Parramatta Council chatter April 10, 2014

A proposal for a $250 million, 41-storey tower on Parramatta's riverfront has been lodged with council by real estate firm LIDIS. Pending development approval, the Riverside Tower will include residential apartments, retail outlets, a 1000-person conference centre and ballroom and a visitor and exhibition facility called the discovery centre.

A proposal for a $250 million, 41-storey tower on Parramatta's riverfront has been lodged with council by real estate firm LIDIS. Pending development approval, the Riverside Tower will include residential apartments, retail outlets, a 1000-person conference centre and ballroom and a visitor and exhibition facility called the discovery centre.

A proposal for a $250 million, 41-storey tower on Parramatta's riverfront has been lodged with council by real estate firm LIDIS.

Pending development approval, the Riverside Tower will include residential apartments, retail outlets, a 1000-person conference centre and ballroom and a visitor and exhibition facility called the Discovery Centre.

A council statement said it will feature "premium grade" residences with "never-to-be-built-out views".

Parramatta lord mayor John Chedid said the proposed development would involve major upgrades to more than 4400 square metres of public domain and foreshore land and new pedestrian and cycle paths.

"This project will transform the old Lennox Bridge car park site into a world-class riverfront precinct, creating more than 700 jobs during the construction phase and ongoing economic activity after the project's completion," Councillor Chedid said.

He said the tower's Discovery Centre would replace the city's existing visitor and heritage centre and provide new opportunities.

The region's 2013 HSC achievers were honoured at a scholarship, medal and certificate presentation at Parramatta Town Hall last Thursday. Six outstanding 2013 HSC students were awarded $2,000 scholarships for their first year of university or TAFE at the ceremony from  from 6pm to 8pm. A further 53 high achievers received plaques, medals or certificates. Lord mayor John Chedid said he was delighted to recognise Parramatta's highest achieving young students. "As a father of four children under the age of 15, I know first-hand the importance of ensuring every child has access to the best education and opportunities to learn. I want this for every family in Parramatta," Cr Chedid said.

The region's 2013 HSC achievers were honoured at a scholarship, medal and certificate presentation at Parramatta Town Hall last Thursday. Six outstanding 2013 HSC students were awarded $2,000 scholarships for their first year of university or TAFE at the ceremony from from 6pm to 8pm. A further 53 high achievers received plaques, medals or certificates. Lord mayor John Chedid said he was delighted to recognise Parramatta's highest achieving young students. "As a father of four children under the age of 15, I know first-hand the importance of ensuring every child has access to the best education and opportunities to learn. I want this for every family in Parramatta," Cr Chedid said.

A new splash park for kids will be unveiled at a free Family Fun Day on Saturday April 12 at Granville Park at Montrose Avenue, Merrylands between 10am-12pm.

A new splash park for kids will be unveiled at a free Family Fun Day on Saturday April 12 at Granville Park at Montrose Avenue, Merrylands between 10am-12pm.