Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Parramatta. Job figures 'factually wrong'

Parramatta City Council disputes the significant reduction in the CBD workforce contained in the Christie Report, an independent assessment of Sydney’s transport plans, partly sponsored by The Sydney Morning Herald. The report noted “the Government’s latest employment forecasts, quietly released in December 2009, now envisage only 11,000 additional jobs in the Parramatta centre in the 30 years between 2006 and 2036. Council’s comment is “the revised forecasts from the NSW Transport Data Centre about Parramatta, published in the Christie Report-Herald article, are factually wrong. Council’s own forecasts show that Parramatta could add between 30,000 and 40,000 new jobs by 2031. This is also supported by a study undertaken by WSROC and the UWS Urban Research Centre last year saying Parramatta will likely do better than the targets in the Metro Strategy”.



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