Parramatta’s Fleet Street Heritage Precinct is facing redevelopment to become a high-rise urban renewal area. Join local advocate Suzette Meade and historian Dr Terry Smith as they weave you through notable government architecture by Walter Liberty Vernon, Francis Greenway and James Barnet and invite you to consider, are we getting the planning right?
This is a North Parramatta Resident Group Walk and will avoid construction sites.
Suzette’s background is in the design and construction industry as a senior client facing project manager, with expertise in stakeholder engagement, project management and design. Over 15 years working on commercial projects in both Australia and Ireland as well as more recently moving into large scale industrial projects. Having also served on the Better Planning Network Leadership Group and currently an advisor with City of Parramatta Heritage Advisory Committee. Suzette is a third generation “Parramattarian”, with a passion for the city’s rich cultural past and its preservation for future generation. Suzette has conducted a series of walking tour’s of the site with architects, planners and urban designers.
Dr Terry Smith
Terry is Registered Nurse, local historian and advocate for heritage conservation. Terry has spent over 35 years at Cumberland Hospital where he played an influential role in the establishment of the Cumberland Hospital historical collection. Establishing "Friends of Wistaria Gardens”, preventing the loss of the Gardens and Glengarriff House which was made the permanent home for the hospital's historic collection. Terry’s PhD research, was published as "Hidden Heritage 150 years of Public Mental Health Care at Cumberland Hospital, Parramatta 1849 - 1999."