Ashurst advises Parklife Metro consortium on Sydney Metro

Global law firm Ashurst has advised Parklife Metro on its successful bid for the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. The new metro line will be the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting commuters to the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the greater Western Sydney region.

The SSTOM contract was procured as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) package and included:

  • The construction of six new stations.
  • Installation of tracks and signalling.
  • Provision of rolling stock.
  • The operation and maintenance of the line and its assets.

Parklife Metro is a consortium comprising Plenary Group, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Project Ventures, Webuild and RATP Dev.

Partner Gareth Sage commented:

“We’re delighted to have advised Parklife Metro on its successful bid for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. The new metro line will transform communities in the Western Sydney region by connecting the Aerotropolis to the greater region. Congratulations to the Parklife and Sydney Metro teams for achieving financial close on this project.”

Partner David Jardine added:

“We’re incredibly proud to have worked with Parklife on the bid. The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport PPP builds on Sydney Metro’s successful contract model for other developments but adds many innovative features. At Ashurst, we’ve played a strong role in the development of Western Sydney’s infrastructure, and we’re proud and excited to watch the project develop and transform the Western Sydney region.”

The Ashurst team was led by partners Gareth Sage and David Jardine, who were assisted by: counsel Laura van den Berg, senior associates Craig Sherritt and Cameron Griffiths, associates Emma Jamieson, Rediete Aborete G Messkel, Victoria Mellor, Mario Masino, and Dani French, and graduates Nick Spiller and Georgia Pasialis (Transport and infrastructure); partner Chris Skordas, counsel Doug Fung, senior associate Kate Latta and associate Lucinda Merrett (Project Finance); and partner Murray Wheater, senior associate Pooja Anantha and associates Jack Jones and Georgia Sparta (Corporate transactions).

/Public Release.