The Central Business District and South East Light Rail Project comprises the construction and operation of a new light rail service in Sydney, including approximately 12km of new tracks, 20 stops, and the maintenance and stabling facilities. 

Project Value

  • $2.1 billion

Project Status

  • Under Consruction





As a response to Sydney's soaring population rate, the NSW Government is delivering light rail transit from  Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.


Number of Tram Stops
19 19
KILOMETRES  of New Tracks Needed 
12  12 
Hourly Passenger CAPACITY
13,500 13,500
Project Value (Billions)
2.1 2.1
Construction commenced
2015 2015
Each Tram Passenger capacity
450 450


Transport for NSW engaged the design joint venture of WSP and AECOM, with architectural support from Cox and HASSELL toghether with constructability support from Rail Planning services as Technical Advisors for the Sydney Metro stage 2 works. 

The proposal for work also includes the transformation of 40 percent of George Street, through the development of a pedestrian zone between Hunter and Bathurst streets.

During Stage I, WSP provided strategic planning approvals advice to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to determine the likely approvals pathway for the project.

We also provided environmental and planning input into the development of the definition design, which involved coordinating an options assessment process for various project elements. 

During Stage II, WSP prepared the Supporting Documentation for the SSI Application, followed by a large and complex Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as well as the Submissions Report, which includes a Preferred Infrastructure Report.

During the process we managed a number of specialist subconsultants for heritage, visual impact, social impact, economic impact, and planted trees.

Specialist assessments for traffic, transport and access, and noise and vibration and other environmental issues were also incorporated into the EIS.

WSP maintained a close and collaborative relationship with the TfNSW project team throughout the project to ensure the project deliverables were delivered within budget and on time, within a compressed program.
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