The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (2016) identifies Burwood-Concord and Kings Bay precinct as population growth centres. These precincts straddle Parramatta Road, the boundary between City of Canada Bay and Burwood Council and have been earmarked for 8,000 new homes to accommodate 16,600 new residents by 2050 in addition to 8,290 new jobs.
From October to December 2015, UrbanGrowth undertook community consultation on the draft Strategy.
Members of the community stated the importance of improving the walking and cycling connections to regional recreation and open space facilities.
The Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Precinct Transport Report 2016 identified that for cycling, greater focus should be placed on prioritising strategic links based on connectivity with regional cycling links. New or upgraded cycling links will provide and improve this connectivity and close missing gaps in the network.
The report proposes the following strategic cycling links:
Luke Avenue and Parramatta Road intersection to Burwood Park (via Arthursleigh Street, Shaftesbury Road and Meryla Street)
Queen Elizabeth Park and Burwood Park via Broughton St and Neich Parade
Park Road between Parramatta Road and Comer Street
Comer Street between Park Road and Burwood Road
Concord Oval between Parramatta Road and Gipps Street
East-west regional cycleway linking North Strathfield to Rodd Point