Locating key elements important to Parramatta’s future
The Parramatta Strategic Framework evolved in the context of major State Government projects that were underway (or about to commence) in the Parramatta CBD, requiring high level coordination and consideration of Parramatta as Sydney’s second CBD. The Framework builds an urban logic and spatial analysis that provided a strategic basis for InfrastructureNSW to assess proposed developments in Parramatta.
This project required direct engagement and negotiation with personnel at senior levels across InfrastructureNSW, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Parramatta City Council, RMS, Transport for NSW, NSW Health, Department of Planning and Environment, Department of Education and the Department of Justice. Other stakeholders were engaged to ensure synthesis of immediate site knowledge and planning strategies through Parramatta City Council.
The Strategic Framework was endorsed by the Cabinet Infrastructure Committee and was publicly launched by the Premier of NSW and INSW in May 2016. Parts of this work was subsequently adopted by the Greater Sydney Commission and aspects of the thinking has informed the Greater POP work that has been subsequently published.