Transport For NSW / Sydney Metro


Sydney Metro West (SMW) has been identified as a major metro rail project in Sydney’s Rail Future, extending from Sydney CBD through to Parramatta CBD and the Westmead Hospital Precinct. Together with a broader program of rail upgrades, Sydney Metro West is expected to result in significant increase in the network capacity along the heavily congested T1 Line, reducing travel times and providing modern and safe transit facilities. These benefits will be experienced not only within the catchments of Sydney Metro West stations, but across the entire transport network.

Combined with enabling works such as infrastructure upgrades along the Western Line, Sydney Metro West is expected to allow up to 30 additional trains every hour between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, as well as potentially extending to the south along the Illawarra Line Corridor.

LUTI’s Role

LUTI Consulting (in partnership with PwC) were engaged to undertake the following assessments for the SMW project Strategic and Final Business Cases:
• Urban Renewal Economics
• Wider Economic Impact Analysis
• Land Value Creation and Sharing Analysis
• Land Use Forecast Growth Redistribution Modelling and Land Use Dependence Analysis

LUTI Consulting’s modelling and reporting to TfNSW was included in the project’s Strategic and Final Business Cases. The Strategic Business Case was approved by both INSW and NSW Cabinet, while the final business case is undergoing investment approval.

LUTI Consulting worked on the Strategic and Final Business Cases for Sydney Metro West.

Team Members

Dr James McIntosh – Project Integration and Value Creation Lead
Dr Roman Trubka – Economics and Spatial Analysis Lead

Period of Engagement

September 2016 – October 2018

Value of Engagement

~ $500,000 (SBC and FBC)