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Laing O’Rourke has been awarded the first major construction contract for Sydney’s $1.6 billion CBD and South East Light Rail project.
Laing O’Rourke is carrying out essential early preparatory works, including relocating buried utilities such as water, telecommunications, gas and electricity cables and pipes, and initial work around Moore Park.
Preparatory works will include the relocation of utilities at key intersections in the CBD, and reconfiguration of Tramway Oval in Moore Park. These essential works will take place along the new 12 kilometre route and will prepare the way for major construction of the light rail to begin in 2015.
The CBD and South East Light Rail will link Circular Quay and Central, the Moore Park sporting and entertainment precinct including the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick Racecourse, the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick.
The project also includes the development of a pedestrian zone along George Street, between Hunter and Bathurst Streets. The service is expected to be open and operational by 2020.