Thursday, 19 December 2013

Council's new operations centre

The Taylor Construction Group has been awarded the contract for Parramatta City Council’s new operations centre in Victoria Road, Rydalmere
The cost to purchase and develop the 3.2-hectare site would be approximately $30 million, which would be funded by the sale of three smaller depots at Morton Street, Mary Parade and Elizabeth Street.
“The new operations centre will also be located in more suitable surrounds in an industrial area,” Lord Mayor, John Chedid, said.
“Currently, our depot operations are situated in the middle of residential areas.”
Cr Chedid said the relocation would free up prime residential land to help meet the housing needs of Parramatta’s growing population.
He said the development of the facility would support the growth of Rydalmere, which had been earmarked by the NSW government in its draft metropolitan strategy to be Western Sydney’s premier university precinct.

Earlier, Bunnings had received approval for the construction of a warehouse, at an estimated cost of $17.2 million, adjacent to the operations centre at 316 Victoria Road.