Sydney Metro
$2.2 billion

Services Delivered:

  • Delivery Management 
  • Commercial and Contract Management

Key Outcomes

This project is still underway. Preliminary outcomes from the services provided by ConnellGriffin’s Advisors include rapidly resolving various complex technical and commercial issues. They have provided effective and responsive leadership that has led to the successful delivery of the various contracts. Our Advisors have also ensured a consistent approach across the commercial management of the stations in delivery.

The Project

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is the largest single transport undertaking in Australia’s history. ConnellGriffin has been engaged to deliver commercial management services across the major brownfield elements of the project: the Central Station Main (CSM) Works, Sydenham Station and Junction (SSJ) Works, and South West Metro (SWM) works - corridor and stations.


The CSM Works Package includes a new underground metro station at Central Station (Metro Station), which will interface with the train running tunnels and rail infrastructure, tunnel infrastructure, communications systems and control systems (delivered by interface contractors). There is work to be done to the existing Central Station, Intercity Concourse and Grand Concourse, as well as a new “North South Concourse” and a new “Central Walk” connecting the suburban platforms to a new station entrance on Chalmers St.

The SSJ Works Package includes concourse, platforms, services building and fitout, civil works, trackwork, overhead traction power, signalling and train control systems for the remodelling of Sydenham Junction. The works also include adjustments and relocations of the existing combined services route and enabling works to support the Tunnel and Station Excavation (TSE) Works Package and SWM Works Package.

The SWM Works Package covers work on each station from Marrickville to Bankstown, rail corridor works and other enabling works in the brownfield environment to support the follow on works packages.

This is a high profile project and successful completion is essential to enable the Sydney Metro City and Southwest to begin operating in 2024. Sydney Metro brought our Advisors on board to have overall accountability for the delivery of the brownfield projects and it has required them to provide effective and responsive leadership and to develop strong working relationships with the various stakeholders.

Our Services

Our Advisors’ commercial management services have included developing commercial principles to guide contract formation and evaluating EOIs and tenders. They have created contract administration guidance manuals to identify Sydney Metro’s obligations and also created commercial reporting tools (dashboards). Our Advisors have also developed commercial strategies to manage project issues.

Contract management and administration has included:

  • managing commercial correspondence between contractors and Sydney Metro
  • managing payment claims
  • delivering monthly cost and progress reporting
  • assessing claims, including extensions of time, and
  • managing insurance matters.

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