Local council lays out new design for $2 billion Parramatta Square revamp

Local council lays out new design for $2 billion Parramatta Square revamp
Local council lays out new design for $2 billion Parramatta Square revamp

Parramatta council has released an updated concept design for its $2 billion revamp of Parramatta Square CBD, which it says are based on feedback from residents and stakeholders. 

The new plans, now on public display, include an interactive ‘digital carpet’, grassed terraces, smart shading structures, a grove of historic Cabbage Tree Palms, and billabong- like water features. 

That feedback and further design ideas have helped shape the Enhanced Concept Design that is now available for public comment. The first draft was released in October 2015. 

The concept design was created by 42 – a design team including award-winning firms James Mather Delaney Design (JMD), Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) and Gehl Architects, Denmark. 

“In the 12 months since releasing the Draft Concept Design, Council has had much more information to incorporate, including community feedback and key milestones in Parramatta Square making it possible to provide a more meaningful approach that took all buildings in the space into account,” City of Parramatta Council administrator Amanda Chadwick said. 

“The community have told us they want flexible places to meet and relax, the provision of public art, and spaces for entertainment and events.”

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Chadwick said the council has finalised international design competitions for five buildings on Parramatta Square and also adopted a Technology Masterplan for the precinct.

The forecast $36.5 million budget for the public domain will be funded by the development of Parramatta Square, at no cost to ratepayers.

Residents can view the Parramatta Square Public Domain Enhanced Concept Design at the City of Parramatta Council Library, branch libraries and at the Customer Service Desk at 126 Church Street, Parramatta. 

A Parramatta Square community event will be held at Parramatta Town Hall on Friday, 7 October from 10 am to 2 pm, where the Parramatta Square Public Domain Enhanced Concept Design will be available for viewing. It can also be viewed at council libraries or online at www.parracity.nsw.gov.au.

 

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