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Minister leading drive to recruit more women to Parramatta Council

In the lead-up to the September 4 local government election, there is a concerted push to recruit more Liberal women for Western Sydney councils, particularly Parramatta. Minister for Women Senator Marise Payne is playing an active role in this, aided by Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer. Parramatta has never had an endorsed Liberal female councilor. THERE …

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Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk completed delivering 20kms of river pathways

MILLIONS of pedestrians and cyclists can now enjoy more than 20km of continuous off-road paths along both sides of the Parramatta River with the completion of the new Escarpment Boardwalk. The much-anticipated $18M project was officially opened today by City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer and Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee. The …

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Revolution coming for Parra commuters: train every two minutes on metro west

By DALLAS SHERRINGHAM WHEN Sydney’s long-promised is completed in 2030, a train will leave Parramatta station every two minutes in peak hour. It will be a quick journey of just 20 minutes from Parra to the Sydney CBD through twin tunnels bored through the Inner West’s ideal sandstone rock foundation. The train will link Westmead …

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Parramatta Council and RSPCA to offer free pet vaccinations and microchipping

CITY of Parramatta Council, in partnership with RSPCA NSW, is offering free pet microchipping and vaccinations to Parramatta Local Government Area residents with a pension or health care card. Bookings are essential for the COVID-safe event which will run from 9am to 1pm on Friday, March 26. “With the cost of living on the rise, …

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Shopping to bounce back in 2021: Resilient retailers reveal solutions

DALLAS SHERRINGHAM It’s no secret times have been the toughest on record for Parramatta’s  bricks and mortar retail industry, but this sector has a proud history of bouncing back from the hardest of times. Now retailers have revealed the solutions and support measures needed for the industry bounce back this year and beyond. New research …

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2021 International Women’s Day: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

By PRISCELLA MABOR THE global UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is “Women in Leadership This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future. The Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) has navigated many waves to arrive in this new COVID-19 world. As an essential service CMRC remained open for business throughout …

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FIVE KEY TRENDS FOR PROPERTY: Why 2021 is tipped to be great year

EVERY year is tipped to be a “great year” for property in Sydney, and that’s definitely been true in recent years, but 2021 is looking especially rosy for this vital sector of the city’s economy. Experts predict we are at the beginning of a new property cycle, with all the pieces of the ‘boom’ puzzle …

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COVID-19 vaccine program begins on Monday at Westmead

MORE than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday, February 22. The vaccines will be administered in three initial vaccination hubs at Westmead, Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine …

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