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Welcome To Parramatta

Back To The Future

Situated on the Parramatta River, where the fresh water meets the salt water, Parramatta has been home to the Darug people for more than 60,000 years as a rich and fertile source of food and a place to gather. From the river to the rolling hills of the Cumberland Plains, it provided strategic vantage points to see, interact and trade with other first nations.
 
The City's colonial heritage can be traced to 1788, not long after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney. Governor Arthur Phillip found that the Colony was dangerously close to starvation when food supplies were running low. In search of fertile land to grow crops, the expedition revealed that the Parramatta River foreshore was an ideal place to provide sustenance to the less resource-rich settlement of Sydney.

The New Central

Parramatta is at the geographic and demographic centre; draw a line from Bondi to Penrith and from Hornsby to Liverpool and you'll find Parramatta is at the crossroads of metropolitan Sydney. 

The New Central

Parramatta is at the geographic and demographic centre; draw a line from Bondi to Penrith and from Hornsby to Liverpool and you'll find Parramatta is at the crossroads of metropolitan Sydney. 

The business case for Parramatta

If tiger economies are characterised by rapid economic growth and an associated rise in the standard of living, then Parramatta is well on its way to joining this elite club. Fast becoming the engine room of the NSW economy, current projections show there’s no sign of a slowdown in its growth over the coming decades.

It is moving out of the shadow of its eastern neighbour, the Sydney CBD, to own its place as the future of Sydney. For businesses claiming their space now, there’s an opportunity to attract the best of a ready talent pool and contribute long-term to shaping the civic heart of the city.

Private Sector Commitments

Of the $10 billion investment pipeline, over 30 percent has been committed to by the private sector. Private investment in commercial and residential buildings amounts to $3.4 billion and includes an additional 7,400 residences and an extra 232,000 in commercial floorspace.
 
Parramatta has already attracted a long list of organisations and thousands of jobs to our CBD.