Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Bankstown. Council to appeal decision

Bankstown City Council has legal advice that there had been an error in law giving it grounds for an appeal on the Land and Environment Court’s approval of a 1200-student Islamic school, at Bass Hill. The school wants to open in January 2011


Parramatta. No head for proposed rail link

The State Government has been unable to find a CEO to head the Sydney Metro Authority which would have the responsibility for the proposed $8.1 billion underground rail link between Sydney and Parramatta, and the CBD Metro. The Daily Telegraph says possible CEOs have declined the position because funding may not eventuate. The authority does not have any board members either.


Region. 'Tough start to 2009'

Western Sydney business owners are facing a tough start to 2009 with a recent survey showing a slump in confidence as they continue to weather the global financial crisis, and tough trading conditions according to Paul Brennan, president, of the NSW Business Chamber Western Sydney. The latest ACCI Survey of Investor Confidence shows current business trading conditions are at their lowest level since the survey began in 1998. “With investor confidence at a ten year low, what we need to see is a turnaround in confidence to get the economy moving and to secure the jobs of the residents of Western Sydney,” said Mr Brennan who is CEO and director, of the ASP Group, at St Marys.