Camellia-Rosehill Connecting with Country

Case Study


Dharug Nura

Camellia-Rosehill is situated on Darug Country at the junction of the Parramatta and Duck Rivers, within the City of Parramatta. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Burramattagal people, part of the larger Darug nation and within a rich cultural landscape.

Camellia-Rosehill will play an important role as an industry and employment hub within the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula Economic Corridor. The 20-year vision will see a new town centre close to light rail, land for urban services and heavy industry – all supported by improved transport, recreational and entertainment facilities.

What did we do?

TheFulcrum.Agency was engaged to examine the Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy through the lens of NSW’s Connecting to Country with Country Draft Framework.

This Framework challenges all built environment professionals to embed genuine Aboriginal influence and agency into design processes so that community aspirations are not merely a ‘value add’ but the very foundation on which developments rest.

What was our impact?

TF.A facilitated a series of conversations with Aboriginal stakeholders to understand what Connecting with Country at Camellia-Rosehill might look like; to gain insights into Burramattagal Country; and to ensure broad Aboriginal input into the Place Strategy. From these conversations, a framework of aspirations for the precinct was established that will help shape the development of Camellia-Rosehill into the future.