Monday, 2 April 2012

Region. What they said

“There’s an overriding focus on the (Sydney) CBD as the only place to do business, but the Western Sydney brand is starting to emerge as an attractive place for people to operate out of; there needs to be the willingness to invest the time and resources to make sure that growth happens in a planned,” … Peter Forrester, Deloitte Managing Partner, Western Sydney

“Take 30 seconds to study a map of Sydney and it will be immediately obvious that the key to the future development of this city lies at Parramatta. If we take the long view, it is evident the geographic heart of the city must become its commercial hub and its principal transport interchange” … Gary Burgess, the NSW Premier’s Chair of Public Service Delivery, at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government

“By 2036, more than half of Sydney’s population will reside in the west. Instead of continuing to try to funnel these workers in the Sydney CBC we must create the necessary links to Parramatta, Penrith and Liverpool.”… Parramatta Lord Mayor, Lorraine Wearne.

“It is inevitable that Parramatta will become the city’s second CBD and infrastructure planning must be recast with that at the front of our minds. Among other things, Parramatta will become the principal rail interchange”. …Gary Burgess, the NSW Premier’s Chair of Public Service Delivery, at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

“As a first step, Mr O’Farrell’s government should recognise the importance of the area by increasing the ministerial focus given to the west … Editorial, The Daily Telegraph.

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