Case Study: Sydney Metro, Central Station Main Works

4 May 2020

Sydney Metro, Central Station Main Works

Client: Aurecon GHD Joint Venture (AGJV on behalf of Laing O’Rourke and Sydney Metro / Sydney Trains)

Role: Crown BCA Certifier and BCA Section J Energy Efficiency

Periods of Involvement: July 2018 – 2022 / 2024


As one of Australia’s grand railway stations, Central Railway Station with its rich building heritage and social history is constantly challenged to adapt its busiest station status with current and future demands for higher patronage, greater connectivity with other transport modes, other urban uses and to become a world-class destination.

Main project features include: construction of Central Walk – a 19-metre-wide tunnel from Chalmers Street and a new Eastern Entrance, linking to new metro platforms under Central Station; Construction of a new world-class metro station; Renewal of the historic Central Station; A new feature roof to the Northern Concourse that will transform the space and emphasise the historic features of the Central Electric Building.

Provide Building Surveying / Building Code of Australia (BCA) consultancy, s6.28(2) Crown Certifier and BCA Section J Energy Efficiency compliance checking services for the projects 18-month design phase and ongoing Crown Certifier construction phase services until 2022 for the Central Station precinct and 2024 for the new Metro station.

Key achievements include the provision of relevant and timely BCA and Energy Efficiency design compliance advices and Crown BCA Certifier construction monitoring services for this dynamic transport project to the AGJV client and multiple stakeholders including Sydney Metro, Sydney Trains, Woods Bagot/ John McAslan & Partners, Warrington Fire, Fire and Rescue NSW and Laing O’ Rourke multi-disciplinary design and construction teams.