08 Apr 2020

The Minister of Transport Andrew Constance has recently announced the start of a tender process to build almost 50km of new metro railway tunnels between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD for the Sydney Metro West project.

The NSW Government has called for expressions of interest for this great project’s first two major infrastructure packages. This project will be the delivery of twin tunnels between Westmead and The Bays.

“Now more than ever, infrastructure projects like Sydney Metro West support jobs, communities and the economy – Sydney Metro West will create more than 10,000 direct new jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs, with thousands of these jobs being generated by these new tunnelling contracts,” said Mr Constance.

“These contracts will require tunnellers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, concrete workers, truck drivers, labourers and security guards.”

The first of the four mega tunnel boring machines is planned to be put in the ground before the end of the year in 2022.

Expressions of interest have been called for the first two contracts from Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park and from Sydney Olympic Park to The Bays.

“Sydney Metro West is a truly once-in-a-century city shaping project that will forever change how we get around Sydney,” said Mr Constance.

“Just as importantly, the construction of this mega project will create many thousands of new jobs and support families across Sydney.”

The new Sydney Metro West project plans to deliver a new underground driverless metro railway which will run from Westmead to the city. This will double the rail capacity of this corridor and will cut travel times to around only 20 minutes between Parramatta and the city.