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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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Help for households paying energy bills: Up to $1,600 subsidies

HOUSEHOLDS having trouble paying their energy bills will be able to access up to $1,600 a year in help after Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean increased support payments. The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) program has helped 49,000 NSW households experiencing short-term financial hardship with their energy bills. From Monday, each application will have …

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After nine years, Govt approves Council’s plan for Parramatta CBD expansion

THE NSW state government has given the City of Parramatta Council’s plan to expand boundaries and building height limits to support a growing population in Sydney’s west. The government’s approval comes after nine years, with the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal in the works since 2013. The plan will see the boundaries of the Parramatta CBD …

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Parramatta’s signature building: PHIVE, the centre piece of transformation

SYDNEY has the Opera House, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State Building, and soon Parramatta will have Phive. With its vibrant red and orange roof now installed, the iconic new – and instantly recognisable – community, cultural and civic building in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD is rapidly taking shape …

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Nearing the end of the cycle: Record levels of office tenancy

PARRAMATTA received record levels of office tenant activity in 2021, softening the increase in vacancies as large levels of new supply come online. Positive net absorption of 68,000 sqm was recorded in the December quarter by JLL, the strongest quarterly result since the firm began tracking the market in 1990, driven by strong pre-commitment levels …

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Former Eels star builds self-esteem: Forging a better future for kids

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WHEN Parramatta star David Gower was balancing his NRL career with life as a father of three, he came to realise that some children needed a help in life as they suffered a significant decline in self-esteem as they progressed through their school years. It started him thinking about a project to …

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Council moves forward with improved parking plan for CBD

THE City of Parramatta is moving forward with an innovative plan to revamp carparking in the Parramatta CBD to better accommodate the needs of residents, visitors and workers. As part of its recently endorsed Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, Council has identified short, medium and long-term improvements that will optimise existing parking facilities by applying technology …

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