Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Parramatta. Decision deferred on Auto Alley

Parramatta City Council has deferred a decision which could see a mix of buildings of eight and 10 storeys for some 400 metres along either side of Church Street, in Auto Alley, between the Great Western Highway and the M4/Parramatta Road. Apartment towers up to 30 storeys could be located behind these buildings on the western side of Church Street.


Westmead. Endorsement deferred

Parramatta City Council has deferred a decision to endorse a proposal to rezone and increase building heights to 15 storeys on the University of Western Sydney site at 158-164 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead.


Parramatta. Incentive to ban smoking

Two restaurants in Parramatta’s Church Street dining precinct, The Bite and Nut N Fancy, have committed to Parramatta City Council’s Breathe Easy smoke-free campaign policy and have already started – the first to do so – enforcing the smoke-free ban in their respective outdoor dining areas As an incentive, restaurants which choose to adopt the smoking ban before May 1 will receive six-months free lease on their outdoor dining areas.


Parramatta. $300 million project underway

Works have commenced on the Crown Group’s $300 million, 25-storey tower on a 4900 square-metre site, on the corner of Macquarie, Marsden and Hunter streets. The project will comprise 370 apartments, 3000 square metres of office space and a further 1200 square metres of retail space.

Apartments are expected to sell from around $350,000 for a one-bedroom studio, $385,000 for a one-bedroom apartment with car space, low $500,000s for a two bedroom, while three bedroom penthouses with panoramic views are expected to sell from over $1 million.
Crown Group bought the site, in the western precinct of the Parramatta CBD, in July 2009 from Becton Property Group for $15 million.