12a Parkes Street, Harris Park


The redevelopment of the site proposes a 25-storey mixed-use development with ground floor retail and 135 residential units above. The site is conveniently located within the Parramatta CBD, in close proximity to transport and employment land uses.

The development will activate an existing vacant block with a high-quality mixed-use development that is sensitively designed to enhance the surrounding infrastructure including a local storm water culvert.

The development will facilitate a higher density and redevelopment of the site in a prime location in close proximity to a range of current and future services and public transport options.

Scope of Works

Mecone has been involved in a number of urban planning services which have included:

  • Preparing a planning proposal to allow for increased height and density on the site;
  • Preparing draft Local Environmental Plan site specific controls for the site;
  • Assisting with the preparation of a Voluntary Planning Agreement;
  • Managing the Competitive Design Alternatives Process to achieve design excellence for the site, which included preparing relevant reports, liaising with architects and panel members and chairing meetings;
  • Liaison with Council and Dept. of Planning and Environment to progress the rezoning; and
  • Prepared the Statement of Environmental Effects and managing the approval process of the Development Application through Council.

Project Facts

Client: Soho Parramatta Pty Ltd

LGAs: City of Parramatta

Size: Approx. 135 residential units, 800 sqm site area

Value: $35M

Sector: Residential, urban renewal

Services: Strategic Planning, Design Competition, Development Application

Team Members

Image courtesy FJMT Studio

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