Month: August 2021

New coalition will drive bid to make Parramatta CBD a top legal hub

TOP law firms, universities and Legal business groups have joined City of Parramatta Council’s bold bid to transform the Parramatta CBD into one of Australia’s key legal hubs. City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer, NSW Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee MP and other members of the new Parramatta Legal & Justice Coalition …

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Let’s do this: Campaign launched to boost vaccination

THE NSW Government has launched the next phase of its statewide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW to get vaccinated. Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations so we can all get back to doing …

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Green ban on Willow Grove to be lifted

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that the green ban imposed by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) on Parramatta’s Willow Grove site will be lifted. This decision follows consultation with the community resulting in the retention of significant heritage items. St Georges Terraces will be revitalised and incorporated …

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FLY ME TO THE AIRPORT: Drone landing pad for CBD hotel

PARRAMATTA may soon have a new hotel with a revolutionary drone landing pad on the top floor. Pheonix Builders is planning the ultra modern182-room complex next to Westfield Parramatta which will allow connecting drone flights to Western Sydney Airport and Sydney CBD . The development was originally part of tranche six of the State Government’s …

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Rosemary’s Way film aims to curb domestic violence

By ELIZABETH FRIAS AUSTRALIA’S Local Hero of the Year, Rosemary Kariuki has urged men and women to “always seek peace in your heart” and called on governments to open more refuges for women, girls and children, escaping domestic violence. Speaking recently before a large audience at Granville Community Centre for the screening of Rosemary’s Way, …

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Parramatta CBD parking revamped as CBD transforms

CITY of Parramatta Council is inviting the community to have their say on draft plans to improve parking availability and access in Parramatta’s rapidly growing CBD. The Draft Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, now on public exhibition, explores opportunities to better accommodate the different parking needs of residents, visitors and workers. “With record investment and a …

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National Science Week: Dr Karl leads free interactive talk

AUSTRALIA’Ss favourite science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM will kick off National Science Week in Parramatta with a free interactive online talk as part of Sydney Science Festival 2021. On Sunday, August 15, Dr Karl will answer the audience’s burning science questions and Deadly Science founder Corey Tutt will celebrate the scientific contributions of First …

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Fee-free rapid response courses during COVID

A SUITE of 10 fee-free TAFE NSW courses are now available for NSW residents to build their skills during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health, digital security, business administration and construction industry skill sets are just some of the COVID rapid response courses on offer to people throughout the pandemic. Minister for Skills and Tertiary …

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Jarryd Hayne instructs agent to put his Parramatta apartment on the market

Hayne’s Parramatta apartment for sale PARRAMATTA’S fallen NRL idol Jarryd Hayne may be in jail, but it hasn’t stopped him from tinkering with his property portfolio that was once valued at $5M. Jarryd has given instructions from his prison cell for agents to sell one of his remaining investment apartments at Parramatta, according to a …

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