Randwick Council Draft Urban Design Guidelines
The Mayor and the 14 other Councillors of Randwick City were asked questions about a letter tabled at the Ordinary Meeting held 29th April, 2014. The letter was signed by the Director of the Light Rail project, Jeff Goodling, and addressed to the General Manager of Randwick City Council. In that letter Mr Goodling stated that the PPP tender for the LR had been issued on the 7th March, 2014 He also noted that as the tender had already been issued it would be ‘problematic’ to incorporate Council’s Draft Urban Design Guidelines.The following is Councillor Geoff Stevenson’s response:
According to the news release by Aurecon, the construction work of the Sydney South East Light Rail network, a new 12km twin track light rail through Sydney CBD to Randwick and Kingsford in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) consortium, will be performed by Aurecon’s key client, Transport for New South Wales.
Aurecon has partnered with Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the tender design for the shortlisted iLinQ consortium comprised of Balfour Beatty, McConnell Dowell, Downer Keolis, Bombardier and Macquarie Capital.
Key features of the AUD 1.6 billion project which will form part of the tender design include: 20 light rail stops along the 12 kilometre route, major interchanges with ferry, heavy rail and bus services, a pedestrian zone on George Street between Bathurst and Hunter streets, public domain improvements, including possible new public spaces, paving, trees, lighting and street furniture, approximately 12 substations to provide power, and stabling facility in Randwick and a maintenance depot in Rozelle.
The Sydney South East Light Rail network will form the latest addition to the city’s expanding high-capacity light rail system spanning Central and Circular Quays in the north, Pyrmont and Dulwich Hill in the west, and Surrey Hills, Moore Park, Randwick and Kingsford in the south east.
“Aurecon has very strong and, importantly, local know-how delivering major light rail projects in Sydney, including the Inner West Light Rail Extension and the Sydney Light Rail planning study,” said Troy Burton, Project Leader.
“Combined with Parsons Brinckerhoff’s world class light rail expertise and our well-established client relationships with Transport for New South Wales and McConnell Dowell, we’re confident that our team can deliver a sustainable light rail solution capable of facilitating Sydney’s rapid urbanisation and economic growth for many years to come.”