Media Releases

For media enquiries please contact: Parramatta City Council Media Advisers:

Alice Coote
t: 02 9806 5803
m: 0427 905 885
Terry Aylett
t: 02 9806 5056
m: 0409 712 815

    September 2015

  • Cr Paul Garrard elected as new Lord Mayor of Parramatta

    A special Council meeting has elected long-time Parramatta City Councillor Paul Garrard to the position of Lord Mayor, with Cr Bakous Makari named Deputy Lord Mayor.

    30 Sep 2015
  • Design for world-class centrepiece of Parramatta Square

    A winding stream that changes shape and form, areas of green open space and public art installations are among the features of a concept design for Parramatta Square’s public domain area which is now on public exhibition.

    29 Sep 2015
  • Discover a world of flavour at Parramatta Lanes

    Visitors to this year’s Parramatta Lanes Festival will be able to ‘eat their way around the world’ when the event returns from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 October.

    25 Sep 2015
  • Music, art and conversation on the menu at Parramatta Lanes

    An eclectic mix of world music, live performances, cutting-edge art and engaging talks will bring to life hidden spaces in Parramatta as part of the popular Parramatta Lanes food and cultural festival running from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 October.

    24 Sep 2015
  • Parravision seeks Parramatta’s next big star

    Talented music groups, soloists and performance artists from the Parramatta local government area are invited to audition for the inaugural Parravision talent competition.

    23 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta City Council renames local car parks

    Finding a car park in Parramatta is about to become easier for locals and visitors alike thanks to a Council project that will see its multi-story car parks renamed after distinct landmarks and precincts.

    21 Sep 2015
  • Council strengthens ties with local sporting organisations

    The important role sport plays in the Parramatta community has been acknowledged, with Parramatta City Council signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with a number of major sporting partners.

    18 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta River Strategy wins top landscape architecture award

    The design to transform the Parramatta River foreshore has been awarded the highest honour at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW Awards.

    18 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta Lord Mayor urges action on Local Government Reform

    Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council Cr Scott Lloyd has urged the NSW Government to introduce far reaching local government reforms based around IPART’s ‘Fit for the Future’ recommendations which are due to be delivered next month.

    18 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta City Council votes to fund airport feasibility study

    Parramatta City Council is kick-starting moves to build a fast rail link from the new Badgerys Creek airport to the Sydney CBD via Parramatta by funding a feasibility study into the proposal.

    17 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta Council calls for extra ferry services

    Parramatta City Council says extended operating hours and express services are needed to reinvigorate ferry transport to and from Parramatta.

    17 Sep 2015
  • Young talent on display at Parramatta Junior Golf Pro-Am

    Some of Australia’s best young amateur golfers will have the opportunity to play beside a strong field of seasoned professionals when the Parramatta Junior Golf Pro-Am is held at the Woodville Golf Course on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 September.

    16 Sep 2015
  • Local eateries embrace Scores on Doors

    Diners enjoying Parramatta’s popular food scene can now get a clearer idea of what’s going on in the kitchen of their favourite restaurants following the implementation of the Scores on Doors initiative by Parramatta City Council.

    14 Sep 2015
  • A new taste around every corner at Parramatta Lanes

    Parramatta’s hidden laneways and spaces will be the setting for a celebration of the City’s thriving food and cultural scene when the Parramatta Lanes festival returns from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 October.

    14 Sep 2015
  • Lennox Bridge pedestrian portals open access to riverfront

    A bridge which has provided passage across the Parramatta River for 176 years is now offering greatly improved access to the river itself following the completion of a $12 million project to create two portals in the iconic structure.

    11 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta River pedestrian footbridge to be repaired

    Work will begin this month to repair the pedestrian walkway under Barry Wilde Bridge, which sustained extensive damage in a major storm event earlier this year.

    09 Sep 2015
  • 'Connecting Centres' project to improve neighbourhood liveability

    Parramatta City Council is launching a pilot neighbourhood improvement project aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, starting with a family fun day at Caroline Chisholm Park, Winston Hills on Saturday 12 September from 11am to 1pm.

    07 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta takes steps to get people walking

    Parramatta City Council is encouraging people to rediscover the many benefits of walking after joining cities around the world in signing the International Charter for Walking.

    07 Sep 2015
  • Stadium announcement a winner for Parramatta

    Parramatta’s status as the sporting and cultural capital of Western Sydney has been confirmed following the announcement that the State Government will invest $300 million to develop a new state-of-the-art stadium in the city.

    04 Sep 2015
  • Parramatta City Council reports strong financial performance

    Parramatta City Council continues to record strong financial growth as the City cements its position as Sydney’s dual CBD.

    02 Sep 2015

Last updated on 09 Jun 2015