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Community Engagement - Have Your Say

Comm Engagement Have your say

Community engagement means having your say

We believe that it is important that all community members can see and have a direct impact on Council’s decisions that shape our City. We encourage you to get involved and have your voice heard.

We want to ensure that all of our engagement opportunities help to identify community needs and priorities so that Council’s decisions can align with community expectations.

Our revised Community Engagement Strategy details how we will engage with you and how you can have a say on projects that matter to you. The revised Strategy also incorporates the Community Participation Plan requirements under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act) which states how and when we will engage the community about planning functions like policy-making and assessment.

We are striving for a best-practice approach to engagement to help us to create more liveable communities, better public policy and ensures people are at the core of what we do.

Council is committed to making sure everyone can access the information they need in a format that is right for them. If you would you like the Community Engagement Strategy or other engagement resources supplied in another language or format, please call 1300 617 058 or email haveyoursay@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

A message about COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the City of Parramatta community and economy. It is an extremely challenging time for many, so it’s important that Council does everything possible to support our people during this pandemic and beyond.

We have introduced a range of measures to help residents, businesses, and staff get through this, including a plan to fast-track projects that will help support the local economy and provide jobs.

It’s important that Council continues to seek feedback from the community on projects as your input matters. By working together, we can build a more resilient City that will be ready and open for business when the time is right.

Current engagement opportunities


Public Exhibition of draft Councillors' Expenses and Facilities Policy 5pm, Wednesday 17 June 2020

Visit Council’s engagement platform, Parramatta Our Say, to see what engagement opportunities we currently have open, and while you are there, check out our ongoing and past engagement projects as well.

Council’s online Community Panel is made up of more than 9,000 residents, visitors, business owners and students who care about our city, actively discuss options and help create our future. It is free to sign up and you will receive emails sharing when topics are coming up for discussion. To join up, please click the button below.Join Council’s online Community Panel

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with Council’s Community Engagement Team, please call 1300 617 058 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm) or email haveyoursay@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

You can also follow us on Facebook, at Our City, Your Say Parramatta