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16 September 2020

Charles Street Square Upgrade

The City of Parramatta is moving forward with plans to transform the Parramatta City River Foreshore.

Anticipated for completion in 2022, Charles Street Square will be transformed into a vibrant public space, an accessible entry point to our City that celebrates the Parramatta River.

Proposed upgrades to Charles Street Square are part of significant ongoing investment in the revitalisation of Parramatta Quay and one of the first of a series of projects which aim to bring to life the vision for Parramatta as Sydney’s Central River City.

Review of Environmental Factors

The next stage for the Charles Street Square upgrade is public consultation on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF). This is a planning document that considers the project’s potential impacts on the environment, and identifies safeguards and management measures required to minimise these impacts during design and construction.

How to make a submission

Go to to read the summary of the Charles Street Square REF and have your say on the effectiveness of the identified environmental controls.

These controls are being proposed to ensure that the site, our river and the surrounding escarpment are protected throughout the upgrade.

Submissions close 5:00pm Thursday 15 October 2020.

Email and postal submissions

Submissions should address how the proposed concept design delivers on a desire to create a welcoming arrival point for visitors and improves public access to the river foreshore. You may also wish to comment on design elements.

Postal submissions:

Chief Executive Officer
City of Parramatta Council
PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124
Attention: City Transformation Team
: Charles Street Square Upgrade

All submissions received will be considered before the concept design for Charles Street Square is finalised. Any submissions received may be made publicly available and may include the name(s), address, signature and contact details provided.

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade for Charles Street Square, please contact Council’s City Transformation Team on 1300 617 058.

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