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Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

Client
Transport for New South Wales
Sector
TransportBuildings
Services
Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure ConstructionBuilding Construction
Value
$70 million
Duration
2014-2017

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

Taking shape: the first piece of the 70-tonne steel roof structure was lifted into place on 17 November

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

These images are indicative only. Supplied by Transport for NSW.

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

These images are indicative only. Supplied by Transport for NSW.

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

These images are indicative only. Supplied by Transport for NSW.

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

Wickham Transport Interchange. Newcastle, New South Wales. Australia

These images are indicative only. Supplied by Transport for NSW.

Full project details

The new transport interchange at Wickham will be a key transport hub where customers will connect with trains, buses, taxis, and the new light rail and take advantage of facilities for cyclists and car drop-off and pick-ups.

The project is part of the NSW Government’s Newcastle Urban Transformation Transport Program, a coordinated program of planning, urban renewal and transport initiatives designed to attract people back to the city centre and rekindle the vibrancy of Newcastle’s CBD.

Laing O’Rourke has been engaged to design and construct the new fully-accessible transport interchange at Wickham as part of an integrated transport solution to better connect the city centre to the harbour and improve the experience of moving around the city.

​The new interchange will enable customers to easily connect with trains, light rail, buses, and taxis and take advantage of facilities for cyclists and car drop-off and pick-ups.

Key features include:

  • New intermodal fully accessible interchange
  • Taxi spaces and a kiss-and-ride facility
  • New platforms and concourse
  • Fully accessible pedestrian bridge over the rail corridor
  • New crew and staff facilities
  • New power system, communication and lighting systems
  • Modifications to existing roads and overbridges
  • Rail infrastructure and stabling yard

Future proofed landmark transport hub

Given its importance to Newcastle’s development, the Interchange will be a landmark facility and has been designed with an innovative nodal roof frame to create an iconic and instantly recognisable structure that pays tribute to the City’s steel manufacturing history.

Environmental and cultural sensitivities

The project site includes a range of elements, items and structures that have environmental and cultural value to the local Newcastle community. These include the State-heritage-listed Hamilton Station, geologic profiles with potential to contain Aboriginal archaeology and areas where potential relics from 19th century railway operations could be present.

The project site operates under an ‘unexpected finds’ procedure. Archaeological test excavations have uncovered a number of Indigenous artefacts. Locally significant relics have also been preserved from Hamilton Station and a 100year old brick oviform sewer is also being preserved using a cure in place liner to retain the shape and integrity of the sewer.

Sustainable contractor

The Laing O’Rourke team is committed to delivering sustainable infrastructure. Involved in a trial roll-out of the Transport for NSW Carbon Assessment & Reporting Tool (CA&RT), the project is on target to achieve a “commended” rating in the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) guidelines, as well as a Silver rating in the TfNSW Sustainability Guidelines.

You can read more about ISCA and its rating tools on the ISCA website.

Published materials

As part of our commitment to our client and to the surrounding community, we publish environmental management plans and regular reports from the project, including the following noise monitoring analysis:

Laing O'Rourke Sustainability Policy

Laing O'Rourke Environment Policy

Laing O'Rourke Supply Chain Policy

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE10

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE17

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE33

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE38

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE39

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE40

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE44

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE50

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE02

Wickham Transport Interchange Underbore works Noise Monitoring  WE05

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE06

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE18

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE08 & WE09

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE10 & WE13

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Spaceframe Lift 1

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE23 & WE25 (extended Saturday shift)

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Piling Rig Mobilisation

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Spaceframe Lift 2

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE25

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Spacefrane Lift 3

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Stabling Yard Demobilisation

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE29 & WE31

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Piling Rig Remobilisation 

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Spaceframe Lift 4

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE32 & WE 35

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Hamilston Station Signalling Works

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Piling Rig Demobilisation

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring WE37

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Saturday March 2017

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Saturday April 2017

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Saturday May 2017

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Sunday May 2017

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Possession Works June 2017

Wickham Transport Interchange Noise Monitoring Weekend Work June 2017









 



Project facts

Wickham Transport Interchange

The new interchange will provide easy access for customers, connecting them with trains, buses, taxis, the new light rail and facilities for cyclists and car drop-off and pick-ups.

The state-of-the-art transport interchange will allow for light rail, which transform the city centre and activate Hunter and Scott streets, attracting people back into the city centre.

Approximately 80 percent (by value) of the procurement packages have been awarded to companies in the Hunter.

A number of Indigenous artefacts and heritage relics have been uncovered and preserved, protecting important cultural heritage.

The project is targeting a “commended” rating from ISCA and a “silver” rating in the TfNSW Sustainability Guidelines.

New transport interchange at Wickham – fly-through

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