Thursday, 24 May 2012

Parramatta. 'Are priorities on the mark?'

President of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie Dale, questions whether the light rail network, proposed by Parramatta City Council, is the answer to the mass transit woes of Western Sydney. “If it is, are the priorities on the mark?”, she asked. Ms Dale instanced the north-west area and yet the Western Sydney Light Rail Link to the area “is still only indicated as ‘proposed’, which means it is a long way off … if ever”. Ms Dale said the first stage of the network would be from Castle Hill to Bankstown, the second from Westmead to Carlingford and the third which joins Macquarie Park to the Carlingford line. Parramatta Lord Mayor, Lorraine Wearne, said a feasibility study into the Western Sydney Light Rail Network would commence early next month after council committed to fund the first stage of the proposal.