Parramatta North is a place of compelling stories that honour its history from the times of the First Peoples to the present. It is a site of living history and memory for many people, particularly those with connections to the numerous institutions that operated on the site.
Covering 42 hectares of government-owned land, the Parramatta North Precinct is a whole-of-government, major urban renewal initiative. It is essential to enable the NSW Government to achieve its vision for the Westmead Health and Innovation District.
Parramatta North will deliver a diversity of education, research, commercial, cultural and residential outcomes and provide key social and community infrastructure. It is set to become a thriving innovation, arts and cultural precinct with collaborative spaces for artists and innovators alike.
The precinct will also celebrate and enhance the significant collection of heritage, cultural and environmental assets on site and provide improved connectivity to surrounding parklands, the stadium and cultural precincts to deliver exceptional place outcomes for the Central River City.
What’s happening now?
With a strong reputation for empowering positive change in the community, Spacecubed has been appointed as the operator of the Western Sydney Start-Up Hub, scheduled to open in late 2022 alongside a new cafe.
Heritage restoration work also continues on the stunning, significant colonial heritage buildings, some dating back to the 1820s and listed on the National Heritage Register, including the Parramatta Female Factory.
Specifically, additional funding announced in late 2021 will enable the:
- Conservation and upgrade of additional heritage buildings and other structures as the next part of a 10-year works program.
- Preparation of business cases to establish cultural facilities and an immersive museum experience centred around the Parramatta Female Factory.
- Repair and maintenance of Keller House to facilitate the delivery of a Stolen Generations Keeping Place, as supported by Aboriginal Affairs NSW and led by survivors and the Stolen Generations Council.
- Upgrade of open space for public use.
- Progression of the Registration of Interest (ROI) process, for the temporary activation and long-term tenancy of buildings and open spaces.
For more information, view the $54m to secure future of Parramatta Female Factory and develop arts and cultural precinct media release.
The NSW Government will be working closely with the community to create, refine and bring the vision to life. We invite the community to register for future updates and community consultation.
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