MinterEllison advises NSW Government on final major contract for Sydney Metro

Leading law firm MinterEllison has advised on the third and final package for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line – awarded to the ParkLife Metro consortium.

The consortium will deliver the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM PPP) for the jointly funded Australian and NSW government project. The SSTOM PPP is the largest ever rail PPP awarded in Australia and the largest PPP of any kind awarded in New South Wales.

The project involves the delivery of six new stations between St Marys in Sydney’s north west and the new Western Sydney International Airport, 12 new metro trains, core rail systems and a stabling and maintenance facility to be built at Orchard Hills.

The new 23-kilometre railway will link residential areas with job hubs including the new Aerotropolis, and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.

This project will help shape the future of the vibrant and growing Greater Western Sydney region and connect commuters and travellers with the new Western Sydney International Airport, providing major economic stimulus and supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction.

Parklife Metro will operate and maintain the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line for 15 years.

The MinterEllison team was led by partners Jonathon Williams and Stewart Nankervis, with support from senior associates Sam Rafter and Alexandria Hammerton.

Lead partner Jonathon Williams commented: “MinterEllison has advised Sydney Metro and NSW Treasury on this significant contract and the largest PPP awarded in NSW. It is another step to the government delivering vital infrastructure and world-class metro services for Western Sydney.”

“We are proud to be part of a cutting edge PPP rail infrastructure project bringing together best of class Australian and international partners to deliver a carbon-neutral project from the start of construction through to operation.”

Click here to learn more about the project.

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