The City of Parramatta has been lobbying for improved public transport, including light rail; developing local and regional ring roads to better manage traffic flow; working to relocate commuter car parking to the CBD periphery; and developing park and ride facilities.
Barrier counts through Parramatta station (24hrs)
Mode Share for all places of residence
Total of 86,528 people included in this count.
The data is based on the 2011 Journey to Work Data
(the most up to date resource available).
In 2013, The Parramatta Ferry Service celebrated 20 years of service since it was reinstated in 1993 after an 85 year absence.
Ferry Patronage (2007 - 2015)
69% of residents and business owners were satisfied
or very satisfied with Council’s efforts in promoting
sustainable transport options.
Promoting sustainable transport options
In 2040, 1.5 million people are expected to come to Western Sydney each day.
1.5 million people
Parramatta is already Sydney’s fourth busiest train station. As Parramatta continues to grow, the city will need to address the challenge of how to best meet the changing needs of our dynamic population.
4th busiest train station
Announcement of the Light Rail Network in Parramatta
Discussions around the
In 2015, the City of Parramatta hosted a conference targeting over 330 key influential government officials, politicians and private businesses and gained significant media coverage. This resulted in:
Percentage of satisfaction with the
condition of local roads.
Condition of local roads
Percentage of satisfaction with
local traffic management and signs.
Local traffic management and signs
road improvement projects
Parramatta City Council’s Smart City Vision:
To achieve this aim, in August 2015, Parramatta City Council adopted a Smart City Masterplan which will guide the integration of leading-edge technology and future planning designs in new developments across the city.
The City of Parramatta has been promoting walking, cycling and public transport and managing traffic to minimise its impacts.
Council is committed to improving local connections within Parramatta and significant progress has been made between 2012-2015 towards achieving this goal.
During the period from 2012-2015, City of Parramatta Council has worked with RMS, the Federal Government and Transport for NSW to deliver a range of quality projects that have focused on improving connectivity within our community.
In April 2015, the northern portal of the Lennox Bridge opened. Parramatta Park through to Sydney Olympic Park is now connected with a cycle and pedestrian path.
Satisfaction with provision of cycle ways and facilities
In 2015, 68% of residents and business owners were satisfied or very satisfied with Council’s maintenance of footpaths.
Satisfaction with maintenance of footpaths
27.77km of new footpath was constructed in the 4 years from 2008 to 2012 which exceeds our target of 5.7km per year (or 22.8km over 4 years).
New footpath constructed from 2008 to 2012
Target over 4 years
From 2012 to December 2015, 31.57km of footpath was constructed.
In 2014/15, Community Safety Officers conducted 652 school safety patrols to improve safety for students and to enforce and educate drivers on the importance of obeying parking restrictions in school zones.
In 2014/15, we increased pedestrian and road safety, completing 18 local traffic projects.