Month: July 2021

Riverside Theatres takes new direction as it farewells director, Robert Love

A NEW director will take the reins of Parramatta’s iconic Riverside Theatres from next month, with the long-serving Robert Love stepping down after 20 years at the helm. City of Parramatta Council has announced the appointment of Craig McMaster, who brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in global entertainment, theatre and venue management. …

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Police warning after woman scammed into handing over money

PARRAMATTA Police are warning residents to be wary of scams after a woman transferred money believing it was to be used to correct a visa issue. About 10.14pm on Tuesday July 13, a Parramatta resident received several phone calls to her mobile phone which displayed Australian High Commission India. After ignoring the calls several times, …

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Upgrades for Parramatta courts: New remote witness rooms built

DOMESTIC violence complainants and other vulnerable witnesses will be empowered to give their best evidence in court thanks to new remote witness rooms and safe rooms to be built at two Parramatta courthouses. Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee said at Parramatta Children’s Court, a new remote witness room and a safe room will be installed, …

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Tough restrictions announced: COVID statement from the Premier

GIVEN the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: · Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people …

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Community grant recipients announced: $385,000 to support local programs

THIRTY not-for-profit groups, social enterprises, creative organisations and artists have been announced as recipients of City of Parramatta Council’s 2021 Community Grants program.  City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said the more than $385,000 in funding would support recipients to deliver programs that enhance social connectedness, cultural wellbeing and economic resilience in Parramatta. …

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Making CBD dining a family affair: where kids have the passion

By ELIZABETH FRIAS FROM day one renowned restaurateur Maurice Terzini anchored CicciaBella at Parramatta Square, he stayed true to his words to make dining an enjoyable family affair. Thus, CicciaBella created classic Italian dinners that are fun, healthy, and hearty for the bambinos, as it is for parents whom Terzini urge to showcase the hidden …

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Funding for cybersecurity centre at Parramatta: WSU to build state-wide training capacity

THE Federal Government has announced $745,920 in funding for Western Sydney University to establish the Cybersecurity Aid Centre to train and support small business with Cyber Incident Response. Funded through the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Grants Program, the Centre will be located in Parramatta and led by Western Sydney University in partnership with …

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Mitchell Moses called up for Origin 3: Fittler praises halfback’s maturity

By STAFF REPORTERS PARRAMATTA halfback Mitchell Moses will make his NSW State of Origin debut versus Queensland on Wednesday, July 14. NSW coach Brad Fittler announced the team on Sunday night, for the final game of the series. The Blues have already won the series, leading the 2021 annual battle with the Maroons, 2-0. Fittler …

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Eight years in the making: Parramatta CBD Plan ratified just in time

WITH hardly any time to spare, Parramatta Council submitted its CBD planning proposal to the State Government before going into caretaker mode ahead of the September 4 local government election. The proposal, eight years in the making, sets the building codes and planning strategies for Sydney’s second CBD and the State Government was getting antsy …

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