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Playgrounds across Parramatta and The Hills have closed due to Government restrictions due to Coronavirus. These closures follow the Prime Minister’s statement on the latest round of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of residents. Closure of facilities include Council-managed skate facilities, playground and outdoor gym equipment. City of Parramatta […]

City of Parramatta Council has cancelled or adjusted a number of programs, activities and services in response to the rapidly changing situation around Coronavirus.  Council is also moving its Council Meetings from fortnightly to monthly, beginning in April, to minimise any risk to Councillors, staff and the community. “The safety of City of Parramatta’s community […]

The Hills Shire Council, with the support of the NSW Government, is planning to transform an underutilised corridor in Castle Hill into a new recreational green hub for local residents.  As part of preliminary discussions, it is envisaged, Cattai Creek Corridor, located between Middleton Avenue and Showground Road, will have new pathways, seating and connections for pedestrians […]

Hills Shire volunteers can kick start 2020 with fantastic training opportunities available through the Volunteer Training Program. Hills Shire Council has put together a series of informative and engaging workshops covering a range of interests and areas of expertise. Areas include cooking classes covering a variety of cultural cuisines, finance basics such as ‘Financial Essentials […]

A range of eclectic acts are set to hit the stage as part of the Pioneer Theatre’s 2020 show season. Kicking off the year on 6 March is English comedy play, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, set in the bustling Indian city of Mumbai.  Blackout Theatre Company also returns to the Pioneer Theatre stage with musicals, We […]

We often hear our educators and childcare workers called heroes, but 23-year-old Aaron Venhuizen from the Y has taken it to the extreme – volunteering countless hours to the RFS to battle the state’s raging bushfires. The children at Out of School Hours Care in the Hills District where Aaron is an educator are his […]

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer has welcomed the commencement of major works on the Parramatta Light Rail project following an official sod turning at Rydalmere this morning. “It is great to see this critical infrastructure project moving one step closer to becoming a reality with the initial phases of construction underway,” Cr […]

City of Parramatta Citizen of the Year Mike McSweeney speaks with Darryn Capes-Davis and Lord Mayor Clr Bob Dwyer. The City of Parramatta has named local paramedic and volunteer Kevin McSweeney its 2020 Citizen of the Year in recognition of his decades of community service. Born and raised in Telopea, Kevin is a full-time NSW […]


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