Media Releases

For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City Council Media Adviser Eric Aubert.
t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0409 712 815

    October 2014

  • Have a say in shaping Parramatta’s future

    A major revitalisation of the Parramatta River foreshore is being considered among three draft strategies that are set to transform the City’s CBD.

    21 Oct 2014
  • New planning blueprint to put Parramatta on fast track for growth

    Parramatta City Council has released a draft planning blueprint to expand the City’s commercial development with proposals for no building height limits, increased density, an expanded commercial core and enlarged CBD boundaries.

    21 Oct 2014
  • Eels to begin upgrade at Old Saleyards Reserve

    The Parramatta Eels’ upgrade to the playing surface of Old Saleyards Reserve will begin next week as part of the club’s plans to use the facility as their new temporary training base.

    21 Oct 2014
  • Lady Mayoress Unites with Pink

    The Lady Mayoress of Parramatta Kirsty Lloyd has encouraged the women of Parramatta to ‘Unite in Pink’ by joining her for a special Ladies Night Out screening of Gone Girl on Monday, 27 October, to raise much-needed funds for Pink Ribbon Day.

    20 Oct 2014
  • Bag a bargain at the Garage Sale Trail

    Spring clean your garage and turn your household clutter into cash by taking part in this year’s Garage Sale Trail joining thousands of garage sales occurring on the same day on Saturday 25 October.

    16 Oct 2014
  • Thousands explore seven hidden lanes in Parramatta

    Parramatta’s hidden lanes were filled with art, music and flavours from around as part of the annual Parramatta Lanes festival, which attracted up to 20,000 people over four days from 7-10 October.

    14 Oct 2014
  • Community’s carers celebrated with outing

    As part of National Carers Week (12-18 October) Parramatta City Council will acknowledge the significant and valuable role of carers with a free outing on Tuesday, 14 October.

    14 Oct 2014
  • Pedal away for Ride2Work Day

    Hop on your bike, leave the car at home and join thousands of workers across the country for Australia's biggest celebration of bike riding for the annualRide2Work Day on Wednesday 15 October 2014.

    09 Oct 2014
  • Butt Out and Help Out to keep our waterways clean

    In celebration of Butt Free Day on 21 October 2014, Parramatta City Council has launched a month long campaign Butt Out & Help Out, which aims to raise awareness about cigarette butt littering in Parramatta and surrounding areas.

    09 Oct 2014
  • Next generation champions challenge the pros

    More than 60 professional golfers including Taylor Cooper and Nick Simpson challenged 35 young up and coming golfers to a game at the 26th annual Junior Golf Pro Am, held on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 September 2014 at Woodville Golf Course.

    03 Oct 2014
  • September 2014

  • Cr Scott Lloyd elected as new Lord Mayor of Parramatta

    Parramatta City Council last night elected Cr Scott Lloyd as the new Lord Mayor, with Cr Steven Issa elected as Deputy Lord Mayor.

    30 Sep 2014
  • Centenary Square unveiled: a spectacular grand opening celebration captivates Parramatta

    Parramatta’s historic meeting place, Centenary Square, was officially opened last night by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr John Chedid, with celebrations including fireworks, live entertainment and a show-stopping lighting and water display.

    26 Sep 2014
  • Celebrating Cr Paul Garrard’s 40-year service to Parramatta

    Last week Parramatta City Council celebrated Cr Paul Garrard's 40-year service to local government as Councillor, with a thank you reception at Granville Town Hall.

    22 Sep 2014
  • Minister Turnbull praises Parramatta’s Smart City vision

    Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised Parramatta City Council's vision for a "smart city" based on high-tech digital communications and strategic links with education and research providers.

    18 Sep 2014
  • An icy challenge for the Lord Mayor of Parramatta

    In support of Motor Neurone Disease Australia, the Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr John Chedid has agreed to take up the ice bucket challenge at 1pm on Friday 19 September at Church St Mall Parramatta.

    18 Sep 2014
  • New date: Centenary Square grand opening

    Parramatta’s most recognised public place, Centenary Square, will be officially opened on 25 September from 4pm – 9.30pm with a series of family-friendly activities and live entertainment with a special guest performance by Darren Percival from The Voice

    09 Sep 2014
  • Discover a new taste around every corner

    Get ready for an urban adventure and enjoy a taste around every corner at Parramatta Lanes over four days in October from Tuesday 7 October to Friday 10 October, 5pm to 10pm.

    08 Sep 2014
  • Junior golfers invited to tee off with pros

    Talented young golfers will have the chance to show off their skills in the upcoming Parramatta Junior Golf Pro Am on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 September 2014.

    08 Sep 2014
  • It's Alive! Eat Street rocks to a new beat

    Parramatta's famous eating hub 'Eat Street' will come alive on Friday nights and weekends with pop up exhibitions, markets and live entertainment set to stop traffic.

    04 Sep 2014
  • Kids get ready to Paint Parra REaD

    Parents and children are invited to enter the world of story and rhyme with Paint Parra REaD, a community program aimed at increasing early literacy skills so that children are ready to engage with reading and writing at school.

    03 Sep 2014

Last updated on 13 Oct 2014