Parklife Metro consortium wins third and final major contract for Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, with tunnelling to commence in 2023.
The biggest infrastructure project in New South Wales, jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, is about to embark on another transformative stage with the third contract awarded for the Sydney Metro- Western Sydney Airport line.
This will provide faster and more reliable metro rail services for locals and visitors to Greater Western Sydney.
The Parklife Metro consortium has been selected to deliver the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) contract for the joint Australian and NSW government project.
“The SSTOM contract has the most extensive scope of any Sydney Metro contract awarded to date and is the largest Public Private Partnership contract awarded in New South Wales,” says NSW Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney Minister David Elliott.
The consortium will construct all six new metro stations between St Marys and the new Aerotropolis. Parklife Metro will also operate and maintain the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line for 15 years after it becomes operational.
The contractors will also deliver a stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills and provide rail infrastructure and systems for supplying, commissioning and operating a fleet of 12 new metro trains.
Bringing together global and local expertise, Parklife Metro comprises RATP Dev, whose parent company operates Paris Metro, Plenary Origination, Webuild, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Mobility GmbH, Siemens Project Ventures and Siemens Mobility Austria.
The Australian and NSW Governments are working to deliver the city-shaping Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line to coincide with the opening of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in 2026.
The total project cost will be around $11 billion.
The awarding of the final contract coincides with another significant project milestone, with Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport becoming the first rail infrastructure project in Australian history to commit to being certified carbon-neutral from the start of construction through to operation.
All carbon emissions generated during construction and operation will be reduced and offset.
“Having the project certified carbon neutral from construction to operation is a massive tick as the Albanese Government works towards emission reduction targets of 43 per cent by 2030 and net zero by 2050,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
“The Australian Government is committed to delivering vital infrastructure for Western Sydney as part of a genuine partnership between levels of government that will enhance liveability and support the growth of industry and enterprise,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
Plenty of activity is already underway as part of this mega project, including preparations at the future Aerotropolis Station for tunnelling from the airport to the Aerotropolis site, which will commence in 2023.
“The NSW Government is delivering metro services to this key growth area to achieve the best outcomes for the people of Greater Western Sydney,” says NSW Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney Minister David Elliott.
This project will help shape the future of the vibrant and growing Greater Western Sydney region and connect commuters and travellers with the new Western Sydney International Airport, providing major economic stimulus and supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction.
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The Rozelle Interchange is officially open to traffic, marking the final completion of the WestConnex project in New South Wales.
Tunnelling powers ahead to construct the 23km Western Sydney Airport metro alignment in Greater Western Sydney.