Local businesses in Western Sydney will benefit from an economic boost following a $16.2 million contract awarded to Built to house up to 200 workers for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.
Following the contract signing, Built is set to start work on the dedicated project office at St Marys metro station site, with more than 300 to 400 tradespeople working on the construction of the building over the next several months.
Once finished, the new site office will see an influx of contractors and tradespeople to the area, delivering significant benefits to a vast array of local St Marys businesses.
The new project site in Harris St, St Marys, will house more than 200 contractors working on the Stations, System, Trains, Operations and Maintenance contract.
The four-storey building has been cleverly designed to be disassembled and reassembled, providing opportunities for reuse on future projects.
The driverless 23-kilometre metro line will be a vital transport link from St Marys to the centre of the new Aerotropolis at Bradfield via the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, with six stations to be built along the alignment.
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
The contract for the air rights above Crows Nest Station, which has been awarded to Thirdi Group, includes a 21-storey commercial office building on the corner of Pacific Highway, Hume Street and Oxley Street, and a 17-storey residential building on the corner of Pacific Highway and Hume Street above the station.
The new buildings will capitalise on easy access to the new Crows Nest Station, providing new jobs in the area, a range of new housing options and easy access to two major hospitals.
Sydney Metro has been working with the community since 2017 to refine the buildings above the Station, with community feedback helping to reduce the building height, the number of car spaces, and the building use to increase local employment opportunities.
The community will again have the opportunity to provide feedback when Thirdi Group exhibits the detailed Stage 2 development application before starting construction.
When complete, there will be three new buildings above Crows Nest Station. A W Edwards, the Crows Nest Station contractor, is delivering a nine-storey commercial office building on the corner of Hume Street and Clarke Street.
When Crows Nest Station opens in 2024, the local community will have fast and direct access to the Sydney CBD, with a trip to Martin Place taking only seven minutes.
The new Cabramatta Loop and Botany Rail line upgrade will significantly improve freight capacity and reduce traffic on local Sydney roads.
The start of major work on the second project for the Princes Highway in NSW will create 110 construction jobs.