Appointed to Alive 90.5 FM Board

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Innovation, Parramatta LGA

After a short stint of proving Information Technology assistance to community radio station Alive 90.5 FM I have now been appointed to its Board as a general member. One of my first tasks has been to support the creation of a new website based on the On Air 2 theme in Wordpress. I provided backend support that allowed the station … Read More

Parramatta Affordable Housing Forum

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Parramatta LGA

On Wednesday 7th November I attended the Parramatta Affordable Housing Forum hosted by Vinnies, Sydney Alliance, Uniting, Community Management Resource Centre, Parramatta Mission and Uniting Church. First up was a presentation of the Parramatta Speaks 2018, a survey conducted by Macquarie University, Churches Housing and Sydney Alliance. Infographic summary slides of the survey are presented below. There were questions to … Read More

Housing for everybody

Darryn Capes-DavisCommunity, Opinion, Parramatta LGA

Amanda and I are lucky to have a place to call home. We have the one property in Carlingford which is our home where we have lived the last 13 years. However not everyone is lucky to have a place to call home. For those without a home there is a great need for support housing of various forms, be … Read More

For want of a pool for Parramatta

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

I have been following the case of Parramatta Pool since 2016 when NSW State Government announced the relocation of the Parramatta War memorial Pool to make space for the new Western Sydney Stadium. I support the Western Sydney Stadium and will be wearing my Eels members cap proudly on Easter Monday 2019 when the stadium opens. However, the speed at … Read More

Parramatta Light Rail

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

Parramatta Light Rail is a project that will connect communities. Those in the media and political landscape who believe they can come and preach to locals have not lived in the area and don’t know the area. Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead and North Parramatta, allowing for transformative reuse of Cumberland East, what is currently a giant Health carpark. … Read More

North Rocks Park Masterplan

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

As reported in the Hills Shire Times, To-do list is costly, the North Rocks Park Precinct masterplan is an ambitious plan for both North Rocks Park and John Wearn reserve. The draft plan has been released by City of Parramatta Council for public comment. The first phase of the masterplan is to be funded by $2.5M Stronger Community Grant from … Read More

New Playgrounds coming to Carlingford

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

Pinetree Dr Playground

Supported by the NSW Stronger Communities Grant, Carlingford is set to see 2 new playgrounds very soon. The playgrounds will be in Pinetree Dr and Lesley Ave. Pinetree Dr playground Lesley Ave playground David Elliott MP, Belinda Turco, Cr Andrew Jefferies

Light Rail in Action

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

Parramatta Light Rail has posted 360 views of the Light Rail project at Church Street, Macquarie Street and the CBD. Watch each of these great views below. Click and drag to move the view around. Missed something? Just play again and take another view. Great way to showcase this great project. Parramatta Light Rail will connect Carlingford to Westmead via … Read More

Parramatta Light Rail

Darryn Capes-DavisParramatta LGA

Parramatta Light Rail is a NSW Government project linking Westmead, Parramatta CBD and Carlingford via Light Rail. You can see the current preferred route HERE.1 An option study for extension to Epping is also being considered.2 This is an exciting project which will open up the Carlingford ridge to better transport options into Parramatta and onto Westmead. The Carlingford heavy … Read More