Monday, 10 December 2007

Brian Newman has left SOPA

Brian Newman resigned as CEO, of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority on December 7, after six years at the helm. Nick Hubble, GM, commercial and corporate, will act as CEO until a replacement has been appointed. Mr Newman guided Sydney Olympic Park through the transition phase from being the site of the 200o Olympic Games into a thriving event and commercial precinct, with major residential and educational development to come. Michael Knight, SOPA chairman, said the role of CEO was changing as a result of the large increase in the number of residents, the rapidly increasing workforce and the expanding number of sporting and cultural events. Applications for the position of CEO close on December 21.



Local Parramatta developer, Mycorp, has purchased 18-22a Hunter Street, in the CBD for $7.75 million from private investment company, Uraga. The 1954-square-metre site has approval for an eight-storey commercial building totalling 8100 square metres ... Lisa's Tailoring has leased a 33-square-metre shop, at 109 Macquarie Street, from the Uniting Church-Parramatta Mission, at $700 per square metre gross ... Further afield, ING Industrial Fund has snared veterinary products company, Animal Supplies, to a six-year lease for a 16,000-square-metre spec-built office and warehouse, at ING's industrial estate at Eastern Creek. The starting rent is $108.50 per square metre ... Parramatta and Hornsby councils will prepare joint planning controls for the Epping town centre ... Parramatta City Council has approved a DA for stages 1 and 2 of 73 self-contained student housing units comprising 342 bedrooms, at the UWS Parramatta campus, at Rydalmere.