EOI for light rail works package

Contractors are advised that expressions of interest for the enabling works package for stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project in NSW are now open.

Minister for Transport and Western Sydney, David Elliott, said: “We’ve seen strong interest from industry leaders excited to design and construct the first phase of Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2, the new 320-metre-long public and active transport bridge over the Parramatta River between Wentworth Point and Melrose Park.” Many of those shortlisted industry organisations, he revealed, would be invited to participate in the EOI process for the enabling works package, which includes of construction of the bridge and approaches on either side of the river, totalling 1.3 kilometres.

This will link Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail in Parramatta’s CBD to Sydney Olympic Park. All up there will be 10 kilometres of light rail track. Construction of Stage 2 of the is expected to start in 2024, subject to planning approvals.

“When completed, the new bridge will be the first significant crossing over the Parramatta River since 1987 and will provide essential public transport access for the growing communities north and south of the river and onto Sydney Olympic Park,” Mr Elliott explained.

The Expressions of Interest process closes on Tuesday, 14 March. Find out more about the Parramatta Light Rail project launch

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