As the largest city centre in Greater Western Sydney, City of Parramatta is building on its strengths as a focus of economic activity, essential services, natural assets, culture and creativity, to lead one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. In order to achieve their vision as Sydney’s central city, sustainable, liveable and productive – inspired by our communities – they prioritise a goal of being Welcoming. They celebrate culture and diversity – past, present and future.
Parramatta has an incredibly rich history, from the Darug peoples who have inhabited this land for more than 60,000 years, to the recently migrated. Their diversity of cultures and sense of community are our City’s greatest strengths and fundamental to their identity. Their histories are colliding, creating a new, global city. Over the next 20 years, our City will continue to generate a strong sense of place, invite creativity, stimulate prosperity and celebrate their diversity.
Driven by culture, Parramatta will be known for its diversity and energy, a place where talent flourishes, with people, ideas and creativity at its core. In this way, they are proud to be members of the Welcoming Cities Network.