Media Releases

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

    December 2014

  • Summer swimming in Lake Parramatta to be investigated

    Parramatta’s outdoor recreation opportunities could be expanded with Parramatta City Council taking steps to make swimming at Lake Parramatta a permanent fixture this summer.

    17 Dec 2014
  • Strategy puts Parramatta at forefront of Sydney's growth

    The NSW Government’s metropolitan strategy, A Plan for Growing Sydney, highlights Parramatta’s key role in providing the homes, jobs and businesses of the future, Parramatta Lord Mayor, Cr Scott Lloyd, said today.

    15 Dec 2014
  • Parramatta writer wins Prime Ministerís Literary Award

    Local Parramatta writer, Felicity Castagna, has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction at a ceremony at the National Gallery of Victoria on Monday 8 December.

    12 Dec 2014
  • Councils unite to launch asbestos removal scheme

    Parramatta City Council, in partnership with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and seven Western Sydney Councils, has launched the Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Scheme (WSRADS), a 12-month pilot program to raise awareness and offer rebates for asbestos disposal.

    12 Dec 2014
  • Archaeological relics found in bridge tunnels project

    Remnants of one of Australia’s oldest bridges and a hidden wall have been unearthed during construction of pedestrian and cyclist tunnels through Parramatta’s State heritage-listed Lennox Bridge.

    12 Dec 2014
  • Parramatta brings adventure to summer holidays

    School holiday boredom is out and exciting adventure is in with Parramatta City Council’s School Holiday Program offering a host of activities to keep children and teens entertained over the summer break.

    12 Dec 2014
  • Free loose-fill asbestos checks for Parramatta LGA

    Parramatta residents who are concerned that their homes may contain loose-fill asbestos insulation are being urged to take up the offer of a free expert inspection through WorkCover NSW.

    05 Dec 2014
  • Major environmental upgrade for landmark Parramatta CBD office tower

    Parramatta City Council is celebrating the signing of a $1 million environmental upgrade agreement to revitalise a classic CBD office tower and make it more energy efficient.

    04 Dec 2014
  • Experts help shape vision for Western Sydney light rail

    A conference on the latest innovations and technology for light rail and how it can benefit cities has provided some valuable insights to help plan for the Western Sydney Light Rail Network.

    04 Dec 2014
  • Free parking returns in time for holiday season

    The festive season tradition of free parking returns this Christmas with Parramatta City Council turning on-street parking meters off and providing free parking at Council car parks in the days leading up to Christmas and for New Year's.

    04 Dec 2014
  • All fired up for Parramatta New Yearís Eve celebrations

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Parramatta and be spoilt for choice with a spectacular fire show, jet ski display, fireworks, entertainment and rides on offer at two locations.

    04 Dec 2014
  • Centenary Square comes alive this summer

    Be spoilt for choice for things to do this summer at Parramatta’s iconic meeting place, Centenary Square, with a host of free events on offer from fashion markets to trophy tours and a spectacular Sydney Festival opening party.

    04 Dec 2014
  • New river initiative encourages Western Sydney to dive in

    LAUNCHED TODAY: A new initiative launched by the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), Our Living River, is on a mission to bring back swimming to the entire Parramatta River (the river) by 2025.

    03 Dec 2014
  • November 2014

  • Responsible pet ownership the focus following Granville dog attack

    Parramatta City Council is seeking information from anyone who may have seen a dog attack on a woman at Granville Park, Merrylands on Wednesday 19 November.

    28 Nov 2014
  • Decorate your home and help Parramatta sparkle this festive season

    It’s time to crack out the lights and ornaments and deck your house for The Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Scott Lloyd’s Christmas Lights and Decorations Competition.

    28 Nov 2014
  • Australia Day Local Award nominations now open

    Pay tribute to someone who makes you proud to be an Australian, be it a friend, family member, workmate or someone you have met while serving the community, and nominate them for an Australia Day Local Award.

    27 Nov 2014
  • Event celebrates girls and women in sport

    Parramatta City Council has invited young women from high schools in the Parramatta local government area to attend ‘Celebrating Girls in Sport’ on Thursday 20 November. Attendees will hear from a number of prominent NSW sportswomen and industry representatives across a range of panel discussions, workshops and clinics.

    19 Nov 2014
  • Thousands to light up the City at Christmas Concert

    Parramatta’s new Centenary Square will come alive with festive sights and sounds for the annual Kids’ Christmas Concert and tree lighting on Thursday 27 November from 4pm to 8pm.

    17 Nov 2014
  • Lady Mayoress raises $10,000 to fight womenís cancers

    Parramatta residents have thrown their support behind Lady Mayoress Kirsty Lloyd’s fundraiser for Pink Ribbon Day, with an impressive $10,000 being raised to support prevention programs, patient services and vital research for women’s cancers. 

    12 Nov 2014
  • Lord Mayor of Parramatta and CEO join street sleep out

    Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Scott Lloyd and Parramatta City Council Chief Executive Officer, Greg Dyer and a number of Council’s Directors will join the PropertyBlitz Street Sleep at Pirtek Stadium on Thursday 13 November to raise awareness and funds for young people experiencing homelessness.

    12 Nov 2014

Last updated on 13 Oct 2014