Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Parramatta. Sydney Water at ICAC hearing

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has informed Sydney Water, based in Parramatta, that from Monday, September 6, it will be holding hearings into two unrelated matters. The ICAC hearings have come as a result of information Sydney Water provided to the ICAC. Both matters were raised by Sydney Water to the ICAC within 24 hours of Sydney Water becoming aware of allegations about improper conduct of its employees. Through the ICAC investigations, Sydney Water hopes to learn how it might improve its fraud prevention policies. These policies are reviewed regularly.


Blacktown. 20-storey building approved

Blacktown City Council and the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel have approved a $25 million, 20 storey mixed-use complex in Second Avenue. The tower will consist of commercial space on the ground floor, 42 one-bedroom residential units, 114 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units. Council’s building height regulations allow for buildings up to 20 storeys. The highest building in the area is eight storeys.


Epping. Increase in number of dwellings

The Department of Planning has on public exhibition an application by Meriton Apartments requesting the increase the number of dwellings from 650 to 800, on the former Channel 7 site, in Mobbs Lane, Epping.