Month: November 2020

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 will benefit from world-class facilities.   Acting Minister for Sports Geoff Lee said the new home of cricket within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct will be the envy of all other states and territories.   …

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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 record-breaking 25 years as a Parramatta councillor, Lorraine Wearne shows no sign of slowing down. Not even cancer and removal of a lung can hold back this formidable woman. Now cancer-free and feeling fit – …

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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. Problems have arisen when cricket clubs, who have booked grounds for their regular weekend stints, have encountered the organised recreational players reluctant to leave the pitch. “Organised recreational” cricket groups refer to teams of registered …

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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 the summer months of 2020-2021, as they launch the Western phase of their summer-safety campaign. Operation Summer Safe is a high-visibility operation that commenced in the Western Region on November 1 to increase community engagement …

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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 a quirky new documentary series to mark Foundation Day. From pioneers buried in Australia’s oldest marked graves to the legacy of the 1919 Spanish flu pandemic, City of Parramatta Council’s Parramatta Foundations short videos uncover …

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