Month: June 2021

Major COVID-19 support package to support tens of thousands of NSW businesses

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The package includes grants of between $5,000 and $10,000 for small businesses, payroll tax deferrals for all employers, an …

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COVID message from NSW Premier: Lockdown extended until July 9

TO protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (June 26) until 11.59pm Friday, July 9. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing …

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Council endorses the plan to transform Parramatta CBD

CITY of Parramatta’s bold vision to grow the shape and size of its CBD is closer to becoming a reality after Council endorsed an ambitious plan to revitalise the Central River City. First proposed in 2013, the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal will see the boundaries of the Parramatta CBD expanded and the heights of buildings …

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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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