Community feedback sought for the plans for the new Western Sydney Stadium

A concept proposal for the development of new sports stadium at O’Connell Street in Parramatta will be on exhibition for community consultation.

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the concept proposal for:

 a new sports stadium for up to 30,000 patrons and a playing pitch
 five levels of premium box and terrace seating with function, lounge and suite areas
 flood lighting and video screens
 rooms and facilities for teams, media and administration staff
 keeping an additional 20,000 square metres of land for future entertainment and community uses.
 parking for approximately 500 cars and access for transport
 public domain and landscaping works.

As part of the proposal, Venues NSW is also seeking approval to start the first stage of the proposed development.

Stage 1 proposes the demolition of the existing Parramatta Stadium and Parramatta Swimming Centre and site preparation and stabilisation works, including levelling the site back to ground level.

A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.

“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive,” the spokesperson said.

“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.

“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”

To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions can be made until Friday, 19 August 2016.

Written submissions can also be made to:

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Social and Other Infrastructure Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:

 Department of Planning and Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
 City of Parramatta Council, 126 Church Street, Parramatta
 Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre, 346A Church Street, Parramatta

Department of Planning and Environment media contact: (02) 9228 6128