Sydney Metro authority comes into effect

The new Sydney Metro statutory authority – tasked with delivering the city’s new metro system – has officially commenced this week.The new Sydney Metro statutory authority – tasked with delivering the city’s new metro system – has come into effect this week.

Sydney Metro is an operating agency owned by the NSW Government and is part of the NSW Transport cluster, operating similar to Sydney Trains.

The authority will have accountability for the entire metro lifecycle, from planning, construction, delivery and operations of metro services to its integration with the city.

Sydney Metro is led by Acting Chief Executive Tom Gellibrand with a decision-making board setting the organisation’s strategic direction chaired by Dr Kerry Schott.

The co-directors in early phase of the new organisation are John Barraclough, Neil Bird and Erin Flaherty.

A recruitment process will take place over the next year to establish a full complement of board members.

By 2024, and following successful completion of the $20 billion-plus program of works, Sydney will have 31 Sydney Metro stations and 66km of new metro rail, with a new metro train every four minutes in each direction in the peak.


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