Inner West Light Rail Extension

Inner West Light Rail Extension

Where is the project up to? 


Planning approval for the construction of the Inner West Light Rail Extension and GreenWay was granted mid February 2011 and the Department of Transport (DoT) will carry out the project in compliance with the terms of the Minister for Planning’s approval.


The NSW Government and Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), the operator of the existing Light Rail, have signed an agreement in-principle for MTS to develop the design for construction of the Inner West Light Rail Extension. Work on the development of a design for construction tendering purposes has now begun. The project team has been consulting with key stakeholders including Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils and the GreenWay Steering Committee in the development of this tender design. 


The community will see surveyors together with geotechnical investigations along and near the rail corridor, gathering further information to assist with the design.


What happens next?


A procurement process will then occur for the selection of a design and construction contractor.


Following the award of the design and construct contractor, detailed design will begin. The community will be consulted during the development of the detailed design. DoT will keep the community informed of opportunities for involvement together with key project milestones.


The community will be notified of all relevant details associated with construction activities before construction begins. During the construction period plans will be put in place to minimise inconvenience to local residents, businesses and commuters.


Further information


Please contact the Project Team via toll free phone line on 1800 636 910 or email Further information is also available at



Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Inner West Light Rail Extension.




Light Rail Project Team

Department of Transport



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