Parramatta Laneways & Small Spaces Project: Urban Design Principles by AECOM
Client: Parramatta City Council
This project assists Parramatta City Council of New South Wales in celebrating and rediscovering the historic fine grain of its city in order to attract and accommodate new commercial investment. The jury noted the effectiveness of this overtly “proponent approach.” It is one in which the consultants have helped the council articulate a vision for “what we want to see happen” and create a robust framework within which to attract and evaluate improvements to the urban fabric of the city. This approach has identified a number of “catalyst projects” that demonstrate the possibilities to councillors and, importantly, to developers.
The jury was impressed with the level of detail and reflection of local character illustrated in the documents that will inspire future design proposals for key locations throughout Parramatta.