UK-based professional services company Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Transport for NSW as the managed service provider (MSP) for the Project Management Office for Sydney Metro City & Southwest and Metro West Final Business Case.
Global infrastructure partners HKA and Crossrail International will support Turner & Townsend in this project.
Turner & Townsend and HKA have been working on Sydney Metro, the largest public transport project in Australia, for more than 10 years. City & Southwest and Metro West are the second and third stages of the Metro programme.
Turner & Townsend director Darren Munton said: “This win clearly reflects the strength of the relationship we have built with Transport for NSW over many years, and the confidence they have in our ability to deliver high quality outcomes utilising global best practice methods.
“It is another milestone achievement for our infrastructure business in the Australian region. The accomplishment is testament to the reputation we have established with Transport for NSW to deliver exceptional standards of service, build deep client relationships at all levels within the organisation, foster a collaborative working environment and a strong cultural alignment.
“We set out a clear strategy to grow our reputation and influence in Australia. To win one of the largest single infrastructure commissions in the country reinforces that we are heading in the right direction.”
Sydney Metro, Australia’s first fully-automated railway, will be able to transport more than 40,000 people an hour in each direction.
It is expected to cut travel times, reduce congestion, boost economic activity by more than $5bn a year, and support job and business growth along its 66km route.
A 60-member team programme and project control professionals from Turner & Townsend and HKA will work across multiple contract packages.
Turner & Townsend’s role is to support the successful delivery of the overall programme for Transport for NSW. It will develop and manage the governance environment; implement the systems and reporting standards; and provide consistency across the programme to ensure it is delivered seamlessly.