16 September 2011 - International engineering, technical and management consultancy Aurecon has been awarded a lead project role with the New South Wales Department for Transport to coordinate and expedite integrated transport and land use planning for the North West Rail Link.
The project is a 23 kilometre rail link between Epping and Rouse Hill in New South Wales.
As part of an integrated project team, Aurecon will prepare transport strategies and preliminary impact assessments for the operational and construction phases.
Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the North West Rail Link represented a major capital investment on behalf of the people of New South Wales.
Aurecon Technical Director, Transport Planning, Brian Smith said, “Our team will draw on specialist skills to help increase accessibility and transform surrounding land use to unlock the way the rail link serves the people of the North West”.
The project includes the construction of six new stations at Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, The Hills Centre, Norwest Business Park, Kellyville and Rouse Hill. The North West Rail Link will include park and ride spaces and bus interchange facilities.
Aurecon has a strong reputation in integrated transport and land use planning and will draw from its extensive skills and experience to deliver ideal outcomes.
Mr Smith said, “The transformation will redefine best practice in efficiency, sustainability and comfort, setting new standards in connectivity and comfort for people living in Sydney’s North West.”