TNSW – CBD Sydney Light Rail Development – New South Wales - Project Profile
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The Transport for New South Wales (TNSW) is undertaking the construction of light rail project in New South Wales, Australia.
The project involves the extension of existing Sydney light rail system. The project is being extended to Dulwich Hill, the Inner West and through the Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail. The project is being developed in two stages as follows:
It includes an extension of an Inner West Rail by the construction of 5.6km of the Rozelle Goods Line from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill.
I also include the construction of nine stations from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill, two new substations, parking space and other related infrastructure, the creation of a walking and cycling path in the corridor, a number of greenbelts, and the installation of power, safety, communications and signalling systems.
Manidis Roberts appointed as the consultant to undertake the environmental impact statement, community consultation and stakeholder management for the project. Thinc Partnerships was appointed to provide transaction management services for the first stage of the project.
In February 2011, NSW Planning Ministry granted the planning approval for the first stage of the project.
In May 2012, John Holland was appointed as the design-build contractor for the first stage. The scope of the contract includes delivery of the nine new light rail stations, the power and signalling systems and bridge works.
In July 2012, the construction work commenced on the first stage.
The NSW Government has agreed to provide US$119 million for a development of the first stage. The city of Sydney approved the allocation of US$220 million for CBD component of the project.
In March 2014, the construction activities on the first Stage were completed. Randwick Council approved US$63.5 million loans for the project.
It includes the construction of 12km long light rail that will link Circular Quay and Central via George Street, Market Street and Park Street, the Moore Park sporting, Kingsford and entertainment precinct including the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.
It also includes the construction of 19 light rail stops, a pedestrian zone on George Street between Bathurst and Hunter streets, a stabling facility in Randwick, 500m long tunnel underneath the Moore Park, a maintenance depot in Rozelle, the installation of signaling and safety systems and the construction of other related facilities.
In February 2010, NSW Transport and Infrastructure (NSWTI), in partnership with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and local Councils, engaged GHD to undertake a feasibility study for the project.
In December 2010, Pyrmont Light Rail Company appointed as the design consultant for the project. The scope of work includes the design of an exact route, station layouts and all other requirements for the Light Rail extension.
Hassell, Arup, Aurecon, and DJB_LA are jointly providing the architectural design, engineering, technical and management services for the second Stage of the project.
On March 25, 2013, the City of Sydney approved the allocation of a total of US$155 million for the CBD component of the project and also approved a Draft Memorandum of Understanding for the Project with the Transport for NSW.
On July 4, 2013, NSW government signed three memoranda of understandings (MOUs) with Randwick City Council, Centennial Parklands and the University of NSW to support the delivery of the second stage.
On October 15, 2013, TNSW issued Expression of Interest for two contracts, early works and the main contract with a submission date of December 13, 2013.
The early works include upfront activities needed to manage or relocate buried utilities such as water, telecommunications, gas and electricity cables and pipes.
The main contract includes the design, construction, services relocations, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) as well as the operation and maintenance of the Inner West Light Rail network, and will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership subject to value for money.
Eight top tier construction firms registered to tender for the early works contract. However, on February 7, 2014, three bidders have been shortlisted for the early works. The shortlisted bidders are Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd; Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd; and a joint venture between Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd and Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia Pty Ltd.
On February 14, 2014, three bidders shortlisted for the main contract to design, finance, build, operate, and maintain Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line (Second Stage).
The three shortlisted consortia are;
1. SydneyConnect - including Serco Pty Ltd, John Holland Pty Ltd, and Plenary Group Pty Ltd.
2. iLinQ - including Keolis Downer, Balfour Beatty, McConnell Dowell, Bombardier and Macquarie Capital.
3. Connecting Sydney - including Transdev Pty Ltd, Alstom Transport Australia Pty Ltd, and Capella Capital.
In June 2014, the Ministry of Transport approved the second stage of the project.
In July 2014, Laing O'Rourke Construction appointed as the ECI contractor for the second stage of the project. The scope of the contract covers essential early works, including relocating buried utilities such as water, telecommunications, gas and electricity cables and pipes, and initial work around Moore Park.
In October 2014, TNSW has planned an increase of 50% more capacity than the 9,000 passengers per hour previously planned. The detailed construction program is now subject to commercial negotiations and the final cost will be subject to further negotiations.
In October 2014, TNSW has selected Connecting Sydney as a preferred contractor for the second stage of the project.
On December 18, 2014, TNSW awarded Design Build Finance Operation and Maintenance (DBFOM) contract to Altrac Light Rail Consortium (previously known as Connecting Sydney) comprising of Transdev Sydney, Alstom Transport Australia, Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Capella Capital for the second stage of the project.
Construction activities on the second stage commenced in the fourth quarter of 2015.
On October 25, 2016, Civmec awarded the contract to install all formwork, reinforcement, and concrete required for the construction of the tunnel through Moore Park West and East (including through Anzac Parade).
The first track was laid on Kensington in August 2016.
The 80m rail track laid on George Street in December 2016, indicating the major milestone has reached in the construction of the project.
Construction activities on the Circular Quay terminus commenced in May 2017. The work is currently underway on the second stage and the entire project is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2019.
The Sydney Light Rail Program involves the extension of existing Sydney light rail system in New South Wales, Australia.
The US$2,300 million project includes the following:
First Stage (Inner West Extension):
1. Construction of 5.6km railway line from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill
2. Construction of nine stations
3. Creation of a walking and cycling path in the corridor
4. Development of number of greenbelts and other track upgrade works
5. Installation of power and signaling systems
Second Stage (CBD and South East Light Rail Extension):
1. Construction of a 12km railway line
2. Construction of 19 light rail stops
3. Construction of a pedestrian zone on George Street between Bathurst and Hunter streets
4. Construction of a stabling facility in Randwick
5. Construction of a maintenance depot in Rozelle
6. Construction of 500m long tunnel underneath the Moore Park
7. Installation of signaling and safety systemsReasons To Buy
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