Thursday, 18 October 2012

Region. Funds for infrastructure

A report from Infrastructure Australia includes three entities in Western Sydney which should be sold to fund infrastructure, namely, Sydney Water based in Parramatta, Endeavour Energy (Integral Energy) at Huntingwood and the Sydney Catchment Authority at Penrith.

Region. Industrial engine room

Western Sydney represents the industrial engine room of the Sydney economy. The region has a strong manufacturing sector and is a strategic distribution hub for goods throughout Australia with a significant transport and logistics sector. The region also boasts a strong professional services sector with major commercial centres including Parramatta, Norwest and Penrith, according to the 2012 RDA Sydney Regional Plan Over the past year, the region recorded real GRP growth of 0.9per cent to $95.6 billion, predominantly attributable to growth in transport and logistics, construction and retail trade. The regional GRP is represents 32.2 per cent of the metropolitan area total.

Parramatta. Transport forum

NSW Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, will discuss the state government’s 20 year transport master plan at a forum organised by the Greater Western Sydney Transport Alliance. It will be held at the UWS Parramatta campus, on Friday October 19. Panel members are Clr Alison McLaren, president, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils; Professor Phillip O’Neill, director, UWS Urban Research Centre; and David Borger, Western Sydney director, Sydney Business Chamber.