Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Region. Professor awarded medal

Professor Peter Cornish, in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, has been recognising for a lifetime of achievement in research and agricultural leadership in being presented with the C. M. Donald Medal for Agronomy, by the Australian Society of Agronomy. Professor Cornish, from, joined UWS in 1993 as the Foundation Vincent Fairfax Professor of Agriculture (Farming Systems) after working for the CSIRO and NSW Agriculture. While Professor Cornish has since retired from the position, he continues to be a key member of the faculty and has a strong his interest in helping rural communities. His focus is now on sustainable rural development in Eastern India.


Parramatta. Disposal of surplus sites

Parramatta City Council’s property development group has begun an analysis on a number of priority development projects for council’s consideration, as well as the preparation and disposal of surplus sites owned by council. A property development and investment update will be prepared early in 2011, with further updates on a quarterly basis.


Harris Park. LOOP may service precinct

The Harris Park town centre provides a dining and retail precinct which complements the Parramatta CBD, according to Lord Mayor John Chedid, who has recommended that council investigate opportunities to expand the free LOOP bus service in the CBD, to the Harris Park precinct. Options include establishing a separate service or extending the route of the CBD service. Local businesses will be consulted.

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