Hunter Street Station tender shortlist announced

The NSW Government today (8 November 2022) announced the two consortiums shortlisted to tender for the delivery of the Sydney Metro Hunter Street Station, and the two buildings above in in the Sydney CBD.

The station will have entrances on George, Hunter and O’Connell streets. These will provide direct access to the CBD commercial core and easy access to Pitt Street Mall, Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour.

The objective is that the Hunter Street Station will become a new hub. It adjoins George Street and Sydney light rail, with open spaces that prioritise pedestrian movement in and around the station. Proposed underground walkways will allow for easy transit from Martin Place to Barangaroo (where Madrigal Communications has its Sydney Office).

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney, David Elliott, announced the shortlist today at a Sydney Metro West industry briefing. He  said the new Hunter Street Station, part of the Sydney Metro West project, would revitalise Sydney’s CBD.

“Sydney Metro is a game changer for Sydney – revitalising places, reducing travel times and providing a boost for local businesses.”

“There’s an opportunity with the new Hunter Street Station to create a world-class transport precinct which will become a gateway to jobs, business and tourism.”

The assessment team will consider how the successful tenderer will improve the area, create a vibrant precinct and a build a sense of place.

The two successful shortlisted consortiums to tender for the Hunter Street Precinct Development Partner are the Brookfield Consortium and the Metropolis Consortium.

Sydney Metro Chief Executive, Peter Regan, said the Hunter St Precinct Development Partner was a first-of-its kind model that ensured the best precinct and value for money outcomes given the project’s significance.

“The shortlisted consortia have already been through a competitive procurement process, and now will get to work on detailed proposals that maximise place making outcomes and show how they will integrate the precinct and the station,” Mr Regan said.

The Sydney Metro Hunter Street Station contract is expected to be awarded in 2024. Construction started on Sydney Metro West in 2020, with the project on track to be completed by 2030. In 2030, Sydney will have a network of four metro lines, 46 stations and 113 kilometres of new metro rail.