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Parramatta aquatic and leisure centre gets final tick of approval

January 19, 2021

PARRAMATTA’S state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre is one step closer to construction after City of Parramatta Council received approval to build the critical project. The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has endorsed Council’s Development Application for the $77M facility, which will boast three new pools, a water play area, and premium fitness facilities. “I know …

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POWERHOUSE PARRAMATTA BUILDERS SHORTLISTED

December 16, 2020

POWERHOUSE Parramatta is one step closer after the NSW Government has shortlisted three contractors to deliver a world-class museum in the geographic heart of Sydney. Delivering more than 4,000 jobs during and after construction, this nationally important cultural infrastructure project will deliver Western Sydney its richly deserved first-ever major cultural institution, a project that will …

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LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE: Mode Media brings stories alive

November 18, 2020

CHRIS Hekeik elevates companies to the future in a stone cottage in Parramatta that harks back to our colonial past. A place of significant stories. But that is an incongruity that says so much about Chris, the founder of Mode Media, which has become “the largest branding agency in Western Sydney” In looking forward, the …

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$1 BILLION NEPEAN HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT FAST-TRACKED

November 2, 2020

THE $1B Nepean Hospital redevelopment has marked a major milestone, as the NSW Government announced Stage 2 of the project will be brought forward by two years. The fast-tracking of the project was announced at a topping out ceremony of Nepean Hospital’s 14-storey tower, which reached its highest point of construction today. Premier Gladys Berejiklian …

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR HUNDREDS OF GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS GIGS

October 20, 2020

MORE than 2,500 artists and 300-plus live music venues across NSW are primed for the Australian-first music event, Great Southern Nights, with tickets for over 900 gigs now on sale. A NSW Government initiative, Great Southern Nights has been created to kick-start the recovery of the live music, hospitality and tourism industries in a COVID-safe …

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MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE TO BE TRAINED FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

September 25, 2020

MORE than 100,000 people across NSW will have the opportunity to reskill for the jobs of the future thanks to the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery initiative. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW Government had committed almost $160 million to match the Federal Government’s JobTrainer funding, which would be a key component to the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. “COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented …

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THANKS A MILLION: COVID CLEANERS HIT MILESTONE

September 21, 2020

MORE than one million extra cleaning hours have been carried out across the entire public transport network since March to keep customers and staff COVID safe. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said more than 1,400 extra cleaners have been employed to support the delivery of a COVID safe public transport system. “Six months ago we pledged …

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Powerhouse Digitises Sydney Olympics Treasures

September 16, 2020

THE Powerhouse Museum is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sydney 2000 Olympics by digitising some of the most iconic objects which were broadcast into lounge rooms around the world. Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the Powerhouse Ultimo digitisation studio is bringing famous artefacts into a virtual world. “This is a special walk …

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Innovate Tech To Keep Women Safe After Dark

September 3, 2020

Transport for NSW will trial innovative data and technology ideas to improve safety for women travelling on transport at night in Greater Sydney, following the announcement of the winners of the Safety After Dark Innovation Challenge. The projects include artificial intelligence in CCTV to automate the detection of threatening behaviours, using datasets and algorithms to …

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New Sydney Trains Team to Combat Crowding

May 31, 2020

THOUSANDS of passengers are set to benefit from a new Customer Management Team to help keep people safe on the Sydney Trains network. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance today joined Transport Secretary Rodd Staples and Sydney Trains Chief Customer Officer Suzanne Holden at the new Rail Operations Centre to launch the latest initiative …

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1,800 Business Step Up To Provide Essential Medical Supplies

May 4, 2020

OVER 1,800 businesses from across NSW have answered the government’s call for locals to fill the medical supply chain, helping stabilise stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) urgently needed in the fight against COVID-19. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the government had engaged with more than 1,600 businesses so far and ordered critical items including face …

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New Intercity Trains Ramp Up Testing

April 29, 2020

TESTING is ramping up on the New Intercity Fleet with the first two new trains now travelling on the network under their own power. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance and Minister for Regional Transport Paul Toole were given a close-up look at the progress being made. “When the trains first arrived, on-track testing involved using …

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