SYDNEY Metro has shortlisted two companies for a civil works contract as part of the new 23km metro line that will serve western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

CPB Contractors and Acciona Construction Australia have been shortlisted to build 10km of viaducts, bridges and embankments for track and associated infrastructure. The project will support 14,000 construction jobs, including 250 apprentices. The contract is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2022.

Sydney Metro says the contract will employ a range of civil engineering trades and specialist services including drainage and ground workers, steel-fixers and concrete workers, earthmoving plant operators, truck drivers, piling contractors, crane operators, general labourers, pre-cast operators, surveillance officers and security guards.

The Australian and New South Wales governments are jointly delivering the 23km Western Sydney Airport Line, with six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including two stations at the airport.

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