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Precinct Planning

Parramatta CBD

Parramatta CBD Planning Framework Review

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The significance of the Parramatta CBD has been recognised in the State Government’s strategic planning framework for a number of decades. Its current recognition at the heart of the ‘Central City’ in the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of three cities and the Central City District Plan continue to strengthen the significant economic function of the Parramatta CBD and its role in providing necessary housing, employment, recreation and cultural opportunities.

To manage the significant growth and changes in the CBD as envisaged in the Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities and the Central City District Plan, Council is undertaking a major review of its planning framework that will comprehensively address the land use and infrastructure needs for the City Centre into the future.

This planning framework is made up of the following components, as shown in the diagram below.

CBD framework review flow chart

Council’s progress in preparing these various components to the review are at various stages. The review is considering a number of complex matters in planning for the growth of the CBD, including urban design, transport, flood risk, heritage, economic and infrastructure funding matters.

The key policy document which establishes the planning framework for the review is the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal. The proposal seeks changes to the Parramatta CBD boundary, land use mix and primary built form controls. For the latest information on the planning proposal, visit Council’s CBD Planning Proposal webpage.

July 2021 update

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On 15 June 2021, Council resolved to approve the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal with some minor changes and forward it to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for its finalisation.

Consistent with the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal’s alteration Gateway Determination, the revised Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal documentation was submitted to the DPIE on 1 July 2021.

The Alteration Gateway Determination issued by DPIE on 21 April 2021 revised the timeframe for completing the LEP amendment to 30 September 2021.

Get in touch

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If you would like to discuss any part of the Parramatta CBD Planning Framework Review or need further information, get in touch with our Land Use Planning team on 02 9806 5050.