The Destination Management Plan (DMP) for the City of Parramatta (2019-2024) provides industry and community partners who contribute to the City of Parramatta’s visitor economy, with an overview of the five-year plan, its strategic directions and the high-level actions for implementation over its first three years (2019-2022). It brings together the elements of a growing visitor economy, building on the achievements from Council’s previous visitor strategy. To download the DMP visit cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/council/key-council-documents/destination-management-plan.
The DMP identified 5 key visitor precincts for the first 3 years of the Plan’s implementation, one of which is the Harris Park, Rosehill and Rydalmere areas. One of the key actions in the DMP is to grow the visitor economy in the Harris Park/Rosehill areas.
Harris Park is home to a large Indian community and is well established as a unique destination for Indian cuisine, Indian owned and operated small to medium businesses. As a result, the area is informally referred to as ‘Little India’. Growing the Harris Park precinct will deliver economic, marketing and cultural benefits for local Harris Park businesses and the community.
We recognise that Harris Park is a multicultural hub known for its blend of cultures and variety of cuisines. The area is informally known as ‘Little India’ as there is a large Indian population and a variety of shops selling Indian food and products. Council is looking at ways to promote and further enhance Harris Park as a unique location for food and shopping which attracts visitors from all over.