Community inspired vision for Heritage Core
Start-ups, cultural heritage, arts and social enterprise groups are among those being invited to participate in a registration of interest (ROI) process to help bring Parramatta North’s heritage core to life.
UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation today called for submissions from individuals and organisations to participate in the ROI which will help realise a new vision and place identity for one of Western Sydney’s most unique sites.
UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive Barry Mann said this emerging vision acknowledges the site’s past and looks to its future.
“We want to create a precinct that is locally contextual, globally relevant and fills unmet needs in a rapidly developing urban landscape,” Mr Mann said.
“From our conversations, particularly over the past 12 months, we have heard that the heritage core needs to be a place for people to connect, that acknowledges living and past histories, and tells the Aboriginal story of the place.”
UrbanGrowth NSW also released a report on community feedback that is helping shape the vision for the 7.6ha heritage core.
The stakeholder engagement report outlines the results of three months of meaningful engagement with around 20 not for profit, cultural and social organisations, creative industry, government and community groups, as well as Aboriginal round table discussions.
“We are seeking to understand people’s deep connection to the site and hear their perspectives on what the heritage core can become.
“This included speaking to Parramatta Artists’ Studios, The Western Sydney University, Parramatta Parklands Trust and the North Parramatta Residents Action Group to name a few.”
UrbanGrowth NSW has ongoing dialogue with its collaboration framework members, including the City of Parramatta Council, the National Trust, Friends of the Female Factory, ParraGirls, Deerubbin Land Council and the Men’s Shed to discuss possible uses and outcomes for the heritage core of Parramatta North.
Organisations and individuals that align with the emerging vision for the heritage core are encouraged to respond to the ROI before it closes at 3pm on Monday 18 February 2019.
Click here for further information about our extensive engagement, the Place Identity report and to download Registration of Interest forms.