Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney.
Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 (Stage 1) will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta Central Business District (CBD) and Camellia. Stage 1 is expected to be operational in 2023.
Stage 1 will create new communities, connect great places and help both local residents and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to a number of key locations, including the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Hospital Precinct, the Bankwest Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new science, technology and innovation museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.
The Infrastructure Works is being delivered by Parramatta Connect, a CPB Contractors and Downer Joint Venture, and includes the design and construction of civil works, public domain and light rail infrastructure up to road level/top of rail and to the top of the concrete slab at stops, including provision of utility services (excluding high-voltage power supply and cabling for rail systems), and decommissioning of the T6 Carlingford Line.
The project has achieved outstanding outcomes through:
- Implementation of a robust management and procurement system incorporating sustainable processes
- Integration of significant material reductions throughout the project’s lifecycle
- Excellent environmental management of emissions, pollution, and waste
- Exceptional heritage management and monitoring ensuring that heritage values are enhanced and leave a permanent legacy within the local community
- Delivery of meaningful stakeholder engagement with creative and innovative solutions
- Integration of best practice urban design principles into local areas
- Australian and State First Innovative solutions integrated throughout the design and construction of the project
- Workforce Development and Social Procurement Strategy, which is achieving greater workforce diversity, upskilling of workers, engagement with social enterprises and aboriginal businesses and providing opportunities for local communities.