Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Parramatta. ICE seeking RTO status

The Information Cultural Exchange (ICE) is “striving” for registered training organisation (RTO) status with its new improved Digital Arts Centre, Switch, due to re-open in November, offering an inclusive, creative space to collaborate, learn, experiment and explore digital technologies through a range of pathways. Switch, located on the corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street, in the CBD, is now a refurbished, contemporary, state-of-the-art warehouse space for artists. The new space includes training labs, recording and vocal studio, audio visual room, green screen room, performance space and the staff offices for ICE. On the horizon, pending funding, is the new Creative Enterprise Hub, which will offer artists space to create and run their own businesses in the quest to make a living from their art.


Region. Industrial space subdued

New supply of industrial space is expected to be subdued over the next two years according to CBRE’s Sydney Industrial MarketView report, with just over 80 per cent of this construction expected to take place in the outer west. A average of 485,000 square metres per annum is now expected to be completed during 2010/11 which is 37 per cent lower than the 2005-2009 average of 766,000 square metres per annum. Overall, it is likely 2010/11 will see the industrial property market in Sydney continue to rebound following the devastating effects of the global financial crisis, the report said.