A new $370 million contract has been awarded to build Sydney Metro’s new Crows Nest Station.
Local construction company AW Edwards, based in NSW, will deliver the station.
Works include two entrances, footpaths, lighting, retail space, improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety around the site and enabling works for future over station developments.
Crows Nest Station will be the first stop for metro services leaving Chatswood toward the CBD when the Sydney Metro is extended from the North West in 2024.
The project is expected to support hundereds of jobs with 300 expected to be on site during peak construction phases.
Construction of the station will start in January 2021 and is due to be completed in 2023.
The contract for future over station developments above Crows Nest Station will be selected in another tender process.
The Crows Nest Station contract includes:
- the construction and fit out of the station, including two station entrances with one located on Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Hume Street and one located on Clarke Street near the corner of Hume Street
- lifts and escalators to the new underground platforms
- retail space next to the Clarke Street station entry, and future retail opportunities at ground level along the Pacific Highway
- public domain works including footpaths, street tree planting, lighting and street furniture
- new pedestrian lights to cross the Pacific Highway on the northern side of Oxley Street intersection
- new pedestrian crossings on Clarke and Hume Streets
- new bike parking on Hume Street, Pacific Highway, Clarke Street and Oxley Street
- new kiss and ride and taxi bays in close proximity to the station
- installation of wayfinding and Sydney Metro information signage
- Hume Street bi-directional separated cycle link from Clarke Street to Nicholson Street
- upgraded Hume Street intersection with cycle crossing and increased pedestrian capacity.
The NSW Government is continuing to consider community feedback regarding developments above the station.
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