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Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 a vital step in realising the 30-minute-city in Western Sydney

Wednesday 1 June 2022

UDIA NSW welcomes the decision by NSW Government to remain committed to delivering Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail. This key city shaping project is an essential transport enhancement that will link the Sydney Rail network to existing centres and future growth precincts in the Central River City and the Parramatta CBD.

The Light Rail will support the delivery of housing diversity and demand in the Central River City, which is expected to take the bulk of future growth in Sydney over the next 5-10 years. This includes up to 44,000 dwellings that are presently in the delivery phase to support an extra 300,000 residents.

“UDIA sees this as a great opportunity to deliver 30-minute city principles linking existing and future growth centres including Sydney Olympic Park, Wentworth Point, Melrose Park, and the Camellia Rosehill Precinct with the fast-developing Parramatta CBD,” said Steve Mann, CEO, UDIA NSW.

This project is a key demand for UDIA NSW’s ‘NextGen West’ advocacy campaign, in collaboration with Business Western Sydney, which identified six critical areas required for the timely delivery of key city shaping infrastructure to support growth in Greater Western Sydney.

Stage 2 of the Light Rail will help Government achieve a key objective in the draft Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy that aims to maximise connectivity offered by the Parramatta Light Rail in the design and layout of the town centre.

UDIA calls on the NSW Government to finalise the Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy based on transit-oriented design principles, to allow maximum growth to occur beyond the current proposal for 10,000 dwellings in the Precinct.

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