Month: January 2021

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 committee will advise Coast on selling council assets. Michael Filo and Steve Rowe will make up the Coast’s Independent Advisory Group which is going to “provide advice to achieve the best result” in selling off …

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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 and mathematics (STEM) as part of the Federal Government’s Maker Projects program. The not-for-profit Western Sydney Business Connection has received $97,000 under the program to deliver the Western Sydney STEM Careers Interactive Series project, an interactive CISRO …

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

A FORMIDABLE line-up of worthy citizens and workers were recognised in this year’s Parramatta Council Australia Day Local Awards. The awards ceremony, held at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday January 21, saw the following recognised: Junior Citizen of the Year – Antonio Rajaratnam In 2020, Antonio was an HSC student at Redeemer Baptist School. While studying, …

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First tracks of Parramatta Light Rail laid along dining precinct

THE revitalisation of Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ is well underway with the first tracks laid for Parramatta Light Rail in the dining precinct.  Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said major light rail construction on Church Street, from Lennox Bridge to George Street, is being fast-tracked for completion in mid-2021. “It’s exciting to see a city-shaping project like the Parramatta Light Rail make significant …

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Hoops Coffee House opens at Bankwest Stadium

PARRAMATTA’S home of sport and entertainment will feature early starts and alfresco dining with the opening of Hoops Coffee House outside Bankwest Stadium. As the City of Parramatta comes alive this summer, the new seven-days-a-week café next to the basketball courts and playground area on O’Connell Street adds another dimension to the popular community space. …

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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 in 2020. That amount is part of the $61.8M total losses from fraudulent investment schemes while incidents involving this sector of Australian consumers, particularly those aged 20-30, are rising based on Scamwatch 2020 data. Investment …

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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 doors for nearly six months while transitioning into a COVID-Safe facility. The eight libraries in Carlingford, Constitution Hill, Dundas, Epping, Ermington, Parramatta, and Wentworth Point introduced a 24-hour click-and-collect service that enabled residents to borrow …

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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 build the critical project. The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has endorsed Council’s Development Application for the $77M facility, which will boast three new pools, a water play area, and premium fitness facilities. “I know …

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