Newcastle Light Rail - ISCouncil

Newcastle Light Rail

Project Details

  • Rating Type: As Built
  • Location: NSW
  • Stakeholders: TPD, TfNSW, Downer, Urban Growth NSW, Newcastle City Council


Our goal on this project was not only to achieve at least an “Excellent” ISCA rating and“Gold” TfNSW Sustainable Design Guidelines score, but to enhance the community of Newcastle and become a core aspect of the NSW Government’s Revitalising Newcastle and the Newcastle City Council’s Smart City programs. We have endeavoured to work very closely with the community and ensure that they are closely involved on our path to sustainability.

This project by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has achieved an 'Excellent' As Built v1.2 IS Rating.

Newcastle Light Rail is a 2.7 kilometre long  light rail system which runs from Newcastle Interchange at Wickham to Pacific Park in Newcastle. There are six stops along the light rail system at Newcastle Interchange, Honeysuckle, Civic, Crown Street, Market Street and Newcastle Beach. The project also includes a stabling and maintenance facility, road works and associated precinct works


  • Rating Type Rail
  • Rating Score 51.3
  • Registered Date April 2016
  • Certification Date August 2020
  • Jurisdiction Australia
  • States NSW
  • Suburb Newcastle
  • Assessor Robert McCann

Rating Highlights

  • Catenary-free end-to-end
  • Lifecycle energy use reduces by 23%
  • Enhancement of Heritage Values

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