North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan

Council is currently reviewing the recreational and community requirements provided at FS Garside, the adjoining Community Centre (1 Onslow Street), Scout Hall and open reserve along Duck Creek to inform the design of the North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan.

The Masterplan will guide improvements to community and recreational facilities to support to your needs and the needs of the future Granville community.

In July 2019, we invited you to have your say on what improvements you would like to see, and how you like to use the parks and community facilities in North Granville. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts. The project team are now considering your submissions and we will keep you updated on this page as the project progresses.

The Masterplan area is bounded by Parramatta Road (south), Alfred Street (west), Gray Street (north), Onslow Street and Duck Creek (east). 

The first stage of the masterplan process will require site survey and soil investigations to understand what is possible at this location and construction requirements.

The City of Parramatta has commissioned soil investigations in sections of FS Garside Recreational Park and the natural reserve adjacent to Duck Creek mid May 2019.

The remaining stages of the masterplan process are described in the project timeline on the right.


Frequently asked questions

This Program’s aim is to provide new open spaces and plazas, new cycle paths, new playing fields and streetscape improvements along the Parramatta Road Corridor.

The Parramatta Road Corridor is to be transformed to include an additional 27,000 homes and 50,000 extra jobs with complementary community facilities and green spaces. The Program is a component of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (the Strategy) which was devised by UrbanGrowth in collaboration with the state agencies and councils. The Strategy includes the transformation of the Parramatta Road corridor to include an additional 27,000 homes and 50,000 extra jobs with complementary community facilities and green spaces.

For further information relating to the PRUAIP visit the Department of Planning and Environment.

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right. If you would you like information supplied in another language or format please email or call 02 9806 5050. 

Please contact the Place Services team at or (02) 9806 5050.

The development of a masterplan includes in depth analysis and review of demographic data, population, economy, housing, transportation, community facilities, and land use. 

A master plan is a planning document that provides a conceptual layout illustrating future growth and development.

Council has begun preliminary work on Masterplan and soon you may see contractors undertaking site and soil investigations.

We hope to have a draft Masterplan ready by the end of 2019, so we can begin making the suggested improvements in 2020. 

A detailed overview of the project timeline is provided in the right sidebar.

Good and Bridge Street, is located opposite Granville station. Council is developing a draft concept plan to integrate smart technology into the street, and revitalise the streetscape to facilitate outdoor dining, and activation opportunities. Further information about this project will be provided over the next few months.


FAQs about site investigations

Site surveys (also known as environmental investigations) gather information such as; precise location, access, best orientation and the location of obstacles to inform any future works to be undertaken in an area.

Historic records suggest that FS Garside Park may have operated as a rubbish tip. In the early 1930’s it was converted for use as a soccer field by placing a deep compacted soil layer over the landfill and planting a grass layer over the capped landfill site.

Site survey information will assist in the development of the North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan.

The City of Parramatta appointed a licensed specialist contractor to undertake environmental investigations in sections of FS Garside Recreational Park, dog park and the natural reserve adjacent to Duck Creek. These investigations are now complete.

For further project updates click here.

A Council-appointed licensed specialist contractor completed these investigations. These investigations are now complete.

For further project updates click here.

The investigation works were not expected to pose a risk to the public. All works were performed according to the National and SafeWork standards.

A licensed specialist contractor completed tests across the Masterplan site. Soil samples from the test site were sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Appropriate work, health and safety precautions were used, including closing sections of the park, soccer field, Onslow Street Carpark and open reserve at Duck Creek.

Baseline air quality monitoring was conducted before, during, and after the works. Contractors wore approved personal protective clothing while working at the site to comply with SafeWork NSW requirements.

The nearest playgrounds to FS Garside are located at Rosella Park (Les Burnett Lane, Harris Park), Jubilee Park (Jubilee Lane, Parramatta), James Ruse Water Playground (Hassel Street, Parramatta) and Biplane Park (Prospect Street, Rosehill).

A full list of playgrounds is available on the City of Parramatta website or Cumberland Council website.

Alternative leash free areas are available at Deakin Park (Deakin Street Auburn), Burlington Park (Burlington Street, Northmead), Cowells Land Reserve (Cowells Lane, Ermington) or Dan Moore Reserve (Tiernan Avenue, North Rocks). A full list of off leash areas is available on the City of Parramatta website.

Council will provide more information on the results of the soil investigations and further works. Click here for project updates.

Tell us how you use the park and what improvements you'd like to see by completing an online survey by 9am, 12 July 2019. (You must be aged 16 years or older to participate in the survey.)

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will inform the development of the North Granville Community Facilities Masterplan. 

For further information, please email or phone (02) 9806 5050.

Last updated 14 August 2019 

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