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Bells Line Of Road To Reopen This Week

April 9, 2021

One lane is set to reopen on Bells Line of Road this week allowing drivers to travel in both directions at a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW crews assessed the road after it was damaged by last month’s severe weather event, and are …

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GREEN LIGHTS FOR SYDNEY METRO WEST

Green lights for Sydney Metro west

March 18, 2021

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, creating thousands of jobs and paving the way for mega tunnel boring machines to be in the ground by the end of next year. Planning approval has been granted for the Sydney Metro West Project Concept, from Westmead to the Sydney CBD, as well …

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NSW Seniors festival gets back to nature

March 10, 2021

A garden tour, seedling workshop and bush tucker walk are among almost 80 initiatives connecting older people through the NSW Government’s Seniors Festival Grants Program. Each year the NSW Seniors Festival provides a diverse range of programs and activities to seniors across the State enabling them to remain active, healthy and engaged. Minister for Seniors …

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$20M boost for disadvantaged driver program

February 22, 2021

$20M will be spent over the next five years helping more people get behind the wheel with the expansion of the Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP).   Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the program’s investment had been doubled and is aimed at increasing opportunities for 10,000 individuals including people from Aboriginal communities, …

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First Light Rail tracks laid along Eat St

January 25, 2021

  THE revitalization of Parramatta’s ‘Eat Street’ is well underway with the first tracks laid for Parramatta Light Rail in the dining precinct. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said major light rail construction on Church Street, from Lennox Bridge to George Street, is being fast-tracked for completion in mid-2021. “It’s exciting to see a city-shaping project …

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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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