City of Parramatta Council will soon have a new administrative headquarters following the recent purchase of an office building in the heart of the Parramatta CBD.
Strategically located near the $2.7 billion Parramatta Square and soon-to-come Parramatta Light Rail route, the seven-storey building at 9 Wentworth Street (pictured) will be home to Council’s corporate services, Customer Contact Centre, and Councillor and Lord Mayor’s offices.
“With major projects such as Parramatta Square, Powerhouse Parramatta, Sydney Metro West and the Parramatta Light Rail transforming our City, Council needed an office space that would serve our organisation and community well into the future,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor, Bob Dwyer said.
“Parramatta boasts some of the best commercial office space in the country, and the CBD is already a key centre for a range of leading corporations, along with numerous State and Federal Government departments. It is important to us that Council continues to be part of this great mix.”
Council purchased the building for $64 million following a procurement process. The building has 7,650 square metres of office space, a 5.0-star NABERS Energy rating, and basement parking. Council’s administration facilities, which will be relocated from 126 Church Street to 9 Wentworth Street in 2023, will occupy part of the building, with the remainder being leased.
“This acquisition is a strategic investment in the future of our community and the delivery of Council services. It allows us to eliminate our existing rental obligations and take advantage of the capital appreciation that will come with owning our own building,” City of Parramatta CEO, Brett Newman said.
“As is the case across many workplaces, the pandemic has changed the way we work and the new building will offer a mixture of activity-based and flexible-working environments to improve staff communication, collaboration and interaction.”