They are mooting more development within the Ashfield shopping centre as it's not too far off Parramatta Rd.Muse said:My understanding is that they want to strip back chunks of Parramattta Rd, and then add to it, so it's not a case of just adding.
Some new scrapers along the way, mainly residential and the further development of Burwood as a fully-fledged satellite CBD.
Although personally I'm not for power taken away form councils by The State, it is great for things to get done as far as large scale developments go. We slowly see the perimeters of Sydney controlled in this fashion.
SinCity said:About bloody time. The length of Parramatta is huge and could quite easily hold large blocks of apartments from the city all the way down to Parramatta on both sides. All you need is for Parrmamatta road to become a long public transport hub of either trams or buses. Normal traffic should be shoved onto the M4 once the missing city link between Concord and Haberfield is built.
Parramatta Road, along with Princess Hwy are the biggest waste of potential and this was the only way to make this a great promenade instead of a stupid rundown strip of crappy caryards and industry and under utilised commercial/retail strips.
So far the only council that has made a possitive transformation of Parramatta Rd is Strathfield Council. On its stretch a number of new highrise apartment blocks have risen on former caryards and abandoned industries, in particular on the Homebush stretch. Many more new ones are underway. This is what all councils along Parramatta Rd need to do and I'm glad the NSW state government is grabbing the initiative once and for all.