Parramatta riverfront: $200m reimagination

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Parramatta riverfront: $200m reimagination
The $200 million reimagination of the Parramatta riverfront will take place alongside the $2 billion redevelopment of the main city square

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Parramatta riverfront: $200m reimagination
The $200 million reimagination of the Parramatta riverfront will take place alongside the $2 billion redevelopment of the main city square

A plan for a $200 million transformation of Parramatta’s riverfront precinct has been revealed, pushing forward the suburb’s conversion into a major hub.

Urban design and landscape architecture practice McGregor Coxall are behind the project, which will cover an area of 30 hectares along 1.5 kilometres of riverfront.

One of the key features of the project is the development of River Square, a multi-purpose public space that will accomodate around 10,000 people f0r major civic events, and will serve as Sydney’s largest public plaza.

A brand new Parramatta Quay will be developed in the first stage of the plan, to coincide with funding provided by the state government to upgrade the Parramatta and Rydalmere ferry wharves.

Parramatta lord mayor Scott Lloyd said that the plan would help the city take advantage of its “underutilized asset.”

“The new vision reclaims the river and foreshore as a vibrant public space to be enjoyed by residents, visitors and workers alike,” he said.

Parramatta City Council endorsed the Draft River Strategy on 25 May 2015 after displaying the draft to the public in November 2014. []

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