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Regional Progress

By Kate Hill, Deloitte Western Sydney

SPRING has certainly sprung and with it a rebound in confidence amongst Australia’s least exuberant group, chief financial officers (CFOs).

THE location of government departments in Parramatta, Penrith and Liverpool has a key role in creating jobs and making each regional city a strategic hub and a magnet for attracting business.

Saturday, 21 September 2013 12:59

Western Sydney, workplace of the future?

AS part of Deloitte’s commitment to Western Sydney, the professional services firm is bringing together a group of influential leaders from commerce, academia and government to unlock the potential of the region as a place to live, work and invest.

Monday, 16 September 2013 15:44

Access to river with revitalised land

THE Department of Planning and Infrastructure today released draft plans to revitalise 18.6 hectares of government land at Wentworth Point, close to Sydney Olympic Park, over 20 years.

Saturday, 14 September 2013 16:50

GWSRR: Leadership: definitions and issues

THE Greater Western Sydney Regional Roundtable (GWSRR) is an initiative of Adjunct Professor Jim Taggart OAM and Western Sydney Business Access (WSBA) that brings together people of influence in the region to discuss and share insights that impact upon the region for the purposes of public education. GWSRRs are held bi-monthly. This GWSRR was held at the Parramatta Parkroyal Hotel in August on the subject of: Leadership: Definitions and Challenges. Following is an edited transcript of this GWSRR. All photos by Milestones Photography. Attendees: Dr Jim Taggart OAM (chairman), Karl Gessner (Deloitte), Luke Coleman I(Parramatta Stadium), Steve Phillips (3-steps Consulting), Michael Edgar (Hills Shire Council), David O'Neil (Castle Hill RSL), Chris Hekeik (Mode Media), Michael Walls (WSBA), Lyall Gorman (Western Sydney Wanderers) and John Robertson (Leader of the NSW Opposition).

Monday, 26 August 2013 07:44

Parramatta welcomes new oncology centre

PARRAMATTA Lord Mayor, Cr John Chedid has opened Ramsay Health Care’s new Oncology and Infusion Centre at Westmead.

 By Kate Hill, Partner Deloitte Private

ALTHOUGH Western Sydney is one of the fastest-growing economies in NSW and Australia, it has a jobs deficit that means many residents have to commute long distances to the Sydney CBD on congested roads and transit.

Monday, 05 August 2013 22:34

Costco, IKEA headline new business park

By Red Dwyer

THE 531-hectare Marsden Park Employment Precinct is another step on the way to realising the ambition of Blacktown City Council for the city to be recognized as a regional city like Parramatta Penrith and Liverpool, according to the local government authority.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 17:10

Macquarie needs new roads to match growth

THE 75-square-kilometre Macquarie Park, Australia’s largest high-technology precinct requires substantial new infrastructure including new roads and open space to meet the needs of existing and future residents and workers.

HOLROYD City Mayor Ross Grove has welcomed a proposal from Bathla Investments to open a major centre for sub continental and Australian weddings, receptions, functions and accommodation along the Great Western Highway at Wentworthville.

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