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Community Engagement - Have Your Say

Community engagement means having your say!

We believe that it is important that all community members can see and have a direct impact on Council’s decisions that shape our City.

Our current engagement opportunities are listed below. We encourage you to get involved and have your voice heard!

Current engagement opportunities

Consultation
Closure
Dates

Notification requirements for Development Applications 9am Monday 19th October 2020
Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal 5pm, Monday 2 November 2020
Charles Street Square - Review of Environmental Factors (REF)    5pm, Thursday 15 October 2020
Woodstock Road Shops and Douglass Avenue Reserve Playground Upgrade  9am, Tuesday 29 September 2020
Draft Parramatta Local Environmental Plan 5pm, Monday 12 October 
Epping Road Shared Path Concept Plan 9am, Monday 28 September 2020
Cowells Lane Reserve Temporary Fence Trial 4pm, Monday 15 February 2021 

You may also like to visit Council’s engagement platform, Participate Parramatta, to find out about some of our ongoing and past engagement projects.

Our approach to community engagement

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.

Our revised Community Engagement Strategy details how we will engage with you and how you can have a say on projects that matter to you. The revised 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 the community about planning functions like policy-making and assessment.

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

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like the Community Engagement Strategy or other engagement resources supplied in another language or format, please call 1300 617 058 or email participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

A message about COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the City of Parramatta community and economy. It is an extremely challenging time for many, so it’s important that Council does everything possible to support our people during this pandemic and beyond.

We have introduced a range of measures to help residents, businesses, and staff get through this, including a plan to fast-track projects that will help support the local economy and provide jobs.

It’s important that Council continues to seek feedback from the community on projects as your input matters. By working together, we can build a more resilient City that will be ready and open for business when the time is right.

Council's online Community Panel is made up of more than 9,500 residents, workers, visitors, business owners and students who care about our city, actively discuss options and help create our future. It is free to sign up and you will receive emails sharing when topics are coming up for discussion.

To join up, please click the button below.

Contact us

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 participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

You can also follow us on Facebook, at Participate Parramatta.