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$670M office tower above Westfield Parramatta

THE concept plan for a 47-storey office tower above Westfield Parramatta, which will add thousands of square metres of new commercial space and support hundreds of construction jobs in Sydney’s second CBD, has been given the green light by the NSW Government. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes has approved an increase of 22 …

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New coalition will drive bid to make Parramatta CBD a top legal hub

TOP law firms, universities and Legal business groups have joined City of Parramatta Council’s bold bid to transform the Parramatta CBD into one of Australia’s key legal hubs. City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer, NSW Member for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee MP and other members of the new Parramatta Legal & Justice Coalition …

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Let’s do this: Campaign launched to boost vaccination

THE NSW Government has launched the next phase of its statewide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW to get vaccinated. Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations so we can all get back to doing …

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Green ban on Willow Grove to be lifted

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that the green ban imposed by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) on Parramatta’s Willow Grove site will be lifted. This decision follows consultation with the community resulting in the retention of significant heritage items. St Georges Terraces will be revitalised and incorporated …

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FLY ME TO THE AIRPORT: Drone landing pad for CBD hotel

PARRAMATTA may soon have a new hotel with a revolutionary drone landing pad on the top floor. Pheonix Builders is planning the ultra modern182-room complex next to Westfield Parramatta which will allow connecting drone flights to Western Sydney Airport and Sydney CBD . The development was originally part of tranche six of the State Government’s …

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Rosemary’s Way film aims to curb domestic violence

By ELIZABETH FRIAS AUSTRALIA’S Local Hero of the Year, Rosemary Kariuki has urged men and women to “always seek peace in your heart” and called on governments to open more refuges for women, girls and children, escaping domestic violence. Speaking recently before a large audience at Granville Community Centre for the screening of Rosemary’s Way, …

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Parramatta CBD parking revamped as CBD transforms

CITY of Parramatta Council is inviting the community to have their say on draft plans to improve parking availability and access in Parramatta’s rapidly growing CBD. The Draft Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy, now on public exhibition, explores opportunities to better accommodate the different parking needs of residents, visitors and workers. “With record investment and a …

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Riverside Theatres takes new direction as it farewells director, Robert Love

A NEW director will take the reins of Parramatta’s iconic Riverside Theatres from next month, with the long-serving Robert Love stepping down after 20 years at the helm. City of Parramatta Council has announced the appointment of Craig McMaster, who brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in global entertainment, theatre and venue management. …

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