Case Study: Parramatta as a city centre

Apr 19
Author:Ash Natesh
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Parramatta is known as Sydney’s premier regional city. Its is the second biggest concentration of an employment hub outside of Global Sydney.

Parramatta CBD today:

  • Australia’s 5th largest city in economic terms
  • Gross Regional Product of $14 billion in 2011-2012
  • Employs approx. 50,000 people
  • Additional 47,000 by 2036
  • Home to approx. 10,000 residents
  • Last few years delivered 5,000 new apartments

Parramatta Growth Strategy:

These are the key areas that Parramatta City Council is looking to build on the coming years

Integrated Planning

Implementing the Community Strategic Plan 2018-2038: Butbutt Yura Barra Ngurra through Council’s Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

Precinct Planning

The Parramatta city council is undertaking planning and implementation of projects that will support job growth and meet the housing needs of a growing city centre.

Economic Development

City of Parramatta plays a strategic role in creating partnerships, advocating the interests of the City and running projects and events.

Environmental Outcomes:

The Parramatta city council provides environmental planning and advise which helps in the development of a green economy.


These are just some of the strategic plans for Parramatta city looking into the future, learn more about how they have started the implementation of some of these processes from Bruce Mills, Manager Place Services, City of Parramatta NSW at the Revitalising Town & City Centres Conference on the 25th & 26th June 2019 in Sydney.

Submitted by Ash Natesh

Ash Natesh

Ash is the Content Marketer at Criterion Conferences. Writing and sourcing content is all part of her day to day routine. She can’t stop drinking coffee, other than coffee her interests lie in Music, long walks amidst the mountains, Dance, Anime, Science Fiction and all things nerdy!

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