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Historic Parramatta images auctioned in Australia’s most significant photographic collection

THE Rose Stereograph Company Collection: one of Australia’s most significant photographic collections dating back to 1880, comprising more than 100,000 items is being auctioned featuring local iconic photos of Parramatta. The collection features moments captured in time featuring original images of St. Johns Church, Town Hall, Kings School and even Park Gates, along with many …

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$50M for planning Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2

THE NSW Government is committing $50M for planning and development works of Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail in the upcoming 2021-22 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will ensure we have the right transport links between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney Olympic Peninsula. “This continues our record investment in public transport infrastructure, which is …

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Lord Mayor welcomes Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 funding

CITY of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to invest $50M in Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 planning in its upcoming 2021-22 NSW Budget. “Parramatta Light Rail is a game-changing transport project for the City of Parramatta and it’s fantastic to see the NSW Government committing to planning for Stage 2,” Cr Dwyer said. “City …

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WSABE 2021: Business awards showcase the best of the west

LIBERAL Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne, has reminded local businesses that entries for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) close on Monday, June 14 at 11.59 PM. WSABE is managed by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce. Prime media partner, Western Sydney Business Access is a sister publication of the Parramatta Times. Now …

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Don’t go batty over bats: Health service urges caution in affected areas

By DI BARTOK WHILE Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is urging community members to avoid handling bats after the Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) was recently detected among bats in the area, a wildlife expert doesn’t want Parramatta Park users to go all batty. “The simple message is that you can only be infected by …

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Bankwest Stadium shows its true colours by supporting community campaigns

PARRAMATTA’S Bankwest Stadium has been a beacon of light and hope this week, glowing brightly in support of three major community awareness campaigns. With the ability to change colours at the flick of a switch, the Stadium turned Yellow to support National Road Safety Week on Sunday night, Blue and Green in support of Neurofibromatosis …

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Parramatta’s Albion Hotel will soon call for last drinks

THE Albion Hotel, once known as Annie’s (down by the Gasworks Bridge) is due to be replaced with two 51 storey, multi-story apartment buildings, with a token wine bar. This location was the heartland of the river shipping trade in the 1800s and many Inns flourished. William Sherwin (1763 – 1822) arrived on the ship …

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Councillors want community consultation before committing to an elected Lord Mayor

COUNCILLORS have put a kibosh on Parramatta having a popularly-elected lord mayor by 2024 after they voted to consult the community first. Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer failed to convince his fellow Liberals to have a referendum on the matter at the September 4 local government election at the May 10 council meeting. The main downfall …

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