Customers who dine at restaurants along Parramatta’s famous ‘Eat Street’ will get to park for free under a new City of Parramatta Council initiative to support local businesses.
Until 31 January 2021, Council will cover the cost of parking for anyone who spends $20 or more at participating Church Street venues between 6pm and 3am on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights.
To claim the offer, customers simply need to park at Council’s Riverbank or Eat Street carparks on an eligible evening and collect a free parking ticket when they pay their bill.
“Small businesses keep cities like Parramatta alive, and we all know 2020 has been a difficult year for many in our local area – particularly on ‘Eat Street’,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“Despite the challenges, most of these businesses are still open and they need our support.
“With the weather warming up, public health restrictions easing and now free parking, it’s the perfect time to get out and visit Church Street’s amazing cafes, restaurants and bars.”
Four hours free parking is already available at Council’s carparks on Sundays.
The initiative is the latest from City of Parramatta Council in support of businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and construction works on Parramatta Light Rail.
It follows the launch of a new gift card program, which encourages people to discover the City’s offerings as part of Council’s ‘Go Local’ campaign featuring famous Australians – including Parramatta Eels legend Tim Mannah and comedian Rob Shehadie.