Sydney Metro – Greater West

Resource Management and Project Management

In March 2018, the Australian and NSW Governments, together with eight local governments of Western Sydney, signed the Western Sydney City Deal. The City Deal is a 20-year agreement between the three levels of government to deliver a once-in-a-generation transformation of Sydney’s outer west. The City Deal includes a commitment from the Australian and NSW Governments to deliver the first stage of a rail link from St Mary’s to Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport. The Western Sydney Rail Needs Study (WSRNS) recommended the need for a rail project from Schofields to Macarthur as well as the extension of Sydney Metro Northwest from Cudgegong Road to Schofields. As such Sydney Metro needed to establish a project team to deliver a Final Business Case for stage 1 by December 2019.

TCS provided a resource to Sydney Metro to assist with the establishment of a project team to develop the final business case. This involved consultation with all Sydney Metro program teams and designing an effective organisation structure. Over a 10-month period a project team consisting of 7 workstreams and 54 dedicated resources was established and mobilised as well as identifying a further 100 plus resources via outsourced work package arrangements.

Our Consultant established the organisational design required, seeking agreement and building organisational structure as well as socialising and seeking Executive sign off. Our consultant was able to:


  • Align activities with Sydney Metro design principles
  • Undertake functional and capability analysis of team (align to PSC framework)
  • Develop role summaries
  • Undertake resource planning analysis
  • Utilise industry data where appropriate
  • Develop guidelines for tapping in to existing talent and transitioning process
  • Undertake detailed consultation with stakeholders for sign off


At implementation, our consultant developed a detailed implementation plan, recruitment sequence and mobilised existing Sydney Metro resources.