City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to invest $50 million in Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 planning in its upcoming 2021-22 NSW Budget.
“Parramatta Light Rail is a game-changing transport project for the City of Parramatta and it’s fantastic to see the NSW Government committing to planning for Stage 2,” Cr Dwyer said.
“City of Parramatta Council has long advocated for a light rail network that includes Sydney Olympic Park with a direct interchange to Sydney Metro West, ferries and the existing heavy rail network.
Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail will connect the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park. It will also connect to Sydney Metro West, the heavy rail in Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park, and ferry services at Rydalmere and Sydney Olympic Park.
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October 2020 - Lord Mayor calls for NSW Government to prioritise Light Rail Stage 2
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has called on the NSW Government to deliver on its commitment to construct Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 following media reports that the project is in doubt.
Three years ago, the NSW Government announced its preferred route for Stage 2 which would connect the Parramatta CBD and Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 with Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park.
Council stands with other key groups in advocating for Stage 2 and calls on the Premier’s continued commitment to provide the infrastructure to support growth in the area.
August 2019(Back to top)
City of Parramatta Council has called for Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail to go ahead following recent media reports suggesting the project is in doubt.
The second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project is crucial for the City of Parramatta as it will play a significant role in connecting the City's newer neighbourhoods to the CBD. It will also link these suburbs with key public transport hubs, including future Metro stations.
Extending from the Parramatta CBD to Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 is expected to connect developing suburbs such as Ermington, Melrose Park and Wentworth Point.
October 2017 - stage 2 of Parramatta Light Rail preferred route announced(Back to top)
The NSW Government announced the preferred route for Stage 2 of Parramatta Light Rail linking Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point with Rydalmere, and the Parramatta CBD.
The service will provide a much-needed public transport link to support the future growth of the Parramatta Local Government area.
The nine kilometre preferred route will extend from Carter Street, Lidcombe through Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point before crossing the Parramatta River to Melrose Park, Ermington, and Rydalmere.
Stage 2 is proposed to have 10-12 stops with travel times of around 25 minutes from Olympic Park to Camellia and a further eight minutes to the Parramatta CBD.
Stage 2 will be further developed and informed by consultation with the community and stakeholders.
A final business case will be prepared with an investment decision and details on the timing and construction to follow in late 2018.