Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Region. Local man heads development body

Clr Alan Pendleton has been appointed chairman of Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Sydney. The new RDA network, in NSW, replaces the Australian Government’s 14 Area Consultative Committees and the NSW Government’s 13 Regional Development Boards to create a more comprehensive and coordinated network of 14 RDA committees. Alan Pendleton, a councillor with Blacktown City Council, was chairman, of the now-dissolved Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board, located in Parramatta.


Auburn. Administrator has 45 days to save jobs

Trade creditors have given Peter J Hedge, of Hedge and Associates, administrator of Cumberland Industries Limited (CIL), headquartered at Auburn, 45 business days from July 1 to save the company’s remaining four core businesses. When CIL went into voluntary liquidation it employed 540 disabled people in eight operations across Western Sydney, plus a support staff of 170.


Parramatta. Call for events sponsorship

Parramatta City Council is inviting companies and organisations to become sponsorship partners in the delivery of its festivals and community events., including Australia Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, Lunar New Year and its “hallmark” event, Riverbeats:Live