LIGHT RAIL A MAJOR WIN FOR PARRAMATTA

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.

By, cop_admin 18/06/19

Architects rendering of new Parramatta Light Rail travelling south along Church Street on the Lennox Bridge as shoppers and foodie aficionados amble in the large open pedestrian area
Close up architects rendering of the front of a new Parramatta Light Rail train bound for Sydney Olympic Park
Images Courtesy Transport of NSW

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 done 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.

Parramatta Light Rail Project

Map of the intended route of the new Parramatta Light rail From Carlingford through Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, over the Parramatta River to Camelia, Tramway Avenue, Harris Street, Parramatta Square, Eat Street, Prince Alfred Square, Fennell Street, Factory Street, Cumberland Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead Hospital and finally Westmead Station.