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Lord Mayor's Message 15 April 2020

Lord Mayor's Message 15 April

Supporting our local business during COVID-19

The retail food and beverage industry is one of the largest sectors to be impacted by COVID-19. With this in mind, I encourage all of our residents, who have the means, to show their support for our local restaurants and cafés during this time. You can safely support these businesses by using their pick-up or take-away services or by buying a voucher to use once social distancing restrictions are lifted. In Parramatta we are lucky to have a diverse range of delicious food and desserts on offer – there is something to satisfy every craving. You can find a list of all the businesses operating in your local area here.

The Parramatta Local Business & Parking Finder website is another handy tool. The interactive map shows businesses that are still trading (in line with Government requirements), as well as nearby parking spots, which include five and 15 minute spots so you can pick up your take-away or click-and-collect orders easier. Visit the Parramatta Local Business & Parking Finder website here.  

Meals on Wheels

I would like to recognise the City of Parramatta Community Care team for their ongoing work providing the Meals on Wheels service to vulnerable residents in our Local Government Area. I would also like to extend thanks and appreciation to the wonderful volunteers and staff members who have continued to deliver this important service during this difficult time. 

The Meals on Wheels team is working to ensure everyone’s safety by providing extra cleaning and sanitation services at the Distribution Centre. Volunteers and staff are being diligent with hand washing and sanitising between customer visits, and they have also been provided with masks and gloves to wear. Face-to-face support practices have been adjusted to enable appropriate social distancing at all times.

The City of Parramatta is dedicated to assisting its senior residents, who are some of our most vulnerable community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about the services offered to the senior community here.

City of Parramatta Meals on Wheels team members
City of Parramatta Meals on Wheels team members


Financial fitness tips

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many people’s finances. The City of Parramatta has compiled some financial fitness tips to help anyone in our community who is currently struggling with their finances, or for anyone who would like to get better at money management. There are steps our community members can take and a range of free services available to help people find their way to financial independence and security. Learn more about the financial fitness tips here.