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Parramatta councillor ejected before council sacks CEO

Parramatta councillor ejected before council sacks CEO

The City of Parramatta Council has sacked chief executive Mark Stapleton, but not before a fiery meeting in which one councillor was ejected and later refused to hand confidential papers to security guards.

  • by Jacob Saulwick

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Double, double, toil and trouble in Parramatta
Opinion
Opinion

Double, double, toil and trouble in Parramatta

From flooding emergencies to a deluge of political strife, Sydney's second CBD is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

  • by Andy Marks
Parramatta Council sacks chief executive Mark Stapleton

Parramatta Council sacks chief executive Mark Stapleton

Mr Stapleton had been suspended on full pay following the publication of a series of articles raising questions about his resume.

  • by Jacob Saulwick
Nine minutes to flee: Parramatta's 'catastrophic' flash-flooding warning
Emergency services

Nine minutes to flee: Parramatta's 'catastrophic' flash-flooding warning

Sydney's planned second CBD of Parramatta has the potential for catastrophic flash flooding - with little warning for residents.

  • by Megan Gorrey and Katharine Haynes
'Ghost town': ticketing to be abandoned after New Year's Eve backlash
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'Ghost town': ticketing to be abandoned after New Year's Eve backlash

A favourite harbour vantage point looks set to be reopened to the public in 2019

  • by Carrie Fellner
'No blade of grass is safe': why Parramatta Park is a battlefield
City life

'No blade of grass is safe': why Parramatta Park is a battlefield

Parramatta Park is the green lungs of western Sydney but there are fears it is besieged by vested interests wanting to carve off land for private profit.

  • by Andrew Taylor
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Burgers, booze and beats: bearded duo vow to revive Sydney's nightlife
Food Culture

Burgers, booze and beats: bearded duo vow to revive Sydney's nightlife

The bearded duo behind Mary's is bringing live music back to The Basement and getting involved in the politics of Sydney's nightlife.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Bodgy builds, bubbles and a big Lamborghini: Parramatta developer hits a road block
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Property development

Bodgy builds, bubbles and a big Lamborghini: Parramatta developer hits a road block

Jean and Nissy Nassif make no secret of living the high life in Sydney's west. But Mr Nassif has dug himself a big hole in Parramatta.

  • by Jacob Saulwick
Power restored after thousands in Sydney's north affected by outage
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Local council

Power restored after thousands in Sydney's north affected by outage

Some people on Sydney's upper north shore went without power for almost 24 hours after a fire at a substation.

  • by Rachel Clun
How a Sydney startup is using artificial intelligence to fix sewerage pipes
Local council

How a Sydney startup is using artificial intelligence to fix sewerage pipes

As she spent eight hours a day watching footage of water and sewerage pipes, Amanda came up with an idea.

  • by Ben Weir
'That is not how you plan a growing city': Labor moves to combat developers
Property development

'That is not how you plan a growing city': Labor moves to combat developers

NSW Labor has vowed to shut a "backdoor" in the planning system, but developers warn this will send planning "backwards".

  • by Esther Han