David Lock Associates, Hill PDA and Aecom delivering WestConnex
David Lock Associates, Hill PDA and Aecom were successful in a joint bid for the Parramatta Road Revitalisation Project (WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project).
David Lock Associates has a key role in the land use planning component of the project with the ultimate deliverable being an Integrated Transport and Land Use Structure Plan for the 33km road corridor.
The WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project is one of the NSW Government's key infrastructure projects and aims to ease congestion, create jobs and connect communities to allow the Parramatta Road corridor to be transformed into a more attractive place to live, work and socialise.
It is the largest integrated transport and urban revitalisation projects in Australia and is described as “the most significant urban renewal project in Sydney for the next decade”. The WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project will:
- Fix transport by putting trucks and cars underground and improving above ground public transport from the inner west to the city.
- Improve the environment by investing in above ground improvements like new trees, footpaths, on street car parking and power pole removal.
- Amend planning controls to encourage new investment in residential, retail and commercial enterprises.
- Work with the private sector to deliver high quality new development projects.
The WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project has the potential to create up to 25,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. The value of new homes and businesses is expected to exceed $12 billion.
For further information on the WestConnex project click here.
Images courtesy of 'WestConnex Urban Revitalisation Project': Five Dock before (left) after (right)