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Parra Does Matter

The City of Parramatta is a major employment centre and transport hub in western Sydney.

Many thousands of people travel to Parramatta for business, shopping and recreation in addition to the 174,000 that live there.

A clue to the importance of Parramatta is that it is one of only four Councils in NSW with a Lord Mayor. Another clue is that Parramatta is the name of both a State and Commonwealth electorate.

Because of its economic importance and position in the centre of Sydney, Parramatta is also a locus for major infrastructure. This includes energy, communications and other vital services.

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT has good relations with Parramatta's Members of Parliament, Lord Mayor, Councillors and staff.

For some years Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT has been a major sponsor of the Parramatta Australia Day carnival.

Recently Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT was able to support two major events in Parramatta.

The first event was the Royal NSW Lancers Parade. The Parade celebrated the centenary of the raising of the First Light Horse in August 1914.

Parramatta Council brought Australian military history to life with a street parade in the Parramatta CBD. The Parade featured cavalry, tanks and armoured vehicles.

The second event was the Lady Mayoress' Charity Gala Evening. The Evening supported charities Camp Lionheart, the Children’s Medical Research Institute, Giant Steps, Lymphoma Australia and White Stone.

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT was proud to support both events.

Above: The Governor-General takes the salute of the Royal NSW Lancers in Parramatta

Above: State MP for Parramatta Dr Geoff Lee with Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT Manager Dominic Puiu at the Charity Gala Evening in Oatlands

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