Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a contract valued at $82.5 million to build a new footbridge at St Marys as part of the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project in New South Wales.
The new metro rail will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the surrounding region.
The 23-kilometre railway will run from St Marys through to the new airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, will provide a major economic stimulus for western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction for the NSW and national economies.
The new the 55-metre-long concourse at St Marys Station will enable commuters to seamlessly transfer between new metro platforms and suburban trains on the T1 Western Line.
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It will also link to a new pedestrian plaza at the northern end of the footbridge and allow commuters to transfer from the newly expanded multi-storey carpark at Harris Street. The addition of a new plaza and entry on the northern side of the existing rail corridor will provide quick and easy access to the existing station and generally improve connectivity in St Marys.
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said there would also be opportunities for future development.
“St Marys Station will have an important role to play as a major transport gateway that will connect the Western Parkland City to the rest of Sydney,” King said.
“Thousands of people are expected to move through St Marys Station each day once metro services start and the new footbridge is key to keeping Western Sydney moving.”
Works on the new footbridge are expected to being in April this year and are expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments at an estimated cost of $10.5 billion, with the Australian Government contributing $5.25 billion.