Media Releases

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

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

    October 2016

  • Parramatta endorsed as Sydney’s Central City

    City of Parramatta has applauded the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) vision for a thriving economic corridor from Olympic Park to Westmead which recognises the crucial part Parramatta will play in the future growth of Global Sydney.

    20 Oct 2016
  • History and culture come to life at Parramatta Day

    Parramatta’s birthday will be celebrated at a free family event on Saturday 29 October, featuring live entertainment, farmers market stalls, workshops and the second-annual Parravision talent competition.

    20 Oct 2016
  • Parramatta Lanes attracts record crowds

    A record crowd of almost 100,000 people turned out to enjoy the multi award-winning Parramatta Lanes Festival, cementing the event as one of Sydney’s premiere food and cultural attractions.

    18 Oct 2016
  • Parramatta to join national refugee initiative

    City of Parramatta is set to join the nationwide Refugee Welcome Zone initiative, demonstrating its commitment to welcoming refugees into the community and enhancing cultural diversity.

    17 Oct 2016
  • Parramatta to become a vibrant live music destination

    City of Parramatta will encourage the growth of live performances in the CBD with a series of new initiatives to create a vibrant music scene.

    17 Oct 2016
  • Economic report paints dynamic future for Parramatta

    Parramatta's economic growth is set to almost double over the next five years and the City is on track to become a leading financial hub according to a new report produced by professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

    13 Oct 2016
  • September 2016

  • Parramatta Square community information session

    Residents, workers and visitors will be able to step into the future at the Take a walk through Parramatta Square community event on Friday 7 October from 10am to 2pm where Parramatta Town Hall will be transformed to give people an insight into the $2 billion urban renewal precinct.

    30 Sep 2016
  • Planning progresses for new Parramatta pool

    City of Parramatta will begin a suitability assessment of the proposed site for a new CBD aquatic centre after the timeline for the development of the project was confirmed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) being finalised between Council and the Parramatta Park Trust.

    27 Sep 2016
  • Food, culture and good times on the menu at Parramatta Lanes

    A unique mix of Sydney’s leading chefs and local favourites will combine with art, music and culture when the popular Parramatta Lanes festival returns from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 October.

    27 Sep 2016
  • Epping residents to celebrate reopening of Aquatic Centre

    The much anticipated re-opening of the Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre is set to make a splash during a family fun event planned for Saturday 8 October from 10am to 2pm.

    27 Sep 2016
  • Key missing link of Parramatta cycle path to be built

    Work is underway to complete one of the key missing links on Western Sydney’s premier cycle path - the Parramatta Valley Cycleway (PVC) connecting Lake Parramatta to Putney.

    21 Sep 2016
  • Parramatta Artists Studios encourages new generation of artists

    Parramatta Artists Studios is staging a creative workshop for children with a wide range of free art activities to inspire a new generation of budding young artists.

    16 Sep 2016
  • Community feedback leads to enhanced design for Parramatta Square’s public domain

    City of Parramatta has released an updated concept design for the public domain at the heart of its $2 billion Parramatta Square CBD urban renewal project.

    13 Sep 2016
  • Eric Primrose Reserve to receive new facilities

    Work has commenced to install new barbecue and picnic facilities and enhance landscaping along waterfront land at Eric Primrose Reserve, Rydalmere.

    08 Sep 2016
  • August 2016

  • Council calls on residents to ‘Imagine Ermington’

    Ermington residents are being urged to help shape the future of their community by taking part in an initiative which offers locals a chance to engage with Council and their neighbours to turn ideas into reality.

    01 Sep 2016
  • Row a boat on Lake Parramatta

    Visitors will soon be able to explore the picturesque surrounds of Lake Parramatta in a unique way by hiring a range of small water craft.

    01 Sep 2016
  • New partnership to support live music in Parramatta

    City of Parramatta Council has established a formal partnership with the Live Music Office to foster the growth of the City’s live music scene.

    01 Sep 2016
  • Parramatta welcomes world’s largest short film festival

    Parramatta will be the focus of the global film industry next February when Tropfest relocates to its new home in Parramatta Park.

    15 Aug 2016
  • Erby Place Pocket Park transformation begins

    The public open space at the corner of Erby Place and Phillip Street in the City’s popular Eat Street precinct will be upgraded to provide a more relaxed urban refuge for workers and restaurant goers.

    15 Aug 2016
  • Planning changes confirmed at City of Parramatta Council

    Planning approvals at City of Parramatta will be streamlined after Council confirmed the makeup of its new Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) at its recent meeting in Carlingford.

    12 Aug 2016

Last updated on 31 Aug 2016