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Community Engagement - Have Your Say

Draft Community Engagement Strategy - Public Exhibition

Our Community Engagement Strategy guides how, when and on what Council will engage with the community.

In mid-2022, we consulted with you on Council's approach to community engagement, what we are doing right, as well as what we could be doing better. You can learn more about what we heard here!

Council is now inviting submissions on the City of Parramatta draft Community Engagement Strategy 

The public exhibition period closes at 5pm on Thursday 13 October 2022.

To provide feedback on Participate Parramatta, you will be required to log in or register.

We encourage you to get involved and have your voice heard!

Current engagement opportunities


Draft Community Engagement Strategy 5pm, Thursday 13 October
30 Minute CBD Parking Proposal 5pm, Tuesday 18 October
Alfred Street Pedestrian and Cyclist Upgrade 5pm, Tuesday 25 October


Our approach to community engagement

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We want to ensure that all of our engagement opportunities help to identify community needs and priorities so that Council’s decisions can align with community expectations.

Community Engagement Strategy

Our Community Engagement Strategy details how we engage with you, and how you can have a say on projects that matter to you.

The Strategy also incorporates the Community Participation Plan requirements under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act) which states how and when we will engage with the community about planning functions like policy-making and assessment.

In December 2020, Council also consolidated the 9 sets of development application (DA) notification requirements from the Development Control Plans, into a single and consistent set of requirements. The Consolidated Development Application Notification Requirements now form an appendix to the Community Engagement Strategy.

We are striving for a best-practice approach to engagement to help us to create more liveable communities, better public policy, and ensure people are at the core of what we do.

Accessibility and Translations

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them.

If you would like the Community Engagement Strategy or other engagement resources supplied in another language or format, please call 1300 617 058 and ask to speak with Council’s Community Engagement Team, or email

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know that you want to speak to the City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language, and they will connect you.

Participate Parramatta Community

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Council's online community is made up of more than 10,000 residents, workers, visitors, business owners and students who care about our City.

It is free to sign up, and you will receive emails sharing when topics are coming up for discussion. When registering on Participate Parramatta, simply tick the box 'notify me about new feedback opportunities'.

Contact us

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If you would like to get in touch with Council’s Community Engagement Team, please call 1300 617 058 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm) or email

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