Tuesday, 08 December 2015 13:38

WSROC welcomes light links for second CBD

Proposed light rail travelling through Parramatta CBD Proposed light rail travelling through Parramatta CBD Image courtesy of NSW Government

Media release, December 8, 2015

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed the NSW Government’s confirmation of the first two legs of the Western Sydney Light Rail network.
WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti said “It is exciting to learn that the government has committed to two light rail routes in the first stage of this project.”

“This sends a clear message that the region is finally attracting the sort of transport investment that will pay dividends for all of Sydney while making living around Parramatta so much more attractive,” he said.

“Public transport links are one of the most effective catalysts for economic development. This is particularly true in Western Sydney where there is significant distance between key economic hubs,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“The new routes will give residents access to key hubs in North Parramatta, Rydalmere, Sydney Olympic Park, Westmead medical precinct and Western Sydney University, and will pave the way for future investment in the greater Parramatta area,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“WSROC was also pleased to see Parramatta Council’s preferred route to Carlingford taken on board when deciding on the first stage for this project,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

“Councils work with their local community day in, day out. They provide government with a reliable touch point for local needs and we see this reflected in today’s announcement,” he said.

“We hope this is just the first of many announcements for the Western Sydney light rail network.”

“Future stages of the project have the potential to make crucial links along the north-south corridor between economic centres at Norwest, Macquarie Park in the north, and south to Bankstown,” he said.

“Travelling between North and South West Sydney is a challenge at the best of times. We see huge potential for light rail to bridge this gap, and provide a sustainable flow of investment into the region,” said Cllr Hadchiti.

Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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