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

Key to the City of Parramatta

The bestowing of a ‘Key to the City’ to an individual or group is intended to confer trust and honour. The tradition is derived from medieval times, when an actual key was given to the gates of a walled city which were guarded during the day and locked at night. The...

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North Parramatta – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of North Parramatta. Source: Six Maps North Parramatta is a residential suburb located approximately 1 kilometre north of Parramatta and 1 kilometre west of Dundas. Some of the streets which form its boundaries include Victoria Road, Pennant Street,...

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Wentworthville – A Brief History

Wentworthville Aerial Map (Six Maps NSW) The traditional custodians of the land are the Boolbainora clan of the Durag people. Wentworthville is a suburb west of Parramatta.  Named in honour of D’Arcy Wentworth a well-respected and admired colonial surgeon and...

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Baulkham Hills – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Baulkham Hills. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Baulkham Hills lies within the County of Cumberland, approximately 5 kilometres north of the Parramatta Central Business District. A small area of the suburb bounded by Gooden Road, Naomi Road North,...

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Granville – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Granville. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Granville lies south of the Parramatta Central Business District and approximately 3 kilometres south by west of Dundas.  A small area of the suburb bounded by the railway line, A’Beckett’s Creek,...

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Ermington – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Ermington 1943. Source: Six Maps Ermington is a residential suburb located on the northern bank of the Parramatta River and is to the east of the Parramatta CBD. It is part of the Dundas Ward of the City of Parramatta. Aboriginal history The...

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Lidcombe – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Lidcombe (Source: Six Maps) Few towns have enjoyed as many names during the course of their existence as the present township of Lidcombe. Originally, it was Haslem’s Creek (1859),a station bearing that name having been opened when the railway...

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Melrose Park – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Melrose Park. Source: Six Maps Melrose Park is located on the northern bank of the Parramatta River, between Victoria Road and the Parramatta River. It is part of the Rosehill Ward. Melrose Park is shared between the City of Ryde and the City of...

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Merrylands – A Brief History

Aerial photograph of Merrylands. Source: Six Maps The suburb of Merrylands lies within Cumberland City Council, approximately 3 kilometres south-west of the Parramatta Central Business District. A small area of the suburb comprising the M4 Western Motorway from Mays...

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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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