Friday, 24 February 2012

Region. Continue access to airport

The Tourism Industry Council NSW said regional flights should continue to access Sydney Airport, following media speculation that such flights use Bankstown Airport and the RAAF Base, at Richmond, to boost capacity at Mascot.

“Even if a second airport in the Sydney Basin is constructed or developed as part of the solution for aviation access in NSW, regional airlines must continue to have guaranteed access to Sydney Airport,” said the council’s GM, Andrew Jefferies.

“The potential loss of business for airlines and communities in regional centres across our state would simply reinforce the perception that Sydney is too difficult to travel to. Any negative perceptions would be detrimental to the economic fortunes of Sydney and the New South Wales economy as a whole.”

Sydney Airport’s, chief executive, Kerrie Mather, has insisted that the airport has the ability to cope with increased demand for flights until at least 2050, despite the federal government stating repeatedly a second airport is needed urgently for the city.


Liverpool. $6.5 million contract

A W Edwards has been awarded the $6.5 million contract for the expansion of the Liverpool Courthouse. The renovations include the construction of an additional courtroom to accommodate increasing demand for facilities in Sydney’s south-west. The courthouse has closed for the renovations, with staff being relocated to Bankstown, Campbelltown and Camden courthouses. The building will have four courtrooms operating when it reopens early next year.


Parramatta. Club sells property

Parramatta Leagues Club has sold a property with a net lettable area of 600 square metres, at Level 1, 50 O’Connell Street, North Parramatta, for $3.175 million, to an owner-occupier.


Parramatta. Property on the market

The Lang Centre, an asset of Centuria Property Funds, in the Parramatta CBD, is on the market. The building is substantially leased to the NSW government which occupies 88 per cent of the property until November, 2015. The building is on a 3088-square-metre site on the corner of Marsden and Hunter streets.


Parramatta. Elected president of society

Justin Dowd, a partner at Watts McCray, in Parramatta, has been elected presidents, of the Law Society of NSW. Mr Dowd has worked as a family law solicitor in Parramatta for more than 17 years.