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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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