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Sydney Metro Northwest Early Works

This project by Lendlease has achieved a 'Commended' As Built v1 IS Rating.


The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is Australia’s biggest public transport project and a priority infrastructure investment for the NSW Government. It is the first stage of Sydney Rapid Transit, the city’s new rapid transit railway network.

The Sydney Metro Northwest will deliver eight new railway stations, 4,000 commuter car parking spaces and five existing stations upgraded to rapid transit standards. When the North West Rail Link opens in the first half of 2019, there will be a train every four minutes in the peak – that’s 15 trains an hour.

As Australia’s first fully automated railway, customers won’t need a timetable – they’ll just turn up and go.

Lend Lease was Managing Contractor for Early Works on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, undertaken for Transport for NSW. Early Works activities included environmental investigations, demolition works, road and traffic adjustments, service relocations and the provision of high voltage power construction of the rail tunnel.

Areas of focus for the project in relation to sustainability management and enhancement included procurement, waste management, heritage protection and stakeholder participation. A major highlight of the project was the discovery of the ruins of the colonial area White Hart Inn, located in the rail corridor. The Kellyville site has revealed numerous artifacts and has now been permanently preserved, by adapting to the find and modifying the skyrail section of the project.

This project is one of four packages of the Northwest Metro Program.


  • Rating Type Rail
  • Registered Date April 2013
  • Practical Completion January 2013
  • Jurisdiction Australia
  • States NSW
  • Suburb North West Sydney
  • Assessor Mark Turner
  • Capital Value $80 Million
  • Other Stakeholders Transport for NSW (TfNSW)