Randwick construction update

6 August 2018

Teams in zone 24 are focussed on constructing a median and pedestrian island at the Alison Road and Darley Road intersection. Work is also moving ahead on the Royal Randwick stop which will see the completion of drainage works, which will be followed by systems fit out, cladding, paving and installing street stop furniture.

Finishing works are progressing in zone 25 with the shared path along Wansey Road between Arthur Street and Alison Road completed. Street lighting along the light rail corridor was also completed in July. Upcoming works include installing the last of the fencing, kerb finishing works, and landscaping with the planting of more trees along Wansey Road.

In zone 25, the Wansey Road stop is coming to life with the steel structural frame now complete and roofing, guttering and drainage works underway. This will be followed by electrical and communication services fit out, and installation of the bronze roof with sky lights.

The new UNSW Gate 9 entrance has opened in zone 26, with only some finishing and landscaping works to go. Work on the UNSW High St stop has also started with the pouring of the northern slab, and drainage works. Approximately 85 per cent of track is now completed between Botany and Clara Streets, with the last sections to be poured in the coming weeks. Between Clara and Avoca Streets, 70 metres of the combined services have been installed with preparations for the Randwick Terminus underway ahead of the track slab being laid.

Over 80 per cent of Ausgrid high voltage connections have been completed at the High Cross Park substation in zone 27. Plaza seat upstands have been put together and will be installed in the coming weeks along with paving works ahead of energisation of the substation.

Civil construction is a step closer to completion with the final works underway at the Doncaster Avenue entrance to the Randwick Stabling Yard. Inside the Operational Control Centre and stabling sheds the team has been busy with systems fit outs. Upcoming finishing works will include installing the last of the fencing, landscaping and line marking.

Night time testing and commissioning of newly arrived trams is continuing, while July and early August marked the arrival of additional trams, increasing the total to eight.