Light Rail to Randwick

Light rail to Randwick is happening!

Randwick City Council has worked hard to bring light rail to Randwick. The State Government has given formal planning approval for the project to commence in mid 2015 and be completed in 2019 or 2020. (Read the Minister's media release 4 June 2014). 

Light rail will bring considerable benefits and create more than 500 construction jobs and support the growth of more than 4,000 jobs in education, health and research in Randwick City. Its construction will deliver a new, modern transport solution to service 42,000 UNSW students, 13,200 hospital and uni workers, 11,000 resident commuters, 7,000 TAFE students, 400,000 race-goers and millions more people who go to concerts, events and sporting matches at the sporting stadiums and Centennial Parklands. 

We welcome light rail, but it will have a big impact on Randwick City. Many parking spaces will be lost, particularly around Anzac Parade and Kingsford and it will result in traffic changes and disruption.

To reduce the impact of light rail, Randwick Council released a light rail support plan on 17 April 2014 and this plan was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 29 April 2014. You can read more about the $68M support plan in our news section and download the supporting documents in the library.

COMMUNITY LIGHT RAIL SUPPORT PLAN COMMITTEE

Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in being part of the Committee. Randwick Council will be in touch in the near future.

Randwick City Council is calling for expressions of interest from residents and business representatives to be part of our Community Light Rail Support Plan Commitee to provide feedback on the implementation of Council's light rail support plan. To register your interest in becoming involved, please fill out the Expression of Interest form. Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 27 May 2014

HAVE YOUR SAY - KINGSFORD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK

This survey is now closed. We want to know what you think about Council’s plans to acquire land on Rainbow Street in Kingsford next to the Kingsford 9-ways roundabout to create a multi-storey car park. Is car parking important to you and would this help local businesses and residents affected by light rail? 



News

  • Randwick Council resolution on Light Rail Development Agreement

    RANDWICK COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING 24 JUNE 2014

    RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) that:

    1.  Council supports the light rail project and the economic and employment benefits it will bring to our local area;

    2.  Council rejects the currently proposed draft Development Agreement reported under cover of GM Report 20/14;

    3.  Council continue to advocate publicly its position on the following concerns:

    -  the High-Cross Park interchange (this issue is not negotiable);

    -  the proposed Randwick Stabling Facility (at 66a Doncaster Avenue) and identified future community centre;

    -  undergrounding of....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 25 Jun 2014, 03:05 PM
  • MEDIA RELEASE: TRANSFORMING SYDNEY: PLANNING APPROVAL GRANTED FOR $1.6B CBD AND SOUTH EAST LIGHT RAIL

    Gladys Berejiklian MP
    Minister for Transport

    MEDIA RELEASE
    Wednesday 4 June 2014

    TRANSFORMING SYDNEY: PLANNING APPROVAL GRANTED FOR $1.6B CBD AND SOUTH EAST LIGHT RAIL 

    Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the green light had been given for the $1.6 billion new CBD and South East Light Rail project.

    The CBD and South East Light Rail will link Circular Quay and Central, the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct including the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.

    It extends from Circular Quay along George Street....Read more
    by Randwick Administrator 05 Jun 2014, 10:10 AM number of comments, image icon 2 comments
  • Southern Courier: Light rail to claim 750 parking spaces

    Light rail to claim 750 parking spaces

    • SOUTHERN COURIER
    • MAY 20, 2014 12:00AM

    No-PARKING signs are set to dominate Anzac Pde, with the $1.6 billion light rail line to wipe-out 458 spaces along the busy Kingsford - Kensington strip.

    The heaviest loss will be at Kingsford, with 230 parking spaces to be lost near The Juniors club alone to accommodate the CBD to South East Light Rail project. A lifeline for the business precinct could be a $30.5 million plan to buy land and construct a multistorey carpark on the corner of Rainbow St and Anzac....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 21 May 2014, 02:22 PM number of comments, image icon 1 comment
  • Media release: COUNCIL ENDORSES $68 MILLION LIGHT RAIL SUPPORT PLAN

    COUNCIL ENDORSES $68 MILLION LIGHT RAIL SUPPORT PLAN

    Media release - Randwick City Council

    Thursday 1 May 2014

    A Randwick City Council support plan to help local residents and businesses affected by the proposed introduction of light rail was endorsed at a meeting of Council on Tuesday 29 April 2014.

    The light rail support plan proposes allocating $68M in future draft budgets, subject to detailed community consultation, to build a multi-storey car park in Kingsford, claw back street parking removed because of the light rail (such as along Anzac Parade), upgrade drainage, create new urban plazas....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 01 May 2014, 11:50 AM number of comments, image icon 7 comments
  • Media release: Randwick Council set to invest $68M in light rail

    RANDWICK COUNCIL SET TO INVEST $68 MILLION IN LIGHT RAIL

    Media release - Randwick City Council

    Thursday 17 April 2014

    Randwick City Council has today, Thursday 17 April 2014, released a draft light rail support plan in response to the NSW Government’s CBD and South East Light Rail project which proposes to spend $68 million over five years to increase parking and support the introduction of light rail in Randwick City.

    The draft support plan will be considered by Councillors at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 29 April 2014.

    Contained within the plan are....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 17 Apr 2014, 04:16 PM
  • Southern Courier: Transport for NSW says design of light rail platforms is safe for pedestrians


    Light rail.

    Light rail. Source: News Corp Australia

    Maroubra resident Sam Damianos fears the CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project design could jeopardise the safety of pedestrians.

    The project design includes the platform being built in the middle with the light rail tracks constructed on the outside.

    Mr Damianos, the Maroubra Central Precinct chairman, said the design was flawed and was an accident waiting to happen.

    He predicted pedestrians in a hurry would run across road traffic and light rail tracks to get to the platform.

    “That’s my concern,’’ Mr Damianos said. “How do you expect people to cross the....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 15 Apr 2014, 10:05 AM
  • Minister for Transport media release: Improved CBD and South East Light Rail project design after community feedback

    Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced improvements to the CBD and South East Light Rail project as a result of community consultation, including changes to light rail stops in Randwick and a new pedestrian bridge adjacent to schools at Moore Park.

    “The new light rail is a critical project for NSW that will improve public transport in Sydney, address congestion and provide future economic growth,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    “We have listened to the community and made a number of significant improvements to the light rail project thanks to feedback we received as part of the formal EIS process.

    “As....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 15 Apr 2014, 10:03 AM
  • Premier announces light rail to be built starting 2014

    Barry O’Farrell MP
    Premier of NSW
    MEDIA RELEASE
    Thursday 13 December 2012

    BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: LIGHT RAIL TO REDUCE CONGESTION AND REVITALISE SYDNEY

    Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced light rail would be built through the Sydney CBD to Randwick and Kingsford to reduce congestion and revitalise the city.

    The estimated $1.6 billion 12 kilometre light rail project will link Circular Quay and Central via George Street, the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct including the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital at....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 13 Dec 2012, 12:53 PM
  • Randwick Mayor welcomes plans for light rail extension to UNSW

    MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                                              

    3 October 2012 

    Randwick Mayor Tony Bowen has welcomed today’s announcement from Infrastructure NSW of a $500 million extension of Sydney’s light rail network from Central to the Moore Park precinct and University of NSW.

    “Randwick City Council has supported the return of light rail to the eastern suburbs for many years and it’s pleasing to see Infrastructure NSW prioritising this project for the next five years,” Mayor Bowen said.

    “In short, light rail to Randwick provides a lot of bang for your buck. This will make it easier to get to....Read more

    by Randwick Administrator 09 Oct 2012, 09:23 AM
  • Infrastructure NSW recommends major CBD bus and light rail improvements.

    The State Infrastructure Strategy has called for the introduction of an underground Bus Rapid Transit system and two major interchanges to revolutionise the Sydney CBD among eight key recommendations for bus and light rail released today.

    The 20-year Strategy, prepared by Infrastructure NSW for the NSW Government, focuses on both the Sydney CBD and suburban areas where bus services are the only available public transport option and are being adversely affected by traffic conditions.

    Infrastructure NSW Chief Executive Paul Broad said addressing congestion in Sydney’s CBD was a major objective of the Strategy, which sought to put NSW in the best position possible for economic success.

    “We need to decongest our global city if we are to increase productivity and grow the economy. What the Sydney CBD needs is transformation through a mixture of operational reforms and capital investment in public transport,” Mr Broad said.

    Key bus and light rail recommendations include:

    • A CBD Transit Improvement Plan that involves construction of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bypass tunnel for CBD bus services to take most peak buses off congested streets, delivering better travel times for passengers. It would also involve providing bus/rail underground interchanges at redeveloped Wynyard and Town Hall stations.
    • A $500 million extension of light rail from Central through the Moore Park precinct to the University of NSW.

    To see the full text of the Media release go the library on this site.

    by Randwick Administrator 03 Oct 2012, 04:26 PM