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Eels bow out: Derby clash was one for the ages

PARRAMATTA and Penrith produced a typical local derby clash with the Panthers eliminating the Eels 8 to 6 on Saturday …

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Parramatta Council set to move into new headquarters

CITY of Parramatta Council will soon have a new administrative headquarters following the recent purchase of an office building in …

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New mother and baby mental health unit at Westmead Hospital

PREGNANT women and new mothers experiencing mental illness will soon have access to specialist care alongside their babies at the …

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Events

Let’s get the party started: Bankwest to host food, wine festival

EVENTS | STAFF REPORTERS A FOOD and wine festival in the Bankwest Stadium precinct is being planned to showcase the …

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Comment

Life in Afghanistan: a very local perspective

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS | PRISCELLA MABOR THE Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP announced the formation of an …

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$670M office tower above Westfield Parramatta

THE concept plan for a 47-storey office tower above Westfield Parramatta, which will add thousands of square metres of new …

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New coalition will drive bid to make Parramatta CBD a top legal hub

TOP law firms, universities and Legal business groups have joined City of Parramatta Council’s bold bid to transform the Parramatta …

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Health

Let’s do this: Campaign launched to boost vaccination

THE NSW Government has launched the next phase of its statewide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW …

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Parramatta Leagues Club confirms its new CEO

PARRAMATTA Leagues Club Interim CEO Chris Dimou has won the coveted role of permanent CEO after a rigorous search by …

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Green ban on Willow Grove to be lifted

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that the green ban imposed by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining …

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Property

FLY ME TO THE AIRPORT: Drone landing pad for CBD hotel

PARRAMATTA may soon have a new hotel with a revolutionary drone landing pad on the top floor. Pheonix Builders is …

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News

Rosemary’s Way film aims to curb domestic violence

By ELIZABETH FRIAS AUSTRALIA’S Local Hero of the Year, Rosemary Kariuki has urged men and women to “always seek peace …

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Development

Parramatta CBD parking revamped as CBD transforms

CITY of Parramatta Council is inviting the community to have their say on draft plans to improve parking availability and …

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Events

National Science Week: Dr Karl leads free interactive talk

AUSTRALIA’Ss favourite science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM will kick off National Science Week in Parramatta with a free interactive …

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Education

Fee-free rapid response courses during COVID

A SUITE of 10 fee-free TAFE NSW courses are now available for NSW residents to build their skills during the …

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Property

Jarryd Hayne instructs agent to put his Parramatta apartment on the market

Hayne’s Parramatta apartment for sale PARRAMATTA’S fallen NRL idol Jarryd Hayne may be in jail, but it hasn’t stopped him …

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Health

HEALTH TIPS: How to avoid the COVID kgs in lockdown

By ADAM SIMPSON AS you are all aware we are in the middle of another Covid-19 lockdown! We are all …

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News

Council elections delayed due to COVID

DUE to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the NSW Government has postponed the local government election – from September 4 to …

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Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer calls it a day

By DI BARTOK THE decision has been made – Bob Dwyer, Lord Mayor of Parramatta, will not contest the upcoming …

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News

Riverside Theatres takes new direction as it farewells director, Robert Love

A NEW director will take the reins of Parramatta’s iconic Riverside Theatres from next month, with the long-serving Robert Love …

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Police

Police warning after woman scammed into handing over money

PARRAMATTA Police are warning residents to be wary of scams after a woman transferred money believing it was to be …

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News

Upgrades for Parramatta courts: New remote witness rooms built

DOMESTIC violence complainants and other vulnerable witnesses will be empowered to give their best evidence in court thanks to new …

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Health

Tough restrictions announced: COVID statement from the Premier

GIVEN the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be …

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Creative

Community grant recipients announced: $385,000 to support local programs

THIRTY not-for-profit groups, social enterprises, creative organisations and artists have been announced as recipients of City of Parramatta Council’s 2021 …

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Creative

Making CBD dining a family affair: where kids have the passion

By ELIZABETH FRIAS FROM day one renowned restaurateur Maurice Terzini anchored CicciaBella at Parramatta Square, he stayed true to his …

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News

Funding for cybersecurity centre at Parramatta: WSU to build state-wide training capacity

THE Federal Government has announced $745,920 in funding for Western Sydney University to establish the Cybersecurity Aid Centre to train …

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Sports

Mitchell Moses called up for Origin 3: Fittler praises halfback’s maturity

By STAFF REPORTERS PARRAMATTA halfback Mitchell Moses will make his NSW State of Origin debut versus Queensland on Wednesday, July …

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Eight years in the making: Parramatta CBD Plan ratified just in time

WITH hardly any time to spare, Parramatta Council submitted its CBD planning proposal to the State Government before going into …

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News

Major COVID-19 support package to support tens of thousands of NSW businesses

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help …

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News

COVID message from NSW Premier: Lockdown extended until July 9

TO protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of …

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News

Council endorses the plan to transform Parramatta CBD

CITY of Parramatta’s bold vision to grow the shape and size of its CBD is closer to becoming a reality …

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History

Historic Parramatta images auctioned in Australia’s most significant photographic collection

THE Rose Stereograph Company Collection: one of Australia’s most significant photographic collections dating back to 1880, comprising more than 100,000 …

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Community

My Name is Not My Name: Shared vision of safety and security

By PRISCELLA MABOR THE Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) opened its doors 25 years ago in Parramatta. Since 1996, there …

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Health

Kyle plans a Hawaiian summer so he gets a jab at Westmead

By ELIZABETH FRIAS KIIS FM’s top rating presenter Kyle Sandilands has got bags packed for a Hawaiian summer holiday so …

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News

$50M for planning Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2

THE NSW Government is committing $50M for planning and development works of Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail in the upcoming 2021-22 …

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Lord Mayor welcomes Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 funding

CITY of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to invest $50M in Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 …

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Creative

Mural inspired by native wildlife breathes new life into Rydalmere

A COLOURFUL new mural featuring native Australian plants and animals has transformed a 40-metre shopfront in Rydalmere, breathing new life …

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Entertainment

THE WINTER VILLAGE DEBUTS: Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Park transformed

MEGA pop up The Winter Village will make its debut in Parramatta for its inaugural launch this June, making its …

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News

Community to decide on popularly-elected Lord Mayor

WITHIN six months after the local government election on September 4, Parramatta voters will be asked if they want a …

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Awards

WSABE 2021: Business awards showcase the best of the west

LIBERAL Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne, has reminded local businesses that entries for the Western Sydney Awards for Business …

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News

Don’t go batty over bats: Health service urges caution in affected areas

By DI BARTOK WHILE Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is urging community members to avoid handling bats after the …

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Business

Bankwest Stadium evolving into Western Sydney’s busiest venue

BANKWEST STADIUM is best known for hosting the biggest sporting events in Western Sydney, but day-to-day the stadium has emerged …

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Travel

WORKING WHILE YOU HOLIDAY: Welcome to the new trend called SLOW TRAVEL

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE COVID-19 pandemic’s shutdown of international borders and the move to working from home will have important …

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Guinness World Record attempt for eating Mo:Mos

IN an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record, Everest Mo:Mo: Westmead is hosting an event at their restaurant …

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Community

Bankwest Stadium shows its true colours by supporting community campaigns

PARRAMATTA’S Bankwest Stadium has been a beacon of light and hope this week, glowing brightly in support of three major …

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History

Parramatta’s Albion Hotel will soon call for last drinks

THE Albion Hotel, once known as Annie’s (down by the Gasworks Bridge) is due to be replaced with two 51 …

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News

Councillors want community consultation before committing to an elected Lord Mayor

COUNCILLORS have put a kibosh on Parramatta having a popularly-elected lord mayor by 2024 after they voted to consult the …

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News

Mass vaccination centre opens at Sydney Olympic Park

THE mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park has opened today with thousands of people booked in to receive the …

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Education

Roadshow of trades workshops: Parra students have what it takes

THE welding helmet may seem too big or tools too heavy for these Parramatta Marist High School students, as shown …

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News

Women on council? It’s just too blokey. Minister meets women candidates

A GROUP of about 10 women met with Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer and Federal Minister for Women Marise Payne …

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Sports

Retaining Mitchell Moses an Eels priority

MATURING halfback Mitchell Moses remains the top priority for the Parramatta Eels to retain as they look to maintain a …

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Sports

Derby thriller at Bankwest: Wanderers keep their season alive, eye home run

THE Western Sydney Wanderers are alive and kicking in the A-League title race after stretching their unbeaten run in the …

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News

Bush charity calls on Minister to act over volunteers caught in mice infestation

A STATE government minister has come under fire from a Parramatta based bush charity claiming “inaction” on widespread mice infestation …

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May Day becomes fight for Parramatta heritage

THE May Day March came to Parramatta with force when an estimated 5000 unionists and supporters marched from Prince Alfred …

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Health

Bosses may disagree but taking a sickie is good for you

WHEN I was an ordinary staff member some years ago, I went to great lengths to carefully organize a good …

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News

Fewer babies born in 2020 and Oliver tops the names list

AXEL and Hallie surged up the baby name popularity charts in 2020, although fewer babies were born overall in an …

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Sell out opening for Bankwest Drive-In

IT was a sell-out opening night on a perfect autumn evening at the Disney+ Drive-In at Bankwest Stadium recently. The …

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Comment

Behind the scenes the Salvos continue their work: Western Sydney Appeal launch

THE last 12 months has seen a dramatic way in which we interact within our community. Closed doors, mandatory social …

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News

Minister leading drive to recruit more women to Parramatta Council

In the lead-up to the September 4 local government election, there is a concerted push to recruit more Liberal women …

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Community

It’s raw: How Salvation Army hope really happens

EVERY single day at the new Parramatta Salvation Army, Major Kylie Collinson is stunned by raw stories of hardship faced …

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Property buyers swap Sydney harbor views for city river views

BUYERS who once longed for a property with harbor views are now turning their aspirations to Parramatta and its outstanding …

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Sports

Parramatta sports groups encouraged to apply for grants

PARRAMATTA sporting organisations have received a major boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW …

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News

Historic May Day March comes to Parramatta

THE streets of Parramatta will be running red on Saturday May 1 when the historic May Day March is held …

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News

Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk completed delivering 20kms of river pathways

MILLIONS of pedestrians and cyclists can now enjoy more than 20km of continuous off-road paths along both sides of the …

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Community

Building starts on new Parramatta Pool as Wenty completes $88.6M upgrade

THERE are going to be some enjoyable summers coming up for residents of Parramatta and Cumberland council areas with work …

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Community

Trevor, 92, celebrates the reopening of his beloved Wenty Pool

RESIDENTS are welcoming the re-opening of the impressive Wentworthville Memorial Swimming Centre, none more than 92-year-old Trevor Simpson, who was …

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Chamber

Schon Condon shines a light on his years as Parramatta Chamber president

SCHON Condon finishes his three year term as president of Parramatta Chamber of Commerce happy with his work in promoting …

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History

MY CRADLE CITY DREAM IN 2030: Parramatta the place to be

Local historian  Gary John Carter, a little tongue in cheek, dreams about Parramatta’s future. DATELINE July 2030: Destination NSW has …

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Police

POLICE NEWS: Items fraudulently purchased with mobile phone account

ON Thursday March 18, a Harris Park resident saw two new Apple iPads had been charged to her mobile phone …

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News

Revolution coming for Parra commuters: train every two minutes on metro west

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WHEN Sydney’s long-promised is completed in 2030, a train will leave Parramatta station every two minutes in …

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Health

Westmead’s new world-class hospital officially opened

MORE operating theatres, patient rooms and world-class services, including two new Emergency Departments, are all part of Westmead Hospital’s new 14-storey …

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News

Parramatta Council and RSPCA to offer free pet vaccinations and microchipping

CITY of Parramatta Council, in partnership with RSPCA NSW, is offering free pet microchipping and vaccinations to Parramatta Local Government …

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News

Shopping to bounce back in 2021: Resilient retailers reveal solutions

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM It’s no secret times have been the toughest on record for Parramatta’s  bricks and mortar retail industry, but …

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Health

The app that is helping dads through fatherhood

A PROGRAM that helps new and expectant fathers through the physical, mental and emotional challenges of parenthood, launched last year, …

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Property

Urban renewal project Melrose Park North sets sales benchmarks

URBAN renewal project Melrose Park North has continued to set sales benchmarks for off-the-plan apartments in Sydney, with 103 selling …

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Health

Local specialist delivers critical trauma care 

LOCAL emergency medicine specialist, Dr Chris Cheeseman, will be one of the first doctors in Australia to fly to patients …

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Sports

Pickleball serves up a winner: Parramatta is in the middle of a pickleball boom

 By LAWRENCE MACHADO  PICKLEBALL anyone? The name is certainly a conversation starter – especially as the name came from a …

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News

2021 International Women’s Day: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

By PRISCELLA MABOR THE global UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is “Women in Leadership This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and …

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Comment

COMMENT: Government must act on the Aged Care report

By JULIE OWENS LOOK around.  More than half of all Australian women you see, and about a third of the …

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Police

POLICE NEWS: Woman charged with shop lifting

ABOUT 3pm on Friday, February 19, a 28-year-old Prospect woman entered a Paramatta department store where she has selected several …

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Business

Vasco’s Charcoal Chicken named champion takeaway

VASCO’S Charcoal Chicken from North Parramatta has been named Champion Fast Food/Takeaway Store at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala …

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Entertainment

How COVID turned Bankwest into a Drive-In attraction

DRIVE-In movie theatres were a huge hit in the 1970s and they made a comeback in 2020 as a COVID-safe …

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Sports

Brad Arthur prepares for 8th season: On talent alone, Eels should make the finals

  EELS coach Brad Arthur is preparing for his eighth season in charge when the NRL 2021 season kicks off …

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Comment

CITYSCAPES: Our resilient city is bouncing back

By Lord Mayor BOB DWYER AFTER the challenges of 2020, it is wonderful to see our resilient City and community …

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Health

Now it’s bad for your heart: Another shot for lovers of coffee

HAVE heart Professor, It’s enough to drive you to drink – now coffee is the big risk to our hearts …

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CareFlight flies local specialist to deliver critical trauma care 

LOCAL emergency medicine specialist, Dr Chris Cheeseman, will be one of the first doctors in Australia to fly to patients in need of emergency medical care …

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Property

FIVE KEY TRENDS FOR PROPERTY: Why 2021 is tipped to be great year

EVERY year is tipped to be a “great year” for property in Sydney, and that’s definitely been true in recent …

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Police

POLICE NEWS: Multiple drink driving incidences

ABOUT 3.00am on February 7, 2021, the driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer was stopped for a random breath test on the …

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News

New images from Light Rail alignment revealed

A FIRST look at the Parramatta Light Rail alignment has been revealed as the project gains momentum, with track work …

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Y NSW comes to the rescue: Westfield pop-up space offers opportunity

By Lawrence Machado WHILE the future of Parramatta PCYC is uncertain, the YMCA has teamed with Westfield Parramatta to provide …

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Comment

COMMENT: Why Parramatta businesses face the JobKeeper cliff

By JULIE OWENS IF you live around Parramatta, you get to enjoy one of the most vibrant and diverse dining …

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News

COVID-19 vaccine program begins on Monday at Westmead

MORE than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when …

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News

Parramatta records strong positive demand in office space

PARRAMATTA is continuing its rise with more new office space coming onto the market, according to the recent Property Council …

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News

PCYC uncertain over new home: community leaders fear crime increase

By DI BARTOK COMMUNITY leaders, worried about escalating youth crime and suicides, wait with bated breath over news of a …

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News

Approval for the 100-room health and wellbeing hotel at Westmead

WESTMEAD is gaining a new Travelodge Hotel which could prove to be the healthiest hotel in Australia. The $100M health …

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Entertainment

Looking forward to seeing night-time grant enquiries

By BOB DWYER, Parramatta Lord Mayor WHAT a busy month January has been in Parramatta! While our Australia Day celebrations …

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History

Early days of Parramatta pubs: Baker’s Arms and surrounds

 PUBS have always been a big part of Parramatta, from its early days of development through to the thriving city it …

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News

Westmead the training centre for next generation of doctors

WESTERN Sydney has been given a boost with 151 newly graduated doctors, needed more than ever as we fight COVID-19. …

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Community

The Girl from Mumbai who guides our migrants

FROM working in the Indian slums with legendary Mother Teresa to helping migrants in Western Sydney settle into their new …

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News

Parramatta property experts called in to advise Central Coast Council over assets

TWO Parramatta property experts could prove saviours for the ailing Central Coast Council. The two gurus from Parramatta Council advisory …

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Australia Day 2021

Our Rosemary named Australian Local Hero

ROSEMARY Kariuki, the refugee from Kenya who has changed the lives of so many people in Western Sydney, is the  …

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Education

Students in Parramatta to get hands-on STEM skills

HIGH school students in Parramatta LGA will be invited to get hands-on opportunities to develop skills in science, technology, engineering …

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Australia Day 2021

Formidable line-up of citizens recognised at Australia Day Local Awards

A FORMIDABLE line-up of worthy citizens and workers were recognised in this year’s Parramatta Council Australia Day Local Awards. The …

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News

First tracks of Parramatta Light Rail laid along dining precinct

THE revitalisation of Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ is well underway with the first tracks laid for Parramatta Light Rail in the dining precinct.  Minister …

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News

Hoops Coffee House opens at Bankwest Stadium

PARRAMATTA’S home of sport and entertainment will feature early starts and alfresco dining with the opening of Hoops Coffee House …

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Scam

REVEALED: The many tricks of investment scammers

TOO-GOOD-TO-BE-TRUE investment cold calls and buy and sell scammers preyed on migrants and indigenous consumers resulting in $13.7M being scammed …

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News

More than one million turn to library’s online reading services

AN astonishing one million avid library users clicked online to use the Parramatta city’s library services forced to close its …

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Sports

Parramatta aquatic and leisure centre gets final tick of approval

PARRAMATTA’S state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre is one step closer to construction after City of Parramatta Council received approval to …

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Community

Haven for rare birds in the middle of Toongabbie

A HAVEN for native birds to nest and forage for plant foods is underway in busy corridors at Old Toongabbie. …

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Chamber

After 11 years Louise bids Parramatta Chamber good-bye

LOUISE Zajac has spent the past 11 years mixing with the high-flyers of Parramatta business – now she is looking …

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Education

Catholic education turns 200 and it all started at Parramatta

THIS year is the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia – and it all began in Parramatta, in a humble …

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Profile

Boy from Dundas Valley to Lord Mayor: Bob’s heart has always been in the suburbs

LORD Mayor of Parramatta Bob Dwyer is proud of his City, with its dynamic development, and exciting projects such as …

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News

Council adopts CBD tree policy: Path cleared for more shady trees

A COUNCIL resolution calling for an inventory of the existing number of cooling canopy trees within Parramatta CBD has been …

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WSABE

WSABE 2020: Stories of triumph, resilience and determination

The following is an edited extract by Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women, Liberal …

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News

SCAM ALERT: Authorities’ Christmas warning over COVID fraud

AUTHORITIES has lifted the lid on scams triggered by COVID-19 and warned against fake online shopping websites particularly this Christmas, …

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Entertainment

Guy Sebastian and Human Nature headline online concert

AUSTRALIAN music legends Guy Sebastian and Human Nature will lead a star-studded line-up for The Sebastian Foundation’s spectacular free online concert, Carols from Parramatta. …

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News

Iconic Ampol calls Parramatta home: Northmead site the first of many outlets

AUSSIE iconic service station Ampol is back, this time in partnership with supermarket giant Woolworths. Founded in post-Depression 1936 as …

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Comment

Why the Metro West needs another stop!

BACK in April there was an outcry when the NSW Government released plans for the Metro West that revealed there …

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News

Council rents prime space to Govt for $1, detractors slammed as disgusting politics

IN a move that will cost Parramatta Council an estimated $60,000 over six months, the NSW Government has been granted …

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Sports

Future of cricket: Govt funds New Centre of excellence

CONSTRUCTION has started on the Cricket NSW Centre of Excellence at Wilson Park where the State’s superstars and aspiring youth …

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Profile

PROFILE: Lorraine Wearne: Straight-shooter for the community

LORRAINE Wearne, Parramatta’s longest-serving councillor, celebrates 25 years fighting for the community. So, what drives this amazing woman? AFTER a …

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News

Backyard cricketers are taking over – Council to police our sports grounds

HOWZAT! Organised recreational cricketers playing on Parramatta sports grounds have just been bowled over following complaints from district cricket clubs. …

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News

Parramatta Mission pivots its traditional service

IT used to be the place for the homeless, rough sleepers, and the lonely to come together for two meals …

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Health

HEALTH REPORT: Health workers in caring workplace

DO you know your colleagues well? Can you talk about personal matters? A dedicated team at Westmead Hospital decided to …

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Business

LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE: Mode Media brings stories alive

CHRIS Hekeik elevates companies to the future in a stone cottage in Parramatta that harks back to our colonial past. …

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Environment

Cooling trees a hot debate

Motion for a city tree report blocked by Lord Mayor COOLING trees became a hot debate among Parramatta councillors at …

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Police

POLICE NEWS: Planning urged as Summer Safe launched

NSW Police, together with Transport for NSW, is urging residents to plan and to expect a different holiday experience during …

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News- Documentries web

Legends of Australia’s second oldest city revealed in documentary series

The legendary people and events that have shaped Parramatta’s unique – and sometimes surprising – history take center stage in …

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Winners

Parramatta mum dreamt of $2M Lotto win

A PARRAMATTA mum has admitted she’d been dreaming about what she’d do if she ever won the lottery just days …

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Awards

Locals shine in safety awards

WENTWORTHVILLE Leagues Club, Kellyville Soccer Club, and Action Insurance Brokers are the Western Sydney stars in the 2020 Safework NSW …

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Events

SuperFight event for Parramatta

THE NSW Government has continued its winning streak, securing another high-profile sporting event for Western Sydney. Headlining the inaugural Sydney …

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Chamber

Chamber back in business

PARRAMATTA Chamber was excited to be back doing what they do best and giving members a platform to connect with …

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Profile

Business of people’s personal lives

In the 15 years, David Amaneddine has run a removalist business, it will be the year 2020 he will remember …

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History

Former asylum rich in history

In the early part of the 19th century, one of the issues that caused consternation for colonial governors was the …

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Powerhouse

POWERHOUSE: We’ll block bulldozers

THE architects designing the $780M Powerhouse Parramatta has presented to Infrastructure NSW an improved design to include rooftop spaces which …

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Live Music

Live music to cut through Covid pain

LIVE music is set to ease the pandemic pain of Parramatta restaurants and pubs that have outdoor dining. From November …

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Powerhouse

POWERHOUSE: Design that kept heritage

WITH all the controversy surrounding the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta, we revisit the only design on the shortlist that retained …

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Smarter Parramatta

City leading to smarter suburbs

A New cutting-edge initiative by the City of Parramatta will change the way new Australian suburbs and cities are designed, …

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Covid update

COVID-19 traced from Parramatta

GET tested for COVID-19 is a key message for the Parramatta council area from NSW Health with Minister Brad Hazzard …

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Police

POLICE UPDATE: Warning about scams

Police would like to further remind the public that there are numerous scams currently in circulation and to exercise a …

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Profile

Teenage rebel to respected councilor

From teenage rebel to a valued deputy Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Michelle Garrard feels well-equipped to help run a major …

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Budget 2020

BUDGET 2020: Opportunity missed

I WANT you to imagine for a moment that you’re the Treasurer. You’ve got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest to …

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COMMENT: NBN – Annoyed or amused?
News

COMMENT: NBN – Annoyed or amused?

I DIDN’T know whether to be annoyed or amused when the Federal Government announced that the NBN was finished. Nice! …

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Business

NBN bureaucrats holding us back

BUSINESSES that underpin the first-rate city will not come to Parramatta without the NBN. Parramatta Chamber of Commerce president Schon …

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Food

CBD outdoor dining precinct to open

THE OUTDOOR dining precinct in Parramatta Square is set to open on October 21, offering an exciting range of dining …

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Development

Budget spend for Parramatta projects

PARRAMATTA and Cumberland Councils have scored more than $20M in the 2020-21 Federal Budget for infrastructure projects. The Investment in …

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Development

BUDGET 2020: Private sector revival?

TREASURER Josh Frydenberg has put the challenge to the private sector to pull the flailing economy up by its bootstraps. …

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Development

No bridge too far for Light Rail

Six new bridges will be built and another five bridges modified in the Greater Parramatta area, as part of the …

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Sports

No more chances for Eels

THERE are no more chances for Parramatta and Souths when they clash in the NRL finals this weekend. The winner …

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Sports

Eelectricity is sweeping Parramatta

IT’S finals time and footy fever are sweeping the Parramatta community. You can feel the ”eelectricity” as Parramatta start their …

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Little India

Little India at Harris Park could be on its way

LITTLE India at Harris Park could be on its way soon with a meeting between the business community and Parramatta …

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Creative

Support for cultural enterprises In recharge for city’s creatives

CITY of Parramatta Council has launched a new grants program to support cultural and creative enterprises as part of a …

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Precincts

Council endorses bold proposal to expand the Justice Precinct

CITY of Parramatta Council has unveiled an innovative proposal to expand the Justice Precinct in the Parramatta CBD, bringing more …

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Heritage

St George’s Terrace love-bombed as artists protest over heritage

A RARE splash of color lit up Parramatta when artists came to town to protest against the NSW Government’s plan …

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Development

Hub of the City on its way

THE $130M cultural and civic building that will dramatically change the look of Parramatta CBD is on its way with …

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