Media Releases

For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City 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

    July 2015

  • Cycle hire operator wanted for River Foreshore and Parramatta Park

    Parramatta City Council and Parramatta Park Trust have joined forces to find an operator interested in establishing a bicycle hire business in Parramatta.

    31 Jul 2015
  • Parramatta City Council is on the move

    Parramatta City Council’s Administration Offices and the Parramatta City Library will be relocated in August to make way for the development of the $2 billion Parramatta Square urban renewal project.

    31 Jul 2015
  • Applications open for Parramatta artist programs

    Parramatta City Council is calling for applications from visual artists, sculptors, writers, filmmakers and digital artists interested in taking up tenancy at the Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS).

    30 Jul 2015
  • Connect with nature this National Tree Day

    Local green thumbs of all ages are invited to Parramatta City Council’s National Tree Day event on Sunday 26 July at Kariwara Street Reserve, Dundas from 10am to 1pm. 

    22 Jul 2015
  • Parramatta to host mass citizenship celebration

    Parramatta will celebrate its multicultural community on Wednesday 22 July when 600 new citizens are welcomed during a day of special Citizenship Ceremonies at Parramatta Town Hall.

    21 Jul 2015
  • Council Statement: Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program

    At Parramatta City Council’s meeting on Monday 13 July 2015 a motion was put forward by Councillor James Shaw for Council to revise its submission to the NSW Government regarding the Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program being planned for the site currently occupied by the Cumberland Hospital. The motion was defeated.

    15 Jul 2015
  • Lifesaving defibrillators installed at local parks

    Local sports clubs and a restaurant near the Parramatta Ferry Wharf now have lifesaving defibrillators after a generous donation from Dundas local Julie Hughes who turned personal tragedy into positive action.

    14 Jul 2015
  • Cooling off until next year: Parramatta Winterlight Festival a huge success

    Parramatta Winterlight concluded on Sunday night, with a stream of eager skaters getting in on the action on Sydney’s largest outdoor ice rink.

    14 Jul 2015
  • Parramatta City Council switches on the (LED) lights

    Nine Western Sydney councils, including Parramatta City Council, have joined forces to reduce energy costs and consumption by replacing old and inefficient street lights as part of the biggest street lighting replacement project in NSW.

    06 Jul 2015
  • Thousands flock to Parramatta Winterlight

    Parramatta’s annual winter festival Parramatta Winterlight is proving a hit during the school holidays, with more than 25,000 people so far turning up to explore Sydney’s largest outdoor ice rink, generating over 12,000 ticket sales – more than 40% increase on last year.

    06 Jul 2015
  • Schools to benefit from environmental grants

    Local schools will receive funding from Parramatta City Council to deliver a range of environmental initiatives, from vegetable gardens and a food sustainability calendar to food waste and composting bins and a native garden and bird oasis.

    06 Jul 2015
  • June 2015

  • Funding secured for Parramasala Festival

    The popular multicultural festival Parramasala will return to Parramatta for a sixth year after a funding agreement was reached with the NSW Government.

    30 Jun 2015
  • NAIDOC Week: Come down to the Corroboree

    Parramatta’s rich indigenous heritage and culture will be celebrated when the Burramatta NAIDOC Festival is held on the banks of the Parramatta River.

    30 Jun 2015
  • Delivering better community services and future growth – Parramatta’s plan to be fit for the future


    Parramatta City Council has proposed an expanded Local Government Area with the scale and capacity to drive Sydney’s future economic growth and development in response to the State Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ local government reform process.

    23 Jun 2015
  • New release of app makes it easier to do business with Council

    An update of Parramatta City Council’s My Parra app features new and easy ways to do business with Council, giving residents and visitors convenient access to services and the ability to report any issue on the spot

    22 Jun 2015
  • World-leading architects to design Parramatta Square public space

    Parramatta City Council has chosen a team of four internationally renowned design firms to create a world-class public area as part of the Parramatta Square urban renewal project.

    22 Jun 2015
  • Council meets with transport minister to discuss Light Rail Network

    Parramatta City Council has been invited to work with Transport NSW to determine the best financial model to underpin the first stage of the $1 billion Western Sydney Light Rail project.

    22 Jun 2015
  • Nominate a local hero!

    Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr Scott Lloyd is calling on the community to nominate people working in frontline and community services for special awards recognising their excellence in carrying out their duties.

    19 Jun 2015
  • Get your skates on at Parramatta Winterlight

    Experience the cool factor at Parramatta this winter and master a few tricks on a giant SmoothFM outdoor ice rink, as part of the spectacular Parramatta Winterlight festival at Prince Alfred Square, 10am till late, from 26 June to 12 July 2015.


    11 Jun 2015
  • Parramatta City Council’s vision for Western Sydney Light Rail

    Parramatta City Council has re-affirmed its strong preference for a route from Westmead to Epping via Carlingford as the first stage of the $1 billion Western Sydney Light Rail Network.

    11 Jun 2015

Last updated on 09 Jun 2015