Sunday, 27 January 2008

Woolies goes green

All new Woolworths supermarkets will confirm to stringent environmental standards and most old stores will be upgraded after the success of the company’s pioneer “green supermarket”, in Rouse Hill.

DAs lodged or approved

An application has been lodged with Parramatta City Council for the demolition and construction of a new KFC restaurant, at 163-167 Woodville, Merrylands. The estimated cost of the development is $800,000. Another DA has been lodged for the demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a 3-level motor showroom over semi-basement car parking. Estimated cost is $350,000. A DA has been approved for modification to a McDonald’s located in a service station, at 100 Briens Road, Northmead, including MCafe signage and alterations to the dining area and terrace layout. Estimated cost is $250,000.


New dress code in local pubs

New dress code in local pubs In a move to promote safer drinking in pubs, new licensing laws place a ban on bikies flaunting their colours in Parramatta’s pubs – a first in NSW. Bikies who refuse risk being arrested and charged with trespassing. “There is a perception of fear when people see bikies hanging around in their colours,” said Detective Superintendent Scott Whyte, in The Sunday Telegraph. The Royal Oak Hotel was the first to introduce the new dress code. Licensed cafes, restaurants and clubs, including RSLs and bowling clubs are the next targets.