NSW Government’s A$1.376 billion contract for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project

Ashurst has advised the NSW Government on the A$1.376 billion contract with Systems Connect, an unincorporated joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL, for the delivery of the Line-wide works package in support of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, Australia’s biggest public transport project.

The contract award covers the design, construction and commissioning of 31 kilometres of underground railway track to be laid in the twin railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham; 31 kilometres of overhead power equipment and 11 new substations to power the metro from Chatswood to Bankstown; Installation of over 350km of high voltage, low voltage and tunnel service cabling; Connecting the railway tracks from the end of Sydney Metro at Chatswood to the new tracks into the city; The expansion of the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill to accommodate 37 new trains for Sydney Metro City & Southwest; The construction of the Sydney Metro Trains Facility – South at Marrickville; Installation of tunnel equipment such as ventilation, drainage and emergency evacuation and monitoring equipment as well as the fit out of the tunnel ventilation and high voltage equipment in the seven new underground stations.

Works are due to commence this year and are scheduled to conclude in 2024.

The Ashurst team was led by infrastructure partner Harvey Weaver (picture), with support from partners Gareth Sage and Krista Payne and assisted by consultant Matthew Stott, senior associates Tamsyn Zulch, Andrew Higgins, Adam Skibsted, Susannah Lace and Kylie Wilson, and associates Geordie Bundock-Livingston, Caitlin Cook and Marya Atmeh.


Involved fees earner: Harvey Weaver – Ashurst; Gareth Sage – Ashurst; Krista Payne – Ashurst; Matthew Stott – Ashurst; Tamsyn Zulch – Ashurst; Andrew Higgins – Ashurst; Geordie Bundock-Livingston – Ashurst; Marya Atmeh – Ashurst; Adam Skibsted – Ashurst; Susannah Lace – Ashurst; Kylie Wilson – Ashurst; Caitlin Cook – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: NSW Government;


Author: Michael Patrini