Parramatta (Media Release, Parramatta City Council, 21 July 2023): The City of Parramatta has secured matching funding for the final section of Civic Link – a green-canopied pedestrian corridor connecting Parramatta’s CBD with the river foreshore.
The NSW Government has announced it will invest $10.6 million towards Civic Link, matching funding already allocated by Council to deliver Block 3 of the project between George Street and Phillip Street.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Sameer Pandey said with the first part of the corridor already complete at Parramatta Square and other sections set to be delivered as part of Sydney Metro West and Powerhouse Parramatta, Block 3 was the final piece of the puzzle.
“This $10.6 million investment by the NSW Government will help bring to life our vision for this city-shaping project – our very own slice of the Champs-Élysées,” Cr Pandey said.
“Civic Link is so much more than just a pathway. It will provide a new cultural spine for the City that connects public life from the heart of the CBD to the river foreshore. A place to walk, gather, eat and enjoy events.
“Every great city has a great promenade – this will be Parramatta’s.”
First adopted as a concept by Council in 2017, Civic Link will extend across four city blocks and about 490 metres from Parramatta Square to the Parramatta River.
Construction of Block 3 is expected to start in late 2024.