 Station).

 


 


Key Dates

Oct 2019: Tunnelling procurement commenced

Apr 2020: Expression of Interest called for Western and Central tunnelling packages

Aug 2020: Shortlist announced for Western and Central tunnelling packages

Q3 2021: Expected contract award for Central package

Q1 2022: Expected contract award for Western package

Q2 2022: Expected construction commencement for Western package

Q4 2025: Expected construction completion for Western package

 



Procurement

In August 2020, the NSW Government shortlisted three consortia for the Central and Western contracts. The consortia include

-John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella Australia JV
-Gamuda and Laing O'Rourke Australia JV
-Acciona Australia and Ferrovial Australia JV

The three shortlisted consortia will first bid for the Central Tunnelling. 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.

 



Funding

The 2018-19 NSW Budget reserved $3 billion to the wider project with $28.1 million allocated in FY2018-19 to progress planning and business case development. The NSW Government committed an additional $3.2 billion to the wider project during the 2019 election campaign. The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $6.4 billion over four years to the wider project (this is inclusive of previously committed funding). Preliminary estimated place the capital cost of the wider project at around $10 billion. The firm cost of TSE-West will be known after the competitive tender process.

 


 

Project history

2017: An initial round of community engagement took place to build awareness of the project and obtain market information to shape its scope, and ensure the desired transport and land-use outcomes are met.

April 2018: Initial delivery strategy released for consultation.

June 2018: Turner & Townsend 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

December 2018: Base case delivery strategy released.

21 October 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.

April 2020: Expressions of Interest opened for the joint procurement of the Central and Western tunnelling packages.

August 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.



Last reviewed: 02/11/2020

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Enabling Works


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport -  Enabling Works

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Western Sydney Airport Line will see the construction of new rail line from Rouse Hill via Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and the Aerotropolis in Bringelly to Macarthur. The project was formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West and the North South Rail Link. The first stage of the project will see automated driverless trains run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis.

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

 



Funding

Federal Government: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27. In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding.

NSW Government: Apart from the June 2020 joint announcement with the Federal Government, the 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: The Environmental Impact Statement for Western Sydney Airport Line was opened for public consultation, closing on 2 December 2020.

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.

Jun 2020: In June, a scoping report was released, to supports the application to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces seeking the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for the
Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Sydney Airport Line.

Jun 2020: In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding for the broader line.

May 2019: The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years for the line, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

Mar 2020: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the broader project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27.



Last reviewed: 23/10/2020

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Station Boxes and Tunnelling


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Station Boxes and Tunnelling

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Western Sydney Airport Line will see the construction of new rail line from Rouse Hill via Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and the Aerotropolis in Bringelly to Macarthur. The project was formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West and the North South Rail Link. The first stage of the project will see automated driverless trains run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis.

The Station Boxes and Tunnelling (SBT) Works for Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport project (previously known as Sydney Metro Greater West) will involve the construction of two sections of twin tunnels between the St Marys and Orchard Hills Stations, and between the Western Sydney Airport Terminal and Aerotropolis stations. The tunnels would have a total combined length of approximately 9.8 kilometres, and include associated portal dive structures.

The six stations announced for the line will be located at:

  • St Marys
  • Orchard Hills
  • Luddenham
  • Airport Business Park
  • Airport Terminal, and
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

 

The SBT Works will include station box excavations with temporary ground support at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Western Sydney Airport Terminal, Western Sydney Aerotropolis and potentially two intermediate service facilities, one in each of the tunnel sections.

 


 

Key Dates

Sep 2020: Procurement start

Late 2020: Early works to begin on the line

 


 

Procurement

The procurement will be undertaken through a two stage process, with work to be awarded as Design and Construct Contracts.

On September 14, Sydney Metro called for bidders to register for the procurement process, with EOIs opened to the registrants from 18 September, closing on 30 October 2020.

 



Funding

Federal Government: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27. In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding.

NSW Government: Apart from the June 2020 joint announcement with the Federal Government, the 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

 


 

Project History

Oct 2020: The Environmental Impact Statement for Western Sydney Airport Line was opened for public consultation, closing on 2 December 2020.

Sep 2020: NSW Government invited registrations to begin the procurement for Station Boxes and Tunnelling works, with EOIs opened to the registrants from 18 September, closing on 30 October 2020. Separately, the NSW and Federal Governments announced the location of the six stations on the Western Sydney Airport Line.

Sep 2020: The NSW and Federal Governments confirmed the locations of the new stations on the line.

Jun 2020: In June, a scpoing report was released, to supports the application to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces seeking the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Sydney Airport Line.

Jun 2020: The NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding for the broader line.

May 2019: The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years for the line, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

Mar 2019: In March 2019, the Federal Government committed $3.5 billion towards the broader project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27.

Apr 2018: In April 2018, the NSW Government released the recommended corridor for Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport, which identifies tunnels that could be used for the line between Macarthur and Oran Park via Narellan, and from Orchard Hills to St Marys. Public feedback on the recommended corridor was due by 1 June 2018.



Last reviewed: 23/10/2020

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations, and Maintenance


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations, and Maintenance

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Confirmed PPP
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Western Sydney Airport Line will see the construction of new rail line from Rouse Hill via Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and the Aerotropolis in Bringelly to Macarthur. The project was formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West and the North South Rail Link. The first stage of the project will see automated driverless trains run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis.

Stage One, part of the Western Sydney City Deal announced in March 2018, will run from the suburban rail network at St Marys Station through WSA to the Aerotropolis.

Further stages proposed by the Outcomes Report include:

St Marys to Schofields and Sydney Metro NorthWest, delivered five years after WSA opens (2031), and
Aerotropolis to Macarthur, delivered 10-15 years after WSA opens (2036-2041).

The six stations announced for the line will be located at:

  • St Marys
  • Orchard Hills
  • Luddenham
  • Airport Business Park
  • Airport Terminal, and
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis

 

In line with the operations and maintenance model adopted for the Sydney Metro North West and City and Southwest lines, it is intended that the SSTOM contract for Western Sydney Airport line will be procured as a Public Private Partnership.

 


 

Procurement

Related procurement: On June 2020, the NSW Government released an RFT for Transaction Management Services and PPP Financial Advisory Services for the project's major procurement.

 



Funding

Federal Government: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27. In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding.

NSW Government: Apart from the June 2020 joint announcement with the Federal Government, the 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

 


 

Project History

Sep 2020: The NSW Government appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro as 'Shadow Operator' for Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport Lines to provide advice and technical input from the viewpoint of a prospective operations and maintenance contractor.

Jun 2020: In June 2020, the NSW Government released an RFT for Transaction Management Services and PPP Financial Advisory Services for the project's major procurement.

Jun 2020: In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding for the broader line.

May 2019: The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years for the line, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

Mar 2020: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the broader project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27.



Last reviewed: 06/10/2020

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Surface and Civil Alignment Work


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport - Surface and Civil Alignment Work

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Other,Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Western Sydney Airport Line will see the construction of new rail line from Rouse Hill via Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and the Aerotropolis in Bringelly to Macarthur. The project was formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West and the North South Rail Link. The first stage of the project will see automated driverless trains run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to Western Sydney Airport and the Aerotropolis.

The track alignment for the project would involve:

  • track designed with fit-for-purpose vertical alignment including connection to a stabling and maintenance facility
  • twin standard gauge tracks with one or more intermediate crossovers
  • Communications Based Train Control system providing unattended train operations (i.e.fully automated and driverless operations)
  • turn-back arrangements at the north and south end of the line, and
  • a design that safeguards for potential future extension of the line to the north and south.

 

The project would not preclude development of a potential future East West Rail Link, and a South West Rail Link extension.

Infrastructure Australia lists corridor preservation for the WSA rail connection as a near-term (0-5 years) High Priority Initiative and Western Sydney Airport Rail public transport connection as a long-term (10-15 years) Priority Initiative on its Infrastructure Priority List.

 


 

Key Dates

Nov 2020: Procurement commences

 


 

Procurement

In November 2020, the NSW Government commenced the procurement process for the Surface and Civil Alignment Works contract, with Expressions of Interest closing 23 December 2020.

 



Funding

Federal Government: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27. In June 2020, the NSW and Federal Governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding.

NSW Government: The 2020-21 NSW Budget confirmed $9.2 billion over four years for the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport project.


 

Project History

Oct 2020: The Environmental Impact Statement for Western Sydney Airport Line was opened for public consultation, closing on 2 December 2020.

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.

Jun 2020: In June, a scpoing report was released, to supports the application to the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces seeking the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for the
Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Sydney Airport Line.

Jun 2020: In June 2020, the NSW and Federal governments pledged a further $3.5 billion in funding for the broader line.

May 2019: The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $2 billion over four years for the line, subject to completion of the business case, to commence construction.

Mar 2019: In March 2019, the Federal Coalition Government committed $3.5 billion towards the broader project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2026-27.



Last reviewed: 30/11/2020

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