Upgrades are coming to the Dundas Village Shops on corner of Station Street and Calder Road in Dundas!
The project is part of Council's Better Neighbourhood Program, which is a long running and successful program focusing on the capital upgrades of neighbourhood centres outside of the Parramatta CBD. The program delivers improvements to centres with the goal of enhancing safety, vitality and economic prosperity.
Thank you to everyone that provided feedback during stage one consultation in November 2020. We had a strong response to the feedback opportunity, with 105 survey submissions and 38 responses via an interactive feedback map.
In July 2021, we again sought community feedback; this time on the draft concept plans prepared for Dundas Village Shops Upgrades. The opportunity to have your say was presented to 14,308 people with 29 individuals providing formal feedback and 86% or participants said they support the plans (Yes/Yes, to an extent)!
Participants also provided some great suggestions for future improvements once funds become available.
Construction is expected to commence in the coming months, however may be delayed due to the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID restrictions.
You can view the final concept plan in the resource section. Upgrades will include:
- Street library
- 'Dundas Village' local shopping centre signage
- Watergum tree planting
- Brush box tree planting
- Replace sections of damaged kerb
- Raised traffic islands to improve pedestrian safety
- Directional arrows and carpark painted pavement marking
Council will also assess existing lighting and upgrade to meet current Australian Standards as required.
Click on the hotspots below to learn more about that proposed upgrade. Map is indicative only, refer to the concept plans for full detailed drawings.
If you have any questions, or you would you like information in another language or format, please contact the Project Team via 1300 617 058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.
Frequently asked questions
No loss of parking!
Council is proposing to remove 8 existing trees in the median due to:
- Poor growth form and pruning requirements under overhead powerlines due to tree height
- Placement of some trees right next to power poles
Council is proposing to replace these trees with 8 new water gum trees strategically placed between power poles. The mature height of these trees is better suited under overhead power lines.
Due to the limited budget for this project, Council will look to inject colour by painting the new seats, new shade sail posts, posts of existing street signs and the new street library.
Council will continue to look for funding opportunities in the future.
Upgrades of shops facades are not within the Council’s scope of works due to the Dundas Shops being private property.
However, the relaunch of The Façade Improvement Grant (previously named Retail Frontage Improvement Program) is aimed to be finalised by the end of the year.
The Grant is open and offers successful applicants up to 30% of the total costs of upgrade works, to the maximum dollar value of $20,000 and seeks to financially incentivise commercial property owners and tenants within the Parramatta LGA.
Improving retail shopfronts not only creates active frontages and enhances the city’s vibrancy and presentation, but also supports the retail rebirth of Parramatta and its local centres.