Staged archaeological investigations have been completed along the edge of the park, adjacent to Park Avenue from the railway line to Coleman Oval. These investigations will contribute to our further understanding of this exceptionally significant heritage park.
The People’s Loop Stage 1 works will commence on 11 October 2021.
The People’s Loop Stage 1 & Landscape Master Plan
The People’s Loop Stage 1 works, which commence on 11 October 2021, will remove cars, initially from West Domain Avenue within the Park, creating a wider and more generous pedestrian and cycling corridor.
Stage 1 works involve the construction of new car parking facilities, which are intended to replace the existing roadside car parking spaces from West Domain Avenue during future stages.
As custodians of the park, we are committed to protecting and enhancing all its natural assets and have developed a Landscape Master Plan to ensure there is minimal impact to its heritage landscape, including existing trees.
Landscape Master Plan
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To deliver the Master Plan $2.5 million is being invested into Parramatta Park for these works, which include:
- Construction of a new car parking area (54 spaces) in the south-west corner of the Park adjacent to the railway line, with access off Park Avenue. This car park has been sensitively designed into the landscape setting, set back from Park Avenue with a landscape buffer to the street, and retains existing significant trees. The carpark consists of a looped asphalt drive and crushed granite car parking bays similar to elsewhere in the Park.
- New car parking bays (44 spaces) for park users accessed from Park Avenue, between Queens Road Gatehouse and Coleman Oval, which will continue the existing parking along the street, including those spaces recently constructed by council. A total of 44 parking spaces will be located between stands of existing mature trees and will allow for pedestrian entry points into the park from Westmead and reduce boundary fencing which currently restricts park access.
- An upgrade to the Queens Road Gatehouse entry to improve pedestrian and vehicular access into the Park and respond to changes being made to traffic circulation from the Parramatta Light Rail Project.
- New park furniture and signage
- Improved pedestrian footpaths leading into the Park from Park Avenue.
- Landscape improvements include planting 170 advanced native trees.
The Landscape Master Plan will ensure most existing trees across the site are retained and protected.
The continuous band of trees along Park Avenue will be preserved and adequate space afforded to significant trees. This includes the Moreton Bay Fig that is being retained in the southern carpark.
In addition, 170 advanced native trees will be planted to replace approximately 30 trees (at various life stages) which will be removed in order to deliver the project. Some of these trees will be used to enhance the existing screen planting along the Park edge.
All existing trees will be carefully protected during the works and an arborist will manage tree protection and advise on ongoing tree management.