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Parramatta River Transformation

Old King’s Foreshore Lighting

The Old King's Foreshore, adjacent to the Old King's Parade Ground, holds cultural, historical and social significance at local, state and federal levels. The foreshore is also a popular recreation area and forms a part of a high-traffic pedestrian corridor linking key destinations including the Parramatta CBD and CommBank Stadium.

Following extensive community consultation, planning and design, and Heritage NSW approvals, in March 2023, twenty (20) LED light poles were installed along the shared pathway, improving amenity and safety for pedestrians and bike riders.  


The LED light pole design was selected for its suitability as a standard fixture for use throughout the city river corridor, in a range of settings. 

The poles match those installed adjacent to The Lennox development (opposite Riverside Theatres) and provide consistent, high-quality lighting of the foreshore path and the connecting link to O’Connell Street to a standard suitable for urban parklands and shared use by pedestrians and bike riders, while minimising light spill. 

The LED light poles are cabled and configured to permit future CCTV installation and have the capacity to integrate other services, such as power, water and data, reducing the visual clutter of separate service cabinets that would otherwise be required.

A key part of the Parramatta River foreshore transformation, the Old King’s Foreshore Lighting project makes the trip between the Parramatta CBD and CommBank Stadium brighter and safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and new landscaping brings an understated contemporary style to the foreshore.

More information:
Project information, including the lighting design, details around community consultation, the Review of Environmental Factors, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on Participate Parramatta.


Funding support


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This project was proudly funded by City of Parramatta, with funding support from the NSW Government under the Greater Sydney Crown Lands Open Space Activation Program.


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