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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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Mural inspired by native wildlife breathes new life into Rydalmere

A COLOURFUL new mural featuring native Australian plants and animals has transformed a 40-metre shopfront in Rydalmere, breathing new life into the industrial hub’s main shopping strip.  The large-scale public artwork by artist Claire Foxton is at the heart of City of Parramatta Council’s $670,000 revitalisation of Brodie Street shops, delivered under its Better Neighbourhoods Program. It will …

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Support for cultural enterprises In recharge for city’s creatives

CITY of Parramatta Council has launched a new grants program to support cultural and creative enterprises as part of a $785,000 package of measures to revitalise the City’s $1B creative economy. From today until 20 September, eligible businesses and organisations in fields including the arts, design, publishing, screen, sound and heritage are invited to apply …

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