Friday, 13 June 2008

New 4.5-star hotel proposed for Parramatta

A local company, Southern Cross Enterprises Group Pty Ltd, proposes to build a 4.5-star, 59-room hotel as stage 2 of a development on a former church site, on the corner of Church and Palmer streets, in the Parramatta CBD. Stage I of the development was approved last year for the church to become a bar/restaurant. Stage 2 is the proposed construction of a 13-storey, 4.5 hotel on the church hall site at the rear of the church. It is yet to be approved; a social impact assessment has been prepared and is on exhibition. The hotel will contain 13 storeys - levels 1 and 2 for functions etc, 10 for accommodation, and the top level for a cocktail bar, gymnasium and outdoor pool. Parking is for 40 cars. The development will be known as "Heritage Hotel St Peters Circa 1871".


Cumberland Fine Foods opens at Emu Plains

Cumberland Fine Foods has expanded its manufacturing base in Western Sydney with the opening of a facility, at Emu Plains, to complement its current facility at Blacktown. The new facility has the potential to create more than 100 jobs for people with a disability. Cumberland Fine Foods, a division of the Auburn-based Cumberland Industries, has a three-year $1 million contract to produce pre-prepared meals.


BlueScope goes green in Erskine Park

BlueScope Steel’s new $150 million paintline and service centre, at Erskine Park, incorporates the latest technology in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By reusing the heat from the product drying and baking process, the company is able to recycle it and it to pre-heat ovens and heat water. The company, also, is examining options of storing waste heat and making it available to other businesses in the region