Parramatta

University of Western Sydney to build high-rise campus in Parramatta CBD

University of Western Sydney

Heath Gilmore, Carolyn Cummins A high-rise university campus for up to 10,000 extra students will be built in the Parramatta central business district.

Labor MP's plan for new city to rival Parramatta derided as 'stupid idea'

Husic

Nicole Hasham A gleaming new metropolis to rival Parramatta would be built from scratch in south-west Sydney under a radical plan by federal Labor MP Ed Husic to relieve transport gridlock.

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In Parramatta Girls Home, children now play safely

Parra

Catherine Armitage "Lest we forget."

Parramatta's new twin towers to feature sky terrace

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James Robertson Twin office blocks with public space 100 metres above the ground have won a design competition for a revamped Parramatta CBD.

Police officer who shot man dead at Westfield Parramatta 'deserves bravery award'

Toby Austin

A police officer who shot dead an armed man in a busy shopping centre should be recognised for his bravery, a Sydney coroner says.

Parramatta Rd: Barry's boulevard of dreams

Tony Abbott with Barry O'Farrell.

Nicole Hasham One of Australia's ugliest stretches of bitumen is poised to become a leafy, cafe-lined boulevard hosting thousands of new homes if the O'Farrell government delivers on a $200 million promise to make...

Police charge teen for Parramatta bashing murder

Woman's body discovered after police siege (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy Pedestrians tried desperately to revive a man who was reportedly bashed and left for dead in Parramatta's Church Street mall during a night of violence in the city.

Eat of the night: Parramatta comes alive after dark

Nicole Hasham Parramatta is Australia's fastest growing night-time hub and foodies are fuelling Sydney's evening trade, according to the first national comparison of cities after dark.

Missing link: PM axes $2b Parramatta plan

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Heath Aston Rail commuters and motorists will wait longer for vital infrastructure after the Gillard government quietly shifted $2 billion earmarked for the Parramatta-Epping line into a fund for projects not...

Man charged after Parramatta bashing

Emma Partridge Police have charged a man in relation to a bashing which left another man unconscious with bleeding on his brain outside a Parramatta pub early on Sunday.

Parramatta 'boulevard' plan sunk

Duncan Gay

Catherine Armitage The widely criticised $10 billion plan to create a Paris or Barcelona-like boulevard with a sunken or ''slot'' motorway down the middle of Parramatta Road had been dropped because tunnelling proved...

Body of unidentified woman found floating in suitcase in Parramatta River

Crimce scene

Saffron Howden and Nick Ralston IN A quiet suburb, beneath the trees overhanging a sluggish, tidal canal, a large suitcase caught the eye of labourers.

Church leaders deliver Good Friday messages of comfort tinged with criticism

James Robertson Sydney's religious leaders have used the metaphor of resurrection in their Good Friday messages to promote the comfort of faith in testing times.

Barry O'Farrell resigns: Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian leading contenders to be next NSW premier

Baird and Gladys

Sean Nicholls and Josephine Tovey There are two contenders to take over from Barry O'Farrell as NSW Premier after his resignation, but Liberal party sources claim the numbers remain "very fluid".

I am in this game to make a difference, says the new Premier

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Nicole Hasham, Saffron Howden The son of a former federal and state MP has been destined for greatness.

Police search for driver after young father killed in hit and run

Siaki

Louise Hall A passing motorist who attempted to take Villawood man Siaki "Jack" Mafoa to hospital after he was hit by a car at Five Dock on Friday night has come forward following an appeal by police.

Case dropped against teen charged with supplying synthetic substance to classmate

Nick Ralston A Sydney teenager has been cleared of selling a synthetic substance that mimics LSD to a classmate who jumped to his death after taking it.

Sydney Writers' Festival: Literature spreads beyond the page

Susan Wyndham When Jemma Birrell invited Vince Gilligan to the Sydney Writers' Festival last year, he was too busy working on the final season of his hit TV series, Breaking Bad, and its coming spin-off, Better...

ICAC hearing: Arthur Sinodinos too busy to notice AWH crisis

Arthur Sinodinos.

Kate McClymont Despite chugging his way through a couple of litres of Sydney water, no amount of water appeared to refresh Senator Arthur Sinodinos' failing memory as he endured hours of cross-examination over his...

Second man charged over NSW double shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder and several robbery offences for his part in a western Sydney double shooting that left a teenager and an innocent bystander in serious conditions in...