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AUSTRALIA: Turner & Townsend was appointed to provide project management services for the A$6·4bn Sydney Metro West project on March 5.

The contract includes capital, operating and maintenance cost planning as well as risk and schedule management for the 24 km of twin underground tunnels between Westmead and the Sydney Central Business District.

According to Turner & Townsend, new metro station locations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays Precinct.

Construction is expected to commence later this year, with tunnelling to start in 2022. Parts of the line are scheduled to be opened by late 2020s.

Sydney Metro West is expected to serve 3·2 million people in Western Sydney when it is fully operational by 2036.