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. Between August and October 2016, the Parramatta Light Rail team attended around 55 events in the local community. The team has spoken to around 5,000 people, received over 20,000 visits to the website, handed out 11,000 brochures and delivered 85,000 information postcards to residents in the region. We are now talking to communities and local businesses about Parramatta Light Rail. We want to know more about who might use the service, how often and what for.
Following this, an Environmental Impact Statement will go on display for community consultation and feedback in mid-2017. During this time, the final business case and assessment of the preferred network will be completed. The procurement process for companies responsible 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 goes on display in mid-2017. For further information, please contact the Parramatta Light Rail team via email@example.com or 1800 684 490.