Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Parramatta. Street closure deferred

Parramatta City Council has deferred the trial closure of Church Street, between Phillip and Market streets, for three Saturday in December. Council said it could not proceed with the trial without the approval of the RTA. The NSW Police did not approve of the closure. Council will hold discussions with the RTA and the Police.

Region. Professor joins select group

Associate Professor Kasipathy 'Kaila' Kailasapathy, from the UWS School of Natural Sciences, joins a select group of world-class researchers to receive the Danisco International Dairy Science Award. It is only the third time the award has gone to an Australian. Professor Kailasapathy, who joined UWS in 1988, has been at the forefront of a specialised field focused on developing clever ways to deliver beneficial bacteria to the human gut. He said his research continued a long tradition of cutting-edge dairy research at UWS, which began over 100 years ago, at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College, now part of UWS. A panel of international experts, who evaluate the nominee’s contribution to dairy science over the past 20 years, selects the winner. The award recognises research and development in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, technology and engineering in the dairy food industries.


Parramatta. CCTV to assist in crime prevention

Parramatta City Council proposes to install a public safety wireless CCTV network in the Church Street dining area to assist in crime prevention and the detection of offenders. It is among a series of measures to be discussed at a public forum. Council said anecdotal information suggested that anti-social behaviour was impacting on local residents, businesses and workers, and perceptions of anti-social behaviour may be hindering council’s initiatives to attract residents, businesses, workers and investment in the city.


Liverpool. New service increases bus trips

A new Metrobus route M90, connecting Liverpool, Moorebank, Bankstown, Chullora, Strathfield and Burwood, will begin on December 6, increasing the number of services on this route from 549 to 840 per week. The new service will run seven days a week, every 10 minutes in the weekday peak, every 15 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the evenings and on weekends.


Westmead. $124 million facility proposed

Parramatta City Council will submit an application to the Department of Planning from the Westmead Millennium Institute for the construction of a part 7 and part 8 medical research facility with 12,921 square metres of floor space, within the grounds of Westmead Hospital. The development, which will house approximately 400 employees, has a cost of $124 million. The institute is closely affiliated with Westmead Hospital and the University of Sydney.