Parramatta, 11 January 2017: “The opening of the Parramatta Light Rail office right here in Parramatta’s CBD is an important milestone in the project” said Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee. “The project team is now right in the centre of all the growth happening in and around Parramatta, says a media release from the office of Geoff Lee, MP for Parramatta.
The opening shows we are getting on with this mega-project that will shape our city and suburbs.” “There is now 150 staff in the Parramatta office and this will increase to more than 220 this year to keep the project steaming ahead. The new light rail network will connect key areas being transformed by Government and private investment, including: the Westmead Health Precinct; Parramatta North Urban Transformation project; Telopea Masterplan and serve major attractions in Central Parramatta including the new Western Sydney Stadium and Powerhouse Museum. “The new offices are located next to two major NSW Government projects. The construction of the new Department of Education building well underway and works for the new flagship vertical schools already started,” added Geoff. “The light rail team is now well placed to ramp up stakeholder engagement and community activities to ensure we get this transformational project right for future generations” commented Mr Lee. Mr Lee said “Over the coming months the project team will release the proposed route and will undertake more community consultation ahead of presenting the business case to the NSW Government.