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

    December 2016

  • NAB announcement a coup for Parramatta

    City of Parramatta Council says having one of Australia’s largest financial institutions establish a major presence in Parramatta will be a huge boost to the local economy and is testament to the City’s role as Sydney’s Central City.

    08 Dec 2016
  • CARnivale at Australia Day to showcase Parramatta’s racing history

    Parramatta Park’s history as a former motor racing circuit will be acknowledged on Australia Day 2017 when five beautifully restored cars which raced in the Park in the early 1950s take their place at Sydney’s favourite display of classic and vintage vehicles, CARnivale.

    06 Dec 2016
  • November 2016

  • Master Plan for Rydalmere Park

    City of Parramatta Council has announced a review of the social infrastructure, recreational and open space needs of the Rydalmere community as part of a Master Plan that will include future upgrades of Rydalmere Park.

    29 Nov 2016
  • New projects planned for Ermington as imagination becomes reality

    Some of the best ideas put forward as part of City of Parramatta’s ‘Imagine Ermington’ initiative will become a reality, with a ‘Market by the River’ and a new community garden among several suggestions to be implemented as a result of the recent community engagement program.

    29 Nov 2016
  • Photo exhibition celebrates extraordinary people with a disability

    A photo exhibition featuring portraits of extraordinary people with a disability will be launched at Parramatta Town Hall on Friday 2 December in celebration of International Day of People with a Disability. 

    29 Nov 2016
  • The X Factor finalists BEATZ to head up Australia Day line up

    City of Parramatta has announced Western Sydney’s own girl-group sensation BEATZ as the opening act for the main stage concert at The Crescent during the City’s massive Australia Day celebration at Parramatta Park on Thursday 26 January 2017.

    28 Nov 2016
  • Expressions of Interest open for Destination Ambassadors

    City of Parramatta is calling for Expressions of Interest from residents and workers who would like to help promote the City at major events and festivals as part of a new ambassador program being implemented by Council.

    25 Nov 2016
  • Conservation of significant mural hailed a success

    A six-metre long mural celebrating the colonial history of Parramatta has been successfully conserved during the demolition of the former Council Chambers building which has been removed to make way for the development of Parramatta Square.

    18 Nov 2016
  • The magic of Christmas lights up Parramatta

    Parramatta’s Centenary Square will be bursting with festive spirit on Thursday 24 November when it hosts the City’s annual Christmas celebration, with entertainment, activities and fireworks planned from 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

    18 Nov 2016
  • Accessible films to hit the screen at Riverside

    Film screenings at Riverside Theatres will soon be more accessible to hearing and vision impaired members of the community when new technical screening features are introduced at the Theatres from 3 December. 

    17 Nov 2016
  • Western metro service a major win for Parramatta

    City of Parramatta has welcomed the State Government’s announcement that it will build a new western metro line as part of an integrated transport plan centred on Parramatta which includes the Parramatta light rail project.

    14 Nov 2016
  • Parramatta set for Loy Krathong festival

    The sights, sounds and flavours of Thailand will be showcased on the banks of the Parramatta River, and the life of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej commemorated when Parramatta’s Loy Krathong festival is held on Saturday 12 November from 4pm to 10pm.

    14 Nov 2016
  • Seniors' Christmas Celebrations

    A series of free Christmas celebrations for the seniors community will be held across the City of Parramatta in early December.

    14 Nov 2016
  • Study reveals Parramatta as a sustainable City

    A survey conducted by City of Parramatta has confirmed a high level of environmental awareness in the community, with the majority of local households embracing sustainable practices.

    11 Nov 2016
  • City of Parramatta marks six months of success

    The transformation of the City of Parramatta reaches a significant milestone on Saturday 12 November as the City marks six months since its new council boundaries were created under the NSW Government’s Fit for the Future Local Government reform process.

    11 Nov 2016
  • October 2016

  • Sydney Festival brings a world of circus and surprises to Parramatta

    A world-class line-up of Australian and international performers will bring energy and colour to the summer season when Sydney Festival returns to Parramatta this January with a dedicated program of events.

    26 Oct 2016
  • Construction to begin on new North Rocks Preschool

    Work will start this week on the construction of a new Preschool Centre in North Rocks Park, Carlingford. 

    24 Oct 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

Last updated on 31 Aug 2016