Month: June 2021

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 items is being auctioned featuring local iconic photos of Parramatta. The collection features moments captured in time featuring original images of St. Johns Church, Town Hall, Kings School and even Park Gates, along with many …

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$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 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will ensure we have the right transport links between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney Olympic Peninsula. “This continues our record investment in public transport infrastructure, which is …

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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 planning in its upcoming 2021-22 NSW Budget. “Parramatta Light Rail is a game-changing transport project for the City of Parramatta and it’s fantastic to see the NSW Government committing to planning for Stage 2,” Cr Dwyer said. “City …

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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 into the industrial hub’s main shopping strip.  The large-scale public artwork by artist Claire Foxton is at the heart of City of Parramatta Council’s $670,000 revitalisation of Brodie Street shops, delivered under its Better Neighbourhoods Program. It will …

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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 way to NSW due to popular demand as Sydney-siders finally get a taste of the alpine-inspired winter wonderland. Open daily, it will run for three months, from June 19 – September12, 2021. The Winter Village …

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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 Excellence (WSABE) close on Monday, June 14 at 11.59 PM. WSABE is managed by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce. Prime media partner, Western Sydney Business Access is a sister publication of the Parramatta Times. Now …

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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 Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) was recently detected among bats in the area, a wildlife expert doesn’t want Parramatta Park users to go all batty. “The simple message is that you can only be infected by …

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