New light rail line runs between Circular Quay and Randwick. © Transport for NSW
New light rail line runs between Circular Quay and Randwick. © Transport for NSW

Sydney's rail project arrives late and over budget

9 December 2019

Sydney’s $2.9bn light rail service launches this week nine months late and over budget following contract management issues. 

The Central Business District and South East light rail line project exceeded the proposed budget by $1.3bn due to a “lack of planning, communication and coordination” between the government and contractors, according to a parliamentary impact report.

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