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Governor-General lends a hand at Parramatta mobile medical clinic for homeless

A RAINY Sunday night at the Street Side Medics mobile clinic at Parramatta attending to some of the city’s rough ...
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Little India

$3.5M boost to help make Harris Park’s Little India a tourism hotspot

HARRIS Park is set to become a gloabal tourist hub celebrating Australia’s South Asian communities after City of Parramatta secured ...
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Entertainment

Standing ovations for Gaslight, soon for Riverside Theatre

GASLIGHT is a modern adaptation of the 1940’s suspenseful thriller by Patrick Hamilton and starring Geraldine Hakewill, Toby Schmitz and Kate Fitzpatrick. It ...
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Redesigned Riverside opens 2028 bringing finest Broadway shows

ELIZABETH FRIAS THE highly anticipated reconstruction of Riverside Theatres begins next year following a $188M Western Sydney Infrastructure Program joint ...
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Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 construction to start

CONSTRUCTION of Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 will start under the Mins Labor Government, with a $2 billion investment to ...
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Parramatta eyes global city status as part of sustainability push

PARRAMATTA has sets its sight on becoming the next C40 global city. C40 is a global network of nearly 100 ...
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Entertainment

Celebrate Parramatta North: Innovation, Arts and Culture

JOURNEY from the past to the future at Parramatta North from Saturday 18 May to Saturday 25 May with a ...
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Artists call Parramatta Artist Studios home at Granvile

TWELVE talented artists have been selected to call Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) home at its new facility in Granville. Ranging ...
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Parramatta Light Rail starts daytime testing in Parramatta

DAYTIME testing for Parramatta Light Rail is kicking off today, marking another milestone as the system gears up for passenger ...
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Award-winning crime writers visit Sydney Writers’ Festival in Parra

AN international best-selling crime writer, an award-winning true crime podcaster and the inaugural Parramatta Laureate in Literature headline a huge ...
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Travel

Bringing a little Montmartre to Skye Suites, Parramatta

By Travel Writer Emma Wilson BEING a hotel Genral Manager (GM) is not an easy job, you’ve got to balance ...
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BACK TO BLACK: The fabulous exhibition you don’t want to miss

THERE is absolutely no need to travel to New York when there’s a fabulous fashion exhibition running in Sydney. The ...
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Health

Pioneering AI project for elderly: Reducing early stage hospitalisation

LINDA MUSIC A PIONEERING project is set to transform healthcare for older individuals in Sydney’s western suburbs using the power ...
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World Tai Chi Day at Parramatta Square invites youth to get involved

ELIZABETH FRIAS  EXERCISE buffs are queuing at Tai Chi and Qigong group classes around the suburbs for health benefits they ...
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Parramatta commemorates and reflects on ANZAC day

RESIDENTS across Parramatta are set to gather and honour the Australians who have served our country to commemorate ANZAC Day ...
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Upgrades to Alive 90.5 studios complete

ALIVE 90.5 has been serving the Parramatta, Cumberland and Hills Communities for the past four decades providing local content and ...
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Architect’s new vision for high-rise: Parramatta’s 400 unit project

ELIZABETH FRIAS A SYDNEY architect whose passion for Australia’ iconic heritage buildings is making a mark on Parramatta. Jesse Lockhart-Krause ...
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Eat local seafood this Easter: Govt urges support

THE NSW Government is urging NSW residents to choose local fresh seafood this Easter and not only enjoy the best ...
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Have your say on a planning proposal for Carlingford

CITY of Parramatta is inviting residents to have their say on proposed changes to planning controls for 263-281 Pennant Hills ...
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New Parramatta River Class Ferry arrives in Sydney and are ready to begin service

THE first new Australian built Parramatta River Class ferry has just arrived in Sydney after passing the ultimate sea test, ...
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Opposition’s plea to keep Parramatta PCYC open

THE NSW Opposition is calling on the Minns Labor Government to urgently step in to keep the Paramatta Police Citizens ...
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Tram testing kicks off in Parramatta CBD

The 45-metre-long light rail vehicle travelled slowly under police escort on its inaugural 6.6-kilometre journey from the stabling facility in ...
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Cost of living crisis in Parramatta: MPs hear-first hand of impact

ELIZABETH FRIAS DURING a recent visit to Parramatta Mission with Social Services Minister Amanda Risworth, Parramatta MP Andrew Charlton described ...
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Sports

New deal promotes women in league Council teams up with Eels

ELIZABETH FRIAS MORE local kids playing competitive rugby league, especially young girls, is part of a recently stamped $1.15M partnership ...
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Local hero of the working class: Vale former Parramatta mayor Paul Barber

THE former Parramatta mayor Paul Barber, well-known for his staunch advocacy of workers, Indigenous peoples’ welfare and local heritage, died ...
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City of Parramatta celebrates achievements of women in Western Sydney

EMPOWERING local women and celebrating their achievements will take centre stage as the City of Parramatta hosts the Invest in Western ...
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Imagine what it was like: Australia’s motoring history on display in Parramatta

A REPLICA of one of the world’s first ‘motor-bicycles’ that Australian Winifred Wells rode in 1950 from Sydney to Perth ...
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Lost pets reunited with their families through Parra Pets Matta social

A NEW City of Parramatta social media group is set to help reunite lost pets with their loved ones quicker. ...
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Cost of living crisis in Parramatta: MPs hear-first hand of impact

ELIZABETH FRIAS DURING a recent visit to Parramatta Mission with Social Services Minister Amanda Risworth, Parramatta MP Andrew Charlton described ...
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Variety of leisure, learning programs: Registration open for over-55s

A VARIETY of leisure and learning activities for Parramatta’s over-55 residents are now open for registration with many classes to ...
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Business

GJ Gardner Homes opens their Parramatta office and design studio

GJ Gardner Homes Parramatta has unveiled their new office and design studio in the heart of Parramatta which showcases the ...
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Tributes and condolences continue to flow for Lang Walker AO

TRIBUTES and condolences continue to flow for billionaire property developer and philanthropist Lang Walker, who built a property empire across ...
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Community football champ is our 2024 Citizen Of The Year

A COMMUNITY football champion who helped refugees integrate into Australian society through sport has been named Parramatta’s 2024 Citizen of ...
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Events

Australian Property and Investment Expo on at Novotel Parramatta

THE Australian Property and Investment Expo, the country’s premier event for property enthusiasts and investors, is set to take place ...
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Renowned e-waste inventor encourages young people in Australia Day message

ONE of the world’s innovative materials scientists, an engineer and inventor is Parramatta City’s Australia Day Ambassador. NSW Australian of ...
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Hot air balloons, First Nations Dance: Surprise scenes at Parramatta on Australia Day

ELIZABETH FRIAS AMONG spectacular scenes to watch on Australia Day is the city’s skyline as hot air balloons for the ...
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Track testing starts on Parramatta Light Rail

A TRAM has travelled through Western Sydney for the first time in 80 years, with on-track testing for Parramatta Light ...
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Cup of coffee and dignity for survivors: It’s never too late to break free

By SASWATI MUKHERJEE PROVIDING a haven for domestic violence survivors became a life mission for Kathryn Kaur, having spent 17 ...
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How can I keep cooler at home this summer? We asked an urban heat expert for some practical tips

DR Negin Nazarian, an award-winning researcher in urban heat from UNSW Sydney, shares her expertise to help us keep cool ...
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Parramatta Town Hall officially reopens after major restoration

ONE of Parramatta’s most-loved landmarks, Parramatta Town Hall, has reopened its doors to the public after a 14-month and more ...
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Rezoning has been finalised for hundreds of new Parramatta Homes

THE state-led rezoning for Parramatta’s Church Street North precinct, alongside the Parramatta Light Rail, is now complete allowing for up ...
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Party in Parramatta this New Year’s Eve with Sneaky Sound System

PARRAMATTA Park is set to come alive on New Year’s Eve with Sneaky Sound System headlining a free concert and ...
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Now’s the time to consider those struggling to live

RODNEY WALTERS AS Christmas fast approaches, so will the point of crisis for many people struggling to make ends meet. ...
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CommBank Stadium’s in-house caterer named AUSTRALIAN Venue Caterer of the Year

By STAFF REPORTERS IT is best known for hosting elite sport and entertainment, but CommBank Stadium has also been one ...
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Cast of Fabulous showstoppers: 40th Schools Spectacular coming

IT is days away when selected students from Parramatta to the Hills perform their entries to the 40th Schools Spectacular ...
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Commbank Stadium’s in-house caterer wins at prestigious NSW industry awards

By STAFF REPORTERS  PARRAMATTA’S CommBank Stadium took centre stage at the Restaurant & Catering 2023 Awards for Excellence, with in-house ...
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Australia’s first true diagonal bridge opens in Parramatta

A STRIKING new gateway into the City of Parramatta is now complete with the official opening of Alfred Street Bridge. ...
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Housing crisis solution for NSW kicks off in Parramatta

ELIZABETH FRIAS HUNDREDS of families and single households in Parramatta are set to benefit in a landmark move by the ...
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Award-winning film Three Chords & the Truth screening at Riverside

WRITER and director Claire Pasvolsky debuts her feature film Three Chords & the Truth at Riverside Parramatta on October 20, ...
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Entertainment

City’s rooftop, laneways and streets come alive for Parramatta Lanes 

CITY of Parramatta’s flagship event Parramatta Lanes returns bigger and better than ever this October with 15 locations hosting more ...
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Health

Our local mental health champions: simply the best in recovery

THIS year’s Wayahead Mental Health Matters Award has recognised three frontline Western Sydney-based organisations, receiving praise from no less than ...
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Council wants residents to look into CBD development

EXPRESSIONS of interest are sought from residents eligible to be representatives in the Parramatta City Council’s Local Planning Panel. Each ...
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Health

Warning to protect fragile eyesight in summer

PARRAMATTA residents are among those risking damage to their eyesight with recent findings showing 40 percent don’t bother wearing UV-protected ...
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Parramatta’s new Lord Mayor is hoping to shape the future of the city

ELIZABETH FRIAS NEW Parramatta Lord Mayor Pierre Esber has vowed to take a lead in a chapter shaping the future ...
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Powerhouse Museum Parramatta receives $8M donation to support engineering and science in Western Sydney

ENGINEERING and science education will benefit from an $8M donation to the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta by the Sir William ...
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Emma McKeon to open Parramatta Aquatic Centre

FIVE-time Olympics swimming gold medallist Emma McKeon will join the City of Parramatta to celebrate the official opening of Parramatta ...
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Parramatta Lanes returns bigger and better for 2023

CITY of Parramatta’s flagship event Parramatta Lanes returns bigger and better than ever this October with 15 locations hosting more ...
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Bringing back the North Rocks fete: Locals turn out in numbers

AS sunny and warm spring days are upon us North Rocks locals have returned to the local school fete cancelled ...
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Musical tribute to cultural icon, Elvis Presley

Musical tribute to cultural icon, Elvis Presley DAVID Venn Enterprises (Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical, The Wedding Singer, Bring It ...
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Little India

Business group is creating the jewel of India outside of India at Harris Park 

FROM authentic spices and the best butter chicken, chaat and jalebi through to beautiful sarees and exciting Bollywood-style street performances, ...
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New adult mental health centre opens in Parramatta CBD

A NEW free Adult Mental Health Centre has opened its doors in downtown Parramatta, bringing vital help for those in ...
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Sports

The young bushie whose dreams came true on the City of Parramatta’s biggest stage

Special Report by Matt Cleary  IF you Google search images of Bugaldie in north-western NSW you’ll see a Memorial Hall, ...
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Property

600 people have a home in build-to-rent project

MORE than 600 people will have a safe place to call home as part of a new build to rent ...
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Family Life

Parramatta’s new aquatic centre is filling up

WORK on Parramatta’s new $88.6M state-of the-art aquatic centre is going swimmingly with the centre’s four pools now filled with more than 2.5 ...
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Entertainment

New works for percussion ensemble at Riverside

 COMMON Time is a program of new works for percussion, presented by Synergy Percussion, one of Australia’s most venerated contemporary ...
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Sports

Major sporting events in July to bring huge crowds to City of Parramatta

By STAFF REPORTERS THE City of Parramatta will host three of the State’s biggest sporting events this July – bringing ...
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Parramatta going global: Infrastructure a key pillar for future

THE City of Parramatta will invest $615M in projects and services during the next 12 months as it  builds on ...
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Seven new Australian-made ferries to take to Parramatta River

SEVEN new Australian-made ferries will take to Parramatta River after the NSW Government awarded the construction tender to Richardson Devine ...
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Govt’s gaming reform agenda slashes pokies quota by 3,000

CLUBS and pubs across Parramatta will feel the pinch as the NSW Government reduces the number of poker machines able ...
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New purpose-driven alliance delivers an education master class

COMMUNITY Broadcast Network (CBN) and BREED Australia have teamed up to design and deliver a suite of successful business education ...
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Things to Do

FILMS: John Farnham: You’re The Voice – Three stars

Revelatory musical experience on one of Australia’s biggest cultural icons. John Farnham: Finding The Voice chronicles the life of John ...
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Things to Do

FILMS: FAST X – FOUR STARS

Loud, proud, fast and furious franchise finale. WHEN Dante (Jason Momoa), the son of the main villain from Fast Five, ...
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Sports

Attacks on referees outlawed: New penalties for abusers

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM ABUSING the ref at your local sporting match could lead to a hefty fine and a lifetime ...
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Environment

Parramatta the first Council to achieve carbon neutral public domain

THE City of Parramatta is leading the way towards a low carbon future, earning carbon neutral certification, and becoming the ...
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New Lord Mayor is rolling his sleeves up after meeting Modi

By DI BARTOK WITHIN a week of becoming Parramatta’s first Lord Mayor of Indian origin, Sameer Pandey was shaking hands ...
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Sports

Sports fans descend on Parramatta: Women’s State Of Origin and A-League Men’s Grand Final

IT’S a huge week of events in Western Sydney with CommBank Stadium gearing up to host two sporting blockbusters – ...
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News

Parramatta achieves Purple Flag status: first for Western Sydney

PARRAMATTA is joining London, Dublin, Stockholm and 90 other international locations in being recognised as a safe and enjoyable precinct ...
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Things to Do

Warami returns to Parramatta for 2023

THE City of Parramatta is preparing to celebrate its First Nation’s people and 60,000 years of history with the much-awaited ...
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Heritage

Woolworths starts work on new North Paramatta centre

WOOLWORTHS has started work on its new $3M shopping centre development in booming North Parramatta. The neighborhood shopping centre promises ...
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Heritage

Parramatta Lord Mayor steps down: race on for replacement

By DI BARTOK A NEW Lord Mayor of Parramatta will be elected by councillors on May 22 following the resignation ...
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News

More than guns and tanks: Military history in our city

IF you should hear the mighty roar and rattle of a massive military vehicle in the heart of Parramatta, don’t ...
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News

Parramatta Council announces appointment of its new CEO

CITY of Parramatta Council has announced the appointment of Gail Connolly PSM as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lord ...
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News

ELECTION UPDATE: Donna Davis set to be MP and Lord Mayor

By DI BARTOK PARRAMATTA turned red for the first time in 12 years with the election of Labor’s Donna Davis ...
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News

Flood recovery grants available: Building community resilience and wellbeing

AFTER the loss and distress resulting from the 2022 floods, the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) is offering wellbeing ...
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Sports

Eels aiming to go one better: Some gains, some losses

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM PARRAMATTA Eels will be aiming to go one better in 2023 and win the coveted NRL Premiership which ...
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Things to Do

Grab some popcorn and settle in: Outdoor cinema in session

GRAB some popcorn, a picnic rug and enjoy blockbusters under the stars as the City of Parramatta’s outdoor cinema series ...
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Travel

How to stay safe in dangerous places

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE worrying trend of juvenile crime destroying Alice Springs and Townsville’s struggling tourist industries has sadly meant travellers ...
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News

The Roxy is not for sale: Owner outlines plans for the Ivy of the West

EXCLUSIVE by DI BARTOK DAVID Kingston remains as resolute in his plans to turn his iconic Roxy into a leading ...
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News

Museum a business powerhouse for West: Construction starts on Parramatta River

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE biggest public building project in NSW since the construction of the Opera House in the 1960s ...
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News

New Lecca store gives free gelato – just on March 11

THE first ever Lecca Gelato Store will celebrate its grand opening at Rouse Hill Town Centre by giving away free ...
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Sports

New home for Giants AFLW team: $15M for sports centre of excellence

GREATER Western Sydney Giants will transform its training and community centre at Sydney Olympic Park into a new centre of ...
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News

Nova secures thousands of jobs: Custom approach to disability employment

NOVA Employment has secured thousands of jobs for people with a disability across Greater Sydney for the past 32 years. ...
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News

230-year-old history unearthed beneath future Sydney Metro at Parramatta

A TEAM of archaeologists has unearthed a convict hut and historical artefacts that date as far back as 1792, during ...
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New service centre planned for North Rocks

A NEW Service NSW Centre will open in North Rocks Shopping Centre, North Rocks, in mid-2023.  The centre will offer ...
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Awards

2023 Parramatta Citizen of the Year awards: Local volunteers shine

AN environmental champion who turns waste into bags and award-winning art has been named City of Parramatta’s 2023 Citizen of ...
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News

Parramatta to CBD: Continuous 91 km transport link being constructed

CBD along the foreshore is forging ahead, with detailed planning and early works now underway.  Minister for Active Transport Rob ...
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Things to Do

Parramatta leaps into 2023: Year of the Rabbit festivities culminates in noodle market

HOP to the City of Parramatta and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a series of free and fun ...
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News

From V8s to voltage: It’s a new world for mechanics

GENERATIONS of motor mechanics have kept Western Sydney’s car population on the road with skills learnt over decades and vast ...
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News

Days of parking a boat of caravan on the street for months are over

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE days of parking the boat or caravan in the street for months on end have come to ...
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Health

Lower cost of PBS medicines from January: Healthcare a major concern among voters

THE new, lower cost of PBS medicines comes into effect on New Year’s Day, meaning the most patients will pay ...
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News

Western Sydney Wanderers back Xmas road safety campaign

AHEAD of the festive season, the NSW Government has released a new emotional, social media campaign featuring the Western Sydney ...
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News

Wildlife rescuers save a baby peregrine falcon living in the roof at Accor Stadium

Story and pictures by AYUSH KUMAR A FAMILY of Peregrine Falcons have made their home in the roof of Accor ...
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News

Forget Bondi or Manly, Parramatta is bringing the beach to the west

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM FORGET Bondi, forget Manly, going to the beach in the heart of the west will soon be a ...
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Things to Do

Huge LEGO event to be featured at PHIVE

DISCOVER a world of brick creations and build your own adventure at the LEGO display in PHIVE during the school ...
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Awards

Parramatta Business of the Year: Market leading and innovative locksmith

WHAT better way to lead into the golden jubilee celebrations for the business than by winning the numero uno award! ...
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Awards

Local Business Awards a win for all: Glittering gala recognises winners

THIS year’s The Parramatta Local Business Awards was a glittering spectacular that provided a fitting finale to the annual event. ...
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Things to Do

Your local Italian dining

Family service at its best ENZOS Cucina Northmead is your local Italian casual dining restaurant located in Northmead Shopping Plaza.  ...
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Events

Huge summer of events kicks off with a long lunch at CommBank Stadium

By Zachary Colwell and Staff Reporters A HUGE summer of events and world-class dining is underway in the City of ...
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News

Parramatta linked to Sydney CBD with seven new ferries

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM PARRAMATTA will be linked to Sydney CBD by a new fleet of state-of-the-art ferries which promise to ...
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Entertainment

Story of Parramatta’s female uprising to show at Riverside Theatres

By SASWATI MUKHERJEE A SLICE of history is set to be enacted soon at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. Titled ...
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Things to Do

Ben & Jerry’s Parramatta offering FREE scoops on November 30

BEN & Jerry’s is slinging free scoops for anyone that brings their own reusable cup between 5pm and 9pm on ...
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Things to Do

Chef Matt Moran and supergroup Human Nature headline Long Lunch at CommBank

THE City of Parramatta is well and truly OPEN FOR LUNCH, and to kick off a big summer of outdoor ...
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Events

Breaking up the Smart Way: Seminar aims to ease the pain

WITH divorces rising, a law expert has revealed how to break up the ‘smart way’. According to new data from ...
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Sports

Kellyville’s Everton superfan is gearing up for the Sydney Super Cup at CommBank

Story and pictures by Ayush Kumar HE’S followed Everton FC for more than 50 years, drives a Blues-dedicated Mustang featuring ...
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Awards

Business night of nights: Finalists take stage for Parramatta gala event

HOLLYWOOD has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys – but for Parramatta businesses, the annual night of ...
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History

Parramatta’s first tent hospital: Far cry from today’s facilities

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM TODAY’S ultra-modern Westmead Hospital is a far cry from the first medical facility in Parramatta district which was ...
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History

Parramatta’s rich history: Festival showcases our foundation

HISTORY buffs, residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Parramatta’s rich cultural heritage through a series of guided walking tours, ...
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News

Better witness protection at Parramatta Court

SAFE spaces and modern facilities to help empower domestic and sexual violence survivors and other vulnerable witnesses to give their ...
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News

How Westmead will be transformed into a world class innovation hub

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WESTMEAD will be transformed into a world-class innovation hub as the nation’s premier health district over the ...
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Awards

2022 WSABE WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Celebrations at Rosehill gala event

WINNERS for the 32nd Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) platform, founded by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce ...
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News

Masquerading as a Museum? Powerhouse attacked by enquiry

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM PARRAMATTA’S new Powerhouse Museum has come under an extraordinary attack from an Upper House Inquiry into the ...
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Sports

Northmead Bowling Club demonstrates its support for the Eels

HAVING formed a close relationship with Parramatta Leagues Club over many years, NBC Sports Club is proud to support the ...
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Sports

Cheers! Trading hours extended for Battle Of The West Grand Final

THE NSW Government has extended trading hours for venues across the State for the National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final ...
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News

Bound for Glory: Eels prepare for Battle of The West

PARRAMATTA has lit up with the famous Blue and Gold colors as the Eels prepare for their first NRL Grand ...
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News

True look of our nation: TV spotlight for Parra choir voices

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE Western Sydney choir River City Voices based at Parramatta is starring in a new national TV ...
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News

PHIVE, Parramatta’s newest landmark has opened

THE countdown is over – City of Parramatta’s bold new community, cultural and civic hub PHIVE, at 5 Parramatta Square, ...
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Sports

10-day festival of sport draws 250,000 fans to Western Sydney

By ZACHARY COLWELL MORE than 250,000 fans will attend a spring festival of elite sporting events in Western Sydney over ...
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History

Pemulwuy was named after a brave warrior

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM MOST residents of Pemulwuy, the suburb to the east of Prospect Reservoir, would not realise the history of ...
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Sports

NOVA Employment sponsorship to boost Wheelaroos Rugby League World Cup campaign

LEADING disability employment services provider, NOVA Employment, has signed as a Gold Sponsor for the Skyring Wheelaroos, bolstering ongoing support ...
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News

Seniors urged to check for unclaimed money: $501M currently unclaimed

OLDER people are being encouraged to check if they have money owing to them with more than half a billion ...
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History

Parramatta: Standing on a slice of railway history

DALLS SHERRINGHAM FEW commuters sipping on their morning coffee and waiting for a train would realize they are standing on ...
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Politics

Parramatta MP Geoff Lee to retire to spend more time with family

THE NSW Corrections Minister and Member for Parramatta Liberal MP Geoff Lee has announced he will retire at the next ...
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Parentopia

Next Generation Of Triple Zero Heroes

Young students across NSW will be better prepared to respond to emergency situations with the launch of the Triple Zero ...
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Things to Do

BULLET TRAIN REVIEW – 4 Stars

DIRECTED by David Leitch, the modern master of the action movie, Bullet Train doesn’t disappoint. It’s full of inventive action, ...
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Travel

Aussies are flocking to Europe: Discovering the secret Italy

TRAVEL EDITOR DALLAS SHERRINGHAM AS the return to international travel takes off, Italy is the number one destination for many ...
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Things to Do

Tastes, sounds and spirit of India are alive across the city

FROM spicy street food, to beating drums and colourful dance, the tastes, sounds and spirit of South Asia are set ...
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News

Mayor calls for a Govt buyout of the Roxy, as the owner plans a hotel development

By DI BARTOK THE owner of the iconic Roxy in Parramatta is set to make the venue “the pre-eminent hotel ...
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Local Business Awards

Parramatta Local Business Awards returns: Voting now open

THE Parramatta Local Business Awards is back, and founder Steve Loe has called on the community to nominate its favourite ...
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News

City’s newest public artwork Recognising Eels historic event

THE wheels are now set in motion for the installation of the City of Parramatta’s newest public artwork, Place of the ...
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News

Aquatic centre is named as it passes construction half way mark

PARRAMATTA’AS new $88.6M state-of the-art aquatic and leisure centre is fast approaching the finish line as construction races past the ...
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Things to Do

Masked Wolf kicks off Sound West festival with live performance at CommBank Stadium

DECLAN BYRNE RAPPER Masked Wolf will kick off the inaugural Sound West festival live series, adding entertainment to the Parramatta ...
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Health

Rhodes Scholarship in Cardiac Genetic Medicine for Westmead doctor

WESTMEAD Hospital junior doctor Rosemary Kirk has been awarded a coveted Rhodes Scholarship in Renal and Cardiac Genetic Medicine at ...
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Sports

Sport precinct honors swim star with the Samantha Riley Drive Reserve

WORLD champion swimmer Samantha Riley will have a major new sporting precinct at North Kellyville named after her. Work is ...
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Property

KPMG sets up in Parramatta Square: Firm relocates to city’s top business address

KPMG Australia has announced it will open a newly located office in the Parramatta Square precinct. The move sees the ...
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News

Which locations would you like to see? Submit to Parramatta Monopoly

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM PARRAMATTA has officially become one of the great cities of the world with a special edition of the ...
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News

Parramatta Light Rail milestone: Work is underway on the Church St stop

WORK to transform the first light rail stop from vision to reality is underway on Church St with two 23m-long ...
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Entertainment

Timezone returns to Parramatta: Dual-level venue to open at Westfield Parramatta

TIMEZONE has opened its 53rd outlet – at Westfield Parramtta. The opening continues the brand’s impressive list of venues in ...
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Entertainment

REVIEW: Elvis 4 stars – a cinematic experience that can’t be missed

THE mile-a-minute, never let up pace of the film (along with the myriad OTT Baz Luhrmann stylistic choices) may not ...
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News

Parramatta meets Sydney Opera House: $90M pathway links the two

AN iconic 91-kilometre continuous pathway linking the Sydney Opera House to Parramatta Park will be built as part of a ...
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News

Future of North Rocks Markets included in plans for major new development

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE future of North Rocks’ popular Weekly Markets has been included in the long-term plans for a new ...
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Profile

Meet a true local legend: Guitar guy who’s winning commuter’s hearts

0DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE ‘O’Connell Street Walking Dress Up Guitar Guy’ a.k.a. Romulus Romeo has been winning the hearts of commuters ...
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Travel

Working office on the road: Joining the digital nomad movement

By TAVEL EDITOR | DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WE’VE all heard the term grey nomads, but a new group known as digital ...
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Chamber

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board

THE Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held in May addressed the Board’s strengthening commitment during a period of ...
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Entertainment

REVIEW: Top Gun: Maverick – 5 Stars: Perfect sequel, perhaps better than the original

PETE Mitchell, callsign Maverick (Tom Cruise), has spent over 30 years as one of the Navy’s top aviators, doing exactly what ...
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Politics

Battle for Parramatta: Man from the East wins in the West

WHILE Andrew Charlton, the “man from the East” managed to retain Parramatta for Labor in the Federal election, with a ...
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News

Help for households paying energy bills: Up to $1,600 subsidies

HOUSEHOLDS having trouble paying their energy bills will be able to access up to $1,600 a year in help after ...
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Politics

Parramatta stays in safe Labor hands despite swing

BY DI BARTOK WHILE the Labor vote was slightly down in Parramatta, out-of-towner Andrew Charlton managed to win the seat ...
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Sports

FC Barcalona to hold fan party and open training session: Free entry for fans

DETERMINED to leave a legacy for football and their fans on their first visit to Australia, FC Barcelona will stage ...
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Property

After nine years, Govt approves Council’s plan for Parramatta CBD expansion

THE NSW state government has given the City of Parramatta Council’s plan to expand boundaries and building height limits to ...
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Federal Election 2022

Liberal Democratic Party – Liza Tazewell

Proud daughter of immigrant parents LIZA Tazewell (nee Pranjic/Suroprajitno) grew up in Guildford, the proud daughter of immigrant parents. “I ...
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Federal Election 2022

Liberal Party – Maria Kovacic

Understanding community aspirations MARIA has run a successful mortgage and finance business for 16 years, while she and her husband ...
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Federal Election 2022

The Greens – Phil Bradley

The only Green candidate PARRAMATTA Council’s only Greens councillor Phil Bradley is making climate change his main issue, considering the ...
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Federal Election 2022

Australian Labor Party -Andrew Charlton

Strong plans for the future AS an economist, business owner and former economic advisor to Kevin Rudd Andrew believes he ...
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Federal Election 2022

Independent – Steve Christou

Former Mayor gets the community FORMER mayor of Cumberland Council, Steve believes that only a local can truly understand and ...
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Federal Election 2022

United Australia Party – Julian Fayad

“Not impacted by tyranny” JULIAN has lived in Guildford and Granville all his life, his parents Lebanese-born. He was raised ...
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Live Music

From virtual to reality: River City Voices thrilled to be back on stage

RIVER City Voices is thrilled to be back on stage on May 22 with a luscious choral and orchestral program. ...
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Sports

Superclub FC Barcelona comes to Parramatta: Future superstars unleashed

GET ready Parramatta! Socceroos legend Brett Emerton says La Liga super-club FC Barcelona will unleash “future football superstars” when they take on ...
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Entertainment

Lights on for late-night culture: Funding for local experiences

PARRAMATTA residents and visitors are set for spectacular nights out, as eight Western Sydney arts and culture organisations keep their ...
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Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Geoff Lee on what the Federal Govt should do for Parramatta

The Federal seat of Parramatta is up for Grabs, State Member Dr Geoff Lee share his views on the Federal ...
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News

Parramatta’s signature building: PHIVE, the centre piece of transformation

SYDNEY has the Opera House, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State Building, and soon Parramatta ...
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Travel

Virgin Voyages heads Down Under with adults-only cruise format

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM VIRGIN Voyages will bring its successful “adults only” cruise format to Australia in 2023. The new cruise line ...
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News

Entries are now open for WSABE 2022

THE 2022 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence Showcase Launch officially marked the commencement of the 2022 WSABE Campaign, with ...
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News

Flexible working hours are still a farce for many Aussie dads

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM IF you are one of those dads who is stuck at work every day for hours on ...
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Entertainment

FILM REVIEW: THE LOST CITY REVIEW – 4 STARS

ADVENTURE returns to the big screen in The Lost City; a hilariously enjoyable, rom-com adventure hybrid full of snarky laughs ...
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Entertainment

FILM REVIEW: MORBIUS -2 STARS

MUDDLED, with flashes of brilliance, but an overall sense of ‘why?’, Morbius is a film that isn’t so much bad ...
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Property

Nearing the end of the cycle: Record levels of office tenancy

PARRAMATTA received record levels of office tenant activity in 2021, softening the increase in vacancies as large levels of new ...
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Comment

Reframing Heroism: The ultimate test of leadership

PRISCELLA MABOR WHEN the Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky was offered safe passage out of his country’s warzone in the first ...
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News

Former Eels star builds self-esteem: Forging a better future for kids

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WHEN Parramatta star David Gower was balancing his NRL career with life as a father of three, ...
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News

Council moves forward with improved parking plan for CBD

THE City of Parramatta is moving forward with an innovative plan to revamp carparking in the Parramatta CBD to better ...
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Federal Election 2022

Cat among the pigeons: Cumberland’s former mayor enters the fray

STEVE Christou, the colourful former mayor of Cumberland, has entered the fray in the battle for Parramatta in the upcoming ...
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Federal Election 2022

Labor’s choice of candidate for Parramatta an elusive force

By DI BARTOK WHILE the Labor local rank and file members are still fuming over Anthony Albanese’s choice of candidate ...
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Federal Election 2022

Liberal choice is “top notch”: Former Mayor backs Maria

By DI BARTOK FORMER Liberal Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer thinks the Liberals have a real chance of winning Parramatta in ...
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Food

Top five trends for 2022: Coffee drinkers are going natural

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM COFFEE drinkers are universally ‘going natural’ in 2022 but also re-embracing quality instant coffee according to a ...
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News

Parramatta Light Rail track nears completion as construction of stops starts

WORK will start to build the first of 16 light rail stops and track installation will reach 100 per cent ...
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Politics

Battle for Parramatta begins: Albo’s choice branded the privileged white man option

By DI BARTOK RANK and file ALP members are hoping that a decision to “parachute” an Eastern Suburbs high profile ...
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Entertainment

Parramatta’s CBD reignites: Epic outdoor autumn event series

OUTDOOR spaces across the Parramatta CBD will be transformed into buzzing entertainment venues as part of the City of Parramatta’s ...
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Health

MINDSET: Inaction and avoidance are the silent killers – cost of doing nothing

MARCUS WHEAN  IF  best, nothing changes, at worst, sometimes senseless tragedy is the consequence of not taking action. WHEN I ...
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News

Accommodation support for flood victims plus 16 weeks rental support

A NEW $285M Temporary Housing Support Package will provide accommodation support to flood victims who have lost their homes to ...
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News

Welcome to MyTime: Where the sun’s always shining

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THERE is a special place up in the Dundas Valley called the Allowah Children’s Hospital where the ...
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Business

BDO launches in GWS: New Parramatta office home to 20 partners

BDO in Australia has expanded its presence in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) with the establishment of a new office at ...
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News

Small Business Month: Light rail initiatives for small business

SMALL businesses along the Parramatta Light Rail will receive an additional boost of support with free giveaways to attract local ...
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News

Flood warning: Fraudsers are targeting flood victims

THE NSW Government has issued a warning to flood victims and residents across the state to be wary of flood ...
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Women

International Women’s Day: local women achievers recognised

FIST Nations leaders, a business owner, a social change entrepreneur and a scientist are some of the local women featured ...
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Community

It takes a village to raise a child: Dealing with digital poverty

By TARA MCGUIGAN “PLEASE help me!”, Ruqia pleaded, having told me her three sons, all of them in high school, ...
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Travel

Quest for adventure: Cruise stunning Kimberley Coast

By JOHN NEWTON AS an increasing number of upmarket small ships ply the stunning Kimberley coast, one of the first ...
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Sports

Rosehill Bowling Club issues invitation to existing and new bowlers

FIVE  years ago, Rosehill and Rydalmere Central amalgamated to form Rosehill Bowling Club, owned and operated by the Australian Turf ...
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News

FLOODS: Federal and state flood recovery assistance activated for Parramatta LGA

THE Commonwealth Government has activated the Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance to support more communities including in ...
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Celebration

Migrant centre celebrates 25 years: Resettling role a vital service

By DI BARTOK IN its 25-year history, the Community Migrant Resource Centre has helped more than 600,000 refugees and migrants ...
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News

Relationships being harmed: Hearing loss taking a toll

HEARING loss is taking a toll on relationships in the community according to a leading Parramatta audiology specialist. Naa Armah ...
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Heritage

Tribute to our heritage: Parramatta Square’s unique collection

A SPECIALLY commissioned art collection has been created for Walker Corporation’s 6 & 8 Parramatta Square lobbies, reflecting on the ...
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News

Four-time Olympian’s test: Melissa Wu faces SAS challenge

PARRAMATTA’S four-time Olympian Melissa Wu has well and truly dived in the deep end as a contestant on the blockbuster ...
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Hospitality

Project by Holdmark Group: New 5-star hotel for Parramatta

Parramatta will boast a luxury five-star intercontinental hotel by 2025 if a plan by Holdmark Property Group is approved. The ...
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Covid update

For eligible families: $250 parents NSW vouchers go live today

ABOUT one million families can now enjoy $250 worth of vouchers, thanks to the NSW Government’s Parents NSW program going ...
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Sports

Boost for 2022 NRL season: Paulo and Gutho Eels skippers

JUNIOR Paulo and Clint Gutherson will be joint captains of Parramatta Eels in the club’s strengthened bid for the 2022 ...
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News

It’s mission control: Intelligent driving switched on

INTELLIGENT technology has helped slash the number of accidents, shorten travel times and improve efficiency along the M4 from Penrith ...
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Property

Local property market reveals surprises: Parramatta a top rental region

SEVERAL suburbs in the Parramatta region have been rated in the top rental opportunities for families as in Greater Sydney. ...
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Travel

Too hot? Too far? Too dear? Dispelling myths of Northern Territory

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM IF you have dreamt of visiting the Northern Territory but are worried about making the journey,  there are ...
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Entertainment

Culture celebrates: Colours of Lunar New Year light up Parramatta

THE City of Parramatta will be ringing in the Year of the Tiger with a colourful display of lanterns and ...
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Covid update

COVID business support package announced: Up to $5,000 PW

BUSINESSES, workers and the performing arts across NSW are all set to benefit from a major financial support package of ...
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News

You’re invited: Have your say on a place name in Parramatta LGA

THE Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to name a light ...
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News

Australia Day Awards: Parramatta honors local citizens

LOCAL community organisations and individuals who have gone above and beyond to support the community have been honored at the ...
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Covid update

COVID settings remain: Govt extends restrictions for a month

THE NSW Government will extend current restrictions for another month as the State continues to take a measured response to ...
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Heritage

Parramatta Female Factory future secure with $54M grant

THE State Govt will spend almost $54m to secure the future of the Parramatta Female Factory and to develop an ...
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Politics

Community first: Lisa Lake is the new Cumberland Mayor

DI BARTOK LISA Lake, elected Mayor of Cumberland last night, looks forward to “taking the community” with her during her ...
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Politics

Labor wave: Donna Davis the new Lord Mayor of Parramatta

DI BARTOK LABOR councillor Donna Davis was elected unopposed as Lord Mayor of Parramatta on January 10. Sameer Pandey, another ...
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Covid update

COVID vaccinations for children aged 5-11 commence in Western Sydney

SIX-year-old Beatrix was one of the first children to be vaccinated at The Granville Centre Vaccination Clinic today with COVID-19 ...
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Covid update

100 million Rapid Anitgen Tests for essential workers, vulnerable

THE first batch of 100 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be distributed to NSW essential public workers and vulnerable ...
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Technology

Local innovation: Zombie app to build resilience, combat youth anxiety

LAWRENCE MACHADO CHILDREN facing anxiety and stress issues especially due to the long Covid-19 lockdowns in NSW can make the ...
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Travel

Trends revealed by Expedia: Travelers going the GOAT in 2022

TRAVEL EDITOR | DALLS SHERINGHAM TRAVELERS will have the GOAT mindset in 2022 according to industry leaders Expedia. No, they ...
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Sports

Women’s soccer champs may train at Parramatta

SOCCER enthusiast Steven Issa kicked a goal for Parramatta as Lord Mayor, calling on council to put forward the City ...
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Sports

Work starts on new indoor sports centre at Camellia

WORK is officially underway on the 5,000-metre square Billbergia Indoor Sports Centre, located in the Western Sydney suburb of Camellia, ...
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Business

Summer in Parramatta: The power of the pool beckons

SKYE Suites Parramatta general manger, Quercy Jouannes was the first to experience the power of the pool as summer kicks ...
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History

All grown up: 160 years of Parramatta

DI BARTOK IN its 160 years as a local government area, Parramatta certainly has grown up – all the way ...
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Property

As the market cools, the West remains HOT

TRENDS | DALLS SHERRINGHAM SYDNEY’S booming property market is showing signs of cooling after one of the most historic years ...
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Sports

2020 season: Experience NRL in the tropical Top End

THE Parramatta Eels will take on the North Queensland Cowboys at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on April 30, 2022, with tickets ...
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News

Let the fun begin: It’s looking a lot like Christmas

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the City of Parramatta with an assortment of fun Yuletide activities for people of all ...
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Politics

Election update: Labor and Independents big winners on new councils

LOCAL GOVERNMENT | DI BARTOK PARRAMATTA Council will certainly be a different make-up after Saturday’s local government election saw a ...
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News

Foxes stay cool: new sprinklers for Parramatta’s flying foxes

WHILE Sydneysiders flock to beaches and swimming pools to escape the heat this summer, Parramatta’s grey-headed flying-fox colony can stay ...
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News

First time: CommBank Stadium to host NRL All Stars

RUGBY League’s big matches are heading back to NSW with the NRL All Stars match set to take place in ...
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Property

Property listings jump: Market cools but west is still HOT

DALLS SHERRINGHAM SYDNEY’S booming property market is showing signs of cooling after one of the most historic years of property ...
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Heritage

Nine Mayors on: Parramatta’s still growing after 160 years

OUR CITY | DI BARTOK NINE lord mayors, past and present, braved the cold of windswept Parramatta Square to commemorate ...
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News

They’re back: Parramatta Farmers Markets return to Centenary Square

PARRAMATTA’S famous Farmers Markets at Centenary Square are back with a mix of new stallholders and regular favourites bringing some ...
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Travel

Coffs Coast has struck gold as NSW’s first and only certified ECO Destination

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM IF green is the new black then the Coffs Coast has struck gold becoming NSW’s first and only ...
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News

I’ve found my purpose: Eels star Steve Dresler turns personal tragedy into inspiration

PASSION | STAFF REPORTERS JUST a few years ago, Steve Dresler was one of the rising stars of the NRL, ...
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Politics

It’s time: Labor women ready for action on Cumberland Council

POLITICS | DI BARTOK EIGHT Labor women tuned into the community are ready to serve across the wards of Cumberland ...
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News

After becoming a hit in 2021 the Stadium Drive-In is set to return in 2022

STAFF REPORTERS AFTER two sell-out seasons, the CommBank Stadium Drive-In is back by popular demand with a host of blockbuster ...
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Events

AmCham to deliver the first GWS Summit at Parramatta in 2022

BUSINESS | STAFF REPORTERS IN a fresh initiative to assist business growth in Western Sydney, the American Chamber of Commerce ...
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Health

Westmead COVID Vaccine: Local researchers working on a world-first booster

HEALTH | JADE HOBMAN MEDICAL researchers in Western Sydney are pioneering a new vaccine that would guard against all existing ...
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Events

Five-day festival of intimate & large performances: Parramatta wins Sound West event

PARRAMATTA has won the bid to host the SOUND WEST Technology & Music Festival, Australia’s first major music, tech and networking ...
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News

Parramatta Lanes returns with a new menu of beats, eats and art

THE City of Parramatta is welcoming back music and food lovers to the CBD with the return of its popular ...
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News

After 18 years, Parramatta MP Julie Owens announces resignation

POLITICS | DI BARTOK JULIE Owens, long-serving Federal Labor MP for Parramatta, has announced that she is resigning from Parliament. ...
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The super canvas indigenous art project for Parramatta Square

LANG Walker AO’s love of indigenous art has taken pride of place in the lobby of the freshly minted 6 ...
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Powerhouse

Lang Walker’s $20M donation to Powerhouse Parramatta sets a new record

THE NSW Government has announced a combined $30M dollar investment in Powerhouse Parramatta – one of the largest donations ever ...
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Sports

New CommBank Stadium signage lights up the skyline as Parramatta welcomes the Matildas

VENUES | STAFF REPORTERS CITY of Parramatta residents will notice something different as they travel down the busy thoroughfare of ...
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Parks

Park makeovers reach new milestones during lockdown

CITY of Parramatta Council’s $5M revamp of green spaces in Telopea has reached a new milestone. The newly refurbished Acacia ...
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News

Parramatta Mission announces winning design for The Gathering Place in CBD

PARRAMATTA Mission, in conjunction with City of Parramatta Council, has successfully completed an architectural design excellence competition for its central ...
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News

Welcome back! Eat St reopens as major events planned

THE City of Parramatta is gearing up for a Summer of Celebration as the new-look Eat Street comes alive, cafes, ...
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News

First river class ferry in service on Parramatta River

TRANSPORT | DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE first of the controversial new ‘ugly duckling’ River Class ferries has entered service in wet ...
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Family Life

Fussy eater expert reveals tactics for influencing kids at meal time

PARENTING | JADE HOBMAN “MY kids can never find their shoes, but they find a tiny piece of onion in ...
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News

Why the new State leadership is a boon for Western Sydney

POLITICS | DI BARTOK THE elevation of Dominic Perrottett to Premier of NSW with Penrith MP Stuart Ayres as deputy  ...
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News

Govt announces a project to keep cats at home

A NEW initiative to help curb the toll on native wildlife caused by domestic cats across Parramatta has been announced ...
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Covid update

NSW Govt extends JobSaver payments in line with vaccination rates

The NSW Government will go it alone to fund an extension of the JobSaver program to help NSW businesses re-open ...
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News

Steven Issa elected Parramatta Lord Mayor for initial short tenure

LOCAL POLITICS | DI BARTOK LIBERAL councillor Steven Issa has been elected Lord Mayor of Parramatta, despite the looming local ...
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Precincts

Parramatta Leagues incoming CEO interview with Parramatta Times editor

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

North Parramatta units still a popular choice among investors

PROPERTY | DALLAS SHERRINGHAM NORTH Parramatta units are still a popular choice amongst real estate investors in 2021 according to ...
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News

Parramatta Lord Mayor joins campaign to increase vaccination

MAYORS and council workers are united in one voice to urge the state’s local government workforce to get vaccinated against ...
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News

Bankwest transfers stadium naming rights: Bankwest to become CommBank Stadium

 VENUES | STAFF REPORTERS WE’VE got used to seeing the Bankwest Stadium sign on O’Connell Street in Parramatta, but the ...
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Sports

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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News

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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News

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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News

$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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News

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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News

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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News

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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News

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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Uncategorized

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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News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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