Early works have begun on the Parramatta Light Rail, with intersection upgrades, new traffic light installation, landscaping and traffic adjustments underway.
The New South Wales Government has awarded a joint venture the $840 million contract to build the light rail system, which will connect Westmead to Carlingford in Sydney.
The tender for ‘Enabling Works’ – the relocation of underground utilities, intersection upgrades, new traffic lights and more, ahead of Parramatta Light Rail construction – has been awarded.
The New South Wales Government has outlined a $14.4 billion investment in public transport infrastructure in its 2018-19 state budget, released this week.
The first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail, from Westmead to Carlingford, has received planning approval with construction set to begin within months.
A leading researcher from the University of Sydney Business School suggests governments are well placed to recover transport infrastructure costs by asking homeowners and businesses that benefit financially from the developments to share this benefit.