Notification — Waterloo Station

12 August 2020 | Posted In: News

John Holland CPB Ghella (JHCPBG) has completed tunnelling and excavation work at Waterloo Station. Work will now begin on the new Waterloo integrated station development. This includes construction of the new Waterloo metro station by John Holland, while a joint venture between John Holland and Mirvac will deliver the Waterloo Metro Quarter, including buildings above and next to the station.

Another contractor, Systems Connect (an unincorporated joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL Limited) will also be using the Waterloo site from August. Systems Connect is delivering line-wide work including installing metro rail track, power systems and infrastructure to turn the excavated tunnels into a working railway.

Upcoming work

John Holland will be carrying out works in preparation for station construction. This includes delivery and installation of site sheds, surveys and utlity relocations. Details are contained in the table below.

Systems Connect will also begin using the site for tunnel fitout. This will involve delivery of steel rail and other materials into the site, which will be unloaded and craned into the tunnels. The rails will be welded together and moved through the tunnels in readiness for future installation. Tunnel fit out work will occur 24/7 as outlined in the project planning approvals.

What to expect

Equipment used will include, but is not limited to, hand held and electric tools, power drills, flash butt welder, crane, telehandler, excavator, front end loader, rail trolleys, rail grinders, compaction equipment, skid-steer loaders, concrete mixers and pumps, bobcats, lighting towers, light trucks and heavy vehicles, tippers, dump and delivery trucks.

Some of this work will be noisy. The project team will take every step possible to minimise noise impacts. A range of mitigation measures are in place to meet the project’s approval conditions and reduce noise, including noise barriers, using only the necessary equipment for each task, turning off equipment when not in use and equipping all machinery with non-tonal movement alarms.

Vehicle movements will be via site access on Botany Road.

Temporary traffic and pedestrian changes may be required for large vehicle deliveries, including traffic control, for the safety of the community.

Keeping you informed

Sydney Metro will continue to undertake work across its projects in accordance with current government advice, and will continue to implement physical distancing and travel and hygiene measures to protect employees and members of the community.

If you have any questions about the tunnel fit out work please contact Tahneal on 1800 171 386 or email

For questions about Waterloo station or Waterloo Metro Quarter, please contact Faye Rescigno on 1800 171 386 or email