Friday, 2 May 2008

WiFi network cancelled

The NSW Government’s much-touted WiFi network, which would enable free wireless access to the internet in the CBDs of Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool, Penrith, Newcastle, Gosford and Wollongong, will not eventuate. The Minister for Commerce, Eric Roozendaal, who said 15 proposals has been submitted to provide the service, blamed the cost of introducing the network and the popularity of Blackberrys and similar handheld devices was challenging the use of WiFi for laptop commuters.


Richmond RAAF base under review

The fate of the Richmond RAAF base is once again on the agenda at the Defence Department, which is reviewing its $12 billion national defence estate including the consideration of the future of military bases. Richmond employs 2600 people and contributes $130 million annually into the local economy.


Production moves to Huntingwood

Following the closure of Campbell Arnott’s Players biscuit and chocolate factory, at Miranda, later this year, production of some brands will be shifting to other plants including the Huntingwood production line