|With 319 cranes dotting the sky, compared to Melbourne's 213, Sydney is now Australia's liveliest city in terms of building, according to the 15th edition of the Crane Index published in October by the consulting company Rider Levett Bucknall. The capital of New South Wales is undergoing an infrastructure explosion. Construction sites in the city mainly concern transport projects, for both roads and sustainable mobility. The Sydney Metro is one of the largest projects in the city's history, which involves the construction of three light rail lines (one of which was built partly by Salini Impregilo and already opened). The Sydney Gateway, a complex work still in the planning phase, calls for building a series of motorway connections between the city and the Sydney Airport.
Two examples of how the city is changing, thanks to investments by the federal government and the state of New South Wales, which has allocated more than AUD$55 billion Australian dollars over the next few years for transport infrastructure.|