Lendlease to deliver full Gawler Rail Electrification

  • 12 Jul 2018

The first stage of the project between Adelaide and Salisbury is already being delivered by Lendlease, with detailed design work currently underway to now incorporate the full rail line to Gawler. 

Once complete the electrified line will provide increased capacity on one of Adelaide’s busiest rail lines and provide train commuters with a faster, cleaner and more reliable service. 

The scope of works for Stage Two of the upgrade includes:

  • electrification of the Gawler rail line and Dry Creek Railcar Depot; 
  • replacement of the signalling system (including Automatic Track Protection provision); 
  • construction of an electricity feeder station at Kilburn; and 
  • pedestrian level crossing enhancements; and fencing of the rail corridor for improved safety. 
Lendlease’s track record in South Australia stretches back 70 years and today includes projects such as the Northern Connector Project, Air 7000 at Edinburgh Air Force Base, ANI Osborne South Shipyard and Blakes Crossing. Past projects include all phases of the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, Flinders at Tonsley and the Southern Expressway Duplication project. 

Quotes attributable to Craig Laslett, CEO Engineering & Services: 

“We look forward to contributing our rail expertise to modernise Adelaide’s rail network, ultimately delivering a better passenger experience on the city’s busiest rail line. 

“We have a long history working in South Australia and this project will allow us to further extend our support of local workers and local industry through initiatives such as our NorthHub employment and training facility.” 


For more information please contact:  

Rachael Cochrane 
External Affairs Manager WA/SA 
0477 355 545 



About Lendlease 
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our vision is to create the best places; places that inspire and enrich the lives of people around the world. 

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 12,740 employees internationally. 

Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Development, Construction and Investments. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage and allows us to provide innovative integrated solutions for our customers.