The New South Wales (NSW) Government has launched two tenders aimed at exploring light rail options for the city of Newcastle.
As well as looking at the feasibility of building a tram network in the city, NSW has also appointed a new project director to oversee the development of light rail in the region.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said: “The release of these tenders signals the next phase of our investigation into how light rail will operate in Newcastle and the benefits it will deliver to our customers in Newcastle and the Hunter.
“The first tender covers crucial activity to explore options for where light rail should travel and how it will support the revitalisation of the Newcastle CBD.
“It will also explore options for future connections to link the CBD with surrounding suburbs, beaches and the broader Hunter region.”
Jason Rogers has also been brought onboard to lead the Newcastle light rail team.