A world-class stadium, quality office space for big business, an internationally-renowned short film festival and new light rail and Metro train lines are the first of many major projects that will help realise the Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) vision.
The draft vision for GPOP as ‘the connected unifying heart of Greater Sydney’, was announced last November by Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull AO.
The Commission’s focus for this year is to promote, coordinate and direct activities and investment and progress the integration of transport for GPOP.
Discussions are being held at senior levels to promote delivery of the 12 directions in the GPOP vision, with proposals including:
Several major projects have progressed in GPOP which are fulfilling the Commission’s vision in recent months. These include:
Lucy said: “The stars are aligning in GPOP with the Sydney West Metro now a real part of the picture and total investment from the public and private sectors of more than $10 billion over the next five to 10 years.
“The Commission is ensuring there is deep and continuing collaboration and coordination with the community, local government and all the departments, agencies and stakeholders with an interest in the area.”
Caption: The large crowds at last year’s Tropfest short film festival.