Sydney Metro City & Southwest (CSW) is part of Australia’s largest public transport project, its first driverless passenger railway. CSW will extend Sydney Metro Northwest under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in Sydney’s CBD to the south west to Bankstown. The project consists of 30km of railway, 7 new underground stations and upgrading of 11 existing stations.
Rail Planning Services was engaged to provide project management services, working within Sydney Metro implementation groups to manage the delivery of works in sensitive brownfield areas at Central Station, Sydenham Station, Sydenham Junction and the Bankstown Line conversion.
Specific scope included:
- Management numerous stakeholders, including challenging major contractors’ methodology for construction activities;
- Overseeing complex interfaces with existing rail infrastructure;
- Program development;
- Risk identification and mitigation;
- Multiple disciplined constructability reviews;
- Leadership in all disciplines of civil works management (e.g. tunnels, station excavations;
- Early identification and resolution of contractual issues;
- Site surveillance;
- Project delivery optimisation leading to significant time and cost savings;
- Management contract development and procurement;
- Management of utilities and associated risks, including establishing relevant processes and procedures; and
- Contract administration.