Minister for Transport, Veterans Affairs and Western Sydney, David Elliott, announced the shortlist today at a Sydney Metro West industry briefing and said the new Hunter Street station, which is part of the Sydney Metro West project, would revitalize Sydney’s CBD.
“This is an exciting visionary project creating a seamless interchange for commuters traveling to George St with connections to light rail, rail services at Wynyard and the new Sydney Metro City & Southwest station at Martin Place,” said Mr. Elliott.
“Sydney Metro is a game-changer for Sydney – revitalizing places, reducing journey times and giving local businesses a boost.”
“There is an opportunity with the new Hunter Street station to create a world-class transport area that will become a gateway to jobs, business and tourism.”
Selection of the successful bidder will consider how they will enhance the local area and create a vibrant neighborhood and sense of place, not just a train station.
The two shortlisted consortia selected to bid for the Hunter Street Precinct development partner are:
- The Brookfield Consortium (composed of Brookfield Properties (Devco) Australia Pty Ltd Brookfield Property Partners LP, Brookfield Properties and Brookfield Asset Management); and
- The Metropolis Consortium (composed of Hemmes Hermitage Pty Limited, Hemmes Trading Pty Limited, Mirvac Office Developments Pty Ltd, Telado Pty Ltd, CFT No. 8 Pty Limited, Lendlease Development Pty Ltd, Lendlease Building Pty Ltd)
Sydney Metro’s chief executive, Peter Regan, said Hunter St Precinct’s development partner was a one-of-a-kind model that guaranteed the best results for the area and the best value for money given the importance of the project.
“The shortlisted consortia have already gone through a competitive procurement process and will now get to work on detailed proposals that maximize venue-building outcomes and demonstrate how they will integrate the precinct and station,” said Mr. Regan.
The Hunter Street Precinct Development Partner contract is expected to be awarded in 2024.
Construction of the Sydney Metro West began in 2020, with the project due to be completed by 2030. By 2030, Sydney will have a network of four metro lines, 46 stations and 113 kilometers of new metro.