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The Perth City Council wanted to connect Perth CBD and Northbridge urban precinct by undergrounding the Fremantle rail line.
David Adams led the economic, environment and social impact assessment of the case for undergrounding. The economic assessment included:
• net economic value from new residential, commercial, car parking and tourism buildings
• additional economic value from better connectivity with Northbridge
• urban amenity from popular public space
Quantified benefits exceeded costs across a range of sensitivities.
The Perth City Council received an assessment that made the case for undergrounding. The project was funded by the Western Australian and Federal governments and construction has now been completed. The above images show before and after the regeneration. This is now a vibrant part of Perth.
Our approach to undergrounding rail in Auckland also considered urban regeneration and value uplift.