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Federal government seeks leading experts for High Speed Rail Authority

The government is also seeking tenders to help develop key elements of the high-speed rail network’s business case

The federal government has announced it’s seeking world-leading experts for the High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to help develop and plan stage one of an east coast high-speed rail network between Sydney and Newcastle. 

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

Among the eight packages is project controls (costs, schedule and risk), rail operations planning, First Nations participation and commercial, delivery strategy and industry engagement. 

The federal government says the tenders will help build important elements of the rail network’s business case, including proposed alignment, station locations, fleet, cost estimate and future construction timeframes. 

The HSRA aims to deliver a high-speed rail network that could slash transport times, open regions to new development and improve access to services, with the federal government committing $500 million to the Sydney to Newcastle section. 

The federal government says delivering a business case will play a key role in getting the high-speed rail projects right from the start and helping to benefit the Australian economy. 

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