First light rail tracks on George Street

29 November 2016

It is an exciting time in the CBD as we start preparing for the installation of the first light rail tracks on George Street. We are working in several zones to excavate, ready for the track slab to be poured during December 2016. In other CBD zones, extensive utility work is ongoing underneath the road surface.

As we reach the end of the year, some important works will be carried out in the CBD over the summer holiday period. Work will take place at the intersection of George and Hay Streets between Boxing Day and 24 January 2017. For the first week of this period, George Street will be closed to traffic between Ultimo Road and Campbell Street, along with a number of pedestrian diversions.

Work will also be carried out at the intersection of George Street with Bridge and Grosvenor streets from 2 January to 16 January 2017. The intersection will be reduced to one lane in each direction (east-west) during the day.  Weekend works during this period will close the intersection to eastbound traffic.

In late January 2017 work will start in zone 1, Circular Quay east of George Street. In the lead up to work starting, the project team will be working closely with stakeholders in the area to discuss local access requirements and provide more information about upcoming works.

CBD Light Rail Business and Community Forums will be taking place in December 2016. More information will be emailed to stakeholders in the coming weeks. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list, please email