Month: October 2021

After 18 years, Parramatta MP Julie Owens announces resignation

POLITICS | DI BARTOK JULIE Owens, long-serving Federal Labor MP for Parramatta, has announced that she is resigning from Parliament. Ms Owens, who is in her 18th year of representing Parramatta, will not be contesting the next election, expected to be held early next year. An immensely popular MP, the Liberals have tried with several …

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The super canvas indigenous art project for Parramatta Square

LANG Walker AO’s love of indigenous art has taken pride of place in the lobby of the freshly minted 6 Parramatta Square with a specially commissioned super canvas. Walker acquired the piece by artist Yaritji Young called Honey Ant Dreaming for the grand entry wall of the newest commercial office building in the $3.2B precinct. …

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Lang Walker’s $20M donation to Powerhouse Parramatta sets a new record

THE NSW Government has announced a combined $30M dollar investment in Powerhouse Parramatta – one of the largest donations ever to an arts and cultural institution in Australia. A $20M donation from the Walker Family Foundation – the second largest donation to any Western Sydney institution in history – will deliver the Lang Walker Family …

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New CommBank Stadium signage lights up the skyline as Parramatta welcomes the Matildas

VENUES | STAFF REPORTERS CITY of Parramatta residents will notice something different as they travel down the busy thoroughfare of O’Connell Street. The City’s iconic Stadium now has a vivid new look. CommBank Stadium is the new name of the hugely popular Western Sydney venue and the light show of an evening has been eye-catching …

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Park makeovers reach new milestones during lockdown

CITY of Parramatta Council’s $5M revamp of green spaces in Telopea has reached a new milestone. The newly refurbished Acacia Park is set to reopen to the community soon, as construction starts on nearby Sturt Park including upgrades to the skatepark and playground. “Telopea is undergoing a significant transformation and we are proud to deliver …

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Parramatta Mission announces winning design for The Gathering Place in CBD

PARRAMATTA Mission, in conjunction with City of Parramatta Council, has successfully completed an architectural design excellence competition for its central site at Parramatta Square, adjacent to the historic Leigh Memorial Church. The winning design for the new centre, to be called The Gathering Place, will create an iconic building on Parramatta Square, a city site that was …

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Fussy eater expert reveals tactics for influencing kids at meal time

PARENTING | JADE HOBMAN “MY kids can never find their shoes, but they find a tiny piece of onion in their dinner immediately.” These words resonate well with many parents today, and a study done just last month shed light on the prevalence of struggles parents have at mealtime. Popular meal kit delivery service HelloFresh …

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