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Fast food giant eyes 350-unit tower
THE fast food giant McDonalds and Stockland are in partnership to transform the North Parramatta restaurant and put a 350-unit residential development above it.
The development, if approved as submitted, will comprise two towers - one 29 storeys and the other 32 storeys.
Parramatta councillors voted for the proposal for the site on the corner of Victoria Rd and Church St to progress to the NSW Planning Department for its final say, at council’s July 13 meeting.
The development is for a two-storey McDonalds under the apartments, which will range from one to three bedrooms.
The restaurant will be 1355sq m with a two-lane drive-through, playground and McCafe.
The Stockland proposal, for a mixed-use development, irst came to council in 2015 but was withdrawn when the Sydney West Regional Planning Panel deferred its determination.
The development is seen as a vital part of an emerging, vibrant North Parramatta, which will be even more connected with the central CBD with the light rail due to open in 2023.
It is close to Bankwest Stadium, Western Sydney University and Westmead Hospital.
In debating the proposal, councillors expressed concern over parking.
Cr Martin Zaiter raised the lack of parking in North Parramatta as an issue at the council meeting.
Council’s manager of city strategy Jennifer Concato said parking was not proposed for the development, but Stockland has approached the government about expanding the site to an adjacent block of land.
Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer said the planning proposal was a positive step for the City of Parramatta.
“It will see the removal of an underdeveloped site in a prominent CBD location, creating jobs, new homes and opportunities for businesses” Cr Dwyer said.
“This gateway site to the City has been under-utilised for a number of years and I believe the community would be pleased to see it revitalised.”


Michael Walls
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