Media Releases

For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City Council Media Adviser Alice Coote.
t: 02 9806 5803
m: 0427 905 885

    May 2015

  • Parramatta prepares to mark National Sorry Day

    Parramatta City Council will hold a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday 26 May to commemorate National Sorry Day.

    22 May 2015
  • Parramatta City Council clears the way for CBD development

    Parramatta City Council has approved development applications to demolish its Darcy Street Council offices and the Civic Place Library building in preparation for the next stages of the $2 billion Parramatta Square urban renewal project.

    19 May 2015
  • Sydney Writers’ Festival comes to Parramatta

    The Sydney Writers' Festival will return to Parramatta from 18 to 24 May with an extensive program of events and authors at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Artists Studios and Parramatta City Library.

    13 May 2015
  • Granville Sharks take winning trophy at NSW Pool Lifeguard Challenge

    Lifeguards from Granville Swimming Centre have won the 2015 NSW Pool Lifeguard Challenge.

    08 May 2015
  • Parramatta on the way to becoming a leading digital city

    Parramatta is being positioned as a ‘smart city’ with the development of a Technology Masterplan for Parramatta Square and the creation of a Smart City Masterplan.

    08 May 2015
  • April 2015

  • Harris Park incident update – emergency orders issued

    Parramatta City Council last night issued emergency orders to the owners of properties at 24, 26-28, and 30 Parkes Street, Harris Park, which have been impacted by subsidence concerns. 

    06 May 2015
  • Have your Say - Public consultation on council priorities

    Parramatta residents are encouraged to participate in Council’s annual planning process by having their say on the updated Corporate Plan which will be on public exhibition from Thursday 7 May.

    06 May 2015
  • Parramatta City Council response to Harris Park incident

    Parramatta City Council is working to ensure residents displaced from their apartment blocks in Parkes Street, Harris Park have suitable accommodation while investigations continue into subsidence concerns and the appearance of two sinkholes. 

    04 May 2015
  • Major photography festival comes to Parramatta

    Australia’s leading photography festival and portrait prize, the Head On Photo Festival, is heading to Parramatta from 28 April to 31 May, with a series of exhibitions and workshops at Parramatta City Library.

    01 May 2015
  • Anywhere Festival pops up all over Parramatta

    Cafes and car parks are just some of the non-traditional performance spaces that will be activated throughout Parramatta, as part of the inaugural Anywhere Festival, from 8-17 May.

    24 Apr 2015
  • Parramatta prepares to remember Anzac Day

    Parramatta City Council is partnering with local RSL organisations to honour the Centenary of Anzac Day, with a series of events in Parramatta, Epping and Granville.

    22 Apr 2015
  • New Riverside Tower development to transform Parramatta foreshore

    A new world-class residential and commercial development will be built on the south bank of Parramatta River following DA approval from the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).

    17 Apr 2015
  • Getting Parramatta Fit for the Future

    Parramatta City Council is seeking feedback from the community about possible boundary changes and council mergers as part of the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ process.

    14 Apr 2015
  • Vale Richie Benaud 1930-2015

    Parramatta City Council and Parramatta District Cricket Club have paid tribute to cricket legend Richie Benaud and offered their condolences to his family and friends, following the passing of one of the city’s favourite sons.

    10 Apr 2015
  • Council to work with new Baird Ministry to deliver major projects for Parramatta

    Parramatta City Council will work closely with the re-elected Baird Government to help deliver a raft of new initiatives including the Western Sydney Light Rail Network, two new schools, new ferry wharves and urban renewal plans for Camellia.

    10 Apr 2015
  • Parramatta celebrates National Youth Week

    In celebration of National Youth Week 2015 a range of free events will be on offer in Parramatta from 8-16 April.

    08 Apr 2015
  • Centenary of Anzac - Parramatta Remembers

    Three large Poppy Walls will be a key feature of this year’s Anzac commemorations in Parramatta, giving the entire community the opportunity to pay their respects in a powerful visual display in Centenary Square.

    02 Apr 2015
  • March 2015

  • New CCTV cameras to make Parramatta a smarter, safer place

    Parramatta will soon have the same level of Closed Circuit-TV coverage as the Sydney CBD with 80 high-tech cameras being installed at key locations such as Centenary Square, Church St and suburban centres under the $3 million CitySafe program.

    25 Mar 2015
  • Curating the City with campus development art installations

    Parramatta City Council has commissioned two public art installations for the hoardings surrounding the site of the new University of Western Sydney campus being built at Parramatta Square.

    13 Mar 2015
  • Seniors Week inspires the community

    As part of Seniors Week 2015, Parramatta City Council will host a range of free events to provide seniors with opportunities to engage with the community, express themselves and share unique stories and experiences. 

    11 Mar 2015

Last updated on 14 Apr 2015