City of Parramatta Wards

On 12 May 2016, the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “City of Parramatta Council”. The new council population is 215,725, with 5 wards. The land area is 82 kilometre square.

By proclamation, the City of Parramatta has been divided into five electoral areas known as Wards:

  1. Parramatta Ward
  2. Epping Ward
  3. Dundas Ward
  4. North Rocks
  5. Rosehill Ward

City of Parramatta Council 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.

Parramatta Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Parramatta Ward is 50,136, with a population density of 29.33 persons per hectare. The land area is 15 kilometre square, that’s 1,479 hectares.

North Rocks

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for North Rocks Ward is 40,578, with a population density of 19.54 persons per hectare. The land area is 18 kilometre square, that’s 1,829 hectares.

Dundas Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Dundas Ward is 41,829, with a population density of 29.41 persons per hectare. The land area is 12 kilometre square, that is 1,235 hectares.

Rosehill Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Rosehill Ward is 56,407, with a population density of 16.56 persons per hectare. The land area is 25 kilometre square, that is 2,546 hectares.

Epping Ward

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Epping Ward is 41,137, with a population density of 28.05 persons per hectare. The land area is 13 kilometre square, that is 1,298 hectares.

Below are a series of posts about the City of Parramatta Wards

History of Carlingford to Clyde – T6 Rail Line

The Carlingford railway line is a branch railway line in Sydney. This railway line was opened from Clyde to Subiaco (later renamed Camellia) in 1882. In April 1896, bridge was constructed across the Parramatta River to Carlingford. The line runs north-south between...

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Dundas and Dundas Valley – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Dundas and Dundas Valley. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Dundas is approximately 3 kilometres south west of Carlingford and about 3 kilometres north west of Ermington. It is bordered by Wyuna Place, Greens Avenue, Denham Place, Leamington Road,...

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Rydalmere – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Rydalmere. Source: Six Maps Rydalmere is a residential suburb located approximately 3 kilometres east of Parramatta to the north of Parramatta River, and is surrounded by the suburbs of Camellia, Ermington and Dundas. The roads and streets which...

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Municipality of Dundas Council and Dundas Town Hall

The Council of the Municipality of Dundas 1889 crest. (Image source: The City of Parramatta: Foundation celebrations 1978: ‘The anniversary year’ [souvenir programme]) The Municipality of Dundas was initially proclaimed as the "Borough of Dundas" on 23 March 1889 by...

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Rosehill – A Brief History

Aerial photo of the Rosehill area in 1943 showing the predominantly industrial landuse to the east, the racecourse in the centre and residential areas in the west. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Rosehill lies south-west of the Parramatta CBD and is bounded by Grand...

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Camellia – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Camellia. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Camellia is an industrial suburb on the south bank of the Parramatta River, east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Rosehill Ward of the City of Parramatta. Camellia is surrounded by the Rosehill...

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Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer 2019 – present day

Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer 2019 – present day City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer was elected at a Council meeting on Monday 23 September 2019, with Councillor Michelle Garrard named Deputy Lord Mayor. Lord Mayor Dwyer, a representative for the North Rocks Ward, was...

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The Parramatta Soldiers’ Hut

“The Hut” by Nell Gawthorne, held in the City of Parramatta Cultural Collections Artwork Collection (Acc no. 2006.175) During World War Two, community organisations and local councils across Australia were instrumental in providing recreational opportunities in...

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History of Mayoral Regalia

It is reasonably common for Mayors and Lord Mayors in Australia to adopt the tradition of wearing the robes of office on special occasions such as formal functions, Council meetings and Citizenship ceremonies. An English tradition dating back to the 1300s, it is still...

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Origins of the City of Parramatta Crest

Plaque from City of Parramatta Council Chambers building. Date unknown. Parramatta Heritage Centre collections, 2006.146. Parramatta was one of the first councils in Australia to depict Aboriginal people as a focal point for a crest which originated in 1862. History A...

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Cambria Hall – A Hidden Cornerstone of Epping History

The Cambria, Epping showing ‘The Foundling’ c.1917. Source: Hazlewood Collection, State Library of NSW Travelling down the busy main thoroughfare of Epping today, it’s easy to overlook the building at 46 Beecroft Road. Nestled in a strip of small commercial and food...

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Eastwood Brickyards – Eastwood

The Great Northern Brick Company Limited was registered on 1 March 1912 with a capital of £10,000 in £1 shares of which 4,500 were issued fully paid-up to Herbert S Leary and George H S Holliday to enable the acquisition of the land at Eastwood in order to commence...

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Carlingford – A Brief History

The Wallumedegal people inhabited the land in the area now known as Carlingford prior to settlement by Europeans with the first recorded contact being made by an exploration party several months after the arrival of the First Fleet in January 1788. Early European...

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Sydney Olympic Park and Homebush Bay – A Brief History

On Homebush Bay - remains of at least four ships, hulls and barges - Photo by Steve Dorman Indigenous Owners Sydney Olympic Park is part of the traditional lands of the Wann clan, known as the Wann-gal. These lands stretched along the southern shore of the Parramatta...

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World War One – Battle of Beersheba

Ride into History: The Charge of Beersheba. It is likely that the above photograph is of a re-enactment some weeks after the event (AWM: P03723_001) The Battle of Beersheba is one of the most notable mounted charges by the Australian Light Horse Regiments. On 31...

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