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Parramatta Light Rail tree planting

Trees - frequently asked questions

Will I need to do anything to maintain the trees?

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No. To help the trees become established, Council will provide a watering and maintenance program and will continue to care for the trees.

However, we do ask that residents report any concerns about the health of the trees to the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement project team.

Who do I speak with to report a problem or contact for more information?

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To report any concerns around your street trees, please take note of the tree number on the identification tag attached to the tree(s) and contact 02 9806 5050 or plr-trees@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

What is the tag attached to each tree?

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Each tree planted as part of the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement project has an identification tag to help the City of Parramatta track tree health and development.

We encourage residents to help maintain the wellbeing of these trees by taking note of the tag number and reporting any concerns to the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement project team.

You can call us on 02 9806 5050 or plr-trees@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Parramatta Light Rail Offset

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Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres, opening in 2023.

To enable the construction and operation of the Parramatta Light Rail, it is inevitable that some trees in the path of the light rail network will require removal.

However, as part of its planning consent, Parramatta Light Rail is required to plant up to eight trees for every tree lost.

As per the project’s Environmental Impact Statement and fact sheets available on the Parramatta Light Rail project website, between 1900 and 2650 trees along the Stage 1 route will be removed.

While it’s sad to see these old trees go, we are asking for the support of local residents to ensure the young trees are given the opportunity to grow and thrive.

With this community support, these trees will help create shade, reduce pollution, and provide beautiful green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

The new trees will also help reduce urban heat, as well as create more attractive neighbourhoods in Parramatta, now and for future generations.

More information

If you have questions about this project you can call the 24 hour community information line on 1800 139 389 or email parramattalightrail@transport.nsw.gov.au.