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City Strategy

City of Parramatta is working hard to improve our city and council under the new LGA boundaries, now and in the future. We are generating creative ideas and projects that address emerging issues and support Parramatta in becoming a centre of excellence.

We have a long term vision for the City and are progressing rapidly towards these goals. Our work spans across a variety of areas, including urban design, land use planning, precinct planning, CBD planning, social outcomes, economic development, environmental outcomes and transport planning. Find out about some of the projects we are working on below:

Integrated planning

Implementing the Community Strategic Plan 2018-2038: Butbutt Yura Barra Ngurra through Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

For more information, go to the Community Strategic Plan page.

Precinct planning

Council is undertaking planning and implementing projects that will drive urban renewal and redevelopment in key precincts, to support jobs growth and meet the housing needs of a growing Parramatta.

For more information, go to the Precinct Planning page.

Economic development

City of Parramatta plays a strategic role in creating partnerships, advocating the interests of the City and running projects and events which support the economy and businesses across the local government area.

For more information, go to the Your Business page

Environmental outcomes

We provide environmental planning and advice which assists us in becoming a leading city in the development of a green economy and efficient use of water, waste and more.

For more information, go to the Environmental Sustainability Strategy page.

Social outcomes

We provide expert social planning advice, undertake research into social issues and develop and implement social policy to ensure that all people, including our most vulnerable, can share in the City's growth and prosperity.

For more information, go to the Socially Sustainable Parramatta page.

Transport planning

City of Parramatta develops new transport initiatives and prepares policies, plans and strategies to guide and support the strategic direction of our City and beyond.

For more information, go to the Parking and Transport page.

Urban design

Our aim is to bring an integrated design approach to cities and neighbourhoods. We know a lot about the effective use of public space, building types and how the physical form impacts on our city.

For more information, go to the Urban Design page.

Land use

We prepare land-use plans and strategies, including Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, Development Contribution Plans (Section 94), provide strategic advice relating to land use plans and strategies, and manage Council’s local heritage grants.

For more information, go to the Planning page.

CBD planning

Parramatta is located at the geographical centre of Sydney and is a focus for employment, housing, recreation and cultural opportunities. Parramatta is Sydney’s dual CBD as recognised in the NSW Government’s metropolitan strategy - A Plan for Growing Sydney. To fully realise its role, Parramatta must facilitate significant job and dwelling growth to increase its social and economic prosperity.

For more information, go to the Parramatta CBD page.