Thursday, 22 July 2010

Rosehill. $15 million upgrade of STC stand

Gaming and Racing Minister, Kevin Greene, is expected to announce today the $15 million upgrade of a stand at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, as part of a $175 million package including a new Queen Elizabeth II stand at Randwick Racecourse. The provision of the package to the racing industry will be contingent on the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club agreeing to merge in a bid to improve efficiencies. A grant of about $20 million will be made with the major part of the $175 million given as a "loan".


Westmead. $11.3 million for hospital

Patients at Westmead Hospital will benefit from $11.3 million funding for 45 new beds and emergency medical equipment under the health and hospital reforms between the state and federal governments. Westmead is one of the largest public hospitals in Australia and is internationally recognised for quality teaching and research. Each year Westmead treats more than 55,000 people in the emergency department, has approximately 83,000 patients stay at least one night in hospital and performs over 14,000 surgical procedures.


Region. River catchment appointmenr

Kim Yeadon, deputy chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and a former minister for Western Sydney and other portfolios in the NSW government, has been appointed to the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Authority by the Minister for the Environment, Frank Sartor, for a three-year term.