City of Parramatta

City of Parramatta
City of Parramatta
New South Wales
Parramatta lga sydney.png
Population: 172,333(2010)[1]
Density: 2825.1/km² (7,317.0/sq mi)
Area: 61 km² (23.6 sq mi)
Lord Mayor: Lorraine Wearne
Council Seat: Parramatta
Region: Metropolitan Sydney
State District: Parramatta, Epping, Granville, Baulkham Hills, Riverstone
Federal Division: Parramatta, Bennelong, Greenway, Mitchell
LGAs around City of Parramatta:
City of Blacktown Baulkham Hills Shire Hornsby Shire
City of Holroyd City of Parramatta City of Ryde
City of Fairfield City of Bankstown Auburn Council
Parramatta's historic Town Hall
City of Parramatta Sign, Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford

The City of Parramatta is a Local Government Area in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Initially in 1861 it was formed as Municipality of Parramatta. It became The Borough of Parramatta in 1867, eventually becoming the City of Parramatta in 1938.

In 1948 Ermington-Rydalmere, Dundas, Granville and Parramatta councils were amalgamated.

City of Parramatta is the 23rd most populated city council in Australia.


Suburbs in the local government area

Suburbs in the City of Parramatta are:


Parramatta City Council is composed of fifteen councillors elected proportionally. The area is divided into five wards, each electing three councillors. The mayor is not directly elected.[2] The current makeup of the council is as follows:[2]

Party Councillors
  Liberal Party of Australia 6
  Australian Labor Party 6
  Parramatta Better Local Government Party 1
  Lorraine Wearne Independents 1
  Woodville Independents 1
Total 15

The current council, elected in 2008, is:[2]

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Arthur Phillip Ward   Julia Finn Labor
  Chiang Lim Liberal
  Prabir Maitra Labor
Caroline Chisholm Ward   Scott Lloyd Liberal
  Paul Barber Labor
  Andrew Bide Liberal
Elizabeth McArthur Ward   Mark Lack Labor
  John Chedid Liberal
  Malcolm McDermott Better Local Government
Lachlan Macquarie Ward   Lorraine Wearne Lorraine Wearne Independents Mayor
  Andrew Wilson Liberal
  Pierre Esber Labor
Woodville Ward   David Borger Labor
  Tony Issa Liberal
  Paul Garrard Woodville Independents

Sister cities


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2011). "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Parramatta City Council". 2008 Election results. Electoral Commission NSW. Retrieved 2009-08-03. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 33°49′S 151°00′E / 33.817°S 151°E / -33.817; 151

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