Month: March 2021

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 unable to swim since the pool closed in 2017. However, Mr Simpson and other residents have time to use it until Anzac Day before it closes during the colder months, when numbers drop. It is …

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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 the interests of the business community of Sydney’s second CBD. He is particularly pleased that he and his board have lifted the profile of the chamber, so that it is consulted by governments, council and …

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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 listed Parramatta as one of the premier tourist attractors in the State. It has a mountain of Heritage business success stories and tourist activities that have made Parramatta the place to be and visit in …

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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 account and sent to another address.  It was established that the resident’s spouse received a call about month prior from a person claiming to be from the phone company, who stated they were entitled to …

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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 peak hour. It will be a quick journey of just 20 minutes from Parra to the Sydney CBD through twin tunnels bored through the Inner West’s ideal sandstone rock foundation. The train will link Westmead …

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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 clinical tower officially unveiled today. Staff and services began relocating to the new hospital building in February, with both the adult and children’s Emergency Departments now open to the public. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the …

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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 Area residents with a pension or health care card. Bookings are essential for the COVID-safe event which will run from 9am to 1pm on Friday, March 26. “With the cost of living on the rise, …

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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 this sector has a proud history of bouncing back from the hardest of times. Now retailers have revealed the solutions and support measures needed for the industry bounce back this year and beyond. New research …

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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, will continue throughout this year in Western Sydney. The ‘Focus on New Fathers’ program sends texts to dads, offering valuable health advice and links into pathways to ensure support options are available. Western Sydney Local …

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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 on Saturday at the launch of the latest stage, Melrose Park Village. The AJ+C designed Melrose Park Village includes six buildings and 411apartmentsoverlooking a 4000-square metre private park, along with a small-format supermarket. Melrose Park …

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