Six councils along Parramatta Road will share in $123 million to bring new liveability to one of Greater Sydney’s earliest major thoroughfares.
NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, announced the funding under the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, managed by the Greater Sydney Commission.
The Program was developed to address the unattractive and unappealing streetscapes and disconnected planning that has eroded the Parramatta Road corridor as a place to live, shop or do business.
Projects include 12 hectares of open space and urban plazas, three new playing fields and new walking and cycling facilities.
The projects will be undertaken across Granville, Auburn, Homebush, Burwood-Concord, Kings Bay, Leichhardt, Taverners Hill and Camperdown
Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO said the projects have strong community support.
“As Sydney grows, it will be more and more important that we enhance the liveability of our suburbs by creating great spaces where people will want to live and work and are encouraged to get out and walk or cycle or relax in well-designed opened spaces,” Ms Turnbull said.
“The Commission welcomes this funding announcement and is delighted to be working with the six Councils to deliver what will be transformative projects along Parramatta Road,” she said.
Work will commence on the first of 32 projects to revamp the busy thoroughfare in 2017/18.
The $123 million in stage one funding is part of the total program allocation of $198 million.