Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Penrith. Partnership with CSU

From 2012 students at Jamison High School’s Medical Trade School, In Penrith, will be able attain both a Certificate III in Health Services (delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW, Western Sydney Institute) and credits for direct entry into Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Nursing Bachelor Degree program. “Our goal is to make tertiary education not only possible for our students, but highly probable. And our partnership with CSU will support our school’s goal in this regard”, the school’s principal, Graham Hodgkins, commented. The work of the school and the partnerships it has forged with TAFE NSW and Charles Sturt University would be integral to the building a health and education precinct in Penrith, said Paul Brennan, chairman of the Penrith Business Alliance.


Penrith. Centre fully leased

The Penrith Homemaker Centre will be fully leased for the first time in a decade following commitments from a series of major retailers. Harvey Norman purchased the complex in December 2010 before embarking on a major rebranding and refurbishment program with the assistance of centre manager CBRE. The precinct services an extensive trade area with over 300,000 potential customers.


Sydney Olympic Park. Stadium on track

Construction of the $65 million new multi-purpose Sydney Showground Stadium is well on track for completion in March 2012, ready to host Australia’s largest event - the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Set to be the best boutique Stadium in Australia, seating capacity will grow from13,000 to 25,000, complete with new covered grandstands, corporate facilities and the largest video screen in the Southern Hemisphere. “Enhancing the Stadium facilities will create an additional $446 million of economic and social value for NSW and an estimated 3400 full time Western Sydney jobs,” said Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) CEO, Peter King.