You can add your name to the contact list for community consultation about the North Parramatta heritage precinct. The precinct comprises 135 hectares of government land including the Parramatta Female Factory, the Old King’s School and Parramatta Park. The project aims to create a vibrant mixed use precinct in North Parramatta, including housing and employment opportunities. A key objective is to upgrade and restore heritage buildings and create a sustainable long term source of funding for their management.
State member for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee, supported by his counterpart Nathan Rees, member for Toongabbie, sees the project as a 10 year process and a once in a lifetime opportunity. “Everyone must be prepared to compromise”, he says. “We can unlock economic potential, create a sustainable heritage precinct, tell Australia’s hidden stories and provide a best exemplar of cultural tourism.”
Planning consultants for the North Parramatta heritage precinct promise another update soon. “The project team is now well underway with developing the draft Framework Masterplan. This is being informed by the extensive feedback we received at the drop in session, stakeholder charrette and industry forum, as well as further detailed studies being undertaken by the team.
“We will soon be holding a second community drop in session to present key aspects of the draft Framework Masterplan. This will provide an opportunity for you to find out more detailed information and have your say.
“We will send you an invitation and other information about the next community drop in session in the coming weeks. You can also see the website for other project information www.urbangrowthnsw.com.au/parramattanorth.”