Sydney Light Rail PPP


Sydney Light Rail PPP Project includes the DBOMF of a new CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) and upgrade, operation and maintenance of the existing Inner West Light Rail.

Key features of the project include:

  • 20 light rail stops along the 12 km route
  • major interchanges with ferry, heavy rail and bus services
  • up to 9000 passengers per hour per direction capacity
  • new tunnels and bridges crossing major existing roads
  • flood mitigation works in low-lying sections
  • a stabling facility in Randwick and a maintenance depot in Rozelle
  • Interconnectivity with the Inner Western Light Rail (IWLR)

A central element of delivering Sydney’s Light Rail Future is the CBD and South East Light Rail project (CSELR). This new line will extend from Circular Quay connecting the CBD north to south, with the cricket and football grounds at Moore Park and then to the eastern suburbs of Kensington, Kingsford, and Randwick including the racecourse.

Technical Due Diligence
Civil and structural engineering review including: Trackform, drainage, pavements, bridges, tunnels, buildings and assessment of existing infrastructure of the Inner West Light Rail. Robert Bird Group provided a team to review the proposed civil and structural engineering works for one of the consortia bidding for the PPP project, including a review of the construction program and constructability. Our comprehensive assessment of the consortium’s proposals provided the financiers with a high level of confidence regarding the technical robustness of the submission. The Connecting Sydney consortium (now ALTRAC) was awarded the project.

Temporary Works Civil and Structural Engineering
Robert Bird Group has engaged by Acciona Infrastructure to support the construction phase of the Sydney Light Rail, providing civil and structural engineering services including design services for temporary works for road diversions, utility protection and diversions, and structural works.

RBG Client:
Robert Bird Group Services:
Technical Due Diligence (Bid Phase)
Temporary Works
Civil Engineering (Delivery Phase)
Structural Engineering (Delivery Phase)

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Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.


Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.


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