21 Dec 2018

City of Parramatta Welcomes Light Rail Contract Announcement

City of Parramatta Council has welcomed today's State Government announcement regarding the award of two major contracts to build and operate Stage One of the Parramatta Light Rail.

A joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors was awarded the major contract the network, as well as build the depot, light rail stops and power systems.

"Council welcomes the achievement of this significant milestone and is pleased the project continues to progress. We are now looking forward to seeing the detailed construction plans and timeline for Stage One of the Parramatta Light Rail," City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said.

"There is still a lot of work to be dine and we will continue to work with the State Government and its contractors to advocate for great public domain outcomes for the City and manage potential impacts on local businesses and residents."

Main construction works on Eat Street are not scheduled to begin until 2020 and a construction grace period will apply to the popular dining district each summer (November to January).

Council will continue to advocate for residents and local businesses to ensure the impacts of this major project are managed carefully.