About Parramatta Light Rail
Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s latest major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney. Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Parramatta and Carlingford via Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres. This will be the first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project and is expected to open in 2023. Light rail will create new communities, connect great places and help both locals and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and Train Station to the Westmead Health precinct, Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program, the new Western Sydney Stadium, the Camellia Precinct, the relocated Powerhouse Museum, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses. Planning work for Stage 2 of the project from Camellia to Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park is being developed in collaboration with Sydney Metro West.
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What’s happening now?
The NSW Government has been engaging with key stakeholders in the region so that they can help shape the project and maximise the benefits from Parramatta Light Rail. As of 31 May 2017, the Parramatta Light Rail team has attended around 80 information sessions and pop up events, engaged with more than 10,000 stakeholders and members of the public at community events, attended over 450 meetings and presentations, handed out 23,000 brochures, delivered 245,000 letterbox drops and received more than 45,000 visits to the Parramatta Light Rail website.
Following this, an Environmental Impact Statement is expected to go on display for community consultation and feedback in August and September 2017. During this time, the final business case and assessment of the preferred network will be completed. The procurement process for the companies responsibly for the delivery and operations of the project will commence late 2017. Planning approval is expected early next year with construction on Stage 1 to begin in 2018.
Thank you to everyone who attended our community pop-ups and participated in the online survey for Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1. We’re using your feedback and responses to help inform the next stage of the project, including preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). There will be more opportunities for the community to have their say on the project when the EIS is expected to go on display in August and September 2017. For further information, please contact the Parramatta Light Rail team via email@example.com or 1800 684 490.