Melrose Park residents are rejoicing the decision by Transport Minister Andrew Constance to not run the proposed Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 route along Wharf Road but along adjacent Waratah Street instead.
Under the original proposed Wharf Road route a number of houses would have to be purchased and demolished. The residents were furious.
Andrew Constance met with residents and Ryde MP Victor Dominello early on Monday morning on site to announce “the Government has been listening to feedback from the community and an alternate route along Waratah Street will be investigated”.
In October 2017 the NSW Government announced the preferred route for PLR Stage 2 which will connect the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park along a nine kilometre route.
Planning approval was granted in May 2018 for Stage 1 which will link Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camelia.
The tram route through the Parramatta CBD could be equally destructive as the disaster in Sydney CBD along George Street where a $1 billion dollars lawsuit opened in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday.