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Parramatta River

 

The Parramatta or Parra, as it is referred to by locals, is one of Sydney, New South Wales’ suburbs.

It is located on the Parramatta River bank, to the west of the central business district.

Parramatta, being Australia’s largest business district, is a major urban center and it is Greater Western Sydney’s economic capital. There are several high density residential and commercial developments in the area. One of the major establishments in the commercial hub is the second largest shopping center in the country: the Westfield Parramatta.

Church Street in Parramatta is lined with numerous restaurants and shops. The northern portion

of the street near the Lennox Bridge is home to a diverse assortment of al fresco dining restaurants.

On the other hand, the south end, known as Auto Alley, is home to a lot of car dealerships.
At the Charles Street Weir, which separates the sea water from the upper river, is the Parramatta

ferry wharf. The wharf is the Sydney Ferries River Cat’s westernmost terminal for its Parramatta River ferry services.

The river is Sydney Harbour’s main tributary. It is one of Port Jackson’s branches along with Duck and Lane Cove Rivers. Apart from the Parramatta, the other wharves on the river are Meadowbank, Kissing Point, Cabarita Park, Abbotsford, Five Dock and Gladesville.

 
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