Transport for NSW is committed to transition our 8,000 plus bus fleet to zero emission buses to realise a number of environmental, economic and operational benefits, along with delivering more comfortable journeys for customers.
We recently held a survey inviting you to have your say on the proposed Zero Emission Buses transition strategy. This was your opportunity to raise opportunities and constraints you would like Transport to consider as we move towards a full NSW fleet transition in the coming years. The survey closed 21 September 2021. The survey responses will not be shared publicly.
If you would like to contact the project team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To facilitate industry collaboration and discussion around opportunities for Zero Emission Buses in NSW, an industry collaboration portal has been set up by Transport for NSW.
Register your interest as a program industry partner to post ideas, collaboration opportunities or requests to the wider industry.
To ensure effective use of the portal we request industry portal registrations be limited to one person per company.
Online Industry Briefing
Click here to watch a full recording of the recent regional operator forum held on 2 September 2021 to discuss NSW transition to Zero Emission Buses.Click here to watch part of a recording of an earlier online industry briefing which outlines TFNSW's vision for more sustainable and customer focused transport. Please note, this briefing included expression of interest details for the Zero Emission Bus trials for Greater Sydney, which have now closed.
Greater Sydney Roads
Western Harbour Tunnel
Various - Mixture of delivery types
|Development Partner||Contract Award mid-2021||Development partner acting as an agent of TfNSW with a level of authority to act on behalf of TfNSW for the procurement and delivery of the WHT Main Works Packages.
The Development Partner appointment will aim to drive innovation and efficiencies across WHT activities by accessing to market-leading capability and capacity.
IMT Crossing and Marine Works
|Incentivised Target Cost (ITC) contract||Early Q2 2021 release invitation for EOI||Immersed Tube (IMT) crossing of Sydney Harbour and associated marine works|
|Will reimburse up to 50% cost of bid cost of preparation of the tender (capped)||RFT – Early mid Q3 2021|
Driven Tunnels and M&E Fitout
|Design and Construct (D&C) contract||Early Q2 2021 release invitation for EOI||Driven tunnels north and south of the IMT crossing of Sydney Harbour
Integrated mechanical, electrical and control system design and fitout across WHT Project
|Will reimburse up to 50% cost of bid cost of preparation of the tender (capped)||Early Q3 2021||Mechanical and electrical design and fitout. Risk shared such as:
Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance Contract
|Asset Manager Contract||Contract Award Q3 2021||Asset Manager to provide Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance services to the Western Harbour Tunnel and Sydney Harbour Tunnel for a period of 10 years with priced option for a further 10 years.
Innovation and efficiencies across key activities
Access to market leading capability and capacity
Provision of Whole of Life (WoL) advice during procurement, design and construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel
The Western Harbour Tunnel is a major transport infrastructure project that will make it easier, faster and safer to get around Sydney. By creating a western bypass of the Sydney CBD, the Western Harbour Tunnel will take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Anzac Bridge and Western Distributor corridors to improve transport capacity in and around Sydney Harbour.
The Western Harbour Tunnel is a new motorway connection under Sydney Harbour linking WestConnex and City West Link at Rozelle to the Warringah Freeway near North Sydney. As part of the broader the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Program, the Western Harbour Tunnel is designed to ease congestion throughout Greater Sydney, improving journey times for public transport, freight and motorists.
The Key features of the Western Harbour Tunnel include:
- Twin mainline tunnels about 6.5 kilometres long connecting the M4-M5 Link at Rozelle to the Warringah Freeway, near Cammeray
- Immersed tube crossing of Sydney Harbour between Birchgrove and Balls Head
- Tunnelled ramps and surface connections at Rozelle, North Sydney and Cammeray, an off ramp to Falcon Street and an on ramp from Berry Street at North Sydney
- Provisions for future underground connections to the Beaches Link project under the Warringah Freeway
- Motorway facilities and ventilation outlets at the Rozelle Interchange and Warringah Freeway in Cammeray (including fit out and commissioning)
- Operational facilities including a motorway control centre at Waltham Street, in the Artarmon industrial area, and tunnel support facilities at the Warringah Freeway in Cammeray
- Other operational infrastructure including groundwater and tunnel drainage management and treatment systems, signage, fire and life safety systems, lighting, emergency evacuation and emergency smoke extraction infrastructure, CCTV and other traffic management systems.
The project is being procured and delivered by Transport for NSW. An industry update was released in December 2020. The industry update provided further information on several key areas, notably:
- Western Harbour Tunnel Main Works procurement and delivery strategy
- Operations and maintenance
- Objectives, role and scope of the WHT Development Partner.
Western Harbour tunnel Development Partner - Tender
TfNSW has commenced a process of seeking tenders from shortlisted organisations for the Development Partner contract.
Western Harbour Tunnel Main Works Pre-registration
TfNSW has now commenced a process inviting suitably experienced and qualified organisations to pre-register their interest to participate in the procurement process for the delivery of the Western Harbour Tunnel project.
The M12 Motorway will be a new dual-carriageway motorway, providing direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek and connecting to Sydney’s existing motorway network.
The M12 is currently at detailed design stage and its design (subject to further environmental assessment and approval) reflects the feedback received from the community during the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in 2019 and the Amendment Report in 2020.
Pending final planning approvals in mid-2021, early work is expected to start in late 2021, and major work is expected to start in 2022, with its completion due prior to the Western Sydney International Airport opening in 2026.
The M12 is part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) road investment program and is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Government.
Please watch this short video which has been prepared to provide you with a summary of the ROI and information about industry involvement.
If you have any questions, please contact us at M12transport@transport.nsw.gov.au.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the planning and procurement process.
Pipeline Event 2021 Registration of Interest
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COVID-19 Industry Updates
COVID-19 updates for industry partners working on Transport sites.
Helpful links and documents:
Industry update 9 August 2021 Rapid Antigen Testing | NSW Government Transport Construction Pause Commercial Principles and Liquidity Support Program Infrastructure NSW guidelines to support parties with ‘closure of construction site’ negotiations Infrastructure NSW response to COVID-19 information Infrastructure NSW guidelines to support negotiated outcomes How to develop a workplace COVID-19 Safety Plan Latest guidance on Authorised Workers JobSaver support for impacted businesses or sole traders