Tuesday, 21 June 2011

North Ryde. New degree

Macquarie University expects to introduce a bachelor of marketing and media next year. “The degree was developed in response to a growing awareness that marketing and media are increasingly intertwined and graduates with knowledge of both fields enjoy a competitive advantage 9in the marketplace, “ said Susie Khamis, the program’s coordinator.

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Ingleburn. Army land on the market

Land on the former Ingleburn army camp site is expected to be ready for sale by the end of next month. The site is part of the South West Growth Centre and is in the southern part of Edmondson Park, where the town centre has been planned. A Defence Department spokeswoman said the site was vacated in late 2000. “Approximately 1.31 hectares of the site was sold to Sydney Water in November 2009 and the remaining 309 hectares has not been disposed of. Remediation works are complete, subject to the issuing of a site audit statement that is expected by the end of July 2011," she said. Robert Sullivan, GM corporate marketing for Landcom, said it had been in negotiations with the Department of Defence since 2004.


Wetherill Park. Environmental performance

Bright Print, at Wetherill Park, has been recognised for its environmental performance at the NSW Government's Sustainability Recognition Scheme. Bright Print director Debbie Burgess said that the benefit of being able to discuss sustainability with other members of the program has been positive. "We are all learning and all in this together, and it is great to be able to put our heads together and share ideas," she said. The NSW government said the program is designed to work with businesses to help them understand sustainability and better their environmental and financial performance.


Region. Worst performing area

Fairfield-Liverpool is the worst performing area in the nation, for mortgage defaults, by the ratio of loans in arrears by 30 days, with 2.99 per cent now delinquent. Fairfield-Liverpool topped the list nationwide, with Outer South Western Sydney, Outer Western Sydney and Blacktown, in the top 10, according to a Fitch Ratings report. The Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are the most vulnerable to the rising number of missed mortgage repayments.