The state government of New South Wales is set to provide $6.2bn for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project and $5.8bn for Sydney Metro Northwest.
The announcement was made as the tunnels for Sydney Metro Northwest were handed over within budget and 10 months ahead of the schedule.
The 2016-17 funding for Sydney Metro Northwest will be used for laying tracks and building eight new metro stations, for the procurement of Sydney’s new fully-automated metro trains and ongoing construction of the 4km skytrain.
Work on the Sydney Metro Northwest, expected to open in the first half of 2019, has commenced with the laying of tracks.
The 2016-17 funding for Sydney Metro City & Southwest will be used for the tender process for twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham and early construction work in 2017, including building demolitions, planning and design work.
The first tunnel boring machine will be in the ground before the end of 2018, with services in the Sydney Metro City & Southwest expected to start in 2024.
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