Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Sydney to Bomaderry Faster Rail Business Case

Funding Program:Major Project Business Case
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2020 - Early 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$16,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Kiama Municipal Council,Council of the City of Shellharbour,Shoalhaven City Council,Sutherland Shire Council,The Council of the City of Sydney,Wollongong City Council
Corridor:Sydney - Wollongong

Project Description

The project developed a strategic business case that investigated options to provide faster passenger rail services from Sydney to Bomaderry via Wollongong.


The project determined the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of improved passenger rail services from Sydney to Bomaderry via Wollongong.


The cost of the strategic business case was $16 million. The Australian Government contributed $8 million (capped) and the New South Wales Government $8 million.


The strategic business case commenced on 13 March 2020 and was completed on 5 March 2021.

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Project details last updated: 18/05/2021