Tenders for HSRA business case open

Eight works packages are up for grabs to support the business case for a high speed rail network by the end of 2024.

The High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) says it is seeking world-leading experts to help develop and plan Stage 1 of an east coast high speed rail network between Sydney and Newcastle, via the Central Coast.

The HSRA has been tasked with advising on, planning, developing, and overseeing the construction and operation of a high speed rail network with trains running in excess of 250 kilometres per hour between major and regional cities along the eastern seaboard.

The Australian Government has committed $500 million for the planning and corridor protection of the Sydney to Newcastle section and the establishment of the HSRA in June 2023 and business  case.

 “This critical work will help inform important elements of the business case including proposed alignment, station locations, fleet, cost estimate and future construction timeframes,” HRSA stated.

The tenders for eight packages include project controls (costs, schedule, risk), rail operations planning, First Nations participation and engagement, commercial, delivery strategy and industry engagement.

Businesses interested in working with the HSRA should visit AusTender. The deadline is 12 April 2024.

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