Dialogue confident of Parramatta Light Rail stage two delivery

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Chairman Christopher Brown AM said today he has full confidence that NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance will deliver stage two of the Parramatta Light Rail in a timely manner to match regional growth.

“The Transport Minister Andrew Constance promised us, publicly and privately, that light rail would eventually link Parramatta and Olympic Park and I know he is a man of his word. He has always delivered on his promises in the past,” Mr Brown said.

“Stage two of the Light Rail is a fundamental plank in the Greater Sydney Commission Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull’s GPOP (Greater Parramatta Olympic Peninsula) vision, allowing for renewal of the public housing stock of Ermington, and will provide relief for the residents of Wentworth Point who have been denied appropriate transport access for too long.”

“In return for the NSW Government’s commitment we need to accept that this project needs funding and the Metro West Rail business case to be finalised. We would expect however a commitment to deliver the Light Rail stage two immediately after the Metro West project has been confirmed,” he said.