Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wentworthville. 233 workers sacked at Bonds

Some 233 jobs will go in the manufacturing section of the Bonds factory in Wentworthville following its owner and clothing manufacturer, Pacific Brands, cutting 1850 jobs in Australia over 18 months, after posting a $150 million first-half loss. Four factories in the state account for about half of the 1200 manufacturing jobs to go, with another 650 head office jobs to be dropped by the Melbourne-based company.The jobs will go over the next 18 months. Merchandise will be sourced from China which currently supplies 75 per cent of Pacific Brands’ products. The Government said it would offer intensive job search assistance including a $1350 account to assist Job Network agencies prepare those retrenched for work.


Enfield. Intermodal logistics centre

Sydney Ports Corporation is calling for interested parties to participate in a “request for proposals”for tenants an operators to be part of a 60-hectare site incorporating an intermodal terminal (inland port), container storage and distribution centres/warehouse. Proposals close on March 26.


Campbelltown. Gas-fired power station

AGL Energy Limited proposes the construction and operation of a 300 megawat gas-fired peaking power station 4.5 kilometres north-west of Appin. The environmental assessment of the Leafs Gully power station is on exhibition until April 24.