What did you tell us?
In August and September 2019, Council invited the community to provide feedback on a possible trial night market in the Parramatta CBD. Over 1000 responses were received during the consultation period, making this one of our most popular feedback opportunities yet!
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
We asked what you would like to see and do at a night market, where and when we should set up the street stalls and what kinds of goods you would happily browse for and buy. From what you have told us, it looks like you support night markets, want them to include live entertainment and offer a variety of foods, and it seems you all really like sweet treats and desserts.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available about this project.
Frequently Asked Questions
City of Parramatta is constantly reviewing the events and activities that contribute to a lively city and connect our diverse community. As part of our work in creating a vibrant night time economy, with a wide variety of things to see and do, Council is considering holding a night market to encourage workers, visitors and residents to visit, stay and play in the CBD.
Council is considering four potential locations for the Parramatta night market. This community consultation sought to understand which venue people would prefer and why. Council put forward Centenary Square, Jubilee Park, Prince Alfred Square and areas along the Parramatta River as potential sites for a night market.
Council is considering trialling a night market for six months, potentially with a different theme each month. This community consultation sought to understand what types of markets would appeal most to residents, workers and visitors, and to determine the day of the week and time that our community would prefer a night market.
City of Parramatta hopes to create events that excite our community and bring colour and life to our streets. Following on from this consultation, Council will make a decision on testing the idea of a night market in the Parramatta CBD.
The community was asked to consider key features including potential themes, the type of stalls they would like, the location for the market and the day of the week and time a market should be held. Based on response from the community, Council may launch a six-month trial of a night market from early 2020 and/or begin community consultation around other twilight and evening events.
I have a business and would be interested in having a market stall at the Parramatta night market if a pilot program goes ahead, who can I speak with?
City of Parramatta is considering staging a series of night markets from early 2020. If you wish to register your interest in participating as a stallholder, please email the project team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9806 5050.
Please email the project team via email@example.com or call (02) 9806 5050.