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Delivering On Our Plan

Parramatta by the Numbers 

The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level of plan a Council prepares. It includes the vision, priorities and aspirations of the community. The following report reflects on the progress that has been made towards Parramatta’s Community Strategic Plan over the last 4 years.

This report shows information from the former Parramatta City Council Local Government Area (LGA) prior to becoming the City of Parramatta as a result of a Government proclamation on 12 May 2016.

As Sydney's Central River City is located 25km west of Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta is transforming into a  place of growth and long term prosperity for businesses and residents alike. The numbers tell the story of the City's strong trajectory.


City of Parramatta is committed to improving local connections within Parramatta and significant progress has been made between 2012-2015 towards achieving this goal. From 2012-2015, City of Parramatta Council has worked with RMS, the Federal Government and Transport for NSW to deliver a range of quality projects that have focused on improving connectivity within our community.

For more information, go to the Connectivity page.

Culture and sport

Parramatta has something for everyone and the City of Parramatta has been encouraging local creative enterprises, attracting events, encouraging engagement, developing sporting events and fixtures, celebrating diverse cultural perspectives and boosting the local economy. 

For more information, go to the Culture and Sport page


Parramatta's economic growth continues to outpace the NSW average, with the City's Gross Regional Product estimated at $27.3 billion in December 2018, fuelled by strong job growth and a growing population. Public and private investments valued at close to $20 billion will be delivered over the next 10 years, ensuring Parramatta remains a commercial, residential, and transport hub in Greater Sydney.

For more information, go to the Economy page


The City of Parramatta is undertaking a long term strategic planning and is investing in an eco-efficient urban environment that supports Parramatta’s jobs and residential growth and a range of actions to deliver clean and healthy waterways for the community to enjoy now and into the future.

For more information, go to the Environment page.

Leadership and governance

On 12 May 2016 a Government proclamation formed a new local government area called the City of Parramatta. The boundaries of the new Council incorporate most of the former Parramatta local government area, (with the exclusion of the Woodville Ward), along with parts of the Hills, Hornsby and Auburn council areas, and a small section of the Holroyd local government area.

For more information, go to the Leadership and Governance page.

People and neighbourhoods

The City of Parramatta is working with our partners to improve access to quality learning opportunities, focus on healthy lifestyles andmajor health issues, community safety, active citizenship, social networks and developing quality neighbourhoods.

For more information, go to the People and Neighbourhoods page.