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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 […]

Hillsbus operator, ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia (CDC), is stepping up to provide tangible support to communities impacted by the bushfire crisis. The North West Sydney bus operator has established a fund of $250,000 to assist impacted communities and employees throughout NSW. Called the CDC WeCare Fund, the funding will support families with immediate housing and living needsandassist […]

Cumberland is set to get a city status and Cumberland Council will be renamed ‘Cumberland City Council’. It follows a recent Council meeting that supported a mayoral minute recommending Council change its name with the Australian Business Registration Service.  Mayor Steve Christou has welcomed the development. “When our Council was established in 2016, one important detail […]

The NRMA is urging parents to think twice before leaving children or pets unattended in cars, as today’s temperatures soar past 30 degrees. Despite repeated safety messages, NRMA research shows over 50 per cent of parents are still leaving their children unattended in vehicles to pay for fuel or duck into the shops for milk. […]

Cumberland Council has launched a new community safety campaign ‘Living Safely’, delivered in partnership with NSW Police. Protection against scams, home security, vehicle security and domestic and family violence are among the key priority areas addressed by the campaign. “Improving community safety and reducing crime is a Cumberland Council priority. It is paramount that our […]

City of Parramatta and Transport for NSW are introducing 40km/h speed limits on roads that have lots of pedestrians on and around them. The maximum speed limit for these roads will be 40km/h at all times. Lower travel speeds improve a driver’s ability to stop quickly and react to the unexpected. A vehicle that hits […]

Darcy Street in Parramatta’s CBD reopened to pedestrians and vehicles on Saturday 30 November as work progresses on the Parramatta Square precinct. “The reopening of Darcy Street is another step in the development of Parramatta Square, as major improvements continue to take place around the CBD,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said. […]


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