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St Patrick’s Quarter – providing Catholic pastoral outreach, education and community support in the heart of Parramatta.

With the population of Parramatta projected to grow exponentially in the next 10 years, the Diocese of Parramatta is planning on revitalising the St Patrick’s Cathedral precinct. A multi-stage project known as St Patrick’s Quarter is expected to provide more opportunities for Catholic services including pastoral outreach, education, and community support within the Diocese of Parramatta. St Patrick’s Quarter will revitalise and renew the northern end of the Parramatta CBD and ensure the Catholic Church remains able to using its presence in that area to do more and be more for the local community.

St Patrick’s Quarter has three main elements: 1) A new ‘pre-school to post school’ known as St Patrick’s Cathedral College, 2) A new Church office administration building and 3) A modest commercial/residential hub.

The planning process will focus on the needs of the community and will reflect the principles of collaboration and sustainability. Priority will also be given to ensuring there is sufficient recreational space for students. The Church is also committed to working constructively with Parramatta Council on a robust and viable traffic management plan.

The idea of a revitalised Cathedral precinct has been under consideration for some time and more detailed planning will now commence. Pending regulatory approvals, St Patrick’s Cathedral College is scheduled to open in 2020 with the other components of St Patrick’s Quarter to follow soon after.

St Patrick’s Quarter is working under the auspices of the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv.

 

To view the St Patrick’s Quarter Development Application, please click here

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This image is an artist's impression only and is subject to change.

St Patrick's Cathedral College

A new ‘pre-school to post school’ that will include a pre-school, before and after school care as well post school opportunities through connections with businesses and tertiary institutions, known as St Patrick’s Cathedral College. St Patrick’s Primary school on Villiers Street will be combined with existing Diocesan buildings on Victoria Road and Villiers Street to create the new school. St Patrick’s Cathedral College is scheduled to open in 2020.

Church Office Administration Building

A new Church office administration building, to be located next to St Patrick’s Cathedral on a currently unused section of the St Patrick’s Cathedral grounds, which will accommodate staff from the various Catholic agencies, ministries and entities.

St Patrick's Quarter
This image is an artist's impression only and is subject to change.
St Patrick's Quarter
This image is an artist's impression only and is subject to change.

Church Office Administration Building

A new Church office administration building, to be located next to St Patrick’s Cathedral on a currently unused section of the St Patrick’s Cathedral grounds, which will accommodate staff from the various Catholic agencies, ministries and entities.

St Patrick's Quarter
This image is an artist's impression only and is subject to change.

Commercial & Residential Hub

A modest commercial/residential hub on the corner of O’Connell St and Victoria Rd. Further details will be released shortly.

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The Diocese of Parramatta nurtures the spiritual lives of the hundreds of thousands of Catholics in its care, and supports thousands more in the local community. Its Catholic education system is committed to giving every student a quality education, while CatholicCare and its other agencies and ministries work alongside local people and organisations committed to enhancing the way of life we enjoy in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

For more information please visit the Diocese of Parramatta

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Contact Details

For more information about St Patrick’s Quarter please email comms@parra.catholic.org.au or phone 02 8838 3400.

The information contained on this promotional website is for illustration purposes only and is subject to change. All sketches, artist impressions and computer generated images are representations of the final development and are concepts only.

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