About North Parramatta
North Parramatta is a suburb of the City of Parramatta, 24 Kilometres north-west of the CBD in the local goverment area of the City of Parramatta.
The UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation is working on creating an aspirational place identity for the publicly owned and nationally listed Heritage Core. It will not have any residential developments, and the heritage buildings will be preserved with the help of repair and restoration work that will make them weatherproof and safe. The significant landmarks on the site which will be conserved include the Cumberland Hospital and the Norma Parker Centre.
The nearest train station to North Parramatta is Parramatta railway station. The 609 bus route, run by Hillsbus, is the local access to bus transport. It circles around from Prince Street, to Gloucester Avenue, past Lake Parramatta, onto Iron Street and then to the Parramatta Bus Interchange.
North Parramatta is dominated by Lake Parramatta and The King's School, which together comprise almost 50% of the land area. Lake Parramatta is a 10-hectare reserve, based around a former reservoir. The catchment area for the lake is bounded by North Rocks Road, Pennant Hills Road and Hunts Creek. The entrance is from Lackey Street, North Parramatta. Lake Parramatta served as a recreational spot for locals who enjoyed swimming. It had been closed due to pollution, but was reopened in January 2015.
Schools in the suburb include:
- Burnside Public School
- Parramatta North Public School
- Redeemer Baptist School – situated on a heritage-listed area – former site of Burnside Orphanage
- RIDBC Garfield Barwick School
- Tara Anglican School for Girls
- The King's School, Parramatta, the oldest independent school in Australia
- St. Monica's Primary School