Thursday, 26 July 2012

Penrith. $13.5 million for precinct

The federal government has contributed $13.5 million towards the Werrington Park Corporate Centre, the first step to establishing a multi-million dollar Health and Education Precinct for Penrith and Greater Western Sydney. The precinct will have the capacity to generate 6000 knowledge jobs of the future over the next 20 years, in areas such as health, engineering, digital communications and education. The funds will see the first stage of the $29.5 million Werrington Park get underway, with the development of a new 7000-square-metre office building on the UWS Werrington South campus. Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) chairman, Paul Brennan, said that the PBA would jointly deliver Werrington Park together with UWS.

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Liverpool. Objection to concept plan

Liverpool City Council has lodged a submission with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure stating that the concept plan for the $490 million SIMTA Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Facility does not meet council’s requirements and requests further information for an assessment on local and regional impacts. SIMTA (Sydney Intermodal Terminal Alliance) is privately owned by Qube Logistics and QR National. The federal government is proposing a similar facility on adjacent Defence land.


Penrith. Boost to economy

Penrith City Council estimates the Sydney International Rowing Regatta and the World Rowing Cup competition events to be held in March 2013 and 2014 could bring more than $10 million in visitor expenditure.


Parramatta. Business levy allocation

Parramatta City Council has approved a recommendation that $550,000 raised by the annual levy on the business community be allocated to a range of projects in categories such as identity of the city, business, amenity and infrastructure. A further $160,00 has been approved funds in reserve for studies related to the Rydalmere project, a small business hub and the Discover website.