City of Parramatta Council has allocated more than $3.2 million to neighbourhood centre upgrades over the next two years as part of the Better Neighbourhood Project (BNP).
In February 2019, Council asked about your experience of your local shops and ways to make these areas more attractive and more convenient to use. Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts. We heard that traffic and congestion, safety and access, and parking were your key concerns. You also shared with us what type of upgrades you would prefer. Outdoor dining, shade and street trees, and accessible parking were the most popular choices.
Your feedback, coupled with an audit of the local shops’ cleanliness and facilities, contributed to the final funding decision. The local shops that have been selected for upgrades have now been announced and can be found in the FAQ section below. Works are anticipated to begin between 2020 and 2021.
You will have more opportunities to have your say on each of the proposed projects, so keep an eye out for more information about this in the near future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Centres are selected for upgrade based on a combination of factors, including: the condition of the centre, public transport accessibility, and community sentiment.
More than $3.2M has been allocated to deliver upgrades over the next two years, including at the following locations:
Work anticipated to commence in 2019/20
- Bartlett Street Shops, Ermington
- Brodie Street Shops, Rydalmere
- Bungaree Road Shops, Toongabbie
- Carlingford Station Centre
- Epping Town Centre, Epping
- Mobbs Lane Shops, Carlingford
- Oatlands Village, Belmore Street East, Dundas
- Picasso Shops, Toongabbie
- Toongabbie Shops
- Waratah Shopping Centre, Telopea
- Woodstock Road Shops, Carlingford
- Yates Ave Shops, Dundas.
Work anticipated to commence in 2020/21
- Dundas Station Centre
- Ermington Shopping Town, Rosehill
- Lomond Cres Shops, Winston Hills
- Telopea Station Centre.
Commencing in 1999, the BNP occurs every two years and focuses on providing upgrades to local centres outside of the Parramatta CBD, making improvements to Council-owned assets such as footpaths, nature strips, street furniture and carparks.
Based on consultations, Council invested more than $7 million into neighbourhoods between 2011 and 2016 via the BNP. Examples of projects delivered under this program include upgrades to town centres and streetscapes at Ermington, Westmead and Carlingford, and improvements to the Mobbs Lane shops in Carlingford and Iron Street shops in North Parramatta.
For more information about this project, please contact Council’s Place Services Team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on (02) 9806 5050.