Governance of the Council

The City of Parramatta is a dynamic organisation providing many different services to residents of the Parramatta Local Government Area. It is important to view our day to day activities through the lens of good governance by recognising different activities, policies, procedures and frameworks provide opportunity to demonstrate strong governance and leadership in facilitating good decision making and management. To this end, Council has adopted a Governance Framework which has been prepared to ensure our compliance with all relevant legislation including the Local Government Act (the Act) and the pursuit of best practice as a democratic local government. The Governance Framework seeks to provide guidance and support to Councillors, Staff and our community in understanding governance and demonstrating how all people associated with our Council can participate

City of Parramatta plays a major role in revitalising the local government area, providing more than 40 services to improve the quality of life for its residents and to make Parramatta a great place to live, work, play and invest.

There is a lot more to City of Parramatta than the traditional view of ‘roads, rates and rubbish’. The City has transformed its neighbourhoods and city centres and now manages and offers many services such as:

  • childcare centres
  • road, footpaths and drainage work and maintenance
  • transport planning, parking and traffic facilities
  • waste contracts
  • trades and fleet 
  • libraries
  • Community and Family Services
  • community development
  • town planning and urban design
  • social services such as Meals on Wheels and Neighbourhood Aid
  • parks and recreation
  • community engagement
  • tourism and events
  • property assets
  • regulatory services
  • artist studios
  • Development Services
  • strategic and corporate planning
  • finance 
  • information systems
  • corporate and councillor services

Council has also formed strategic partnerships with State and Federal Government agencies to shape the Parramatta of the future.

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City of Parramatta, 126 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
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