In order to building the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project a contract with $538.5 million budget has been granted to a joint venture between CPB Contractors and Western Sydney group, United Infrastructure.
Covering over than 20 percent of the workforce for this project coming from Western Sydney, the contract for Surface and Civil Alignment Works is a great jobs boost for the area.
Considering increasing of the work on this contract over the coming months, 50 new jobs, including apprentices and trainees, will be created to support United Infrastructure in the construction of the new metro rail line.
Involving reinforcement on all three of the project’s major contract packages, which will be a further boost to jobs in Australia, the project is also going to source a minimum of 50 percent Australian steel.
The contents of this contract are:
- Construction of 3.5 kilometers of elevated viaduct at Orchard Hills and Luddenham
- Building of 6.7 kilometers of earthworks for track formation
- A 190-metre-long rail bridge’s construction over the new M12 motorway
- A 20-meter-long rail bridge’s construction within the airport
- Construction of temporary and permanent access roads
- Bulk earthworks for the stabling and maintenance facility site
The partners of United Infrastructure are three Western Sydney companies – Mulgoa Quarries, Burton Contractors, and JK Williams.
While this is the second main contract to be handed for the delivery of this critical rail project, it is due to provide a remarkable thrive for the zone supporting 14,000 new jobs, including 250 apprenticeships during construction.
Connecting St Marys to the center of the new Aerotropolis at Bradfield via the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, this metro line will be driverless and 23-kilometer long, whereas six stations will also be put along the alignment.
The Australian and NSW governments will fund the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project jointly, while the estimated date for awarding the third and final major contract package to be procured for the project is the end of this year.