Monday, 31 August 2009

Parramatta. Reducing unemployment

The Parramatta-based Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) has received Federal Governemnt funding of $1.5 million, which will go towards an upgrade of ICE’s Switch Multimedia & Digital Arts Access Centre, with cutting-edge equipment and software, as well as equipment to support artists, such as cameras, audio suites and professional recording studios, and a professional green room for film and screen. Projects allow artists and communities to increase their skills and employment prospects. “It’s an incredibly important program for Western Sydney, where youth unemployment stands at a shocking 30 per cent”, said ICE, executive director, Lena Nahlous.


Region. WSROC will make a submission

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed the appointment of Ron Christie to chair a public enquiry into Sydney’s ailing transport system, which has been launched by The Sydney Morning Herald.. WSROC president, Clr McLaren, said WSROC supported any process which would result in an integrated planning approach to public transport, particularly in Western Sydney, especially relating to the rail links to the growth centres in the North-West and South-West and the Parramatta to Epping extension. “We will, of course, present a submission to the enquiry chaired by Mr Christie,” she said.