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Council moves forward with plan to transform Parramatta CBD

June 24, 2021

CITY of Parramatta’s bold vision to grow the shape and size of its CBD is closer to becoming a reality after Council endorsed an ambitious plan to revitalise the Central River City. First proposed in 2013, the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal will see the boundaries of the Parramatta CBD expanded and the heights of buildings …

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New Tech Making Train Travel Easier

May 26, 2021

  A new Google Maps feature will make train travel easier, with more than 130 stations in Sydney added to Street View imagery. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the new technology is especially important in assisting customers navigate unfamiliar or complex journeys, and for those with accessibility needs. “This new Google Maps …

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Westmead to Sydney CBD to 20 minutes: Sydney’s newest metro stations confirmed

May 12, 2021

TWO new metro stations have been confirmed at Pyrmont and Hunter Street for the Sydney Metro West project, which will connect Parramatta to the CBD in around 20 minutes. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Hunter Street station will have one entrance on the corner of Hunter and George Streets, and another on the corner of …

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Lights Shine On Penrith Opportunity

April 28, 2021

  THE inaugural Lights on Penrith 2021 Growth Summit, held in March at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith, was a huge success, gathering delegates from business, government, and the local community together to discuss the significant growth and development planned for the region in the next few years. Kate Rafton, President of …

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Bells Line Of Road To Reopen This Week

April 9, 2021

One lane is set to reopen on Bells Line of Road this week allowing drivers to travel in both directions at a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW crews assessed the road after it was damaged by last month’s severe weather event, and are …

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GREEN LIGHTS FOR SYDNEY METRO WEST

Green lights for Sydney Metro west

March 18, 2021

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, creating thousands of jobs and paving the way for mega tunnel boring machines to be in the ground by the end of next year. Planning approval has been granted for the Sydney Metro West Project Concept, from Westmead to the Sydney CBD, as well …

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NSW Seniors festival gets back to nature

March 10, 2021

A garden tour, seedling workshop and bush tucker walk are among almost 80 initiatives connecting older people through the NSW Government’s Seniors Festival Grants Program. Each year the NSW Seniors Festival provides a diverse range of programs and activities to seniors across the State enabling them to remain active, healthy and engaged. Minister for Seniors …

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$20M boost for disadvantaged driver program

February 22, 2021

$20M will be spent over the next five years helping more people get behind the wheel with the expansion of the Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP).   Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the program’s investment had been doubled and is aimed at increasing opportunities for 10,000 individuals including people from Aboriginal communities, …

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First Light Rail tracks laid along Eat St

January 25, 2021

  THE revitalization of Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ is well underway with the first tracks laid for Parramatta Light Rail in the dining precinct. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said major light rail construction on Church Street, from Lennox Bridge to George Street, is being fast-tracked for completion in mid-2021. “It’s exciting to see a city-shaping project …

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Parramatta aquatic and leisure centre gets final tick of approval

January 19, 2021

PARRAMATTA’S state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre is one step closer to construction after City of Parramatta Council received approval to build the critical project. The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has endorsed Council’s Development Application for the $77M facility, which will boast three new pools, a water play area, and premium fitness facilities. “I know …

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POWERHOUSE PARRAMATTA BUILDERS SHORTLISTED

December 16, 2020

POWERHOUSE Parramatta is one step closer after the NSW Government has shortlisted three contractors to deliver a world-class museum in the geographic heart of Sydney. Delivering more than 4,000 jobs during and after construction, this nationally important cultural infrastructure project will deliver Western Sydney its richly deserved first-ever major cultural institution, a project that will …

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LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE: Mode Media brings stories alive

November 18, 2020

CHRIS Hekeik elevates companies to the future in a stone cottage in Parramatta that harks back to our colonial past. A place of significant stories. But that is an incongruity that says so much about Chris, the founder of Mode Media, which has become “the largest branding agency in Western Sydney” In looking forward, the …

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