A $538.5 million construction contract has been awarded on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, which will deliver approximately 10.4km of surface and civil alignment works.

The contract was awarded to CPB Contractors and United Infrastructure.

The contract includes:

  • 3.5km of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham
  • 6.7km of earthworks for track formation
  • A 190m long rail bridge over the new M12 motorway
  • A 20m long rail bridge within the airport
  • Temporary and permanent access roads
  • Bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site
  • At least 20 per cent of the contract workforce will be from Greater Western Sydney

The driverless 23km metro line will link St Marys to the centre of the new Aerotropolis at Bradfield via the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Six stations will also be built along the alignment.

Work on the project will be ramping up in coming months, providing a significant boost for the region creating 14,000 new jobs, including 250 apprenticeships during construction, and with at least 20 per cent of the workforce to be from Greater Western Sydney.

The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is jointly funded by the federal and state governments.

New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet, said this new rail line will become the transport spine for this growing region due to growing government investments.

“This project is creating significant economic stimulus for Western Sydney, ensuring there is a steady pipeline of opportunities for young people in the years to come,” Mr Perrottet said.

“A world class city deserves a world class transport system, this is the next stage in delivering that for the people of Sydney.”

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the new metro line would provide a critical transport connection to the new Western Sydney International Airport.

“Our government is continuing to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure across Western Sydney – an investment that will leave a lasting legacy on the region by creating jobs and providing the connections that the region needs as an economic powerhouse,” Mr Fletcher said.

“Today we have announced another major contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, which once complete will help service the millions of travellers that will use the new Western Sydney International Airport annually once it begins operations in 2026.”

Minister for Transport and Veterans, David Elliott, said the Surface, Civil and Alignment Works will support railway tracks and associated infrastructure and follows the $1.8 billion contract to CPB Contractors and Ghella in late 2021 to deliver 9.8km of new twin metro rail tunnels.

“A new generation of engineers, carpenters, steel fixers, machine operators and other trades will get their start on this project – a unique opportunity to help shape the new Western Sydney Parkland City,” Mr Elliott said.

The third and final major contract package to be procured for the project is expected to be awarded at the end of this year.

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  1. Robert 4 months ago

    Isolated from the rest of the Metro lines ?

    • Graham 3 months ago

      Yes, they all use different rolling stock and can’t use each others lines.

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