A $538.5 million contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project has been awarded, in the second major contract assisting the delivery of the rail project.

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture between CPB Contractors and Western Sydney group, United Infrastructure.

United Infrastructure is made up of three Western Sydney companies: Mulgoa Quarries, Burton Contractors and JK Williams.

The contract for Surface and Civil Alignment Works will provide a substantial job boost for the area, with more than 20 per cent of the workforce for this project coming from Western Sydney.

As work on this contract ramps up over 2022, 50 new jobs, including apprentices and trainees, will be created to support United Infrastructure in the construction of the new metro rail line.

The project will also source a minimum of 50 per cent Australian steel, including reinforcement on all three of the project’s major contract packages, which will be a further boost to jobs in Australia.

This contract includes construction of:

  • 3.5km of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham
  • 6.7km of earthworks for track formation
  • 190m long rail bridge over the new M12 motorway
  • 20m long rail bridge within the airport
  • Construction of temporary and permanent access roads
  • Bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site

This is the second major contract to be awarded for the delivery of this rail project, which will provide a significant boost for the region, supporting 14,000 new jobs, including 250 apprenticeships during construction.

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.

The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is jointly funded by the Federal and New South Wales Governments. The third and final major contract package to be procured for the project is expected to be awarded at the end of 2022.

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