The City of Parramatta is situated 24 kms from the Sydney CBD and is the undisputed ‘capital city’ of Western Sydney. The region is Australia’s third largest regional economy after Sydney and Melbourne with a GDP of $56B. With 149,000 residents currently, the city’s population is expected to grow to 175,000 in 2018. The city attracts over 115,000 additional people to the CBD daily.

The NSW Department of Transport, in association with the State Rail Authority, the Rail Access Corporation and the Roads and Traffic Authority, commissioned Jackson Teece to develop architectural concept designs for major public transport infrastructure development. The new transport systems and interchange are central to the future of Parramatta, and will promote the redevelopment of the areas to the north and south of the railway station.

The new, multi-modal public transport interchange will meet the needs of a number of rapid bus transitways focusing on Parramatta Station, the new Parramatta Rail Link to Chatswood and growth in bus services to and through the city centre. They also require the upgrade of the Civic Place Precinct. Jackson Teece was also engaged by the Parramatta City Council as urban designers to develop concept designs and Master Plan control documents for Civic Place, three hectares of CBD land which will enhance the arrival from the rail/bus transport interchange.