Works kick off to transform Parramatta Road corridor

Work is underway on a series of projects that will breathe new life into Parramatta Road and improve Auburn’s liveability, as part of the NSW Government’s $198m Improvement Program.

Mayor Steve Christou said the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program (PRUAIP) will allocate $27 million dollars to Cumberland City Council’s new footpaths, pedestrian crossings, cycleways, trees, public art and improved street lighting. Aerial power and telecommunication cables will be relocated underground wherever possible and redundant power poles will be removed.

“This investment will revitalise the corridor and draw people back into the area, with new footpaths and cycleways to create welcoming open spaces for residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Christou.

“It will be a great place to live, shop and do business and I’m excited to see the program bring State agencies and local councils together to collaborate on projects that will improve public amenity in the corridor.

“Cumberland City Council’s ‘back to basics’ approach is being applied to one of Sydney’s busiest roads. We are investing in the future of our city with a more accessible, safer and beautified environment in our part of the gateway.”

Four amenity improvement projects within the Cumberland City Council Local Government Area were identified as part of PRUAIP: Open Space: Extension of Auburn Park; New Public Open Space: Stubbs Street Streetscape; Parramatta Road Public Domain Improvements; Melton Street M4 pedestrian walkway with improved access at Deakin and Adderley Streets.

This is part of the State Government’s 30-year strategic plan to transform the Parramatta Road corridor. The Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy (PRUTS) will bring a coordinated approach to development inside the Parramatta Road corridor.

As part of the upgrades, there will also be the opportunity to enhance the urban environment through streetscapes and public art.

Council has engaged Currie & Brown as the project managers of these works.

For any questions about the Parramatta Road Urban Improvement Amenity Works, please contact Currie & Brown on 02 9252 4420.

Funding for the four projects has been provided by the NSW Government, as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

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