Monday, 18 May 2009

Region. The Sharks and local sponsors

The NRL has scheduled crisis talks with the Cronulla Sharks major sponsor, LG Electronics Australia, based at Eastern Creek, which contributes about $1 million annually, to save the club, according to The Daily Telegraph. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Windsor-based Australia Mushroom Growers Association has withdrawn its $15,000 sponsorship.

Labels: ,

Parramatta. Pre-tax earnings up 48 per cent

Singapore-based ComfortDelGro, which operates the Parramatta-based Westbus and Hillbus transport services, and is a principal activity of Cabcharge Australia, has reported pre-tax earnings of $7.7 million, up 48 per cent on the previous corresponding period, in its quarterly results. The result was boosted by the recent Kefford acquisition in Victoria, The Australian Financial Review reported.


Camellia. Toxic chemicals flow into river

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change, has issued a formal notice to transport company, Patrick, now owned by Asciano, on the Camellia peninsula, forcing it to undertake major contamination of the site used to store containers. It is the fourth industrial site at Camellia to be declared contaminated with chromium V1, originating from an old chrome factory near the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The contaminated soil was used as landfill on the Patrick's site. The chemical is a cancer-causing agent that is acutely toxic for marine life. It is leaking into the Parramatta River.


Region. WSROC is 'disappointed'

The Western Sydney Regional organisation of Councils (WSROC) is “disappointed’” that of the $8.5 billion allocated in the budget to be spent on road and rail projects barely 1 per cent, or $91 million, will go towards detailed design work for the Sydney West Metro, leaving nothing for the crucial infrastructure projects needed to support the continuing substantial growth in North-West and South-West Sydney. The future viability of Sydney’s overall rail and transport networks relies on substantial rail expansion projects in these areas, WSROC said.


Blacktown. Unveiling of $27.5m facility

Andrew Demetriou, CEO, of the Australian Football League, will announce its advisory board, at A Western Sydney Business Leaders function, at Blacktown City Council’s unveiling of the $27.5 million ASFL/cricket venue, at Blacktown Olympic Park, on July 3. The Western Sydney AFL Foundation Club corporate function, will be launched at ANZ Stadium, at Sydney Olympic Park, on August 15.


Glenfield. Mal Peters to head enquiry

The Minister for Education and Training, Verity Firth, has appointed Mal Peters, former president, of the NSW Farmers Association, to head an independent inquiry into the sale of land at Hurlstone Agricultural High School, at Glenfield.