Feedback wanted on light rail

Feedback wanted on light rail

Light rail

The NSW Government has released an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the South East Light Rail project. A new information centre on the ground floor of 388 George Street, Sydney has also opened.

The EIS outlines the key features of the project and assesses potential environmental impacts during construction and operation. Importantly, it also outlines how impacts will be minimised and managed.

People are encouraged to visit the information centre to learn more about the construction and operation of the project, and to give feedback.

Five community meetings will also be held. These include:

  • Eastern Suburbs Masonic Centre, 199 Anzac Parade, Kensington, Saturday 23 November, 10am–2pm
  • State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney, Tuesday 26 November, 4pm–8pm
  • Randwick Town Hall, corner Avoca and Frances streets, Randwick, Saturday 30 November, 10am–2pm
  • Sydney Boys High School, Gate 9, Anzac Parade, Moore Park, Thursday 5 December, 4pm–8pm
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Tuesday 10 December, 4pm–8pm

The new light rail line will be capable of carrying 18,000 people an hour and will link Circular Quay with Central railway station and then Moore Park, Randwick and Kingsford, taking in the University of NSW, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Cricket Ground and Randwick Racecourse.

The NSW Government has said the project will create 10,000 jobs and give the state economy a $4 billion boost.

The project will also help reduce local congestion, provide significantly improved public transport links and an improved environment for pedestrians.

The EIS is on public exhibition until 16 December. The EIS and details on how to make a submission can be found on the NSW Government’s Planning and Infrastructure web page.

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 November 2013