Local manufacturing a requirement for Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 final business case

25 March 2022

Australian manufacturing content will now be a requirement for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail Final Business Case to ensure infrastructure projects lift local economies and create new jobs onshore.

Being able to build, design, and maintain transport assets locally provides greater opportunities to support and upskill Australian workers in the delivery of public transport infrastructure.

Transport for NSW will hold briefings with experienced local manufacturers to understand their capacity and capability to provide rolling stock and equipment locally, either wholly or partially.

In addition to the industry briefings, the mapping of utilities such as water mains, electricity and gas, and geotechnical investigations will start next month and will form part of the Final Business Case for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail. The community will be notified prior to this important work commencing.

Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail is currently under construction and has created more than 5,000 local jobs and has seen over 700 people working on the project each day.

The proposed Stage 2 of 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.

Read the full media release.

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