Charles Street Square

City of Parramatta Council is preparing concept designs to transform Charles Street Square at Parramatta Quay, one of a number of planned foreshore improvement projects that will strengthen the connection between our city and its river.

The project will bring to life Charles Street Square, attract more visitors to the Parramatta Quay precinct, and create a memorable experience at one of the major gateways to our city.

The Charles Street Square project will resolve some of the issues identified through earlier stakeholder and community engagement. This improved urban design will provide a more attractive, accessible and useable public space.  The Charles Street Square project will also complement the NSW Government’s upgrade of the ferry wharf to create a vibrant meeting place for visitors and our community. 

Project Timeline

  • March - April 2019 - Site investigations, stakeholder consultations and concept development
  • Mid-late 2019 - Stakeholder and community engagement and public exhibition of concept designs
  • Early 2020 - Design approvals and tender
  • Mid 2020 - 2021 Construction.

Where can I get more information?

City of Parramatta plans to work closely with owners, residents and businesses in the Charles Street Square precinct to create a place of special character. As the project design takes shape there will be opportunities to provide feedback.

For information on Charles Street Square at Parramatta Quay, please email CharlesStreet@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or contact Council’s project team on 9806 5050.

As the project progresses, more information will be available on this page.

Parramatta Wharf upgrade

April 2019

On 30 April work commenced on Parramatta Wharf and is now temporarily closed for upgrade.  Pedestrian access around the wharf and the foreshore will also change.

A temporary bus service will operate between Parramatta Wharf and Rydalmere Wharf until the completion of the upgrade program (about six months subject to weather and site conditions).

The new wharf will provide:-

  • Protection from the wind, rain and sun
  • Improved seating and waiting areas
  • Improved safety for customers
  • Quicker and more efficient ferry boarding and disembarking
  • Effective wayfinding signage 

March 2019

Charles Street Square project will complement the NSW Government’s upgrade of the ferry wharf to create a vibrant meeting place for visitors and our community.

It is expected RMS will begin work on the Parramatta ferry wharf in April 2019. For more information on this NSW Government project please see Transport Roads & Maritime Services website.

Charles Street Square Strategy