Parramatta Road

Urban Transformation Program

About the Parramatta Road Program

The Parramatta Road corridor is characterised by chronic traffic congestion, loud noise and low quality commercial premises. The corridor, which connects Sydney CBD to Sydney’s second CBD, Parramatta, is a priority area for the long term growth and improvement of Sydney.

We are leading an integrated project team and collaborating with councils along the corridor to deliver the Parramatta Road urban transformation strategy. The strategy will be the NSW Government’s 30 year plan for how the corridor will grow and bring new life to local communities living and working along the corridor.

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Program area (From draft strategy. Under review)

Precinct boundary

Timeline

Current Status

Extensive consultation on the draft Strategy occurred between September and December 2015.

UrbanGrowth NSW received over 3,700 responses including 939 submissions and 2,779 survey responses. This feedback from the community and councils, as well as government agencies, has been analysed and collated into the Consultation Outcomes report.

The Consultation Outcomes report can be downloaded as a whole, or separately by Precincts, see Publications.

Strategy & Governance

Urban transformation strategy

The draft strategy establishes the framework that will guide future land use and development decisions. It will improve amenity, deliver better transport options and balance housing and jobs growth, supported by necessary infrastructure.

Governance arrangements

A collaborative working relationship was formalised with nine councils along the corridor through a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU established working arrangements and facilitated secondment of officers from councils to help us to prepare the draft strategy.

FAQ

What is the Parramatta Road Corridor?

The Parramatta Road Corridor encompasses Parramatta Road, land adjoining and at least one block back from the Road, and eight growth Precincts. The Corridor is 20 kilometres long and connects Sydney’s two CBDs: Parramatta in the west and Sydney CBD in the east.

What is the Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Program?

New Parramatta Rd is the NSW Government’s Program to transform the Corridor over the next 30 years, bringing new life to Parramatta Road and adjacent communities through investments in homes, jobs, transport, open spaces and public amenity.

Why do more people need to live on the Parramatta Road Corridor?

Over the next twenty years, Sydney’s population will increase by about 1.6 million people. This means that most parts of Sydney will be home to significantly more people over the coming decades.

The additional 70,000 people projected to live in the Corridor over the next 30 years accounts for a small percentage (about 3.5%) of Sydney’s total projected growth to 2031.

The draft Parramatta Road Transformation Strategy has been prepared to ensure that population growth in the Corridor will be supported by transport and social infrastructure and new jobs, and that new development is sustainable and appropriate in its local context.

How many more homes are planned for the Corridor?

The Strategy envisages 40,000 homes over the next 30 years. These homes will be located close to transport and services, with a diverse mix of housing types and choices.

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Snapshot

Over the next 30 years, Sydney’s population will increase by around 1.6 million people, less than four percent of this growth will occur within the Parramatta Road Corridor.

Over the next 30 years, Sydney’s population will increase by around 1.6 million people, less than four percent of this growth will occur within the Parramatta Road Corridor.

40,000 new dwellings

40,000 new homes well-located to transport and services, with a diverse mix of housing types and choices to house up to 70,000 people

70,000 new residents

up to 70,000 people in 40,000 new homes well-located to transport and services, with a diverse mix of housing types and choices

50,000 new jobs

a productive business environment to support viable and prosperous businesses, with land for up to 50,000 new jobs over 30 years

Social & Environmental considerations

Environmental sustainability

The program is focused on transit-oriented development that will integrate bus, rail, cycle and pedestrian transport options. Reduced water and energy usage, off grid infrastructure and reduced and decoupled parking have been considered.

Social considerations

The Open Space and Social Infrastructure Report and Open Space and Social Infrastructure Schedule identifies the facilities that will be required to support future communities along the corridor.

 

Community Engagement

Public consultation commenced in 2014. Between October and December 2015, UrbanGrowth NSW consulted with the community along the corridor and invited feedback on the draft strategy.

Transport Plan

UrbanGrowth NSW worked with Transport for NSW to prepare the Sydney CBD to Parramatta Strategic Transport Plan. The plan brings together all of the initiatives to provide a long term plan for integrated transport and land use planning in the corridor.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Parramatta Urban Transformation Program, please contact us on:

Phone: 1300 730 627
Email: info@newparramattard.com.au
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