Friday, 27 July 2012

North Ryde. $6.7 million for research

Macquarie University has received over $6.7 million for nine Future Fellowships research projects under the ARC Future Fellowships scheme. Macquarie University is currently ranked among the top three Australian universities for the research productivity of its academics and for its proportion of ISI Highly Cited researchers.


Parramatta. City hosts Wanderers

The Football Federation Australia (FFA) has decided to base its new A-League franchise, the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC, in Parramatta. Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Lorraine Wearne, said Parramatta Stadium was a logical choice for the Wanderers FC to play their home matches, considering the city’s existing transport, social and sporting infrastructure. “Council has recognised the value of hosting this new A-league franchise and the great benefits it will provide in further stimulating our economy, attracting visitors to the City and offering a pathway to develop young players in Western Sydney,” she said.


Appin. $82 million scheme launched

Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce, has officially turned the tap to connect residents to the $82 million Appin Wastewater Scheme. ”This scheme includes about 40 kilometres of pipes to collect wastewater from the Appin village and transfer it to Sydney Water’s system at Rosemeadow. Sydney Water is working closely with the local community to make the connection process as easy as possible,” he said.