Wednesday, 5 October 2011

North Ryde. Looking for an hotel site

The Stamford Land Corp is seeking to acquire a site in North Ryde to develop a hotel as it moved to redevelop its existing property, the 257-room Stamford Grand North Ryde The company plans to develop 10 towers of up to 21 storeys to accommodate about 625 apartments on a 22,000-square-metre site.


Parramatta. City to host an initiative

Parramatta City Council will host an IBM Smarter Cities initiative to build on the outcomes of the ParraConnect project and its highly successful economic development forum. The two-day Innovation Discovery Workshop, October 20-21, will explore the key themes of Soft Infrastructure and Smarter Industry & Work. The goal will be to develop a roadmap for the city’s future economic prosperity through digital technology and social innovation. IBM’s Smarter Cities is a global initiative that brings together the best and brightest thinkers to create solutions for a smarter, sustainable planet – through smarter education, healthcare, water and energy use, public safety, transportation and smarter government.


North Ryde. Key to success

The key to success for Australian universities engaging with India is to focus on a single concept: “Indianisation”, according to Mark Gabbott, executive dean, of the faculty of business and economics, at Macquarie University, in The Australian Financial Review. Whether in content, delivery, pricing, academic values or focus, it is critical to develop responses which reflect the many unique aspects of the Indian education sector, and avoid the temptation to treat this market as anything remotely similar to China, he said.