Transport for NSW’s collaboration with Sydney CBD employers and other private partners won the CBD Coordination Office the Government Partnerships Excellence award at the National Infrastructure Awards.
Accepting the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia-sponsored award for Transport for NSW, Acting CBD Coordinator General Steve Issa said, “Making a significant lasting change to the Sydney CBD was never something the NSW Government could achieve on its own.
“The change we have seen since last October, when George Street began to close for light rail construction and CBD bus changes underwent a generational overhaul, is a sign of the government and the city’s businesses and employees working together and listening to each other about what’s required to keep the city moving.
“Our TravelChoices program, which provides tailored, specific advice to CBD employers on how they can help their workforce and service and delivery partners adapt to a changing CBD has reached about 150,000 workers from more than 450 organisations.
“Commercial freight and servicing is the lifeblood of the CBD. One of our main priorities is ensuring the thousands of couriers and service deliverers that work within the city each day can do their job efficiently and effectively.”
The new light rail line is scheduled be operating by 2019, and will be capable of moving 13,500 people an hour in the peak. Currently 4 blocks of George Street are closed for construction, and work is underway in another three zones in Randwick and Moore Park ALTRAC Light Rail is Transport for NSW in this project.