Labor urges Government to commit to light rail through Olympic Park


The NSW Opposition is urging the Baird Government to adopt Labor’s policy of light rail from Parramatta to Strathfield through Olympic Park.

“At the election, Labor committed $1 billion to build a Western Sydney Light Rail network,” NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley said.

“I welcome reports today that the government is adopting our preferred route linking Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.

“I was the first frontbench MP on either side of politics to support Western Sydney Light Rail back in 2013 – and it is pleasing to see this project progress.

“The route through Sydney Olympic Park has the support of business, and the potential for the private sector to co-invest. 

“Sydney Olympic Park has a lot of potential but it sorely needs stronger transport links to the surrounding areas.

“It’s good to see the government finally get moving on this much-needed project.” 

Shadow Minister for Transport Ryan Park said: “The Liberals released four potential routes for Western Sydney light rail in October last year.

“After seven months of waiting, today it looks like Western Sydney residents finally have an idea of the route. 

“A light rail would link to businesses in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, support growth in the region and reduce the need for workers to make that lengthy commute into the Sydney CBD every day. 

“A Western Sydney Light Rail network is the logical solution to provide public transport services the fast-growing residential areas with cultural and entertainment precincts.”