The suburb of Parramatta is located on the banks of the Parramatta River, 23km west of Sydney's CBD and has fast emerged as a dynamic contemporary city with a strong business and social scene.
Parramatta acts as a major business and commercial area in NSW and is often called “Sydney's second central business district”. It is Australia's sixth largest CBD and boasts many high density commercial and residential developments.
More than just a business centre Parramatta is known for being sports mad with many well-known sporting venues spread across the city including Parramatta Stadium - home to the Parramatta Eels, Rosehill Racecourse and Parramatta Speedway.
Parramatta is also a major retail centre and is the shopping capital of Sydney's west. The city is home to Westfield Parramatta, Australia's third largest shopping centre as well as small retail precincts including Harris Park.
East Street, Phillip Street and Church Street are the dining hubs of the city with Church Street focusing on alfresco style dining and offering a variety of cuisines with the southern end showcasing many Chinese restaurants.