Sydney Olympic Park Business Association
Greater Parramatta, Sydney
Report provides the strategic rationale for improving transport connectivity to Sydney Olympic Park.
When preparing this report we considered Sydney Olympic Park in the context of ambitions for the Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) corridor outlined by the Greater Sydney Commission and undertook a comparative analysis between this area and the well-established area of East Sydney.
- By 2041, the population of GPOP will grow to the same as East Sydney’s population today. The number of jobs in GPOP by 2041 will remain well below the jobs in East Sydney today.
- A larger share of the resident population in East Sydney catch public transport or walk to work compared to residents in GPOP: 57 per cent for East Sydney versus 35 per cent for GPOP.
- Workers based in GPOP are much more reliant on cars to get to the precinct: 75 per cent of workers based in GPOP use private transport compared to only 32% in East Sydney.
- Investment in public transport infrastructure is required to improve transport mode share, support the forecast population growth and importantly, promote employment growth in GPOP.
- If GPOP is to grow to the size that East Sydney is today, investment in a range of social infrastructure will be required to meet the levels provided in East Sydney today.