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NSW Gov announces review of Sydney Metro

Findings handed down from Sydney Metro review

The New South Wales Government has announced an independent review will commence for the Sydney Metro project.

The Sydney Metro Review will examine value for money, delivery models, project governance and passenger impacts. It will evaluate the delivery of Sydney Metro to date, the current state of progress against delivery targets and make recommendations for getting the maximum value out of the project, including looking at better land use, urban renewal and better integration with the wider transport network.

This includes a review of the program schedule and cost to complete each Sydney Metro project currently in delivery, the current status of approvals, delivery contract procurement and construction, as well as assess the adequacy of the Sydney Metro organisation’s governance, oversight, resourcing arrangements and project delivery practices.

The review will be conducted by Mr Mike Mrdak, who is currently Chair at the New South Wales Regional Growth Corporation, and Chair at the Airport Development Group. Deputy Chair of the review will be Amanda Yeates, CEO of SunCentral.


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The review is set to engage stakeholders such as Sydney Metro, Transport for NSW, Infrastructure NSW and the wider industry.

Initial findings and recommendations were delivered to support the 2023-24 NSW State budget. Final findings and recommendations will be tabled by end of 2023 for consideration by the New South Wales Cabinet.

The review comes after the cost of the project overran its initial projections (the estimate was $12 billion, but the cost has been revealed to be upwards of $20 billion).

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