The City of Parramatta are looking for public comment to help build the case for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over Parramatta River.
Members of the local community are invited to comment on the concept designs for the shared-use bridge, located at Alfred Street Rosehill at four community pop-up consultations over the next month.
- Friday 13 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
Parramatta Town Hall, Centenary Square, Parramatta
- Sunday 15 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
Spring Cycle, Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park
- Saturday 21 October 2017, 9am to 2pm
Corner of Alfred Street and River Road West, Parramatta
- Sunday 22 October 2017, 7am to Midday
River Foreshore Path between Pemberton Street and Morton Street, Parramatta.
Community support for the project is critical in helping Parramatta Council advocate to potential funding partners and help turn the project into a reality.
The pedestrian and cyclist bridge at Alfred Street will be the first Diagonal Arch bridge to be designed and constructed in Australia. It will encourage more people to walk and ride in the area, improving access and linking precincts across the river.
In the promotion and support of active travel locally, the Alfred Street bridge project is also consistent with the city’s vision for a sustainable, liveable and productive community.
Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson told the Parramatta Advertiser: “The bridge will be both practical and stylish.”
“It will help connect Western Sydney University’s Rydalmere campus with the CBD, further enhance our city’s ever-growing cycling and walking network, and support the higher density living in that area by providing direct access to the proposed light rail stop on Tramway Avenue.”