The NSW Department of Urban Affairs & Planning (DUAP) provided comments to the RTA on the Liverpool to Parramatta T-way Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which included Urban Design concerns. DUAP referred the RTA to The Urban Design Assessment of the M5 East report by Jackson Teece as a methodology to address these concerns and to produce a vision for the project.

Consequently, Jackson Teece was engaged by the RTA to prepare an Urban Design Review for the Liverpool to Parramatta T-way EIS.