Sydney Metro Northwest – milestone reached with Tallawong Station complete

Sydney Metro Northwest is part of Sydney Metro – currently Australia’s largest public transport project and first metro system.

The Northwest section spans 36km, connecting Tallawong Station (formerly Cudgegong Station) to Chatswood with 8 new train stations that will provide improved transport for Sydney’s northwest.

The project recently reached a milestone with the delivery of the first station at Tallawong and a visit from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, and NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Andrew Constance.

HASSELL Studio design the 8 new stations and works beneath the viaduct Corridor with Glascott delivering the entire landscaping package for Northwest Rapid Transit.

Glascott’s scope of works includes:

  • Landscaping at 8 New rail stations, 2 facility centres and 1 stabling yard
  • Importing 48,057m3 of soil
  • Hauling and placing 91,930m3 site soil
  • Installing 28,815m3 of organic mulch
  • Planting 948,340 shrubs and groundcovers
  • Installing 4671 established trees
  • 276,590 m2 hydro seeding
  • 18 months of landscape maintenance and establishment


Glascott is working concurrently across all 8 stations. Headed up by Project Manager Daniel Badger, the team along with their subcontractors have completed around 54% of the project so far – a combined 40,661 total hours of work with 4,671 trees and 479,250 plants installed – approximately 50% of total stock.

A significant challenge on the project was nurturing trees and plants during establishment while we endured one of Sydney’s driest winters. Glascott is working closely with infrastructure maintenance experts and sister business Marsupial Landscape Management to avoid potential ‘derailment’ of successful outcomes. And while this is an ongoing challenge, as we are potentially facing one of the hottest summers on record, the installed plant material is now displaying good new growth and the signs are encouraging.

Glascott will complete works on Sydney Metro Northwest in April 2019 with Marsupial Landscape Management continuing maintenance for a further 18 months across the new rail corridor.

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