7 Nov 2019

City of Parramatta to review Greater Sydney Commission report

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City of Parramatta CEO Brett Newman has welcomed the Greater Sydney Commission’s strategic approach to planning for the Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) corridor outlined in a new draft report.

The Place-based Infrastructure Compact Pilot, released today, looks at when development should happen for all 26 precincts within GPOP through a draft sequencing plan, in line with the delivery of infrastructure and the growing number of people living, working and studying in the area.

“We support the Commission’s focus on addressing the challenges of growth in this corridor. In particular, we welcome the strategic approach to coordinated regional infrastructure and managing population and jobs growth in the Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula corridor,” Mr Newman said.

“It’s important that Council now takes the time to review the report in full.

“We will carefully examine the recommendations and consider any implications they may have, particularly in relation to the Camellia precinct, before we prepare a submission for the Greater Sydney Commission.”

The City of Parramatta has done a lot of work on how to best accommodate growth across the local government area, in particular:

  • The draft Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal, which will give the CBD the capacity to expand and support the jobs needed to fulfil its role as Sydney’s Central City.
  • The draft Community Infrastructure Strategy, which is currently on exhibition and outlines Council’s long-term vision for the provision of local infrastructure including open space, libraries, community facilities and affordable rental housing.

“It takes many levels of government, business, industry and the community to build a great city,” Mr Newman said.

“It’s critical that any development is matched with orderly, well-planned infrastructure. This blueprint will help create greater certainty for investors, landowners, business and the community about the future of this corridor.”

This report follows the State Government’s recent announcement of a new approach to the development of precincts, giving councils more responsibility for planning some of Sydney’s fastest-growing suburbs.

“It’s important that all of these policies are coordinated and consistent, to provide the community confidence and clarity, and reduce the risks associated with delivering big projects,” Mr Newman said.

“Council is looking forward to further collaboration between all three levels of government and key stakeholders to ensure the City of Parramatta continues to grow in a positive way.”