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

    August 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
  • Prince Alfred Square landscape master plan on exhibition

    A draft landscape master plan for Prince Alfred Square is now on public exhibition, with the community invited to have their say about the future vision for the park.

    04 Aug 2016
  • Council continues community consultation

    During the month of August City of Parramatta Council will be out and about in the community speaking with residents at a series of consultation sessions across the new Local Government Area (LGA).

    03 Aug 2016
  • July 2016

  • Short film explores young mens' battles in the real world

    A short film that explores what it means to be a young man in today’s world will be launched on Thursday 21 July at the University of New England (UNE) Future Campus in Parramatta.

    27 Jul 2016
  • Stronger Communities Fund to benefit local initiatives

    Local not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for community grants of up to $50,000 as part of the City of Parramatta Stronger Communities Fund.

    26 Jul 2016
  • Operational Plan to guide Parramatta’s budget priorities

    The Operational Plan for the new City of Parramatta Council has been amended and adopted following extensive community consultation.

    26 Jul 2016
  • Go behind the scenes during Local Government Week

    Exclusive backstage tours of the Wicked set at Riverside Theatres and heritage tours of Parramatta are just some of the activities which will be available to residents and visitors as part of City of Parramatta’s Local Government Week celebrations.

    26 Jul 2016
  • Council confirms membership of Representation Committees

    At its Council meeting on Monday 25 July City of Parramatta confirmed the makeup of its Local Representation Advisory Committee (LRAC) and Former Councillor Representation Committee (FCRC) after the membership of both panels was finalised by Council’s Administrator, Amanda Chadwick.

    26 Jul 2016
  • Volunteer for National Tree Day

    More than 9,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers are expected to be planted during City of Parramatta’s annual National Tree Day event on Sunday 31 July.

    22 Jul 2016
  • Lennox Bridge portals project wins multiple awards

    The pedestrian portals constructed in Parramatta’s Lennox Bridge and completed in 2015 are earning acclaim, with the project winning awards in a total of four categories at the recent NSW Architecture Awards and Civil Contractors Federation NSW Earth Awards.

    21 Jul 2016
  • Council confirms tender for West Epping Park upgrade

    Plans for a major redevelopment of sport and leisure facilities at West Epping Park have taken a significant step forward with City of Parramatta Council endorsing an $8.7 million tender for the works. 

    18 Jul 2016
  • Council comes to the community

    Residents living in Newington will have the chance to engage with council staff and the Administrator of the new City of Parramatta when Council takes its next meeting to the community on Monday 11 July.

    07 Jul 2016
  • Historic public mural to be conserved

    City of Parramatta Council will conserve a significant mid-20th century public mural ahead of the demolition of the former Chambers building in Parramatta Square.

    04 Jul 2016
  • June 2016

  • Council and TAFE NSW to establish Parramatta Skills Exchange

    City of Parramatta will work with TAFE NSW to establish the Parramatta Skills Exchange (PSX) to provide industry-based opportunities for young, unemployed and under-employed workers.

    30 Jun 2016
  • Celebrate Songlines at Burramatta NAIDOC

    Aboriginal culture and heritage will be celebrated at Burramatta NAIDOC with live entertainment, workshops, outdoor markets and a colourful lights show and fireworks finale along the Parramatta River foreshore on Sunday 10 July, from 1pm to 6pm.

    27 Jun 2016
  • Operational Plan now on public exhibition

    The Draft Operational Plan for 2016/17 for the new City of Parramatta is now on public exhibition with the community encouraged to have their say on the future of their local area.

    23 Jun 2016
  • New location for Parramatta CBD Pool

    City of Parramatta has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to investigate locating a new aquatic centre on the site of the former Golf Course in Parramatta Park.

    22 Jun 2016
  • New Parramatta Square commercial tower revealed

    The vision for the final building on Parramatta Square has been revealed and a developer chosen for a 16-storey, 35,000sqm office tower that will set a new benchmark for commercial property in Parramatta.

    21 Jun 2016

Last updated on 17 May 2016