City South Eastern Light Rail Negotiations, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia

MELF lead negotiations with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) on behalf of the Australian Turf Club to resolve the impacts and subsequent compensation package to the Club as a result of construction of one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in New South Wales, the new light rail project servicing the Sydney CBD and Sydney’s eastern suburbs.  The project had significant impacts on Royal Randwick Racecourse boundaries and in particular three light rail stops, a light rail vehicle stabling yard, carparking, boundary fencing, walling and landscaping, access arrangements and facilities management buildings.  These negotiations resulted in agreement by Transport for New South Wales to fund, and in some instances construct, a new deck carpark for the club of 500+ spaces, a replacement facilities management building and new boundary fencing, walling and landscaping.. The negotiations also resulted in the ATC being the only private non State Government entity noted in the State Significant development consent requiring specific attention by TfNSW to deal with the key impacts which provided additional comfort to the club that impacts would be dealt with appropriately.Ligh Rail Vehicle