Charles Street Square

City of Parramatta Council is preparing concept designs to transform Charles Street Square at Parramatta Quay, one of a number of planned foreshore improvement projects that will strengthen the connection between our city and its river.

The project will bring to life Charles Street Square, attract more visitors to the Parramatta Quay precinct, and create a memorable experience at one of the major gateways to our city.

The Charles Street Square project will resolve some of the issues identified through earlier stakeholder and community engagement. This improved urban design will provide a more attractive, accessible and useable public space.  The Charles Street Square project will also complement the NSW Government’s upgrade of the ferry wharf to create a vibrant meeting place for visitors and our community. 

Project Timeline

  • March - April 2019 - Site investigations, stakeholder consultations and concept development
  • Mid-late 2019 - Stakeholder and community engagement and public exhibition of concept designs
  • Early 2020 - Design approvals and tender
  • Mid 2020 - 2021 Construction.

Where can I get more information?

City of Parramatta plans to work closely with owners, residents and businesses in the Charles Street Square precinct to create a place of special character. As the project design takes shape there will be opportunities to provide feedback.

For information on Charles Street Square at Parramatta Quay, please email charlesstsquare@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or contact Council’s project team on (02) 9806 5050.

As the project progresses, more information will be available on this page.

Parramatta Wharf upgrade

October 2019

Parramatta Wharf has been upgraded and will reopen on Friday 11 October 2019.

The wharf upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program – an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure across the state. The upgrade to Parramatta Wharf will help improve safety, accessibility and comfort for customers and make boarding and disembarking quicker and easier.

F3 Parramatta River ferry services will resume from 6:24am on Friday 11 October from Parramatta Wharf. The temporary bus service, route 60F3, to Rydalmere Wharf will no longer operate. For timetable and service information, visit the Transport for NSW website or call Transport Info on 131 500.

For more information about the wharf upgrade, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.

Charles Street Square Strategy