Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sydney Olympic Park. Launch of SADIG

The Sydney Aerospace & Defence Interest Group (SADIG), which has been formed to bring together the key industry stakeholder groups and will work together alongside the Hunternet and Shoalhaven Defence Groups to provide a whole of NSW coverage, will be launched at Sydney Olympic Park, on April 30.


Blacktown. Council objects to proposal

Blacktown City Council officers have advised the Department of Planning and Infrastructure of its initial objection the proposed 34-hectare Eastern Creek Business Hub, at Rooty Hill, as this type of development is completely out of scale and character with the surrounding area and will adversely affect the commercial viability of existing established centres in the vicinity. The concept proposal, to be discussed at the council meeting on May 2, includes convenience and bulky goods retail, a motel and pubic space.


Penrith. Funds needed to create jobs

Penrith City Council has joined a local consortium to seek federal government funding to help create about 400 new jobs immediately and about 6000 new permanent ‘knowledge’ jobs longer term. The consortium, which comprises the University of Western Sydney, Penrith City Council and the Penrith Business Alliance, is seeking to develop employment space and a corporate centre at Werrington, which will seed the longer-term development of a comprehensive business park. UWS has 58 hectares of land available for a business park The consortium is seeking $14 million of federal funding to go with $14 million of UWS funding for the $28 million development.

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