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Media Kit 2022

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May 2022 April 29, published May 6

September 2022 August 29, published September 7

February 2022 January 28, published February 4

June 2022 May 27, published June 7

October 2022 September 29, published October 7

March 2022 February 28, published March 7

July 2022 June 28, published July 8

November 2022 October 28, published November 8

April 2022 March 28, published April 8

August 2022 July 29, published August 8

December 2022 November 28, published December 8

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ISSUE 16 | November 2021

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ISSUE 16 | November 2021


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Parramatta Mission announces winning design for The Gathering


It's a remarkable design

ARRAMATTA Mission, in conjunction with City of Parramatta Council, has successfully completed an architectural design excellence competition for its central site at Parramatta Square, adjacent to the historic Leigh Memorial Church. The winning design for the new centre, to be called The Gathering Place, will create an iconic building on Parramatta Square, a city site that was a special meeting place for the traditional owners, the Burramattagal people of the Darug nation. It is a site where there has been a Christian church for 200 years. In contrast to the surrounding highrise glass towers, the innovative design will present a soft silhouette, reminiscent of a banksia pod, and will include a rooftop chapel and reflective garden. The winning design will be complemented by the rebuilding of the spire on Leigh Memorial Church. “For Parramatta Mission, a Parish Mission of the Uniting Church, The Gathering Place reflects a commitment to serving the Parramatta community. It will house Parramatta Mission’s staff, be a centre for its social services and a place of meeting,” Parramatta Mission board and Church Council member, Mr Ian Gray, said. “Through the life and witness of its congregations and through its delivery of social services, Parramatta Mission is seeking to redevelop this site to be a source of inspiration in the life of Sydney’s ‘central city’. The Gathering Place will be accessed by people from all walks of life.” The winning design for the new centre was submitted by architects Durbach Block Jaggers. In a statement DJB said: “The Gathering Place building is a friendly and familiar form. Its gentle connection to the Leigh Memorial Church preserves both light and visibility. The circular geometry of the new welcomes all, complementing the inward nature of the existing church.”

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Steven Issa has congratulated Parramatta Mission and Durbach Block Jaggers on the building. “The Gathering Place is a remarkable design and will be a wonderful addition to Parramatta’s Civic Link – a green, pedestrianised pathway that will connect the heart of the Parramatta CBD to the river.” The design recognises the importance of this site to the traditional owners. The area around Parramatta Square is of great significance with evidence of Aboriginal settlement dating back more than 60,000 years. Parramatta was established within a year of European arrival and the vicinity of this site was where significant early interaction took place between Aboriginal peoples and civic administrators. The Leigh Memorial Church building is the third church to operate on this site since 1821. The campus has been a focus of Christian worship and the provision of community assistance for 200 years. Mr Gray said further detailed design work may be required and it is intended to proceed directly to prepare a Development Application once the design is finalised. The DA will be based on the winning design and use the winning architect. “The Uniting Church is working in partnership with City of Parramatta Council in order to reach an agreed position that recognises the loss of development potential of the site. Construction of this iconic community building can then commence as soon as possible,” he said.

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Parramatta Mission is a group of worshipping congregations of the Uniting Church. Paramatta Mission presently operates Meals Plus from the Parramatta Square site, a place where its clients, who may be disadvantaged in many ways, are treated holistically, with dignity and respect, and can obtain services to meet their daily needs for sustenance and community.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bob Turner on his new role at Blacktown FC.

BEST GIFT SINCE THE OPERA HOUSE POWERHOUSE Parramatta CEO Lisa Havilah is more interested in the flood of excitement over the controversial $920M project than any flood-waters that may lap at its riverside approach. After the recent devastating rains that saw Parramatta River break its banks between the ferry wharf and the site of the museum, Ms Havilah is adamant that the building and its exhibits will not be affected.


RETAIL BOUNCES BACK I ’TS no secret times have been the toughest on record for Western Sydney’s ‘bricks and mortar’ retail industry, but this sector has a proud history of bouncing back from the hardest of times.


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AUTO: SsangYong's mid-life update: 30 BUSINESS: Retailers reveal solutions: 34 TRENDS: Is love passing you by?: 36

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FTER a few hot summers rather than refurbish it. After a bit of for swimmers who a scuffle between Parramatta Council loved Parramatta and and the NSW Government on who Wentworthville pools and suffered would pay for its replacement, an during their closures, relief is on the agreement was reached on funding way. Just a day apart, the refurbished for the state-of-the-art aquatic Wentworthville pool opened and centre. And in Wentworthville, a the first sod was turned on the concerted community campaign and spectacular Parramatta Aquatic the Cumberland Council, saved the Centre. Both communities have beloved pool with an upgrade. While been without a pool since 2017, the Parramatta residents wait two years Parramatta Memorial Pool demolished for their pool, they are welcome to to make way for Bankwest Stadium dive to Wenty. and the previous Holroyd Council FULL STORY PAGE 6 wanting to close the tired Wenty pool

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