Media Releases

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

Alice Coote
t: 02 9806 5803
m: 0427 905 885
e: media@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Terry Aylett
t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0409 712 815
e: media@parracity.nsw.gov.au

    May 2016

  • Business as usual at City of Parramatta Council after amalgamation

    The City of Parramatta has moved swiftly to ensure the seamless continuation of services for residents of areas added to the new Parramatta council area following the recent Proclamation of new Local Government boundaries.

    25 May 2016
  • New City of Parramatta to drive growth of Western Sydney

    A new Parramatta council to be known as the ‘City of Parramatta’ has assured new and existing residents and ratepayers that it will be business as usual when accessing local community services and facilities.

    12 May 2016
  • April 2016

  • National Theatre of Parramatta’s inaugural premiere

    National Theatre of Parramatta – Australia’s newest theatre company – launched its debut production on Friday night with a compelling new play by internationally acclaimed director Kate Champion.

    26 Apr 2016
  • Council to host domestic violence forum

    Parramatta City Council will host a forum for local government staff from across the State next month to discuss strategies for addressing domestic violence.

    20 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta sings for the Wanderers as they chase the A-League Championship

    Parramatta will turn red and black on Sunday 24 April to support the Western Sydney Wanderers as they play Brisbane Roar for a place in their third A-League Grand Final, in what will be their last ever match at Parramatta’s current Pirtek Stadium.

    18 Apr 2016
  • Council seeks partnership for Neighbourhood Collaboration Hub

    Parramatta City Council has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to identify opportunities to establish a ‘Neighbourhood Collaboration Hub’ in Epping, Granville or Westmead Town Centres.

    18 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta Anzac Day commemorations honour more than a century of sacrifice

    The images of local soldiers and nurses who served in World War I will be projected on to the façade of the historic St John’s Cathedral in one of a number of special tributes planned in the lead up to Anzac Day 2016.

    13 Apr 2016
  • A new world-class museum for Parramatta

    Parramatta City Council has welcomed the State Government’s selection of the Parramatta River foreshore as the site for the new Powerhouse Museum and hailed the move as a major win for arts and culture in Global Sydney.

    11 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta celebrates National Youth Week

    From a ‘yarn-bombing’ display and cooking classes to performances from Australia’s youngest classical musicians – there will be something for everyone at Parramatta’s Youth Week celebrations which kick-off Friday 8 April and run until Sunday 17 April. 

    04 Apr 2016
  • Council brings meetings to the community

    Parramatta City Council will take its regular meetings to its neighbourhoods providing a chance for communities to meet their Councillors and witness democracy in action.

    04 Apr 2016
  • March 2016

  • 21st century design chosen for Parramatta Square’s iconic civic building

    A cutting-edge glass construction featuring a wave-shaped façade of crystalline blocks has been selected as the winning design for Parramatta Square’s landmark civic and community building.

    30 Mar 2016
  • New ‘smart bins’ on the way to help people love where they live

    A smart solution to rubbish disposal is set to be trialled in Parramatta with Council finalising plans to install two high-tech compactor ‘smart bins’ in the city’s CBD.

    30 Mar 2016
  • Prize site in Council’s cultural and entertainment precinct on Parramatta River released for development

    Parramatta City Council is releasing for development the first parcel of property in its landmark $1.2 billion cultural and entertainment precinct on the Parramatta River.

    30 Mar 2016
  • Freestyle Footballers to battle it out in Parramatta

    Parramatta’s Centenary Square will host some of the country’s best freestyle footballers at the 2016 Australian Title on Saturday 2 April.

    29 Mar 2016
  • Resilient Cities forum planned for Parramatta

    Efforts underway to make global Sydney a more resilient city will be outlined at a special forum at the Northcott Centre in Parramatta on Tuesday 15 March.

    15 Mar 2016
  • Bates Smart Selected to Design Sydney’s Tallest Residential Tower

    Renowned architectural firm Bates Smart has been selected by an independent jury to design Walker Corporation’s planned 90 storey Aspire residential tower in Parramatta, Sydney, as part of the $2 billion re-development of Parramatta Square.

    10 Mar 2016
  • Connecting Western Sydney Airport to Sydney's dual CBDs

    Parramatta City Council and the Sydney Business Chamber have partnered to explore the feasibility of a fast train connecting the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs and the Western Sydney Airport, similar to overseas metro services such as the Hong Kong Airport Express. 

    04 Mar 2016
  • Street artists to transform Centenary Square

    Part of Parramatta’s Centenary Square will be transformed into an outdoor artists’ studio this month when the hoarding surrounding 8 Parramatta Square becomes a canvas for some of Australia’s leading street artists as part of the Live Walls Project.

    04 Mar 2016
  • ‘Planning expert’ invited to discover the new Parramatta

    Parramatta City Council has invited a British academic to come and see for himself all that Parramatta has to offer following his recent comments questioning the strategy to develop the city as Global Sydney’s dual CBD.

    01 Mar 2016
  • Council calls on residents to love where they live

    Parramatta City Council has set its sights on illegal dumpers and is calling on the community to help it stamp out the practice with the launch of its 2016 ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign.

    01 Mar 2016

Last updated on 17 May 2016