Rozelle Rail Yards site management work

The former Rozelle Rail Yards site was overgrown and derelict from years of disuse. The site has not been operational for more than 20 years and was well overdue for a clean-up.

The NSW Government has undertaken a range of activities on the site, to help address these issues. These activities will facilitate use of the site for the recently approved WestConnex M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange project.

Rozelle Rail Yards has been cleaned up after years of disuse
Rozelle Rail Yards has been cleaned up after years of disuse

Activities on site

Roads and Maritime has completed the work to clean up the former Rozelle Rail Yards site, which was overgrown and derelict from years of disuse. Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd carried out this work, which started in August 2017.

Activities included:

  • removal of rail infrastructure buildings
  • installation of a heavy vehicle weigh-bridge and wheel-wash facilities (and subsequent removal after work was completed)
  • installation of temporary site offices and signage
  • utilities identification and survey
  • site clearing including weed spraying and vegetation removal
  • cleaning up and removing older items and materials
  • spraying site with hydra mulch to reduce dust and erosion.

Project approvals

In 2016, Roads and Maritime Services prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the work. Fifty-eight submissions were made during the public display of the REF in November and December 2016, and these have been addressed in the Submissions Report.

When the project was determined, the approval took into consideration the environmental assessment, issues raised in community and stakeholder submissions, and the Submissions Report.

Future use of the site

As part of the M4-M5 Link project, urban design and landscaping works would be carried out at the Rozelle Rail Yards. An Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) would be prepared prior to the commencement of permanent built-surface-works and/or landscaping. The UDLP would be prepared in consultation with stakeholders and the community, be consistent with the New M4 and New M5 project UDLPs and would present an integrated urban and landscape design for the project.

The M4-M5 Link project will create improved cycling and pedestrian links, especially in and around the Rozelle Rail Yards. For more information on the WestConnex M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange project go to WestConnex M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange project.

Night work

February 2018

Rescheduled utility work - Victoria Road, Rozelle

Utility work

November 2017

Utility work - Friday 10 November 2017

Project notification

October 2017

Night work

October 2017

Night work on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Drone photography

September 2017

Time lapse photography of the site for the duration of the project

Project notification

August 2017

Start of site management work at the former Rozelle Rail Yards from Monday 21 August 2017

Rozelle Rail Yards Submissions Report

March 2017

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 1)

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part A) Section 1

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part A) Section 2

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part A) Section 3

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part B)

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part C)

November 2016

Rozelle Rail Yards – site management works - Review of environmental factors (Vol. 2 Part C)

November 2016

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