Parramatta is home to the second-largest legal and justice precinct in Greater Sydney behind the Sydney CBD.
However, there is a large gap—only 6 per cent of NSW barristers are located in Parramatta, while there are just 1,000 legal jobs compared to 16,000 in the CBD.
There are a number of arguments for changing the status quo, though, making the case for bridging the gap a strong one.
“As Sydney’s Central City, Parramatta is ideally located to service more jobs and create greater economic outcomes for the area,” City of Parramatta lord mayor Bob Dwyer said.
Dwyer has proposed a coalition to advocate for the expansion of the legal and justice precinct.