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Contract won for Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line

Two builders have been shortlisted to deliver key construction works in the Sydney Airport Metro railway line, a project expected support 14,000 construction jobs.

CPB Contractors and United Infrastructure have won a $538.5 million contract to deliver alignment works for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line.

The companies will provide around 10.4 kilometres of surface and civil alignment works as part of the contract.

It also includes 3.5km of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham, 6.7km of earthworks for track formation, a 190m long rail bridge over the new M12 motorway, a 20m long rail bridge within the airport, temporary and permanent access roads and bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site.

The driverless 23-kilometre metro line will link St Marys to the centre of the new Aerotropolis at Bradfield via the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. Six stations will also be built along the alignment.

Work on the project will be ramping up in the coming months, providing a significant boost for the region creating 14,000 new jobs, including 250 apprenticeships during construction, and with at least 20 per cent of the workforce to be from Greater Western Sydney.

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Premier Dominic Perrottet said this new rail line will become the transport spine for this growing region.

“This project is creating significant economic stimulus for Western Sydney, ensuring there is a steady pipeline of opportunities for young people in the years to come,” Perrottet said.

“A world-class city deserves a world-class transport system, this is the next stage in delivering that for the people of Sydney.”

Federal Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the new metro line would provide a critical transport connection to the new Western Sydney International Airport.

“Our government is continuing to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure across Western Sydney – an investment that will leave a lasting legacy on the region by creating jobs and providing the connections that the region needs as an economic powerhouse,” Fletcher said.

“Today we have announced another major contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project, which once complete will help service the millions of travellers that will use the new Western Sydney International Airport annually once it begins operations in 2026.”

The third and final major contract package to be procured for the project is expected to be awarded at the end of the year.

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