Project Profile of Sydney Cross City, Australia

Topics: Road, Sydney, Traffic flow Pages: 59 (19501 words) Published: January 14, 2013
Australia Sydney Cross-City Tunnel

This report was compiled by the Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Please Note: This Project Profile has been prepared as part of the ongoing OMEGA Centre of Excellence work on Mega Urban Transport Projects. The information presented in the Profile is essentially a 'work in progress' and will be updated/ amended as necessary as work proceeds. Readers are therefore advised to periodically check for any updates or revisions. The Centre and its collaborators/partners have obtained data from sources believed to be reliable and have made every reasonable effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the Centre and its collaborators/partners cannot assume responsibility for errors and omissions in the data nor in the documentation accompanying them.

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CONTENTS

A INTRODUCTION Type of project Principal transport nodes Major associated developments  Lane Cove Tunnel  Joint Select Committee on Cross City Tunnel (Parliamentary Inquiry)  Infrastructure Implementation Group Review of Future Motorways  Cross City Tunnel Performance Audit  Upgrade of Bourke St  Reopening Parent projects Current status B BACKGROUND TO PROJECT Principal project objectives Key enabling mechanisms Main organisations involved  Key parties from the government  Key government agencies  Key private sector parties Planning and environmental regime  Broad Government policy  Outline of planning legislation  Environmental statements  Overview of public consultation  Ecological mitigation  Regeneration Appraisal methods/approaches Land acquisition

C PRINCIPAL PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS Detailed description of route Detailed description of main and intermediate travel nodes Project costs  Construction costs timeline Project delivery Main engineering features  Details of engineering and construction  Main engineering facts and figures  Road changes

D PROJECT TIMELINE

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E PROJECT FUNDING/FINANCING Background to funding  Funding key stages Predicted and actual revenue Traffic forecasts Funding sources Commentary on financing/funding F OPERATIONS Reported traffic volume How traffic forecasts were formulated

G BIBILIOGRAPHY

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List of figures Figure 1: Cross City Tunnel horizontal alignments ................................................................ 7 Figure 2: three tunnel designs compared ............................................................................ 15 Figure 3: Project location map............................................................................................. 17 Figure 4: proposed upgrade to William St ........................................................................... 18 Figure 5: Diagram of bus improvements after Cross City Tunnel 2005 ................................ 21 Figure 6: supporting diagram showing structure of organisations ........................................ 26 Figure 7: graphic of vertical layout of tunnel route ............................................................... 38 Figure 8: approved changes to local traffic movements in Woolloomooloo.......................... 39

List of tables

Table 1: assessment against sustainable development principles ....................................... 35 Table 2: quantification of benefits ........................................................................................ 36 Table 3: results of cost-benefit analysis .............................................................................. 36 Table 4: traffic estimates for 2006 and 2016 ....................................................................... 48 Table 5: traffic forecasts for 2006 and 2016 ........................................................................ 51

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PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Cross City Tunnel (CCT) is a privately financed, constructed, owned and operated toll road which passes to government...

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