Sydney Metro

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Full lifecycle advisory services in the development and delivery of the new US$ 22.8 billion Sydney Metro Program

The US$ 22billion-plus Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project and the largest urban rail infrastructure investment in the nation’s history. It will be Australia’s first fully-automated railway with 31 metro stations and 66km of new metro rail. A new driverless train will run every four minutes in the peak – with ultimate capacity for a train every two minutes in each direction under the Sydney central business district.


Involved since its conception, we provide the Sydney Metro Delivery Office within the state government transport agency Transport for NSW with strategic procurement, commercial, interface management and project delivery services.

What we did

Provided early transaction management services on the Stage 1 tunnels and stations contract. Managed relationships with all federal, state and local government agencies including Infrastructure NSW, NSW Treasury, Roads and Maritime Services and Sydney Trains. Project managed resolution of interface and owner agreements, land and scope of work issues, and oversaw the early works managing contractor. Established the procurement management system and associated governance, contract summary reporting framework, provided procurement and contract managers.

2014 - 2019
Leading the delivery coordination and product assurance of the AU $3.7 billion Operations, Trains & Systems contract. Leading the development and implementation of the innovation and legacy program for Sydney Metro.


We have helped develop the Transport for NSW and Sydney Metro strategy to service the increasing demands of the Sydney metropolitan area.

Our input has enabled multiple major programs of work to be consolidated with HKA providing stakeholder interface management strategic procurement advice to ensure taxpayer value and client interests are protected.

Our trusted advisor status was confirmed with HKA being asked to lead delivery coordination and product assurance, and innovation and legacy programs.

"HKA continues to perform these services very well. The team has successfully integrated itself into the Sydney Metro Delivery Office and has built a strong and collaborative working relationship with our contracted delivery partner, the Northwest Rapid Transit consortia.

The success of the HKA team is due to the diversity and depth of experience of the team members across a range of disciplines, their professionalism and ability to establish and implement robust delivery management processes."
Contract Director, Operations, Trains and Systems
Sydney Metro
Project Details
  • Client
    Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Sydney Metro Delivery Office
  • Year
    2013; 2014 - 2019
  • Value
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