Sydney Metro City & Southwest’s seven new underground stations have been awarded the top sustainability rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
The seven new stations, being delivered at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo, along with new underground platforms at Central Station, are currently under construction and set to open in 2024.
The stations’ designs has received a six-star Green Star rating, which is a Green Star rating of ‘World Leadership’. This is the highest rating category, recognising a commitment to the needs of both the customer and the environment in design and construction.
The rating is based on Sydney Metro’s extensive range of sustainable initiatives, which include operational energy and water efficiency, supplemented by 100 percent electricity carbon offsets, climate resilient design as well as a commitment to sustainable procurement, environmentally responsible construction materials and waste management.
Green Star Buildings is Australia’s leading rating tool for new buildings and major refurbishments, which sets out the criteria that must be met to deliver healthy, resilient, and positive places for people and nature.
The Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project, extending the Sydney metro rail from the north west under Sydney Harbour, through new underground city stations and beyond to the south west.
John Holland CPB Ghella Joint Venture (JHCPBG JV) has been awarded the contract to build the twin railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham and excavate six new Sydney Metro stations (located at Chatswood Dive, Artarmon Substation.
John Holland and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction (JHLOR JV) has been awarded the contract for major railway work at Sydenham as part of Sydney Metro, including the upgrade of Sydenham Station. The Joint Venture has also been awarded the contract to upgrade to metro rail standards the more than 125-year-old Bankstown Line between Sydenham and Bankstown.
Laing O’Rourke has also been awarded the contract to deliver the new Sydney Metro platforms under Central Station as well as the T1 North Shore Line between Waitara and Waverton stations and an access bridge from Regent Street into the rail corridor.
Lendlease has been appointed to design and construct the new Sydney Metro Martin Place integrated station. Lendlease is also delivering the Sydney Metro Victoria Cross integrated station development which includes a 40-storey commercial building above the station’s southern entrance.
Various other contractors including BESIX Watpac, Haslin Constructions, Downer EDI Works, AW Edwards and UGL Engineering are involved in the project.
Track laying for the Sydney Metro City and Southwest started in January this year and metro trains will start running through the harbour tunnels in 2024, extending the North West Metro, into the city and beyond to Bankstown.