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Government puts call out to businesses to join high speed rail

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

The Government is seeking tenders for eight work packages that will support the HSRA deliver a business case for the Sydney to Newcastle section of the high-speed rail network by the end of 2024.

The eight packages include project controls (costs, schedule and risk), Rail Operations Planning, First Nations Participation and Engagement, and Commercial, Delivery Strategy and Industry Engagement.

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

High speed rail is a transformative transport project which will slash transport times, open up regions to new development, and improve access to services.

The Government has committed $500 million for the planning and corridor protection of the Sydney to Newcastle section, established the High Speed Rail Authority and determined the business case will be done by the end of this year.

Delivering a business case is critical to the success of this project and getting it right from the start will be of enormous benefit to the Australian economy.

Businesses interested in working with the HSRA to deliver the business case can find further information on AusTender.