The Department of Planning and Environment seeks views on the proposal, which includes five levels of box and terrace seating with facilities, 500 parking spots and 20,000 square metres set aside for future entertainment and community use.
Venues NSW seeks approval to start the first stage of redevelopment, including demolition of the existing stadium and nearby Parramatta Swimming Centre. It sparked new calls for genuine community consultation on the future use of Crown Land and public facilities.
“We were utterly astounded to read the consultation report for the proposed stadium,” North Parramatta Residents Action Group president Suzette Meade said.
“This project must be paused and the plans put on the table so an independent planner can demonstrate how the existing war memorial pool and a new stadium can co-exist. The government owes our community that basic respect.”
Views the plans at City of Parramatta Council or Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre by August 19. Details: majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.