Gamuda Wins Major Transport Project in Australia
01 Mar 2022 | Gamuda Australia

Sydney Metro West – Western Tunnelling Package

Gamuda Australia has been awarded a major transport project by the NSW Government, the Sydney Metro West – Western Tunnelling Package.  

In a consortium with Laing O’Rourke, Gamuda will deliver the AUD$2.16 billion project.  

The Western Tunnelling Package scope includes: 

  • Twin 9km tunnels from Sydney Olympic Park to Westmead;
  • A Tunnel Boring Machine launch site at Rosehill, tunnelling first toward Sydney Olympic Park and relaunched from Rosehill toward Westmead;
  • Excavation for a services facility and crossover structure at Rosehill to allow provision for fresh air ventilation and emergency egress;
  • Tunnel portal and dive excavation at Clyde Services and Maintenance Facility;
  • Earthworks, retaining structures, drainage and utilities corridor for the Clyde Maintenance Facility;
  • Excavation and civil works for Parramatta and Westmead Stations; and
  • A segment manufacturing facility at Eastern Creek constructing over 60,000 segments.

The Sydney Metro West project will support a growing city and deliver world-class metro services to more communities, providing a fast and frequent connection between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. 

Mr Ewan Yee, Executive Director, Gamuda Australia said: “This is a very exciting transport project for Gamuda to deliver. Gamuda brings decades of international experience in metro rail construction and engineering innovation.  

“We look forward to working collaboratively with the NSW Government and Sydney Metro to ensure the benefits of this project are released through job creation, local and sustainable procurement as well as community partnerships for Western Sydney.” 

Simon Hussey, Project Director for Gamuda Australia said: “There is a huge opportunity for us to leave a positive legacy through this project. This includes establishing a Tunnel Infrastructure Academy, to create sustainable jobs by training a more diverse and inclusive tunnelling and infrastructure workforce. 

Both Gamuda and Laing O’Rourke are keen to start working with local businesses, stakeholders and the community to build our part of this vital piece of the metro network.”   

Sydney Metro West will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, transforming Sydney for generations to come. This once in a century infrastructure investment?will reduce commuting times to around 20 minutes between the two centres, link new communities to rail services, and support employment growth and housing supply.  

Early works will commence on the WTP within weeks, with tunnelling scheduled to start late 2023.