Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement Program

Pink Spotted Gum Tree Flower


FIRST PHASE OF THE PARRAMATTA LIGHT RAIL TREE PLANTING AND NEIGHBOURHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM NOW COMPLETE

City of Parramatta, in partnership with Transport for NSW (TfNSW), is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting Neighbourhood Improvement Program which saw the planting of 120 new street trees in Westmead and North Parramatta.

The program started in March 2019 testing how we provide new trees, in streets, parks and reserves throughout the City of Parramatta to help offset trees removed as part of Parramatta Light Rail construction.

Trees including Crepe Myrtle, Spotted Gum, Flowering Gums, Brush Box and Magnolias are now greening nature strips in Barney Street, By Street, Dunlop Street and Harold Street in North Parramatta and in Jessie Street, Caroline Street and Queens Road, Westmead.

Council will be watering and maintaining your new trees over the next two years to help them establish and grow in the right shape.

Each and every tree has a tree tag, so look out for it. The tag includes important information about the tree type and a unique number which allows Council to identify its exact location.

PLR tree location plan map

If you have noticed any issues with the trees, simply write down the unique number and email plr-trees@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9806 5050. We will then send a horticulturalist to look at it.

PHASE 2 TO COMMENCE IN 2020

Now the first phase is complete, we are planning for a broader planting program in other areas surrounding the light rail corridor.

Council will again work with TfNSW to identify locations where the offset tree planting program will be able to best deliver the greatest benefit to the community. A range of tree types will be selected to ensure a variety of tree species become part of the City of Parramatta’s tree canopy and consideration will be given to local conditions and constraints such as overhead power lines.

More information including streets selected for planting and tree types will be provided as the Phase 2 program develops.

Contact the Team

Who do I speak to for more information about the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement Program?

To speak with the Parramatta Light Rail Tree Planting and Neighbourhood Improvement Project team, please contact City of Parramatta on 02 9806 5050 or plr-trees@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

For Parramatta Light Rail project enquiries, please contact the 24-hour Community Information Line on 1800 139 389 or email parramattalightrail@transport.nsw.gov.au.

If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the National Relay Service and provide them with the City of Parramatta contact number: 02 9806 5050.

For non-English speakers, phone interpretation services are available via TIS National on 131 450.