Property Council welcomes Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ as CBD reactivation begins

The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the reopening of Parramatta's Church Street restaurant precinct following the completion of ‘Eat Street’ construction works.

Property Council’s Western Sydney Director Ross Grove said today’s announcement was a huge step in the right direction for Parramatta’s CBD reactivation. 

“The NSW Government is to be commended on getting this work completed while the CBD was off-line,” Mr Grove said. 

“We look forward to working with them on a program of events and initiatives to take advantage of this renewed asset in order to breathe life back into our CBD.”

Mr Grove said Church Street was Parramatta's social and entertainment spine. 

“The lowering of construction fences and the unlocking of an attractive public domain is an important part of bringing Parramatta out of lockdown and filling offices back up,” he said. 

“Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 will connect the Westmead Health and Education Precinct to the Parramatta CBD through to Carlingford, connecting some of Parramatta's greatest assets: Commbank Stadium, Rosehill Racecourse, WSU Parramatta, Camellia, and the stations along the former Carlingford Line.

“More than 350 people worked on the Parramatta Light Rail project each day and night on Eat Street, which involved installing 717 metres of dual-track, using 86 tonnes of steel, 891 cubic metres of concrete, relocating 300 utilities, and hand-fitting 300,000 cobblestone pavers between the tracks as well as 34,000 footpath pavers.”

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