What’s happening at Rosehill and Camellia?
Camellia is poised for an exciting journey of renewal that will provide for a new riverside town centre positioned on the Parramatta Light Rail route as part of the Camellia Town Centre master plan.
The Parramatta Light Rail, due for completion in 2023, will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, stopping at Tramway Avenue and within the vicinity of the existing Camellia train station.
As part of the Parramatta Light Rail project, the current T6 Carlingford train line will be replaced with light rail. This will impact customers who currently catch trains from the Camellia and Rosehill railway stations along the T6 line. The T6 Carlingford Line currently has around two train services an hour, to be replaced with ‘turn up and go’ light rail services approximately every 7.5 minutes.
A new bridge will be built over James Ruse Drive and the level crossing at Parramatta Road, Granville, will be removed altogether, improving traffic flow.
The Parramatta Light Rail stabling and maintenance facility, or depot, will be located at Grand Avenue, Camellia. Early works to remediate this industrial land, once used for chemical manufacturing, are underway.
When will this happen?
Site investigation works are underway, and major construction on the light rail will begin in 2020. The T6 Carlingford Line will remain operational until cessation of passenger services is required.
What can I expect during construction?
While the light rail is being built, frequent buses will transport customers between Carlingford and Camellia. On Rosehill Gardens Racecourse race days, additional bus services will run between the Parramatta CBD and Rosehill.
Construction activities will be conducted in stages to minimise disruption to commuters, residents and businesses as much as possible. We will communicate with you ahead of any activity.
The Rosehill and Camellia Precinct road network will be modified in numerous locations, particularly around intersections, to accommodate the construction and operation of Parramatta Light Rail.
During construction, the project will have traffic impacts on the intersection of Grand Avenue North and James Ruse Drive. Permanent traffic changes will include:
- George Street (between Purchase Street and Alfred Street) will have a lane in each direction, with parking removed.
- Tramway Avenue (between Alfred Street and Arthur Street) will become local access only, with parking removed.
The construction and operation of the Parramatta Light Rail will affect some parking. Impacted loading zones, accessible parking spots, taxi ranks and service vehicle zones will be relocated, where possible, to adjacent site streets.
In some instances, these changes will be permanent. For more, visit parking.