Granville Historic Centre

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Russell Street in Granville is set to receive a much needed cash injection as part of Parramatta Council’s better neighbourhood program.

In Colonial times Granville was an important location for manufacturing and commercial activity. It was also the last stop for on the first railway line in New South Wales and was known then as Parramatta Junction.

To bring the suburb back to its former glory and pay tribute to its significance to Sydney, the Parramatta Council have unveiled plans for a $1 million facelift to Russell Street. There are many properties along this stretch that have kept their Victorian features and the plans are to inject more period features to complement them.

Inara Molinari founded the Granville Residents Action Network said, “It’s exciting when the council pours some much-needed money into this area.” She hopes that new businesses and visitors will be attracted to the area for its sandstone footpaths, iron light poles and Victorian/Federation street furniture.

You can take a look at the plans at the Granville Library and the historic Granville Town Hall until November 20.

There are many beautiful older properties in the Granville area. If you have your heart set on a property in Granville, ensure you get a building & pest inspection report to ensure the property isn’t carrying any hidden defects.

Photo by NSW State Records

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