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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff


Post Whore
I remember them @Gronk, but never saw them for one reason or another.

Anyway, here is an interesting YouTube video re the missing Platforms 1 and 2 at Wynyard Station.
The station now only has underground platforms 3, 4, 5 and 6.
What is most amazing in this video is the map at the 58 second mark of the former Sydney tram system. It was huge!!
Why any govt of any persuasion thought it was a good idea to rip it all out was just mind bogglingly stupid short sightedness. f**king dumbarse politicians, considering that what we are doing now is re-building tram lines.
IMO, this is the only thing Melbourne has ever got right. They kept their trams.


the phantom menace

First Grade


Post Whore
Parra's currently 3rd tallest building is on the rise.


Current tallest building is 8 Parramatta Square. 225 metres. There are taller buildings proposed, but covid and market conditions have held some of them up.
CASA height limit for Parra is 243 AMSL. Ridiculously low.

Current list is:

1. 8 Parramatta Square (225 meters) Completed.
2. 180 George st Tower 1. (213 meters) Almost complete.
3. 8 Phillip st (199.5 meters) (pictured above) Under construction.
4. 180 George st Tower 2. (189 meters) Almost complete.
5. Altitude (176 meters). Complete.


Staff member
Ever been to New York ? They have districts like DUMBO (down under manhattan bridge overpass) or meat packing. In Paris the have the Left Bank, the Latin Quarter.

Well in Sydney they plan to add to China Town, Darling Harbour and The Rocks etc. by going outside the traditional CBD areas.

The 21 recipients of the Uptown Grant Program are as follows:

Project Title Description
Balmain Rozelle Balmain Rozelle ($200,000): Support will be used to “put Balmain Rozelle back on the map” through a campaign to secure and enhance local loyalty and attract more visitors from across Sydney and beyond.
Brookvale Arts District – BAD Brookvale Arts District (BAD) ($198,450): District coordination and marketing support for the BAD POSTER public art exhibition will be established and feature augmented reality street posters connecting artists, audiences, and communities to enhance the cultural fabric of Brookvale and beyond.
Chippendale Collective Chippendale Collective ($200,000): The Chippendale Collective will establish a not-for-profit business-development entity to amplify the region’s offerings, develop events and grow Chippendale’s day and night-time economies.
Eddy (Central Station and Eddy Avenue Precinct, Sydney) Eddy (Central Station and Eddy Avenue Precinct, Sydney) ($200,000): Support will help establish a coordination group to attract more visitors to the Central Station and Eddy Avenue precinct, encourage greater inter-district cooperation and ensure the future vibrancy and viability of the “Eddy”.
Green² (Green Square) Green² (Green Square) ($160,166): Green² will establish a coordination group to engage locals, community groups and businesses who will work collaboratively to develop vibrant activations encouraging residents to stay and play.
Haymarket Precinct Haymarket Precinct ($200,000): The Haymarket Precinct will develop a destination brand, marketing assets and campaign to raise awareness about what the precinct has to offer to help generate increased foot traffic.
HQ Sydney (Hollywood Quarter Sydney – Precinct of Commonwealth, Campbell and Wentworth Streets, Surry Hills) Hollywood Quarter Sydney (Precinct of Commonwealth, Campbell and Wentworth Streets, Surry Hills) ($200,000): This support will be used to develop a marketing campaign to put Hollywood Quarter Sydney's entertainment district on the map for locals and visitors from across Sydney and beyond as a night out or longer stay destination.
KXQ (King's Cross Quarter, Kings Cross) KXQ (King's Cross Quarter) ($200,000): KXQ will create a coordination group of small businesses to give King’s Cross a fresh voice, engage with visitors and attract consumers to the iconic home of Sydney’s 24-hour economy.
Koreatown (Eastwood) Koreatown ($198,200): Koreatown in Eastwood will create a multi-platform advertising campaign aiming to attract four million visitors to experience the district’s cultural food, fashion, pop-up events and activities.
Paddo Collective (Paddington) Paddo Collective ($181,371): The Paddo Collective will create branding and a multi-platform marketing campaign to build on the Paddington district’s reputation as an attractive destination for locals and visitors to showcase what the precinct has to offer.
Stanley Street District (North Darlinghurst) Stanley Street District ($200,000): The Stanley Street District will raise the district’s profile as the “Modern Piazza of Sydney” by establishing a coordination group to collaborate and promote the district’s offerings.
The Gathering (Blacktown) The Gathering (Blacktown) ($200,000): The Gathering will use the support to create a program of activities to highlight Blacktown’s vibrant youth, arts and music scenes to attract the local community, encouraging them to engage and go out within the district.
YCK Laneways Association Inc (Sydney CBD) YCK Laneways Association Inc ($200,000): The YCK Laneways Association Inc in Sydney’s CBD will establish three new roles to help with the day-to-day running of the association with a focus on increasing membership and implementing improvement projects.
Rainbow Precinct (Darlinghurst) Rainbow Precinct (Darlinghurst) ($200,000): A cohesive branding and marketing strategy will highlight Sydney’s Taylor Square and Rainbow Crossing area, Sydney’s original LBGTQIA+ precinct and the birthplace of the Mardi Gras Parade. 
Pyrmont+Ultimo24/7 – Powered by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce (Pyrmont, Ultimo) Pyrmont+Ultimo24/7 ($200,000): Support will be used to help the Chamber of Commerce coordinate and connect with local businesses to define the district’s destination, drive innovation and promote Pyrmont and Ultimo as ideal places to visit, work and live. 
UpTown Sydney CBD UpTown (Sydney CBD) ($200,000): UpTown Sydney will use the support to establish a full-time coordinator role to help promote the Circular Quay district as a vibrant hub for locals, encouraging Sydneysiders to frequent this part of the CBD more often and drive foot traffic to local businesses.
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Walsh Bay Arts Precinct ($200,000): The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct will work with local arts businesses and the local arts community to build a program of engaging activities that will highlight the precinct’s offerings and attract more visitors.
2077 A.D. - Hornsby After Dark 2077 A.D. - Hornsby After Dark ($200,000): The Hornsby Chamber of Commerce and Liquor Accord will collaborate to enhance the 2077 postcode region’s night-time economy, engaging with other night-time industries once momentum is built.
DuskDown (Freshwater) DuskDown ($200,000): The DuskDown project aims to re-engage the Freshwater community and stimulate the region’s night-time economy through promoting it as a night-time destination for locals and visitors.
New Sydney Waterfront Company District Team (Sydney Harbour) New Sydney Waterfront District Team ($200,000): The New Sydney Waterfront Company in Sydney Harbour will accelerate its transition from voluntary business funding and government support into an independent, self-funded organisation to benefit members and the community.
Little India Harris Park Business Association IncHarris Park ($200,000): This project will establish a coordinated program to brighten up the Harris Park Business prescient to attract visitors and enhance its reputation as the crowning jewel of India, outside of India.


Have you missed it?
I haven't.
I last went there about 35 years ago and haven't been back since.
Being a Parramatta Marist Boy I learned to swim in the old Parramatta Pool and use to play lunch time cricket in the Cumberland Oval Carpark. Them were the days.


Post Whore
For the record, the old pool was a dump and is not missed.
I'm glad the last state govt made tough decisions to be rid of it and arrange to build Commbank and the stunning new pool facility.
Parramatta is now the better for it with two new fantastic, modern sporting complexes. It has been in keeping with the whole modernization of the city as a whole.
Our arts precincts are the next on the cards. A revamped Riverside theatre to come, the under-construction Parramatta Powerhouse, and hopefully the Roxy can finally get some love again to add to the theatre scene.
Not to mention light rail next year and the under construction new metro line to the city.
Parra is booming.