Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Prospect. Lipman wins contract

The Lipman Group has won the $80 million construction management contract for the infrasdtructure on the Village Roadshow’s $115 million Wet’n’Wild theme park, at Propsect.

Westmead. 'Forefront of global research'

A $31 million funding grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation has helped to a new facility, the Centre for Kinomics at the Children’s Medical Research Institute, at Westmead, “propel scientific discovery in Australia to the forefront of global research, according to the Minister for Health, Tanya Pilbersek. It will put Australian on the map for R&D into prevention and treatment.

The Hills. Smartphone home marketing

Real estate firm, Starr Partners, headquartered at Bella Vista, is using a range of technologies to allow passers-by to use “for sale” signs or photos displayed in office windows to take a virtual tour of a home and look up more information on the property online. People who see a sign just need to wave their smartphones near it to be taken to a web page showing a 360-degree walk-through of the interior of a home, according to The Australian Financial Review.

Sydney Olympic Park. Direct rail link

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, John Ajaka, said at a Sydney Olympic Park Business Association that as part of 2013 Timetable Review, an investigation will held into the demand and service requirements for Sydney Olympic Park Station, which will include the consideration of a direct service from Strathfield.

Region. Industrial business activity

In 2009-10, industrial building activity approved in Western Sydney was valued at $293 million. This was equivalent to 73 per cent of the total industrial building activity in Sydney. The majority of industrial building activity expenditure approved in Western Sydney was to be spent on warehouses, $230 million. Almost 47 per cent, or $137 million, of all approved Western Sydney industrial building activity was located in the Fairfield-Liverpool region.

Chullora. Workers give Fairfax a deadline

Workers from Fairfax's print division have given management a deadline of October 8 to answer questions over the timing of the closure of two major printing plants and job cuts. Fairfax in June announced 1900 redundancies across the company and the closure of print sites at Chullora and Tullamarine, in Melbourne.