In mid-2021, the City of Parramatta publicly exhibited the Integrated Transport Plan for Parramatta CBD (ITP). The purpose of the ITP is to assess the impacts of the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal, and identify improvements for roads, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists required to support its implementation.

The updated planning controls in the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal will result in a significant increase in transport trips starting or ending in the Parramatta CBD; this requires a change in how people move around the city.

To support and service the proposed increases in population and employment, the ITP identifies that more space efficient modes are needed within a denser city. This will require a dramatic increase in walking, cycling and public transport trips, and a reduction in the share of trips by private vehicle as there isn’t enough available road space.

The Integrated Transport Plan for Parramatta CBD can be downloaded from the resources section of this page.

Public exhibition

Public exhibition closed at 5:00pm on Thursday 3 June 2021.

Council is currently reviewing all submissions received and will keep you updated via this page. Following a review of submissions, amendments will be made to the Integrated Transport Plan if required, and a report will be submitted to a future Council Meeting seeking formal endorsement of the final plan.

Frequently asked questions

The Gateway Determination for the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal (CBD PP) issued by the Department of Planning requires Council to prepare an Integrated Transport Plan (ITP) prior to finalisation of the CBD PP. The purpose of the ITP is to identify and quantify the traffic and transport impacts of the CBD PP, and identify appropriate responses by Government. The ITP considers all modes: private vehicles, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.

These years are the standard land use planning horizons used to align the Integrated Transport Plan with broader land use planning across the state, including the NSW Government’s Future Transport 2056.

The Integrated Transport Plan has specifically been prepared to test and support the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal.

These are development scenarios of the CBD based on existing and potential future controls. ‘Base’ is the amount of jobs and dwellings that are able to currently be built in the CBD within the existing controls. The ‘Partial’ scenario assumes all existing Site-Specific Planning Proposals are built (as an indicator of potential development in the pipeline), and ‘Full’ tests what could be built based on the new controls proposed in the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal.

The Land Reservation Acquisition (LRA) Map identifies land that is required by government, in the case of the Integrated Transport Plan to improve the transport network for either private vehicles, public transport, or walking and cycling.

The Strategic Model (STM) is a high-level model that projects large flows of transport movements across metropolitan Sydney. The Mesoscopic Model (Meso) is a traffic model that moves private vehicles through a constrained network of streets and intersections and has a finer level of detail.

The significant increase in trips to, from and within the CBD generated by the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal cannot be accommodated by private vehicle trips as there is not enough room on streets and at intersections. More space efficient modes are needed as density in the CBD increases. There is also an increase in people living close to the CBD that are likely to find it faster, cheaper and more convenient to walk, ride or catch transport into the Parramatta CBD rather than drive.

In the Parramatta CBD, the parking rates set the maximum number of private car parking spaces that can be built as part of a development. Council adopted interim rates a number of years ago that capped rates at City of Sydney levels. The ITP tested these rates and has recommended a more refined application of the rates for residential areas.