Light Rail to Randwick

This consultation has concluded. This website was operational from 2011 to 2014 as a means to consult the community and show the benefits of light rail in Randwick City. The NSW Government will start construction on the CBD and South East Light Rail project after April 2015. For updates on construction refer to the Sydney Light Rail website: http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/latest/current-works  

Randwick City Council continues to consult the local community about ways to reduce the impact of the construction of light rail in Randwick City. Future consultations will be conducted through our special consultation websitewww.yoursayrandwick.com.au.

    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 wanted 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? 

    A copy of the report on this consultation survey is now in the document library.



    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 wanted 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? 

    A copy of the report on this consultation survey is now in the document library.



    News

    This consultation has concluded. This website was operational from 2011 to 2014 as a means to consult the community and show the benefits of light rail in Randwick City. The NSW Government will start construction on the CBD and South East Light Rail project after April 2015. For updates on construction refer to the Sydney Light Rail website: http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/latest/current-works  

    Randwick City Council continues to consult the local community about ways to reduce the impact of the construction of light rail in Randwick City. Future consultations will be conducted through our special consultation websitewww.yoursayrandwick.com.au.

      • Light Rail Support Committee membership announced

        8 months ago

        COMMUNITY LIGHT RAIL SUPPORT PLAN COMMITTEE

        Randwick City Council has today (6 August 2014) announced the members of Council's newly established Community Light Rail Support Plan Committee.

        The Committee will provide an additional avenue of consultation and feedback to Council over the next five years on its Light Rail Support Plan.

        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 and develop better cycleway connections.

        Council will also be conducting wider consultation with all affected residents, businesses and ratepayers and use our established consultation methods such as local Precincts, www.yoursayrandwick.com.au and Council's social media channels.

        The committee will meet this month to establish its terms of reference, a meeting schedule and clarify the role of the group.

        Members of the Light Rail Support Plan Committee are:

        Randwick Council representative - General Manager or delegate

        Souths Juniors representative - Mr Geoff Knight, CEO Souths Juniors

        Cycling industry representative - Mr Jim Hope, Bike East

        Resident representative - Mr Mark Haldane

        Resident representative - Ms Paulette Barahona

        Resident representative - Ms Lily Liu

        Resident representative - Mr Terry Lustig

        Resident representative - Mr Paul Harapin

        Business representative - Mr Peter Schick, President Kingsford Chamber of Commerce

        Business representative - Ms Carmel Ellis-Gulli, College Director Randwick TAFE

        Business representative - Mr Shane Vincent, Belle Property Randwick


      • Randwick Council resolution on Light Rail Development Agreement

        10 months ago

        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... Continue reading

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

        11 months ago
        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... Continue reading
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      • Southern Courier: Light rail to claim 750 parking spaces

        11 months ago
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        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... Continue reading

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      • Media release: COUNCIL ENDORSES $68 MILLION LIGHT RAIL SUPPORT PLAN

        12 months ago

        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... Continue reading

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      • Media release: Randwick Council set to invest $68M in light rail

        about 1 year ago

        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... Continue reading

      • Southern Courier: Transport for NSW says design of light rail platforms is safe for pedestrians

        about 1 year ago
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        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... Continue reading

      • Minister for Transport media release: Improved CBD and South East Light Rail project design after community feedback

        about 1 year ago

        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... Continue reading

      • Premier announces light rail to be built starting 2014

        over 2 years ago

        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... Continue reading

      • Randwick Mayor welcomes plans for light rail extension to UNSW

        over 2 years ago

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        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... Continue reading