With increasing numbers of people living in Epping, the community now needs and deserves a range of new community facilities to enhance living in the suburb.
There are two main sites, owned by the City of Parramatta council, currently under review as to how they can be used to deliver these facilities. One is the Council car park on Rawson Street, which backs onto Boronia Park, and is in the retail centre of Epping. The other is the Library site, and small adjoining park on Chambers Court, off Pembroke Street.
Both sites have been rezoned under the Urban Activation Precinct and could, in theory, be sold by Council to developers for residential high rise. The Epping Civic Trust is firmly opposed to this and instead is urging Council to now develop a master pan for both sites. Community facilities should be funded from developer contributions, and by allowing developers more latitude on adjoining sites in return for funding. But this should not be to the detriment of using these sites for the benefit of the community.
We want to know what you, local residents, want to see on these sites. What facilities are important to you, or do you think add value to many residents? What would best contribute to the overall quality of life in our suburb? What is the right mix? What will give the town centre a heart?
Please take a few minutes to tell us your views by completing this online survey here