Thursday, 30 January 2014

Key initiatives funded by levy on business

Key initiatives in Parramatta City Council's levy on the business community, in 2012/13, included establishing the Parramatta Partnership Forum; brokering and the Westmead Alliance and producing the Westmead Concept and Infrastructure Costing Plan.
To support such endeavours, council created a new management position dedicated to building capacity in the City Centre street economy, according to the lates annual report..
The Economic Development team oversaw the redesign and relaunch of the Parramatta farmers markets and provided marketing support for the Parramatta Lanes event. This project part-funded the Time Out Visitor Guide and the roll out of an induction program for the City’s   new commercial tenant QBE Insurance Parramatta.
The Economic Development team provided valuable support for launch events for the light rail proposals and major property developments; business consultation and     diagnostic works at Camellia; sponsoring and support of the Western  Sydney Wanderers inaugural season and the commissioning studies into the retail sector in response to the Westfield development application and start-up opportunities in the Darcy Street and Church Street Mall precinct

The Economic Development Levy provided $70,000 in grant funding to business institutions peak bodies and business-specific media publishers. It also funded modelling software, a range of association memberships, the ID Economy statistical module on Council’s website, and the annual    State of the City address in partnership with the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce.


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