Work underway to transform Parramatta Road

Work is underway on a series of projects that will breathe new life into Parramatta Road, revitalising the area between Camperdown and Auburn as part of the NSW Government’s $198 million improvement program.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program would transform the 20 kilometre corridor with new parks, cycleways, plazas and public art.

“Parramatta Road has become a scar through the heart of Sydney – and we have seized the opportunity to heal it,” Mr Stokes said.

“This investment of almost $200 million will renew and revive the corridor and draw people back into the area with new parks, footpaths and cycleways to create green, usable and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike.”

Projects as part of the program include:

  • $20 million for Inner West Council to deliver new cycleways, shared paths, trees, benches, lighting, public art and a new 300 square metre pocket park;
  • $17.8 million for Cumberland Council for new footpaths, crossings, cycleways, trees, public art and the upgrade of Melton Street pedestrian cycle connection
  • $2.4 million for Burwood Council to deliver three new cycleways including a north/south cycle link from Burwood Park to Queen Elizabeth Park;
  • $42 million for Canada Bay Council for the redevelopment of Concord Oval into a world-class sporting, recreation and community hub;
  • A new Public Art Framework, which will release funding for public art projects along Parramatta Road and allow councils to consult experts in Create NSW.

“This investment will improve Parramatta Road for the thousands of people who live or work in the area. The program will also support up to 27,000 new homes and 50,000 new jobs in addition to new much-needed open space,” Mr Stokes said.

Transport studies are expected to be completed this year to allow the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy to be implemented.

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