Month: June 2022

Parramatta Light Rail milestone: Work is underway on the Church St stop

WORK to transform the first light rail stop from vision to reality is underway on Church St with two 23m-long 6-tonne canopies lifted into place. It is a major milestone for Stage One of the Parramatta Light Rail project. And the much discussed Stage Two linking the Olympic Park to Parramatta is going ahead with …

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Timezone returns to Parramatta: Dual-level venue to open at Westfield Parramatta

TIMEZONE has opened its 53rd outlet – at Westfield Parramtta. The opening continues the brand’s impressive list of venues in Australia, and is the latest offering in TEEG’s (The Entertainment and Education Company) journey to bring high-quality, family friendly fun to communities worldwide. The launch of this new split-level Timezone marks the return of an …

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REVIEW: Elvis 4 stars – a cinematic experience that can’t be missed

THE mile-a-minute, never let up pace of the film (along with the myriad OTT Baz Luhrmann stylistic choices) may not be for everyone, but Austin Butler delivers an utterly convincing, enthralling take on the King that screams “a cinematic experience that can’t be missed”. The film charts Colonel Tom Parker’s (Tom Hanks) shepherding of Elvis …

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Parramatta meets Sydney Opera House: $90M pathway links the two

AN iconic 91-kilometre continuous pathway linking the Sydney Opera House to Parramatta Park will be built as part of a $60M NSW Government investment. Treasurer Matt Kean said the 2022-23 Budget commitment would improve the lives of tens of thousands of people along the Parramatta River. “This pathway will take in some of our most …

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Future of North Rocks Markets included in plans for major new development

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE future of North Rocks’ popular Weekly Markets has been included in the long-term plans for a new community in the area. Carlingford Rotary Club Markets is a long-standing weekly market at North Rocks which regularly attracts large crowds with the resultant benefit to charity. The inclusion of the markets is part of …

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Meet a true local legend: Guitar guy who’s winning commuter’s hearts

0DALLAS SHERRINGHAM THE ‘O’Connell Street Walking Dress Up Guitar Guy’ a.k.a. Romulus Romeo has been winning the hearts of commuters and passersby in North Parramatta with his outlandish performances. Rain, hail or shine, Romulus performs in his outrageous get-up and salutes, waves, sings and tells jokes at the traffic lights. In a routine reminiscent of …

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Parramatta Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board

THE Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting held in May addressed the Board’s strengthening commitment during a period of recovery and growth as it welcomes 2022/2023 Board of Directors. Luke Magee was re-elected as the President of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce with the executive team including vice president: Roy Halabi and Rosa Bellissimo, …

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