Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Warwick Farm. $25 million upgrade

The Australian Jockey Club will spend more than $25 million revitalising Warwick Farm Racecourse including major new member, spectator, racing and training facilities William Inglis & Son Ltd, which will purchase 9.5 hectares, has developed plans for a state-of-the-art covered sale ring with bars, restaurants, and stables for up to 1000 horses. The AJC and Inglis will jointly build a 1000 vehicle sealed car park metres from the main grandstand. “The whole plan is premised on the sale of redundant assets for various legal and practical reasons as there are parcels of land that have now become available for sale,” said AJC vice-chairman, John Cornish


Region. Plight of community television

The Australian Community Television Alliance secretary, Laurie Patton, CEO, of TVS Sydney, based at UWS in Penrith, said the Federal Government's latest Digital Tracker Survey results has highlighted the plight of community television which is currently marooned on analogue and awaiting the allocation of digital spectrum. As more and more community television viewers switch to digital, the financial viability of the community television is put at risk. In order to survive some stations are already looking at cutting back on operating expenses with the potential for job losses and program cuts. Even if the Government allocated us the necessary spectrum immediately it would be some time next year before digital transmissions could begin. The longer they take the more difficult things will become for community television stations, he said.


Region. Business program to be renamed

Western Sydney Business Advisory Service program will be amalgamated into a similar program covering the whole of Sydney, from October 1, 2009, said David Baumgarten, CEO, of BASI (Business Advisory Services), based in Parramatta. The program will be renamed the Greater Sydney Business Advisory Program