Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Parramatta. Card attracts global attention

Parramatta City Council is not far off launching a new smart card, Mobile Concierge, an “iconic” project which has attracted international attention,according to council’s CEO, Dr Robert Lang, at IBM’s Smarter City Initiative, at the Sebel Parramatta. “The card would not only create jobs and provide economic benefits but also has the potential to dramatically change the way we do business,” he told 120 people at. IBM’s Smarter City Initiative: Parramatta.


Parramatta. Change of name

Cumberland-Courier Newspapers, based in Parramatta, which has 20 newspapers across Sydney and the Central Coast, has been renamed NewsLocal. With over two million readers each week, NewsLocal is the largest community newspaper group in NSW.


Riverstone. Hub for sale

The North West Development Hub, of about 235 hectares, at Riverstone, is for sale by receivers McGrathNicol because its owners were unable to secure a major tenant pre-commitment in wake of the global financial crisis, according to The Australian Financial Review.

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Region. Deals done

Consolidate Veneers, at Fairfield, has leased a 1525-square-metre industrial building, at Wetherill Park, for five years at a net rent of $110 per square metre. Consolidated will use the property as it head office and distribution facility. Hallite Seals Australia has leased a 1539-square-metre warehouse, at Blacktown, for five years at $110 net per square metre.