Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail

The Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail is a unique infrastructure project that will transform Sydney.

An artist's impression of the Sydney Light Rail at Martin Place in SydneyThe light rail will extend 12 kilometres from Circular Quay to link major health, education and sporting facilities in the South Eastern Sydney precincts of Kingsford and Randwick. It will include major interchanges with ferry, rail and bus stops along the route in the CBD. NSW Government expects to deliver this project using a PPP; the private sector would finance, design, construct, maintain and operate the new line. The successful bidder will also maintain and operate the existing light rail network.


Scale:12 kilometre light rail network.

Cost: A$1.6 billion (estimate).

Status: An Expression of Interest for a PPP contract for finance, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the new light rail system was commenced in October and closed in late 2013. Subject to demonstration of value for money, the PPP contract is expected to be awarded in late 2014.

Timeframe: Major construction will commence in 2015 and take four to five years to complete.

Jeff Goodling
Project Director – Sydney Light Rail
Transport for NSW
Phone: +61 2 9422 7834