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Light rail traders railroaded

by JOHN MOYLE Just as Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) had finished crowing about settling a $1.1billion light rail legal claim for the bargain amount of $576million they are preparing to defend a new $400 million claim. The class action set down for a hearing on July 1 next year is being brought by […]

Tree Day emphasises the ‘absolute disaster’ to come

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Residents have rallied together on National Tree Day to protest the planned removal of more than 400 trees in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. On Sunday June 26, more than 150 concerned locals walked the route of the proposed Sydney South East light rail, which will require the removal of many significant trees, through […]

CBD faces transport nightmare

By Joe Bourke A rally of around 300 people was staged in Sydney’s CBD last week protesting the removal of the College Street cycleway. The state government announced at the end of May that it would be removed despite a Castlereagh Street replacement lane not being complete, breaking a government commitment. Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

Construction scheduled for George Street light rail

By Joe Bourke   The major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail was released last week after sustained pressure on the state government for its release. Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance combined at an event in Martin Place last Thursday May 28, announcing that construction […]

Light rail schedule still under construction

By Joe Bourke   Shadow Minister for Transport Ryan Park has renewed calls for Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to release the construction schedule of the CBD and South East Light Rail. The project, which is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the world, is set to begin around this Spring and will have a […]

Light rail reaching the business end

By Joe Bourke   The CBD and South East Light Rail has moved forward this week despite its construction schedule remaining unfinished. A business owners forum and a community forum on the light rail took place within four days of each other last week. The forums are a regular part of the project’s consultation process, […]