The New South Wales government is searching for global suppliers capable of building more than 50 km of new metro railway tunnels for Western Sydney Metro. The Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the construction on the project will begin next year.
Suppliers wishing to express their interest in the procurement of the tunnelling contract for Western Sydney Metro are be able to register their interest on the eTendering website starting 22 October.
This is considered the longest railway tunnels ever built in Australia and it is expected to be the biggest tunnelling contract awarded in Australian history.
The new metro line will provide transport connection between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.
The Sydney Metro West project was announced in November 2016. Sydney Metro is planning to deliver about 24 km of underground rail between Westmead and the Sydney CBD.
“The Western Sydney Metro will fundamentally change how we get around our city for generations to come, connecting Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD with fast, safe and reliable metro rail,” the Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
The locations of seven proposed metro stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and the Bays Precinct.
The works will be launched at the Bays Precinct, to prepare the site for major tunnelling works. The first works in the Bays Precinct will include site surveys, investigations and early works such as road relocation.
The government will also fast-track work to investigate the feasibility of building a metro station in Pyrmont, while also assessing a potential station at Rydalmere. Further work is also underway to determine the location of the new Metro station in the Sydney CBD.