25 Jun '13, 9am

Getting on with the job: $1.5 billion Tunnelling Contract on North West Rail Link #tfnsw

Four huge tunnel boring machines will call Sydney’s North West home from next year after the NSW Government awarded a $1.15 billion contract to build the North West Rail Link’s 15km twin tunnels, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced today The Thiess John Holland Dragados joint venture has been awarded the contract, with work starting immediately to get the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the ground by the end of next year. Mr O’Farrell, Ms Berejiklian and local MPs today gathered at the site of the new Bella Vista station – one of three major tunnelling work sites – to mark the official start of the tunnelling contract. “The people of the North West have waited far too long for this historic day – now it’s all hands on deck as we deliver Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project,” Mr O’Farrell said. “The...

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