Construction Industry in Australia Soars to New Heights with Record Crane Activity
Australia’s construction industry is on an exhilarating journey marked by a remarkable…
20 October 2022
s part of the Sydney Metro West Project, two tunnel boring machines, or TBMs, are set for work on the 11-kilometer-long twin tunnels that will connect Greater Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.
This Sydney Metro West line will be 24km long and has a $12.4 billion budget. Once the TBMs are launched, they will excavate 200 meters per week on average, with 15 workers per shift for operation. This will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“Our government is transforming the way that people move around Sydney, investing more than $76 billion in transport infrastructure across the state, including more than $16 billion in Western Sydney alone,” New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said. “The centrepiece of this investment is Sydney Metro, the biggest public transport project in Australia.”
This transport link is set to transform Sydney Olympic Park’s status as the place of premier events, sport, and entertainment.
“When passenger services start in 2030, Sydney Metro will open the door for more people to explore this dynamic destination, providing a major boost for the area.” Mr Perrottet said.
The TBMs are due to start tunnelling work from The Bays in the first half of 2023 and will arrive in Sydney Olympic Park in late 2024.