Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Yennora. Exporter leases facility

A national cotton exporter has leased a Stockland-owned9198-square-metre office and warehouse facility, in the Yennora Distribution Centre, at Yennora Stockland bought the centre in 2000. The deal is worth close to $1 million a year. The centre is one of the largest distribution centre’s on its kind in the southern hemisphere, with close to 300,000 square metres under one roof and a further 60,000 square metres of dedicated container hardstand.

Region. Greiner supports Eastern Creek

Nick Greiner’s Infrastructure NSW (INSW) will tomorrow recommend a second Sydney airport be built at Badgerys Creek, and be operational within 20 years, according to The Daily Telegraph. Premier Barry O’Farrell has ruled out su[pporting another hub, saying Canberra Airport should be upgraded and a high-speed rail link built to service it.

North West. Potential chaos

The government's decision to build the north-west rail link as a shuttle between Epping and Chatswood, breaking its promise to allow trains to run all the way to the city, will lead to potential chaos for many north shore and Hills district commuters. Rush hour commuters will be forced to wait for at least two crowded trains to go through Chatswood station before being able to continue their journey to the city, under the O'Farrell government's centrepiece $9 billion transport project, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

North Ryde. Uni wins award

Macquarie University has won the inaugural Large Business award at the Green Lifestyle Awards, which showcase the companies, people and products working to minimise impact on the environment, to help make a green lifestyle easy, and set an example for other organisations.

Penrith. PBS seeks new directors

The Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) is seeking nominations for three board directors representing the following sectors: Transport and Logistics Education, Training and Learning, and ICT and Creative Industries. PBA is an independent, non-profit organisation and derives its funding from a rate-payer contribution and a development levy received through Penrith City Council. Its charter is to create 40,000 new jobs by 2036

Bankstown. Quickstep secures order

Carbon composites manufacturer Quickstep Technologies, at Bankstown Airport, has secured its largest aerospace production order to date. The purchase order covers the manufacture and delivery of composite carbon fibre wing flaps for 24 Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft. Deliveries are expected to commence December quarter of 2013. The order is valued at US$12 million. The Lockheed Martin C130-J flap program is the second aerospace program awarded to Quickstep, following its contracts to produce components for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. It is expected to generate up to $700 million in revenues for Quickstep over the next 20 years. Quickstep expects to be one of the largest Australian contributors to the JSF Program.