After 200 Years One Of Parramatta’s Most Popular Pubs Is Getting Knocked Down

All to make way for the light rail

After 200 Years One Of Parramatta’s Most Popular Pubs Is Getting Knocked Down

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One of the most well known pubs in Western Sydney is getting knocked down to make room for the government’s billion-dollar light rail network.

After 200 years of standing in the iconic location, Parramatta's Royal Oak Hotel will be no longer.

 

The Church Street pub is right in the way of the new tram route and if all of the plans go ahead for the new project, that area will need to be levelled out.

It's safe to say that people aren’t too happy with the news.

Local, Roman Dechnicz told Nine News, "No-one has been consulted about the impact that this is going to have on the community… And I think it's a disgrace." 

Another local, Robyn Lord added, "Absolutely devastated, it's a good family local hotel."

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance also told Nine News that they are aware that it will be a "difficult" time for everyone involved.

Stating, "We will work with everyone to assist businesses during this obviously difficult period for some, as we get on and build infrastructure for everyone."

The state government says the light rail will be officially up and running in the CBD in just 18 months.

At this stage it’s unclear when the light rail will go ahead on Church Street.

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