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City of Parramatta Council has welcomed the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project, saying it will provide a much-needed public transport link for existing and future communities in the Parramatta Local Government area and beyond. The NSW Government has announced the nine kilometre preferred route will extend from Carter Street, Lidcombe through Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point before crossing the Parramatta River to Melrose Park, Ermington, Rydalmere and Camellia.

Stage two will have 10 to 12 stops with travel times of around 25 minutes from Olympic Park to Camellia and a further eight minutes to the Parramatta CBD.

Stage one of the project connects Camellia with Carlingford as well as Westmead via the Parramatta CBD.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said the stage two alignment would connect with areas in desperate need of public transport.

“This is a great outcome for the Parramatta community, particularly residents of the Olympic Peninsula, Ermington, Rydalmere and Melrose Park. I would like to thank Premier Berejiklian, Transport Minister Constance and Dr Geoff Lee MP for their foresight and support of this important project,” the Lord Mayor said.

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