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Lord Mayor and Councillors

Lord Mayor's Message

2021 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

On Tuesday 24 August, the 2021 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards took place online, and City of Parramatta Council’s Community Care volunteer Robin Deaves was awarded NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year.

I wish to congratulate Robin for her well-deserved award and thank her for her leadership, compassion, and the ongoing support she provides elderly people in our community.

These awards are a great way to acknowledge the tremendous work done by our local volunteers, whose resilience, energy, and commitment to supporting others is an invaluable asset to our City.

Senior Volunteer of the year 2021 Robin Deaves

City of Parramatta’s Community Care volunteer Robin Deaves received the 2021 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Award.
 

Rangers deliver Meals on Wheels

The City of Parramatta’s rangers and parking officers have taken a vital new role delivering Meals on Wheels to vulnerable residents in our community during lockdown.

Council is doing what it can to support the community during this difficult time, whether it is through financial relief or providing extra support services. Thirteen of our rangers and parking officers have stepped in to help the Meals on Wheels team deliver nearly 3,000 meals to residents each month.

I’d like to thank all those involved for their hard work in ensuring our crucial Meals of Wheels service can continue uninterrupted during these challenging circumstances.

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City of Parramatta Council parking officers Perry Fulton and Yvette Gray are helping to deliver Meals on Wheels.

 

Get healthy at home

We know how hard it can be to stay fit and healthy at the moment, but City of Parramatta Libraries, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, is offering a range of health and wellbeing information and online sessions to help you out.  

From healthy snack ideas to lifestyle workshops for over 60s, there are plenty of activities available for all ages. Our Healthy Lifestyle Program is also available in a number of languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin and Tamil.

I encourage everyone to check out the many resources our online library has to offer. NSW Health also has a free telephone-based health coaching service that can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your healthy lifestyle goals.

Learn more

 

Parramatta Legal and Justice Coalition

Top law firms, universities and business groups have joined Council’s bold bid to transform the Parramatta CBD into one of Australia’s key legal hubs.

The new Parramatta Legal and Justice Coalition, which met for the first time over Zoom a couple of weeks ago, will begin advocating for a permanent Supreme Court presence, new law school, and more legal jobs in the Parramatta CBD.

Realising our vision for an expanded Justice Precinct in the CBD will be game-changing, attracting more than 2,200 permanent jobs, boosting the local economy by $350 million a year, and tripling the annual number of cases heard to 75,000.

We look forward to working closely with our partners to realise our vision for the people of Greater Sydney to have equal access to legal and justice services.

 

EOI for 5 & 7 Parramatta Square eateries

Western Sydney’s world-class dining precinct, the $2.7 billion Parramatta Square, is set to welcome two new premier eateries as City of Parramatta Council launches its search for innovative food and beverage entrepreneurs.

Expressions of interest are now open for experienced operators to run a cafe in Council’s iconic new community, cultural and civic building, 5 Parramatta Square, and a restaurant with al fresco dining in the refurbished Town Hall, known as 7 Parramatta Square.

We’re looking for exceptional food and beverage operators to transform 5 and 7 Parramatta Square into premium foodie destinations, dishing out healthy meals and memorable dining experiences in the centre of global Sydney.

5 and 7 Parramatta Square are set to open in mid-2022.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Monday 13 September 2021.

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5 & 7 Parramatta Square

Expressions of Interest are now open to run a cafe at 5 Parramatta Square and a restaurant at 7 Parramatta Square.