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Redesigned Riverside opens 2028 bringing finest Broadway shows

ELIZABETH FRIAS THE highly anticipated reconstruction of Riverside Theatres begins next year following a $188M Western Sydney Infrastructure Program joint funding by the Parramatta City Council and NSW government. Opening in 2028, the premier performing arts centre in Sydney’s second CBD showcases the reimagined theatres with nearly 3,000 seats and entertainment facilities all set to […]

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Artists call Parramatta Artist Studios home at Granvile

TWELVE talented artists have been selected to call Parramatta Artists Studios (PAS) home at its new facility in Granville. Ranging from diverse backgrounds and stages of their career, the artists have a flexible space to work towards exhibitions, refine their creative practices and to make career-defining connections with leaders in the contemporary art sector.  City

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Architect’s new vision for high-rise: Parramatta’s 400 unit project

ELIZABETH FRIAS A SYDNEY architect whose passion for Australia’ iconic heritage buildings is making a mark on Parramatta. Jesse Lockhart-Krause has designed a 50-storey mixed housing with commercial spaces on Hunter Street inspired by the Victorian era architecture of St John Anglican Cathedral to preserve the city’s heritage connection. But while this high-rise housing development

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New Parramatta River Class Ferry arrives in Sydney and are ready to begin service

THE first new Australian built Parramatta River Class ferry has just arrived in Sydney after passing the ultimate sea test, crossing the Bass Strait. This is the first of seven new Northern Beaches-designed vessels being built by Hobart-based ship builder Richardson Devine Marine. These ferries will be a significant improvement on ferries procured by the

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Cost of living crisis in Parramatta: MPs hear-first hand of impact

ELIZABETH FRIAS DURING a recent visit to Parramatta Mission with Social Services Minister Amanda Risworth, Parramatta MP Andrew Charlton described how the charity opened their eyes to the adverse impact of rising prices of basics on everyday Australians, including those who have jobs. “They saw an uptake of their Meals Plus program increase by 144

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Local hero of the working class: Vale former Parramatta mayor Paul Barber

THE former Parramatta mayor Paul Barber, well-known for his staunch advocacy of workers, Indigenous peoples’ welfare and local heritage, died on Thursday at 70. Growing up in East Parramatta and educated at Parramatta East Public School and Macquarie Boys High School, Mr Barber followed his father’s footsteps working at the Shell Oil Refinery when an

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City of Parramatta celebrates achievements of women in Western Sydney

EMPOWERING local women and celebrating their achievements will take centre stage as the City of Parramatta hosts the Invest in Western Sydney Women event, welcoming local female students, businesses, and organisations to commemorate International Women’s Day next month.  The inaugural event, to be held at Parramatta Town Hall on Thursday March 7, will bring together over 220

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Cost of living crisis in Parramatta: MPs hear-first hand of impact

ELIZABETH FRIAS DURING a recent visit to Parramatta Mission with Social Services Minister Amanda Risworth, Parramatta MP Andrew Charlton described how the charity opened their eyes to the adverse impact of rising prices of basics on everyday Australians, including those who have jobs. “They saw an uptake of their Meals Plus program increase by 144

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