Neglected corridor set for multi-million dollar makeover
A revitalised Parramatta Road corridor is one step closer today, with the release of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy following three years of consultation between UrbanGrowth NSW and local councils.
From Granville in the west to Camperdown in the east, the strategy contains an integrated land use planning and transport policy framework for revitalising the corridor and eight precincts along its 20 kilometre route.
A $198m NSW Government funding package will deliver projects identified in partnership with councils, including new open space and plazas, new cycle paths including two significant missing links along the Inner West Greenway, new playing fields and streetscape improvements along Parramatta Road.
“The 30-year strategy is the result of three years of work and collaboration, including public consultation with councils on two draft versions of the strategy, which received more than 3,700 responses on the most recent draft,” said Chief Executive David Pitchford.
“The feedback has helped inform the final strategy, which is the first step towards a people-focused corridor with new homes and businesses, more efficient and reliable public transport, a revived economy, and healthier lifestyles.”
The strategy will support growth and make the Parramatta Road corridor a better place to live, work and visit, providing for 27,000 new homes and 50,000 new jobs. An additional 56,000 people are projected to live in the corridor over the next 30 years.
“Sydney is growing and we need to plan for the needs of this growth in population so it is supported by public transport, social infrastructure, open space, and amenity improvements. This strategy and supporting documents do just that.”
“Now that the strategy is finalised, this policy framework will inform local and state government decisions on revitalising one of Sydney’s busiest routes.”
The final strategy includes design guidelines that will ensure that new developments are sensitive to the local character and heritage of established neighbourhoods.
The strategy’s infrastructure schedule includes plans for new open space, recreation areas, sports courts, and community facilities, in addition to new and upgraded walking and cycling connections and contributions to new education and health facilities, and a rapid bus service.
For more information about Parramatta Road, visit the project page