Government funds new green space

The NSW Government is investing $10.6 million to fast-track a new infrastructure project at Parramatta, to support around 3600 new homes.

The fast-track infrastructure project funding includes a pedestrian link through Parramatta CBD, linking Parramatta Square to Powerhouse Parramatta, and the foreshore.

The project will see the creation of new green public space, roughly half the size of a football field, with a new pedestrian corridor linking Parramatta Square to the Powerhouse Museum and foreshore. The 3300m2 ‘City Garden’ will offer generous public seating and spaces for outdoor dining to support local businesses, set within a landscape of large shady trees and water-sensitive urban design gardens.

Funding has also been allocated for new intersections at George Street and Phillip Street, footpath widening and planting of new large shade trees.

Member for Parramatta Donna Davis said: “This is such an important connection for Parramatta, providing pedestrian access from the river to 4 forms of public transport in the CBD.

“This link will provide a wonderful tree-lined boulevard for pedestrians to traverse from Parramatta CBD through to the new Powerhouse Parramatta, and the foreshore.”

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