alert City of Parramatta will soon no longer support this version of IE. Consider upgrading your browser now. Link
Bridge and Fountain

Council News


05 June 2024

Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain Offline until June 2025

The Barry Wilde Bridge Fountain is temporarily out of order to allow for construction of the Powerhouse Parramatta.

The fountain is expected to be returned to full service by June 2025.  

For information on the NSW Government’s Powerhouse Parramatta project, see call 1800 574 931 or email

Barry Wilde Bridge display

Barry Wilde OAM was a Mayor of City of Parramatta. He served on Council from 1959 to 1977, and in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1976 to 1988. 

The bridge which spans the Parramatta River upstream from Parramatta Quay, runs north from Smith Street to Wilde Street and was built in 1975.

The coloured light and water display, designed by lighting designer Martin Kinnane was installed in 2012.  Starting at 7.30am, 21 fanjets deliver a cascade of water over the side of the bridge, circulating around 5,000 litres of water a minute.

From sunset until 10.30pm, colourful light displays rotate through four different themes with a new 10-minute show starting every 30 minutes.   

More information:

To contact City of Parramatta call 1300 617 058 or email


Upcoming events