Lord Mayor’s Message 18 September 2020
Heart of the Neighbourhood
I am proud to support the Heart of the Neighbourhood initiative which aims to save lives by providing free training in CPR and the use of a defibrillator.
The initiative is inspired by the original yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, who survived a cardiac arrest earlier this year thanks to some brave bystanders in the audience of The Wiggles' concert.Greg and Surf Lifesaving Australia will lead a virtual training class at 7pm on Saturday 19 September and are hoping to set a world record while they’re at it.
I encourage you to register for this important event. It is a simple step that we can all take to potentially save the life of a friend, family member, or neighbour.
For more information and to register visit this page.Photo: City of Parramatta Council Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer (left) and Jennie Sager, head of Nextdoor Australia, watch former Wiggle Greg Page, prepare for the Heart of the Neighbourhood CPR training event.
Topping Out of 32 Smith St, Parramatta
I am excited to share another significant milestone for the City of Parramatta as we continue one of Australia’s largest urban renewal and regeneration programs.
The final floor of concrete was poured this week at a major office development at 32 Smith St in the Parramatta CBD, signalling the successful completion of the structural phase of the project.
As one of the City’s landmark buildings, 32 Smith Street will be a terrific example of Parramatta’s future - where design excellence and environmental sustainability are at the centre of development.
The mix of public and private sector investment transforming Sydney’s Central River City also sends a clear message that Parramatta is the place to do business.
I look forward to welcoming more workers and world-class companies to our great City when the construction is completed.City of Parramatta Council Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer (second from left) with Richard Crookes Constructions CEO George Bardas (far left), QBE Insurance’s Fiona Hayes-St Clair (second from right) and GPT’s Matthew Faddy (far right) at the 32 Smith St Topping Out ceremony.
Charles St Square Upgrade on public exhibition
We are currently inviting community feedback on the next stage of planning for the upgrade of Charles Street Square in the Parramatta Quay precinct.
Following Council endorsement of the design in May this year, we have now prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which is an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the upgrade.
The REF also outlines planned safeguards for our river, local biodiversity and important cultural heritage and archaeology. These reflect our commitment to minimising the environmental impact associated with the Charles Street Square upgrade.
Submissions are open until 15 October 2020. For more information, and to have your say, visit Participate Parramatta.Photo: Community feedback is invited on the next stage of planning for the upgrade of Charles Street Square until 15 October 2020.