Industry News, Latest News, New South Wales

Funding locked in for Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two

The New South Wales Government has announced a $2 billion investment for the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail, following recent NSW Planning Approval and Federal Environmental Approval for the project.

The New South Wales Government has reaffirmed its $2 billion investment for the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail, following recent NSW Planning Approval and Federal Environmental Approval for the project.

The 12-kilometre alignment will link the Parramatta CBD to Sydney Olympic Park via Camellia, Rydalmere, Ermington, Melrose Park and Wentworth Point with 14 new stops, three new river crossings and 8.5 kilometres of new walking and cycling paths.

Planned construction on Stage Two will be phased, with initial works to begin later this year on a new 320-metre public and active transport bridge over Parramatta River, between Melrose Park and Wentworth Point.


 

Related stories:

 


This funding forms part of the upcoming 2024-25 NSW State Budget that will be fully released on June 18.

Stage One of the Parramatta Light Rail project is currently in testing and is on track to open in the coming months.

NSW Premier Chris Minns said the project represents the delivery of essential infrastructure.

“The light rail’s forecast to carry 28,000 passengers every day by 2026.  That’s a game-changer for communities around Parramatta – connecting venues, schools, shops and people for decades to come,” Minns said.

Send this to a friend