Good and Bridge Streets are getting upgraded

 

Imagine standing at the bus shelter, waiting for your bus, with access to free public Wi-Fi and USB sockets to charge your phone. Nearby, a smart bin is indicating that it is nearing capacity and a self-maintaining vertical garden is being watered. As the sun sets, light installations bring colour and interest to the city streets, making the area feel safe, inviting and fun.

That’s just the beginning of what is possible on a newly upgraded ‘smart’ street.

Located on the northern side of Granville Station, upgrades to Good Street and Bridge Street are set to offer residents, workers and visitors improved public spaces and amenity. This upgrade will utilise the latest technologies to increase convenience, connectivity and safety, and update the look and feel of the streetscape.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Tree planting
  • Installation of multipurpose smart poles and lights
  • New pavement
  • Better active transport links (paths for walking and cycling)
  • New street furniture.

 

Across June and July 2019, Council asked you what kind of improvements you would like to see at Good and Bridge Streets. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The project team are now considering your submissions and will develop a draft concept design based on your suggestions. We will keep you updated on this page as the project progresses.

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like information supplied in another language or format please call 02 9806 5050 or contact the project team on placeservices@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

A 'smart' or 'future' city is one that embraces innovative strategies and technologies around landscape, infrastructure and technology to make our cities, suburbs and towns more liveable, productive and sustainable.

It is a holistic approach to our streetscapes so that when streets are designed they now actively consider environmental factors, activations, economic development and technology to create a better overall user experience.

Examples of smart technology:

  • CCTV and related security systems
  • Environmental monitoring systems
  • Transport information
  • Smartphone applications
  • Websites

 

Parramatta will be a smart city that leverages the foundations of good urban planning, transparent governance, open data and enabling technologies that will support our position as a vibrant, people-centric, connected and economically prosperous city.

Through the advancement of technology and data analytics, our city streets are a changing landscape. The street is the ultimate public space. It is the space for everyone, and the connections between buildings, transport systems and other spaces. 

 

Updated 4 July 2019

 

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