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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Parramatta Council opens its city to Fil-Aussies anew

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The Parramatta Council recently held a culturally, linguistically and diverse media outlets meeting with the Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer at the Council Corporate room on the 16th of June 2021. The meeting was set to bring out the message about Parramatta`s new developments and to call on multi-cultural communities to visit, explore, participate and invest in its thriving city. The meeting was attended by the Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Indian and Filipino media personnel among which were delegates from the Philippine Times and Philippine Community Herald. Parramatta is a home for 235,000 people (2016) including about 4,800 residents of Filipino descent.  

Jinky Marsh meets Parramatta Lord Mayor
From left : Jinky Marsh (The Philippine Times Sydney correspondent), City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer, Eric Maliwat (Online Editor, The Philippine Community Herald) and Evelyn Zaragoza (Editor-in-chief, The Philippine Community Herald) 

Parramatta is a premium suburb located in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales. It is a busy commercial centre with developing creative arts and film scene as well as progressive health and biomedical research.  It gears up towards the culmination of a three-staged Integrated Development Strategy for the implementation of the Westmead Innovation District in over 75 hectares of land. While maintaining its natural landscape, heritage and historical colonial sites, the strategy will integrate transport and infrastructure with health, education and research, as well as retail, diverse accommodation and affordable housing. It is expected to attract more than 26,000 staff and 10,000 students by 2026 with its above AU$3.4B investment committed by the NSW Government, universities and the private sector. 

Design of the future Parramatta CBD skyline. It includes potential future buildings that have won Design Excellence Awards, This gives a glimpse into the City’s future.
Design of the future Parramatta CBD skyline. It includes potential future buildings that have won Design Excellence Awards, This gives a glimpse into the City’s future.

In March 2021, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation opened a new Western Sydney newsroom in Horwood Place. The opening was part of its own strategic goal to improve its presence in outer metropolitan areas and move its content makers away from its Ultimo headquarters. Other city shaping projects of the Council with $26B investment budget include the development of the civic, community and cultural Parramatta Square building, Parramatta Light Rail, Civic Link and Parramatta Quay, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Parramatta North and Sydney University, Royal Agricultural Society Masterplan and Sydney Metro West. Events and festivals in Parramatta which give opportunities for assimilation, participation and engagement of multicultural societies including the Filipino-Australian of all ages are the Parramatta Nights, Winterlight, Warami Festival and Burramatta NAIDOC, Parramatta Lanes, Family Fun Day Series, Carols in the Crescent, Australia Day and Lunar New Year. 

For further enquiries, Parramatta Council can be contacted at 1300 617 058 or at 02 9806 5050 and email address at council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

More information on how to engage, hold an event, invest and build a business in the City of Parramatta can be found at the following websites and links:

City of Parramatta Council website


At Parramatta: https://atparramatta.com/

Discover Parramatta: www.discoverparramatta.com

Participate Parramatta: https://participate.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/

Invest Parramatta: https://www.investparramatta.com.au/

City of Parramatta YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofParramatta/videos

On the other hand, news and development updates can be readily known in its social media accounts as follows: 

City of Parramatta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityofparramatta

City of Parramatta Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofparramatta/

City of Parramatta LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/parramatta-city-council

City of Parramatta Twitter:

Feature image: The Philippine Times and the Philippine Community Herald delegates with Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer during the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Media Outlets Meeting this week at the Parramatta Council

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