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Lord Mayor’s Message 12 June 2020

Adopt-a-Plant Program for National Tree Day 2020

The City of Parramatta will be celebrating National Tree Day a little differently this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our popular community-planting event has been cancelled. Despite this, Council remains committed to increasing biodiversity and improving habitat by planting 10,000 native tube stock at our new National Tree Day site in Ermington. While people cannot attend in person this year, you can get involved by ‘adopting a plant’. You can submit a message about why you love nature, and it will be displayed at the National Tree Day site in August. I encourage the community to get involved in this conservation project – it is a great way for us to support an important initiative as a community while we cannot all come together. Click here to submit your message.

Adopt-a-Plant program for National Tree Day 2020

Marsden Street Bridge

I am pleased to see the community using Marsden Street bridge, after construction was completed earlier this year. Council has extended the footpath to make the bridge safer and more accessible for pedestrians. The safety of the community is Council’s top priority and we are always looking at ways we can improve our City, and help keep people safe. Council’s construction of high quality footpaths and cycle ways allow people to move around and explore Parramatta safely. You can stay up to date on the projects happening in each ward across the Parramatta LGA in our digital Project Update News.

The new pedestrian footpath on Marsden Street bridge.

First round of Better Ageing Grant recipients announced

I am excited that the first round of recipients for the City of Parramatta’s Better Ageing Grant have been announced. This grant enables local personal trainers from our LGA to undertake a development course to help improve the health and wellbeing of people aged over 65. Having fitness professionals trained in this area will help meet the high demand for senior exercise programs in our community. Congratulations to Eleanor Spence, Anna Greco, David Ockrim, Tin Yip, and Katrina Blundell our first round of recipients. I wish you all the best with your professional development, and hope you enjoy working with our wonderful senior community.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Better Ageing Grant, you can apply here.   

Food Truck June

Last week, I visited the Lomond Centre in Winston Hills, which is being activated with Food Trucks during the day. It’s a great excuse to visit our local shops if you haven’t been in a while, there are a delicious range of food and drinks on offer. I encourage our local community to check out Food Truck June and to please support our local businesses during this time if you have the means. You can see what’s coming up for Food Truck June by clicking here.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer at Food Truck June at the Lomond Centre in Winston Hills.