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

    June 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
  • New book explores history of Māori in Parramatta

    A book that explores the history of Māori in Parramatta has revealed trade connections and relationships dating back to the early 1800s.

    17 Jun 2016
  • Expressions of Interest called for Council committees

    The City of Parramatta is calling for Expressions of Interest from eminent community members after announcing the creation of three committees to help guide the transition to the new Parramatta LGA and strengthen and expedite planning processes.

    15 Jun 2016
  • Future of Parramasala Festival secured

    City of Parramatta has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to fund the popular Parramasala cultural festival for the next four years.

    09 Jun 2016
  • Parramatta-based artist wins $25,000 Scholarship

    The Parramatta Artists Studios are celebrating one of their resident artists after she was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

    06 Jun 2016
  • Parramatta to host world-renowned architect Manuelle Gautrand

    City of Parramatta Council will welcome internationally-renowned architect Manuelle Gautrand to Parramatta for the first time to share her vision and creative thinking behind Parramatta Square’s landmark civic and community building. 

    03 Jun 2016
  • May 2016

  • Less red tape, more red carpet for small business

    Small business will benefit from a reduction in red tape and duplication, under a pilot program announced by the NSW Government.

    01 Jun 2016
  • Business as usual at City of Parramatta Council after amalgamation

    The City of Parramatta has moved swiftly to ensure the seamless continuation of services for residents of areas added to the new Parramatta council area following the recent Proclamation of new Local Government boundaries.

    25 May 2016
  • New City of Parramatta to drive growth of Western Sydney

    A new Parramatta council to be known as the ‘City of Parramatta’ has assured new and existing residents and ratepayers that it will be business as usual when accessing local community services and facilities.

    12 May 2016
  • April 2016

  • National Theatre of Parramatta’s inaugural premiere

    National Theatre of Parramatta – Australia’s newest theatre company – launched its debut production on Friday night with a compelling new play by internationally acclaimed director Kate Champion.

    26 Apr 2016
  • Council to host domestic violence forum

    Parramatta City Council will host a forum for local government staff from across the State next month to discuss strategies for addressing domestic violence.

    20 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta sings for the Wanderers as they chase the A-League Championship

    Parramatta will turn red and black on Sunday 24 April to support the Western Sydney Wanderers as they play Brisbane Roar for a place in their third A-League Grand Final, in what will be their last ever match at Parramatta’s current Pirtek Stadium.

    18 Apr 2016
  • Council seeks partnership for Neighbourhood Collaboration Hub

    Parramatta City Council has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to identify opportunities to establish a ‘Neighbourhood Collaboration Hub’ in Epping, Granville or Westmead Town Centres.

    18 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta Anzac Day commemorations honour more than a century of sacrifice

    The images of local soldiers and nurses who served in World War I will be projected on to the façade of the historic St John’s Cathedral in one of a number of special tributes planned in the lead up to Anzac Day 2016.

    13 Apr 2016
  • A new world-class museum for Parramatta

    Parramatta City Council has welcomed the State Government’s selection of the Parramatta River foreshore as the site for the new Powerhouse Museum and hailed the move as a major win for arts and culture in Global Sydney.

    11 Apr 2016
  • Parramatta celebrates National Youth Week

    From a ‘yarn-bombing’ display and cooking classes to performances from Australia’s youngest classical musicians – there will be something for everyone at Parramatta’s Youth Week celebrations which kick-off Friday 8 April and run until Sunday 17 April. 

    04 Apr 2016
  • Council brings meetings to the community

    Parramatta City Council will take its regular meetings to its neighbourhoods providing a chance for communities to meet their Councillors and witness democracy in action.

    04 Apr 2016

Last updated on 17 May 2016