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Partnership and collaboration with Parramatta District Men’s Shed

The NSW Government is committed to fostering collaborative and meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, partners and the community.

The restoration works at the Norma Parker Centre is one such initiative. Talented craftsmen at the Parramatta District Men’s Shed were engaged to mill ironbark timber posts, critical to the restoration of the ‘Covered Way’ structure. Following this successful partnership, the Men’s Shed are continuing their handiwork and building custom timber benches. When completed, the new amenities will be placed under the walkway, improving surrounds for visitors.

Transformation of spaces around the Norma Parker Centre are thoughtfully curated to reflect the shared values and identity of the Parramatta North community.

Talented craftsmen at the Parramatta District Men’s Shed have contributed to the restoration works at the Norma Parker Centre.

Our commitment to engagement

We are committed to building respectful relationships and connecting authentically with our stakeholders. Together, we create meaningful, enduring outcomes for NSW. We collaboratively share information, seek input, facilitate discussion and combine knowledge to deliver meaningful outcomes.

Engagement is important because it helps us:

  • find better solutions
  • align our goals with stakeholder needs
  • learn from and leverage stakeholder expertise
  • deliver better outcomes.

We are committed to culturally appropriate engagement and connection with Aboriginal people, as well as enabling participation by people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our values of daring, creative, collaborative, inclusive and kind are reflected in our approach.

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Current works

The restoration works to the south of the precinct were completed in December 2023. This includes the ‘Covered Way’ structure, the heritage-listed palisade fencing, hydrant line upgrades, new amenities and landscaping.

Additionally, restoration of the heritage sandstone walls near the light rail track are complete.

Other works will continue to progress at Parramatta North. Most notably, pharmacy renovation works are underway and will be completed in February 2024.

Recognition for the Parramatta Female Factory

Announced officially on-site by The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP on Thursday 28 September, the Parramatta Female Factory, located in Parramatta North, has progressed its nomination journey and moved to Australia’s list of Tentative World Heritage Sites.

Delivering an election commitment, this will see its status inscribed alongside 20 other Australian UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park Barracks, Cockatoo Island and Old Government House.

Recognised on the Australian National Heritage List since 2017 for its outstanding cultural value to the nation and as a place that demonstrates Australia’s social welfare history, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) nomination is significant.

World Heritage listings are inscribed to sites as representations of the best examples of the world's cultural and natural heritage.

The Green at Parramatta North

In collaboration with the City of Parramatta Council and the Office of Sport, the NSW Government hosted the opening of The Green, a revitalised 8,000 square metre sportsground, at Parramatta North on Saturday 8 July 2023.

The Green, first established in 1879, has been brought back to life as part of the revitalisation of Parramatta North, an emerging Western Sydney destination.

In December 2023, six cricket pitches at The Green were established for community use. The completed works included the rejuvenation of three original cricket pitches, first established in 1895, and the addition of three new cricket pitches.

The Green is a revitalised 8,000 square metre sportsground


Property and Development NSW is proud to welcome Havenstone, the newest resident of Parramatta North, who moved into the precinct in January 2023.

Havenstone is situated in the old Hospital Boiler Room and Dining area and has been fitted-out with a striking, contemporary interior that complements the stunning heritage-listed building, which dates back to 1888.

Havenstone serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s family and pet friendly, the perfect place for meetings, remote working, or hosting functions.

Western Sydney Startup Hub

Following the appointment of Spacecubed as the operator, the Western Sydney Startup Hub (WSSH) is home to a range of small businesses and startups.

The WSSH is located in 19th Century sandstone buildings, which have recently undergone a number of heritage conservation and adaptive reuse works. These works prioritised historic significance, including paying homage to elements and visuals of the original building.

To facilitate the creation of an aspirational innovation hub in Western Sydney, attracting and supporting this community is crucial for success.

Before and after refurbishment

(L) Heritage sandstone building facade in need of repair; (R) Refurbished building facade
(L) Industrial interior space; (R) Contemporary restored heritage office space across two levels