The heavy rail corridor in NSW is owned by the Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) NSW and is operated/controlled by various rail entities, such as Sydney Trains and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).
Metropolitan Rail Network
With respect to the TAHE rail corridors and electrical network within the Metropolitan Rail Network (MRN) as shown below for which Sydney Trains or NSW Trains has organisational responsibility for (in addition to some 110 country stations), the Property and Commercial Services (P&CS) team within Transport Infrastructure & Place has been delegated to act as both the rail authority and electricity supply authority for these rail corridors and electrical network.
The location of these corridors and electrical network in relation to your site are now viewable via the Department of Planning and Environment's Spatial Viewer.
To use the Spatial Viewer:
- Go to the SEPP layers > ISEPP Layer > switch on Sydney Trains layers.
- In this system they also have different names:
- Sydney Trains Corridor Protection Zone (for 25m buffer zone around rail corridor/TAHE land - Cl85, 86)
- Sydney Trains Infrastructure Protection Zone (electrical assets - for Cl45).
For any town planning or development advice regarding your proposal the P&CS Town Planning Management team are your first port of call and can be contacted by emailing DA_sydneytrains@transport.nsw.gov.au
Should you require access to the MRN corridors or you have an approval from a consent authority and require compliance with conditions of consent you can contact the relevant Sydney Trains External Interface Management team.
Country Regional Network
With respect to the TAHE Country Regional Network (CRN) rail corridors (both operational and non-operational) the Corridor Identification and Protection team within the Transport Strategic Transport Planning has been delegated to act as the rail authority for these corridors.
For any town planning or development advice regarding your proposal the Corridor Identification and Protection team are your first port of call and can be contacted by emailing email@example.com
Should you require access to the CRN corridors or you have an approval from a consent authority and require compliance with conditions of consent you can contact UGLRL's Third Party Works team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org