Stay safe, stay home and get vaccinated
In line with the latest health advice, City of Parramatta encourages the community to: stay at home, get tested and get vaccinated. See below for more information.
- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available to all 16-39 year olds living in the Parramatta Local Government Area including childcare and disability workers and authorised workers. Book your appointment
- AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available to anyone 18+ across the state. Book your appointment
There are multiple new testing sites available in Parramatta including:
- Bankwest Stadium: drive-through testing clinic (Mon–Sun, 8am-6pm
- Northmead Bowling Club: drive-through testing clinic (Mon-Sun, 8am-4pm)
- Coleman Oval Parramatta Park, walk-through testing clinic (Mon-Sun, 6:30am-5pm)
Stay at home:
- You must stay within 5kms of your home and you cannot travel outside your Local Government Area. Calculate your 5km radius here.
- Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour a day (you will find activities to stay fit within this newsletter)
- A new COVID-19 check-in card has been created for people who don’t have a smartphone. Apply for your personal COVID-19 check-in card by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88 or register here.
- A new toolkit is now available in 11 languages that includes information on COVID-19 test and isolate support payments. Click here to download the toolkit
For all current COVID-19 information for the City of Parramatta, please visit, cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
Welcome to the September edition of ePULSE. As the lockdown continues, I know many in our community are finding it tough. Council’s top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our local community.
I encourage you to reach out to your neighbours safely with Council’s Help a Neighbour initiative calling cards. Download from Council’s website and pop in a neighbour’s letterbox to help keep connected during this time. I’d also like to encourage everyone to participate in the many home activities Council has to offer.
If you are struggling during this difficult time, do not hesitate to seek expert advice and reach out to services who are there to help you.
Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on Council’s response to COVID-19 and refer to the NSW Health for the latest health advice.
Get healthy at home
We know how hard it can be to stay fit and healthy at the moment so City of Parramatta Libraries, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, is offering a range of free health and wellbeing information and online sessions to help you out.
Prepare for upcoming elections
The next Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday, 4 December. All residents must be enrolled to vote and/or update their details before 6pm, Monday 25 October.
Stay fit and active at home
Keep fit and active in lockdown with these free online programs:
Active Parramatta Term 4 Fitness Program: A great range of free and affordable online fitness activities are available to suit everyone. Registrations open 9am, Monday 13 September. Click here to register
Active Parramatta Spring School Holiday Program: Don’t miss out fun fitness activities for the whole family to enjoy. Registrations are now open. Click here to register
Over 55s Leisure and Learning Service: Stimulate your mind and body with our extensive range of online physical, recreational and social activities. Registrations open on Monday 20 September. Click here to register
Science AT Parramatta
Discover the wonderful world of science at home! Catch all the action from the Sydney Science Festival with Dr Karl’s Great Moments in Science and Corey Tutt’s Our Deadly Science.
Wigram Street pop-up cycleway now open
The Wigram Street pop-up cycleway is now complete and open to the public, providing a safe route between the M4 cycleway at the south end of Wigram street to the existing shared path at Harris Park Rail station off Cambridge street.
Parramatta Light Rail resumes work on site
In line with the current Public Health Orders, work on the Parramatta Light Rail has recommenced under strict requirements. The crews are working hard to progress the construction of light rail as safely as possible.
Enjoy Council’s tennis facilities
Game, set, match! Council has a number of tennis facilities available to book across the City. Familiarise yourself with the current user guidelines on our website prior to booking.
Check out the new AT Parramatta website
Parramatta has never stopped transforming, creating world-class centres of excellence in industry, education, health, research, innovation, arts and entertainment. Council’s AT Parramatta website has undergone major improvements to reflect this excitement. Be sure to check it out!
Have Your Say
Draft Parramatta CBD Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan: The draft plan aims to ensure the City has the necessary infrastructure to support its growing population. Give your feedback by 5pm, Monday 20 September. Submit your feedback
Parramatta CBD Parking Strategy: The strategy proposes short, medium and long-term options to support the provision of parking in the Parramatta CBD, now and in the future. Give your feedback by 5pm, Wednesday 22 September. Submit your feedback
Draft Sportsground Strategy and Action Plan Exhibition: Provide your thoughts on the proposed increase to the number of sporting fields available to the community. Give your feedback by 5pm, Wednesday 13 October. Submit your feedback
Sydney Olympic Park – Expressions of Interest
Sydney Olympic Park is calling for Expressions of Interest from those who provide programs, activities or workshops in visual arts, creative industries, performing arts, culture, STEM, environment, health and wellbeing. Applications close 30 September.
Phillip Lane Activation – Expressions of Interest
Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from artists for the delivery of creative lighting within Phillip Lane in the Parramatta CBD. Applications close 5pm, 17 September.
Spot on Children’s Virtual Festival
Riverside Theatre is hosting entertaining, on demand content for kids during the Spring school holidays. The program will incorporate live and interactive workshops on music making, shadow puppetry and circus skills, plus interactive watch parties.
The Long Table event at PAS, part of MAAS’ Sydney Design Week, 2019. Photo Jacquie Manning
Parramatta Artist’ Studios Digital Residency Program now open
Do you know an aspiring, talented artist? Parramatta Artists’ Studios is giving artists an opportunity to take part in the digital residency program – a program supporting artists to undertake self-directed research or create new work. Applications close 12pm, 26 September.
Apply for Sport and Recreation Grants
City of Parramatta has two Sport and Recreation Grants currently available that are designed to support residents excelling at sport and representing Parramatta at a competitive level. Applications for the Sport & Recreation grant close Wednesday, 3 November.
Parking in the CBD
City Centre car park closure: The City Centre Car Park will close on 30 September to make way for the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro West rail project. Use Council’s Parking Finder to easily find a car spot. Click here to use the parking finder
Eat Street car park: From 1 October, Eat Street car park rates will change to better assist with the short-term parking needs in the CBD and will no longer offer permanent parking. Click here for more information
Please note: Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6.30pm. In line with NSW Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the public can not currently attend in person. To view the live stream visit: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/council/council-meetings