Leading infrastructure organisations are being invited to help shape and build the next stage of the Parramatta Light Rail.
It was encouraging to see industry experts, both from across Australia and internationally, register their interest to be part of the procurement process for the delivery of the Stage 2 project.
Many of those shortlisted industry organisations are now invited to participate in the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for the enabling works package, which includes the delivery of a 320-metre-long public and active transport bridge over Parramatta River between Wentworth Point and Melrose Park, as well as approaches on either side of the river – totalling 1.3 kilometres.
Construction expected to start in 2024, subject to planning approvals.
When completed, the new bridge will be the first significant crossing over the Parramatta River since 1987 and will provide essential public transport access for the growing communities north and south of the river and onto Sydney Olympic Park.
The Environmental Impact Statement received more than 125 submissions late last year, the team engaged with more than 850 people and over 2500 people visited the virtual engagement room.
A submissions report is currently being prepared and will be released later this year. The Expressions of Interest process will close on Tuesday 14 March 2023.
More information about the project is available here.