Input wanted on new Parramatta community and cultural hub

An artist rendering of 5 Parramatta Square. Photo: City of Parramatta Council.

The City of Parramatta Council is appealing to members of the public for input on the $130 million community, cultural and civic centre, 5 Parramatta Square. 

The building, currently under construction as part of the $2.7 billion Parramatta Square precinct, will host various community and cultural offerings. 

Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer said the community could have their say on what that would entail.

“5 Parramatta Square is a building for our community − a world-class cultural hub where people can work, create, learn, play and connect,” Dwyer said.

“We’re interested in hearing what types of workshops, programs, classes, activities and events would encourage people to come and visit 5 Parramatta Square and Sydney’s Central River City.

“Whether it be art exhibitions, exercise classes, robotics workshops, live music performances or expert talks, we want to hear your innovative ideas,” he said. 

Video: City of Parramatta Council/YouTube.

The centre will include a new library; a ‘discovery centre’ with interactive exhibitions; multipurpose meeting and creative spaces; a ground floor foyer with concierge, visitor services and cafe; and the new council chambers.

The building will be the main community hub of the City of Parramatta local government area (LGA).

With an estimated population of 251,000 in 2018, Parramatta is the fifth largest LGA in NSW by population. 

Dwyer called on residents to “write to us, fill in a survey or even send in pictures and videos” about they’d like to see at 5 Parramatta Square. 

Submissions close at 5pm Thursday, 5 November. 

To have you say, visit the Participate Parramatta website at https://participate.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

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