NSW issues transport EOIs

The New South Wales government has issued expressions of interests (EOI) for two potential transport PPPs as the state enters its election period.

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is seeking private sector partners to provide an Electric Vehicle Charging Program, and is also seeking technical advisors for the Central Precinct Renewal Project.

TfNSW is seeking to provide seed funding and partner with respondents to develop and deliver a number of EV charging points focusing on regional NSW as well as commuter car parks in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region. Successful proposals may have potential to evolve into future service delivery models.

Proposed charging programs should focus on supplying, installing, operating and maintaining EV charging services, with a sustainable business model that will continue to offer services at no net cost to TfNSW after funding support is provided.

The plan commits $5m for co-investment.

Responses are due by 3 April, with an industry briefing to be held on 13 March in Sydney.

Meanwhile, the Central Precinct Renewal Project is a large-scale urban renewal and city shaping project supporting new and improved public spaces to attract new industry clusters and drive jobs and economic growth. TfNSW is leading this transformation and through effective engagement and partnership with industry, the community, businesses, and wider government will transform land across the Central Precinct including the existing Central Station and rail corridor into this new destination for Sydney.

TfNSW is seeking to engage an engineering technical advisory team  to work collaboratively with the Central Precinct Renewal Project team and other service providers, including an architecture and urban design team, to support the renewal of Central Station and the surrounding Central Precinct.

Responses are due by 15 March.

The government entered the caretaker period today ahead of the 23 March state elections, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian seeking re-election.