NSW Government

Stronger Councils | Stronger Communities

City of Parramatta Council

The merger of Parramatta City*, The Hills Shire*, Auburn City*, Holroyd City* and Hornsby Shire* councils


On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “City of Parramatta” Council.

City of Parramatta Council includes the following wards:

  1. Parramatta Ward
  2. Dundas Ward
  3. North Rocks
  4. Epping Ward
  5. Rosehill Ward

Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.

  • Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
  • Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
  • Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.

Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.

Key information about the new council:

Population: 215,725

Area (sq Km): 82

Number of Wards: 5

Number of councillors per ward: 3

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Merger Benefits

Managing the implementation

An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.  

Name: Amanda Chadwick

Interim General Manager
Name: Greg Dyer 

For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)

Stronger Communities Fund 

With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.

Projects for City of Parramatta

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Parramatta Play Upgrade of 20 playgrounds across the City of Parramatta LGA, some of which are over 35 years old $2,237,000
Wentworthville Early Childhood Development Initiative (WECDI) A collaborative project between local and state government organisations seeking to significantly decrease early childhood developmental vulnerability in Wentworthville $319,000
Walking Track to Hunts Creek Waterfall, Carlingford This project will improve recreation access to Hunts Creek Waterfall and surrounding bushland $150,000
Parramatta Artist Studio – Satellite Studios Studio outreach program of the Parramatta Artist Studio, designed to bolster artists and communities outside of the CBD $690,000
Widening of the bridge at Bridge Road, Westmead Replacement of the existing two lane bridge. The project is collaboration between Transport for NSW, and City of Parramatta and Cumberland councils $600,000
Blankers-Koen Park Playground Construction of a new playground in this centrally located park $120,000
Eastern River Foreshore Transformation Separation of walking and cycling into dedicated paths along the northern section of the Parramatta Valley Cycleway and provision of supporting amenities $1,250,000
Mobile Active Health Program to promote health and active lifestyles in the Parramatta LGA $457,000
Memorial to Indigenous Service Personnel Design and construction of a memorial to Indigenous service men and women in the Australian armed forces $250,000
Sporting Amenity Building at West Epping Park New pavilion including amenities, change rooms, storage and kiosk facilities to support sporting and other uses of the park $1,300,000
Newington Dog Park New or upgraded dog park in Newington $500,000
All Access Toilet Provision of an accessible toilet facility at Ollie Webb Reserve to support a planned all access playground $300,000
Cycleway infrastructure linking Epping with Carlingford This project will assess options and provide cycle infrastructure along existing routes and roads $1,000,000
Barnett Park Dog Park Upgrade Upgrade of existing dog park, with works such as installation dog agility equipment $200,000
Terrys Creek Rehabilitation, Epping Improve water quality, remove weeds, and increase biodiversity and wildlife corridor functionality $465,000
Wallawa Reserve Upgrade, Meehan Street, Granville Provide an inviting and engaging public open space that will act as a backyard for the many apartment dwellers, with facilities including play equipment and picnic facilities $250,000
North Rocks Park Master Plan and Upgrade Works Develop a master plan for the North Rocks Park precinct, including North Rocks Park, Senior Citizens Centre, North Rocks Tennis Court, and the Don Moore Community Centre. Priority works identified through the master plan will also be delivered as part of $2,500,000
Sommerville Park Upgrade, Eastwood Upgrade to the existing amenities building, walking track following Terry’s Creek from Blaxland Road, and the existing play equipment $1,355,000
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
Sydney Story Factory Opening the Sydney Story Factory Parramatta $36,463
Epping Public School P&C Association Installation of Epping Public School Multi-Purpose Sports Field $50,000
The Scouts Australia NSW Branch auspicing 1st Parramatta Scouts Project Extended Life $16,800
Western Sydney Homeless Connect Western Sydney Homeless Connect $8,000
Sunnyfield TechKNOWLEDGE $38,713
Fitted for Work Ltd Woman Kind $49,914
The Hills Community Aid & Information Service Inc. Young and Skilled Up $25,275
Parramatta/Holroyd Family Support Inc. Training and equiping parenting practitioners to deliver 'Incredible Years' an evidence-based parenting program $43,950
The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch auspicing 1st Murray Farm Scouts Replace old kitchen at 1st Murray Farm Scout Hall $9,880
Michael Hughes Foundation Heart of the Parramatta Community Awareness & Training campaign $50,000
The Northcott Society Embracing diversity and promoting social inclusion via providing assistance to refugees with disability $40,500
Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors Inc. Scanning from Film to Digital $549
Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc. A Taste of Parramatta $25,940
Information and Cultural Exchange i-Maps for Parra $49,890
Ryde Family Services Healthy Mind & Body in Mandarin $8,950
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service Inc. WIRES North West Intensive Care Units $4,203
The Trustee for Carlingford High School P&C Association Carlingford High New Multipurpose Outdoor Covered Learning Area (COLA) $50,000
Boronia Multicultural Services Inc. South Asian Women's Well Being Project $49,080
Ermington West Public School P&C Association Multipurpose outdoor environment $43,100
Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Families Mosaic Together $10,175
Ryde Family Services Dads n Bubs Playgroup $10,260
North Rocks Public School P&C Association Playground to Plate - Improving the health of the community and the environment $39,677
Wenty Hockey Inc. Hookin 2 Hockey $5,592
Milk Crate Theatre Outreach and workshop program $32,099
Dharma Karta Pty Ltd STARS - A new generation shining with community values $25,000
Hope Connect Inc. Play & Grow - Parenting Social Group - new outdoor & active play equipment $6,999
Symphony for Life Foundation Limited Symphony for Life Program - Toongabbie East Public School community $46,800
Parramatta Mission Integrated services for people who are homeless in Parramatta $50,000
TAD Disability Services Driving to Freedom $47,000
The Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch auspicing 1st Carlingford Scouts Installation of Solar Battery Storage for 1st Carlingford Scout Hall $10,000
Northmead Primary School P&C Association BushTucker Garden Project $40,000
The Foundation for Young Australians auspicing Catalysr Catalysr CALD Youth Startup Incubation Programme $50,000
Shakti Migrant & Refugee Women's Support Group NSW Inc. Building Leadership Capacity in Parramatta's Refugee and Migrant Youth $32,000
Jesuit Refugee Service Connect to Work - An Employment Support Program for People Seeking Asylum $49,873