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

    August 2015

  • End of an era for Civic Place Library

    After more than 50 years of servicing the Parramatta community, Council’s Civic Place Library will close its doors for the final time this Saturday.

    28 Aug 2015
  • Parramatta honours Frontline and Community Service heroes

    The brave actions and unwavering commitment of local emergency and community service personnel were recognised at The Lord Mayor’s 2015 Frontline and Community Service Awards ceremony at Parramatta Town Hall last night.

    28 Aug 2015
  • Walker Corporation appointed to develop next stages of Parramatta Square

    Parramatta City Council has selected Walker Corporation to undertake the two largest stages of its landmark Parramatta Square development, worth a combined total of $1.2 billion.

    13 Aug 2015
  • Parramatta - we're building Australia's leading Smart City

    Parramatta City Council has adopted a Smart City Masterplan which will guide the integration of leading-edge technology and future town planning designs in new developments across the City, including the $2 billion Parramatta Square project.

    12 Aug 2015
  • Local restaurants work together to recycle food waste

    Parramatta City Council is calling on local food vendors to rethink how they dispose of their unwanted food scraps and get involved in the Plate Back to Paddock food waste recycling trial.

    06 Aug 2015
  • Gardening skills to bloom in spring garden competition

    Spring is just around the corner and to celebrate Parramatta City Council is inviting green-thumbed locals to start getting their gardens ready for the annual Spring Garden Competition. 

    03 Aug 2015
  • 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

Last updated on 09 Jun 2015