Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s major public transport projects, part of a record $87.2 billion infrastructure program across the state. It will be built in stages to keep pace with the thousands of new houses and jobs being created in Western Sydney.
In October 2017, the NSW Government announced the preferred route for the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail, which will connect Stage 1 and Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park. It will have 10-12 stops over a ten-kilometre two-way track, with travel times of around 25 minutes from Sydney Olympic Park to Camellia, and a further eight minutes to Parramatta CBD.
The second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail will connect to Sydney Metro West, heavy rail in Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park, and ferry services at Rydalmere and Sydney Olympic Park.
Planning work is currently being further developed and informed by consultation with the community, stakeholders, other NSW Government agencies and transport projects including Sydney Metro West.
Since the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail was announced in October 2017, there’s been ongoing engagement with NSW Government agencies and major stakeholders across the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula region to ensure there is a ‘whole-of-government’ approach.
Since March 2018, a number of stakeholder workshops have been held to map out a shared vision for the project. This included representatives from the City of Parramatta Council, NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Greater Sydney Commission and Roads and Maritime Services.
The team is working closely with major landowners in Camellia, Melrose Park and Wentworth Point to design the light rail so that it integrates and properly supports future development in these suburbs.
In addition, the team continues to engage with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and the Royal Agricultural Society to support the redevelopment and revitalisation of Sydney Olympic Park and the Sydney Showground.
Community consultation on the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail has been ongoing, with 13 information sessions already held along the alignment which have been attended by more than 1,600 people.
In July 2018, the NSW Government announced an alternate route along Waratah Street in Melrose Park would be investigated due to feedback received from local residents.
Consultation with the community will continue through to the finalisation of the business case and beyond.
What's happened so far?
- NSW Government announces the preferred route for Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2.
- NSW Government announces an alternative alignment will be considered for a section of the proposed Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 route after community consultation.
A Final Business Case for the second stage of Parramatta Light Rail is being considered by the NSW Government, with an investment decision and details on the timing of construction to follow.