Media Releases

For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City Council Media Advisers:

Alice Coote
t: 02 9806 5803
m: 0427 905 885
Terry Aylett
t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0409 712 815

    November 2015

  • Laneway names bring history to life

    The rich heritage of Parramatta is set to be celebrated with the naming of several CBD laneways in honour of people, places and events that have helped shape the history of the city.

    27 Nov 2015
  • Beat the summer heat at Dundas’s new water playground

    Parramatta’s newest water playground will be opened to the public this Sunday at Dundas Park by its namesake, the Hon. Philip Ruddock MP.

    27 Nov 2015
  • Parramatta the coolest place to be when the temperature rises

    Parramatta residents are being encouraged to explore ‘cool’ ways to escape the heat this summer with the launch of the Cool Parramatta campaign.

    26 Nov 2015
  • Council strengthens ties with Western Sydney University

    Parramatta took an important step on its journey to becoming a leading Smart City on Wednesday with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Parramatta City Council and Western Sydney University.

    25 Nov 2015
  • Experience the magic of Christmas in Parramatta

    Parramatta will be transformed into a magical wonderland for the City’s annual Christmas celebration with snow machines, baby reindeers and live entertainment in Centenary Square next Thursday 26 November, 4.30pm-8.30pm.

    19 Nov 2015
  • Parramatta Artists Studios welcomes award-winning children’s author

    Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Elizabeth Honey will conduct a series of storytime sessions and workshops during a two week residency at Parramatta Artists Studios.

    16 Nov 2015
  • Parravision uncovers new talent

    Parramatta’s historic and contemporary culture was celebrated at Parramatta Day on Saturday with a raft of new talent uncovered as part of the inaugural Parravision contest. 

    10 Nov 2015
  • Parramatta welcomes Coo-ee commemoration

    The sacrifices of the men involved in one of the most famous recruitment drives of World War One will be remembered next week when the re-creation of the Coo-ee March arrives in Parramatta.

    06 Nov 2015
  • Parramatta looks to the future with Smart City Summit

    Parramatta City Council will host a summit of international Smart City experts and local industry leaders aimed at positioning Parramatta as one of the country’s future leaders in the field.

    06 Nov 2015
  • Archaeological dig at Parramatta Square reveals tale of triumph over adversity

    Remnants of the home of a former convicted highwayman turned prosperous Parramatta publican and his family have been unearthed as part of an archaeological dig at the $2 billion Parramatta Square site.

    06 Nov 2015
  • Lord Mayor welcomes decision to halt sale of Caloola Rd Reserve

    Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard has welcomed Sydney Water’s decision to put the sale of Caloola Road Reserve in Constitution Hill on hold.

    05 Nov 2015
  • Thai water festival to light up Parramatta River

    The Parramatta River foreshore will come alive with light, colour and energy for Sydney’s premier Thai festival, Loy Krathong on Saturday 14 November.

    03 Nov 2015
  • An expanded Parramatta key to Sydney’s future

    Parramatta City Council has reaffirmed its preference for a new Parramatta-based regional Council with expanded boundaries following the release of the ‘Fit for the Future’ findings by the State Government.

    02 Nov 2015
  • October 2015

  • Granville street set for heritage makeover

    A residential street in Granville is set to take a step back in time with a charming Victorian and Federation period makeover to pay homage to its heritage significance.

    06 Nov 2015
  • Entertainment extravaganza planned for Parramatta Day

    29 Oct 2015
  • Closure of Civic Place opens new phase of Parramatta Square

    The transformation of the Parramatta CBD is entering a new phase with the escalation of works on the $2 billion Parramatta Square project.

    26 Oct 2015
  • Lifeguards return to duty at Lake Parramatta

    Regular weekend and school holiday lifeguard patrols will return to Parramatta’s newest swimming spot, the popular Lake Parramatta, on Saturday 31 October.

    23 Oct 2015
  • Grants support and engage Parramatta community

    Not-for-profit community groups, organisations and individuals in Parramatta will soon be able to apply for a share in almost half a million dollars in funding through Parramatta City Council’s 2016 Community Grants program.

    23 Oct 2015
  • Parramatta City Council supports Local Government reform

    Parramatta City Council says it remains committed to meaningful Local Government reform following the release of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s ‘Fit for the Future’ report.

    21 Oct 2015
  • CARnivale coming to Parramatta Australia Day celebrations

    Sydney’s favourite showcase of classic vehicles will have a new home for the first time in 30 years, with the Australia Day CARnivale to be hosted in Parramatta next year. 

    21 Oct 2015

Last updated on 09 Jun 2015