CPB Contractors and United Infrastructure won a AUD 538.5 million (USD 391 million) contract for the construction of surface and civil alignment works of Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line.
The contract covers the construction of a 10.4 km line of which a 3.5 km of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham and 6.7 km of earthworks for track formation. The winner will also build a 190 metre long rail bridge over the new M12 motorway and a 20 metre long rail bridge within the airport, as well as a temporary and permanent access roads and bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site.
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line project covers the construction of a 23 km long corridor with six new stations from St Marys through to the new airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The line will connect the Greater Western Sydney region and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
The Australian and NSW governments have awarded two of three major contracts for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.
The metro line tunnelling contract was awarded in December 2021 to CPB Contractors and Ghella to build the new twin metro rail tunnels. In March the contract to deliver approximately 10.4 km of elevated viaduct, earthworks for track formation, a rail bridge over the new M12 motorway, a rail bridge within the airport and associated works, was awarded to CPB Contractors and United Infrastructure.
The third and final major contract package to be procured for the project is expected to be awarded at the end of this year.
The project will provide a major economic stimulus for western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction for the NSW and national economies.
The 23-kilometre new railway will link residential areas with job hubs including the new Aerotropolis and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.