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

    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
  • 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

Last updated on 17 May 2016