Parramatta North to benefit from major transformation

Published 28th August, 2014 in Infrastructure

The historic Parramatta North area will be the focus of a major transformation project, offering a welcome boost to the local economy.

Aerial view of Parramatta North area
Aerial view of Parramatta North area

Parramatta North is a State Significant Site – and is home to many historical buildings and heritage sites. The Parramatta North Urban Renewal project will focus on preserving the precinct’s heritage sites, whilst delivering up to 6,000 new homes and 2000 permanent jobs for Parramatta’s growing community.

The Parramatta North Urban Renewal area is comprised of four precincts, each with its own distinct character, including Parramatta Park, Cumberland Precinct, Sport and Leisure Precinct, and the Old Kings School Precinct.

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird said the Government are committed to getting this project right. The project will seek to balance major urban renewal with the ongoing preservation of some of Australia’s priority heritage sites.

“The Parramatta North precinct is home to some of the state’s - and indeed Australia’s - most important heritage locations and assets, including Australia’s first farm and first water mill, Parramatta Female Factory and the Old Kings School,” Premier Baird said.

“It is critical that we find an appropriate adaptive reuse for these buildings, including community, cultural and commercial uses”.

The development of the 146-hectare North Parramatta precinct will include improvements to local parkland and open space. The Parramatta River bank will be restored and a new river walk leading to Lake Parramatta will be built.

For more information about the Parramatta North Urban Renewal project, visit the Urban Growth NSW website.

Published 28th August, 2014 in Infrastructure