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Media Release


27 May 2021

Have your say on the name of Parramatta Square’s ‘crowning jewel’

City of Parramatta Council is seeking feedback on the name of its new world-class civic, cultural and community centre, which is fast taking shape in the heart of Parramatta Square in the CBD.

Until Wednesday 16 June, the public will be able to have their say on two proposed names for the building – Civic Place and The Civic – ahead of its expected completion in mid-2022.

“This building is going to be the pride and joy of our great City, with a state-of-the-art library, creative and community spaces, new Council Chambers, and much more,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.

“We want to give the community an opportunity to share their thoughts on what this iconic facility should be called and help shape its identity, before its doors open to the public next year.”

The building – which is currently referred to as 5 Parramatta Square – is located in the heart of Parramatta’s historic civic precinct, which has long been used as a key meeting place. The area has housed the nearby heritage-listed Town Hall since 1883, and was the previous home to Council and former Parramatta Library.

Civic Place and The Civic reference the site’s past while acknowledging the building as a place for the people for generations to come.

“This is going to be the people’s building – a jewel in the crown of Parramatta Square, reflecting the vibrancy of our growing community,” Cr Dwyer said.

The names will be open for feedback until Wednesday 16 June. 

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