Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Westmead. Plans for UWS site

The University of Western Sydney will hold an information session, on February 8, regarding its long-term planning process to create a vibrant town centre while retaining an educational presence on the site. The first step in the planning process will be to rezone the land to allow the delivery of a mixed-use development which would include offices, shops and housing.


Sydney Olympic Park. Rebel Sport continues

Rebel Sport will continue to will operate the ANZ Stadium’s merchandise outlets as well the Rebel Sport shop for a further five years. The company will also invest in signage and other branding


Region. Review of opportrunities

A Chief Executives’ Review Committee, chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Premier & Cabinet, will oversee the Potential Housing Opportunities on Landowner Nominated Sites Review and make recommendations to the State Government. Twenty of the 29 sites are in Western Sydney. The Penrith local government area tops the list with seven sites. The largest sites in Western Sydney are at Orchard Hills, 1065.9 hectares; Bringelly, 889.2 hectares; and South Campbelltown, 607.0 hectares. It is anticipated that the review will be completed in the first quarter of 2012


Rydalmere. Centre of excellence

One of Australia’s largest defence contractors, Thales Australia, which has its Centre of Excellence in Underwater Systems, at Rydalmere, will establish a new headquarters in Sydney, investing $10 million and supporting around 500 jobs, when its long term lease at the Navy's Garden Island facility expires in 2013. The company will continue to use Garden Island as a primary ship repair and maintenance base.


Region. Councils object

Western Sydney councils have vowed to fight back over NSW Government plans to allow developers to decide where and what they build, branding it an insult to local residents and the government’s own planning department. President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils, Clr Alison McLaren, said the government was effectively marginalising the entire community from having any say in the growth and development of their neighbourhoods.


Penrith. Call for quotations

Penrith City Council has called for quotations for the Penrith City Centre Public Domain Masterplan.