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Planning approval received for Stage 2 Parramatta Light Rail

23 February 2024
Stage 2, planning approval

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is moving ahead, with NSW planning approval granted for the game-changing megaproject for Western Sydney. It comes after the NSW Labor Government invested $200 million in the 2023-24 NSW Bud… [see more]

Asbestos trace found at Telopea light rail stop

13 February 2024
Asbestos, Stage 1

A single positive trace of bonded asbestos has been identified in recycled mulch in a garden bed of the Parramatta Light Rail project at Telopea. The fragment of bonded asbestos - which is considered low risk - was ident… [see more]

Summer 2024 newsletter out now

12 February 2024
Stage 1, Stage 2, driver recruitment, light rail testing

The latest edition of the Parramatta Light Rail newsletter is now available, with print copies being distributed to local households and businesses along the Stage 1 and 2 alignments. Key stories in this issue include pr… [see more]

Testing begins for Parramatta’s new Light Rail

21 December 2023
Testing begins for Parramatta’s new Light Rail

A tram has travelled through Western Sydney for the first time in 80 years, with on-track testing for Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 officially kicking off on 18 December as the project powers forward, reaching a number o… [see more]

Parramatta Light Rail wins at NSW Sustainability Awards

12 December 2023
award, 2023 NSW Sustainability Awards

The Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 project team was thrilled to win the Placemaking Award at the 2023 NSW Sustainability Awards.  The project was recognised for its work in delivering a future-proofed, well-connected, and… [see more]

Bidgee Bidgee Bridge recognised

17 November 2023
Bidgee Bidgee Bridge, awards, Boomtown

Bidgee Bidgee Bridge has been recognised as ‘Outstanding Transport Infrastructure Project’ by the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue at the annual Boomtown! 2023 Greater Western Sydney Awards.  The light rail and active … [see more]

Hundreds of new homes unlocked for Parramatta

08 November 2023
Prince Alfred park, Fennell Street, Prince Alfred Square

Housing for hundreds more families and singles will be made available on Church Street North, close to the future Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 alignment, after plans to rezone a section of Parramatta were revealed as pa… [see more]

New Alfred Street Bridge opens

31 October 2023
Alfred Street bridge, active transport, shared path

The new Alfred Street Bridge, located between James Ruse Drive and the Gasworks Bridge, Parramatta, is now open.  The 4.5-metre wide, 200-metre-long active transport link provides access to the 5.7-kilometre Parramatta L… [see more]

Construction a step closer for Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 Enabling Works

30 October 2023
Stage 2, Enabling Works, Wentworth, Melrose Park, bridge

A vital new bridge connection over Parramatta River between Wentworth Point and Melrose Park is a step closer for communities in the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula, with three leading industry organisations sho… [see more]

Stage 2 Response to Submissions and Amendment Report online now

05 October 2023
Stage 2 Response to Submissions and Amendment Report online now

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is one step closer to receiving project planning approval with the Response to Submissions and Amendment Report now available to view on the NSW Planning Portal. The Parramatta Light Rail St… [see more]

Be Safe track infill removal safety campaign launched

27 September 2023
track infill removal, safety campaign

Residents and visitors to Parramatta and Westmead are reminded to be aware and keep safe around the Parramatta Light Rail alignment as part of a new safety information and awareness campaign.  Starting Tuesday 3 October,… [see more]

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 picks up steam with additional $200 million commitment

18 September 2023
Stage 2, funding, 2023-24 budget

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is one step closer with an additional $200 million allocated from Restart NSW reserved funding towards this vital project in the 2023-24 NSW Budget to expedite the project’s planning process… [see more]