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Parramatta Connect

Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia

About Parramatta Connect

The $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a 12-kilometre, two-way light rail track. Parramatta Connect (CPB Contractors and Downer EDI Joint Venture) has been engaged by Transport for NSW to complete the construction of the light rail track, roadworks, stop platforms, and transport interchanges at Westmead, Parramatta CBD and Carlingford. Upon its completion the light rail will transport 28,000 people every day to key destinations, new communities and essential services. It is expected to open in 2023.


For Parramatta Connect, excellence in sustainability management is integral to the way we work. We will strive to deliver new benchmarks for sustainability in the transport infrastructure sector. Parramatta Connect believes that a successful future for our business depends on sustainability of the environments, communities and economies in which we operate.


Parramatta Connect undertakes procurement to generate economic, environmental and social benefits beyond the goods and services required. We will strive to achieve value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, with a neutral or positive impact to the environment. This includes issues such as: organisation governance; human rights; environmental impact; consumer rights; community support; fair and ethical operation.

Our supply chains

Parramatta Connect is always improving how well they we things, as well as managing the risks that are a part of any procurement, scope or supply chain, to help things run as efficiently as possible. Our procurement activities are guided by the Project Supply Chain Engagement Strategy and ISO 20400 which are used as a driver for innovation to deliver sustainable project solutions.
You can find out more about Parramatta Connect’s strategy and policies below:

Next Steps

To assist in achieving a sustainable outcome Parramatta Connect has partnered with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to provide free sustainability learning resources for staff, key contractors and suppliers. If you have been directed to this page you are required to undertake the following steps:

  1. Make sure you are registered with the School – registration is fast, free and simple. You can do that here if you haven’t already. Then come back to this page!
  2. Complete a Self Assessment – to understand your own (and your organisation’s) level of sustainability knowledge, and your free sustainability learning Action Plan will be provided – the Self Assessment pathway is here.
  3. Complete the following 6 e-learning modules:

Sustainable Construction – This module discusses the various themes of sustainable construction, including waste, water, transport, carbon and energy and ethical issues.

Materials – This 1 hour e-learning module takes you through the environmental and social impacts materials present to our industry and how these impacts can be mitigated.

Waste – This 1 hour e-Learning module will provide you with an overview of waste impacts in the construction sector including waste mitigation and cost saving measures.

Water – This 45 min module discusses the impacts the construction sector can have on water use and water quality. It will cover various water-use reduction measures, and how to avoid water pollution on site.

Environmental Management – This 1 hour introductory module on environmental management will discuss the benefits of having an EMS, and how to move beyond compliance.

Human Rights & Modern Slavery – This module will take around 30 minutes and explains some of the current issues around Human Rights and Modern Slavery in the supply chain, how they’re relevant to you, and what you can do.

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