Sydney Metro City & Southwest - Tunnel and Station Excavation Works

This project by John Holland CPB Contractors Gella JV has registered for a Design v1.2 IS Rating.



The John Holland CPB Ghella (JHCPBG) joint venture has been contracted by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to complete the major tunnelling and station excavation works for Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Together, we are Australia’s most experienced tunnelling contractors, having built most of Australia’s major underground infrastructure in the last 15 years and major metros throughout the world.

JHCPBG is designing and constructing twin 15.5 kilometre rail tunnels and six new metro stations between Chatswood and Sydenham. The works include building complex underground structures for the stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo, and a rail crossover cavern at Barangaroo.

Delivery of the TSE Works contract commenced in June 2017 with completion due in mid-2021.

JHCPBG has registered with ISCA for a Design v1.2 IS Rating and will also be registering for an As-Built IS Rating.


"JHCPBG’s project vision of Staying Ahead of the Game and our three values of One Team, Responsibility and Integrity are integral to achieving leading sustainability performance. Through cross-functional commitment and collaboration, and a focus on innovative thinking, we strive to achieve tangible sustainability outcomes during delivery of the TSE Works. Like this iconic project, these outcomes will leave a positive legacy for the people of Sydney,"

Terry Sleiman, Project Director JHCPBG



  • Rating Type Rail tunnel
  • Registered Date July 2017
  • Practical completion Mid-2021
  • State NSW
  • Suburb Chatswood to Sydenham
  • Assessors Ann Azzopardi, Cindy Liles
  • Capital Value $2.81 Billion
  • Other Key Stakeholders John Holland, Sydney Metro, CPB Contractors, Gella



To find out more about this project, visit the Sydney Metro and JHCPBG websites