Month: November 2021

Property listings jump: Market cools but west is still HOT

DALLS SHERRINGHAM SYDNEY’S booming property market is showing signs of cooling after one of the most historic years of property growth, however Western Sydney remains hot. Affordable prices and buyers looking to exit the city and apartment life means interest in the west is still high as the region celebrates breaking the Covid-19 shackles. And …

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Nine Mayors on: Parramatta’s still growing after 160 years

OUR CITY | DI BARTOK NINE lord mayors, past and present, braved the cold of windswept Parramatta Square to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the proclamation of Parramatta as a municipality, alongside NSW Governor Margaret Beazley on Saturday November 27. Sitting proudly among the invited throng was Alan Hyam, 88, who served as Parramatta’s first …

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They’re back: Parramatta Farmers Markets return to Centenary Square

PARRAMATTA’S famous Farmers Markets at Centenary Square are back with a mix of new stallholders and regular favourites bringing some mid-week buzz to the CBD. Traditionally held on a Friday, the Farmers Markets will be operating every Wednesday as part of a five-week trial, from 24 November to 22 December between 7.30am and 2.30pm. Parramatta …

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Coffs Coast has struck gold as NSW’s first and only certified ECO Destination

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM IF green is the new black then the Coffs Coast has struck gold becoming NSW’s first and only certified ECO Destination in what is seen as a vital win for the struggling North Coast city. Coffs Harbor City Council spearheaded the rigorous 14-month certification process, which will draw today’s nature conscious ECO adventurers …

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I’ve found my purpose: Eels star Steve Dresler turns personal tragedy into inspiration

PASSION | STAFF REPORTERS JUST a few years ago, Steve Dresler was one of the rising stars of the NRL, ranked alongside the likes of Reed Mahoney and Dylan Brown at the Parramatta Eels. But while the latter two Parra young guns became established first graders, Steve’s career was over before it began. Medically retired …

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After becoming a hit in 2021 the Stadium Drive-In is set to return in 2022

STAFF REPORTERS AFTER two sell-out seasons, the CommBank Stadium Drive-In is back by popular demand with a host of blockbuster Disney movies locked in for March 2022. The Stadium Drive-In became a thing in Parramatta in 2020 when COVID put most live events on pause. But watching flicks from the comfort of your car proved …

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AmCham to deliver the first GWS Summit at Parramatta in 2022

BUSINESS | STAFF REPORTERS IN a fresh initiative to assist business growth in Western Sydney, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) will deliver its first Greater Western Sydney Summit (GWSS) in March 2022. The GWSS is a rolling day of panel discussions, workshops and information presentations which will give clarity for business owners …

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Westmead COVID Vaccine: Local researchers working on a world-first booster

HEALTH | JADE HOBMAN MEDICAL researchers in Western Sydney are pioneering a new vaccine that would guard against all existing and future strains of the virus that causes COVID-19. The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is conducting tests they hope will lead to a world-first, essential booster that enhances immunity when it is partnered …

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Five-day festival of intimate & large performances: Parramatta wins Sound West event

PARRAMATTA has won the bid to host the SOUND WEST Technology & Music Festival, Australia’s first major music, tech and networking expo running from 30 March 30 to April 3, 2022. The five-day extravaganza includes live music performances in venues across Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney, along with a Technology and Music Conference at CommBank Stadium …

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