Sunday, 6 July 2008

Bankstown. Another bid for aviation hub

Bankstown Airport said it is best placed to absorb some of the demand for smaller regional routes with lower-capacity aircraft and that such relocation to the airport would greatly benefit the economy, in its 22-page submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. The airport’s operator has urged the government to reconsider to rule out the airport as Sydney’s second aviation hub. The airport has held talks with Tiger Airways, Virgin Blue and QantasLink and has examined a $40 million upgrade of its terminal, parking areas and runway.


Bankstown. Sale of interest in shopping centre

The Centro MCS 28 syndicate has agreed to sell its 50 per cent interest in the Centro Bankstown shopping centre. The other half is held by the Centro Australia Wholesale Fund, which has been actively marketing its stake. If a satisfactory sale price is achieved, the sale of the centre is expected to be finalised by late October.


Region. UWS creates a new innovation unit

The focus of the University of Western Sydney’s newly created UWS Innovation & Consulting (UWS I&C) is on the facilitation and partners of its commercial activities and engagement with external business clients, providing the opportunity for industry, business and the wider community to access the intellectual and capital resources of the university, as well as enhancing opportunities for staff and students to develop external links. UWS has advertised for a product manager, business development manager and intellectual property and contracts officer.