Working with key local partners
UNSW was instrumental in ensuring the feasibility study to extend the CBD light rail proposal to Randwick from Central became a reality when the NSW Government formed the Sydney Light Rail Round Table in September 2011. When the CBD and South East Light Rail Project was given the green light in December 2012, Transport for NSW formed a Client Working Group to obtain stakeholder input into the design, planning and construction phases. Through the working group, UNSW worked with Transport for NSW and other local lead partnersto lobby for beneficial outcomes for the UNSW community.
- Randwick City Council
- City of Sydney Council
- Australian Turf Club
- Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.
As part of the consultation process, UNSW highlighted the need for consideration of safety, integration with other transport modes, reliability of services, pedestrian movement and flow, visual identity and urban design.
In 2013, all UNSW students, staff and other stakeholders were encouraged to make submissions to the NSW Department of Planning’s light rail public consultation period. The UNSW community made numerous submissions on key issues, such as:
- Environmental sustainability
- Integrated transport options.