Parramatta Light Rail
Client: Transport for NSW
Project value: AU$3 billion


The Parramatta Light Rail (PLR) will support growth and renewal in the region and help to deliver places that attract people to live, work and visit.  The spine of the light rail network will bring destinations and precincts in Greater Parramatta closer together, enabling it to function as a productive, liveable and exciting CBD.

TSA acted as Design Manager, responsible for developing the engineering design on this project suitable for the Strategic Business Case close-out, procurement of the lead Technical Advisor and development of the Definition Design phase for Stage 1. The Definition Design phase developed the preferred scheme to a point where enough uncertainty/risk is eliminated to ensure the project can proceed to procurement and delivery with confidence in cost, program and benefit outcomes.

TSA has also been engaged by TfNSW to provide various project and interface management services for the 12 kilometres of track that will connect Westmead to Parramatta and Carlingford via Camellia. Our role involved the provision of project and interface management services associated with the development and procurement of utility and third-party agreements, and procurement management services during the development phase of the project, incorporating Third Party requirements into the procurement documents.

We brought a mix of senior-level experience to the vital third-party role for the project. Combining large project planning, property understanding, and negotiation skills, the team is working to capture all third party requirements into the various delivery contracts. Which involved the negotiation and documentation of detailed agreements with key stakeholders, including City of Parramatta Council, NSW Health, Urban Growth NSW, Land and Housing Corporation, RMS, Sydney Trains, Australian Turf Club, and all affected utility providers.

Stage 1 is expected to open in 2023. For more information visit the Parramatta Light Rail project website.