Calls to halt Parramatta development plans over heritage concerns
In November 2014 the NSW Government announced a $2 billion redevelopment of the heritage precinct of North Parramatta. Naming the area state significant the Baird Government will manage the planning process which has sparked serious concerns about the height of high-rises in the heritage area. The precinct is bounded by the Parramatta River and O’Connell St and spans a 146ha area. The site will feature 6000 new apartments in high-rise buildings up to 30-storeys high.
Cumberland Hospital site which will be developed as part of the urban renewal project. It is expected health operations will be moved to the nearby Westmead Hospital
precinct. Source: News Corp
According to this article by Sydney Morning Herald journalist, Lucy Cormack, Parramatta residents are calling for an immediate freeze on the plans which are currently under consideration at the Department of Planning and Environment. Read more about how the North Parramatta Residents Action Group have been campaigning for 6 month breathing space.