Sydney Metro learns lessons ahead of new tenders

Sydney Metro West has introduced a new contracting model as a result of industry feedback and lessons learnt while Sydney Metro shortlists consortia for construction of Hunter Street Station.

Two consortia are vying for the Sydney CBD station contract, success of which depends on how they will also improve the local area and create a vibrant precinct and sense of place. The first, Brookfield Consortium, comprises Brookfield Properties (Devco) Australia Brookfield Property Partners L.P.; Brookfield Properties; and Brookfield Asset Management. And Metropolis Consortium includes Hemmes Hermitage Pty Ltd; Hemmes Trading Pty Ltd; Mirvac Office Developments; Telado; CFT No. 8; Lendlease Development; and Lendlease Building. The two consortia have already been through a competitive procurement process, Sydney Metro chief Peter Regan says, and will now work on detailed proposals. It is expected the contract will be awarded in 2024.

Meanwhile in the west of the NSW capital, the new contracting model developed by Sydney Metro West Partnership, has been developed from industry feedback and lessons learnt from other sectors of Sydney Metro. The new model will include a more collaborative approach to construction and encourage a sustainable construction industry, however, it is a work in progress, with the model to be refined as part of the prequalification process that starts in January 2023.

The Sydney Metro West Partnership is currently considering contracts for a Stations Package West that includes deliver of underground stations at The Bays, Five Dock, Burwood North, North Strathfield, and Westmead; and those for signalling and trains, operations and maintenance, linewide systems.

Procurement has commenced for the remaining Sydney Metro West packages and the Registration of Interest is now open.

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Desi Corbett

Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.