In hopes of tackling these already pressing issues, the Urban Taskforce has released plans for the urban renewable of the dilapidated Parramatta Road area. The plans promise to convert the area into a ‘liveability corridor’ – with the sustainability of projects prioritised so to assure their long-term success – which will link the city centre and Parramatta to western Sydney.
As expected, public transport infrastructure will be high on the list. According to Hassell’s Matthew Pullinger, who has been a key member of developmental planning, “transport infrastructure is essential to viable urban renewal and the Taskforce recognises this.”
Pullinger adds that transport links are being discussed that take into account roads as well as heavy, light and metro rail.
The architect says that using Sydney roads more efficiently and transferring some of the traffic onto public transport will play a key part in urbanising this particularly run down and wasted land package.