Parramatta Road is a major road transport corridor that runs through several Council areas, including parts of the City of Canada Bay. It is one of the oldest roads in Sydney and connects the CBD to Parramatta.

The City of Canada Bay worked closely with UrbanGrowth NSW in the lead up to the November 2016 release of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (PRCUTS). It sets out the NSW Government’s 30 year plan for the Corridor and identifies the future land use, development decisions and long-term infrastructure delivery. The vision is to transform Parramatta Road into a high quality multi-use corridor with improved transport choices, better amenity and balanced growth of housing and jobs.

It is now the role of local Councils within the Corridor to deliver the Strategy through amendments to their Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, Local Infrastructure Plans, and other operational strategies and plans.

Three of the eight precincts are partly within the City of Canada Bay and Council is currently working to prepare plans that will enable the implementation of the identified Stage 1 precincts located at:

  • Homebush North
  • Burwood-Concord
  • Kings Bay.

How will it affect the City of Canada Bay?

Key points in the Strategy that will affect our area include:

  • Approximately 7,000 new dwellings, mainly high density and some medium density
  • New retail, commercial and jobs
  • Provision of affordable housing
  • New open spaces and active transport links
  • Loss of industrial land.

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Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West was announced in March 2018 as the NSW Government’s plan to double the rail capacity of the Parramatta to Sydney CBD corridor.

Three of the nine new Metro stations are located within the City of Canada Bay and Council is North Strathfield, at the existing station

  • Burwood North, which is within the Burwood-Concord Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy precinct
  • Five Dock.
  • The Metro West Environmental Impact Statement was exhibited from 30 April to 26 June 2020.

    The land use opportunities and implications of Sydney Metro West will be considered by Council for each station location and inform our work relating to the implementation of the Parramatta Road Strategy.

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    Next steps for City of Canada Bay

    In order for Council to deliver attractive, well-designed and well-functioning places, streets and buildings, a few things need to happen.

    First, Council is required to prepare a traffic study. This is to ensure that the Corridor is able to support the number of new residents who will make Canada Bay their home in the future.

    Secondly, Council needs to complete a number of other studies that are currently underway. These are necessary to transform the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy planning controls into places where people feel invited, safe and comfortable and where the buildings respect the surrounding local environment and heritage. They include an urban design masterplan, a public domain plan, a sustainability plan, a flood risk assessment, and a contamination assessment.

    Finally, Council will produce a planning proposal that will deliver a new Local Environmental Plan (LEP), Development Control Plan and Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan. The LEP will then be submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for assessment, before going on exhibition for community feedback.