Have your say on the future of 5 Parramatta Square
Since the earliest planning stage for Parramatta Square, the community has helped to shape the vision for the square and for our new community, cultural and civic building 5 Parramatta Square (5PS). Since 2017, we’ve invited the community to join advisory panels and focus groups around the facilities and services 5PS would offer.
We’ve also undertaken broad community consultation to learn how you wanted 5PS to fit into the way you work, play, learn and connect in Parramatta – our latest public exhibition closed November 2020.
Latest news – August 2020(Back to top)
On Friday 7 August 2020, City of Parramatta Council hosted a sod turning ceremony on the 5 Parramatta Square site. Marking the start of construction, the civic event was attended by the Lord Mayor of City of Parramatta Council and joined by Built Managing Director and CEO, Brett Mason and National Director, Steve Boss.
The special ceremonial shovel, engraved with the sod turning date, will be displayed in the new cultural centre.
Watch the Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer speak at the 5 Parramatta Square sod turning ceremony:
A bronze cast plaque signalling the project’s start was commemorated on Friday 7 August 2020.
Unveiled by the Lord Mayor, Bob Dwyer, and City of Parramatta Councillors, the plaque acknowledges the 1996 Councillors who committed to a vision to deliver a landmark community building.
The commemoration plaque will be installed in the new building upon completion.
Council is excited that construction of the iconic city landmark has commenced. Preparation works have commenced on site that include:
- Levelling across the construction site
- Delivery of construction machinery
- Portable site accommodation pre-work.
5 Parramatta Square is due to be completed by April 2022.