Construction on Parramatta River’s long-awaited Escarpment Boardwalk has started opposite the Parramatta Ferry Wharf, is now well underway.
The river-level pedestrian and cyclist connection will deliver a missing link in the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, connecting Parramatta Park to Melrose Park through completely off-road pathways. The project will also include two new set of stairs, one up to Stewart Street and the other at Macarthur Street to ensure safe and direct access for the public and local school students. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.
The Parramatta Ferry is temporarily closed while construction is underway with ferry replacement buses running between Parramatta and Rydalmere.
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There will be a significant increase in activity on the site from 29 August, when a large crane will be established at Stewart Street Reserve to lift the precast concrete boardwalk components down to the river. Access to Stewart Street will be restricted at times in order to safely facilitate this construction.
If you have any questions, please contact Council’s Customer Contact Centre on 1300 617 058.
Proposed upgrades to the Escarpment Boardwalk are part of significant ongoing investment in the transformation of the Parramatta City River Foreshore. Along with the Charles Street Square upgrade, these projects will create an accessible, green, and vibrant foreshore that is connected to our City.