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Month: September 2021
30 Sep
2021

Indigenous History

Sydney Olympic Park is situated on the traditional lands of the Wann clan, known as the Wann-gal. The lands of the Wann-gal stretched along the southern shore of the Parramatta River between Cockle Bay (Cadi-gal land) and Rose Hill (Burramatta-gal land). Across the river were the Wallumetta-gal. The Wann-gal and their ancestors have lived in..

30 Sep
2021

A Remarkable Natural Environment

For most of humanity’s existence, we have lived as an inextricable part of nature. We were keenly attuned to day length, weather, plant growth and wildlife behaviour, which gave us the knowledge and skills to survive and thrive. Today, we need places that protect functioning ecosystems, like Sydney Olympic Park, to have a chance to..

30 Sep
2021

Feeding Taronga Zoo’s Koalas

The diverse plants of Sydney Olympic Park cater to hundreds of animal residents and visitors every year. Recently the variety of eucalyptus tree species available in the parklands provided temporary relief to koalas at Taronga Zoo after eucalypt plantations, from which their food is sourced, were significantly impacted by floods in March. Koalas feed almost..

30 Sep
2021

Ramping Up Central River City Delivery

Homes, jobs, public spaces, and infrastructure from Strathfield to Westmead will be planned and delivered faster following the creation of a new office to coordinate NSW Government agencies. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the Central River City Program Coordination Office has been established within the Government’s highly successful Planning Delivery Unit..

30 Sep
2021

Bankwest Stadium Becomes CommBank Stadium

The Western Sydney Stadium, for which Bankwest has held the naming rights since its opening in 2019, is to be known as CommBank Stadium from today. CommBank has expanded its support for Western Sydney to help the region recover and re-build after being one of the hardest hit in the country with COVID-19 lock-downs. As..

30 Sep
2021

WestInvest Fund

A new $5 billion investment by the NSW Government will help secure a brighter future for western and south-western Sydney families and residents, helping build new and improved facilities and local infrastructure to help communities hit hard by COVID-19. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the new WestInvest Fund would focus on projects that make a real..

30 Sep
2021

Chamber Alliance of Western Sydney

The Chamber Alliance of Western Sydney (CAWS) was created in early 2018 after many discussions with likeminded business leaders in the Local Business Chambers of Commerce network initially around Blacktown, Parramatta, and the Sydney Hills. CommBank has announced a $120,000 investment and is working with CAWS to help small business in these LGAs to market..

30 Sep
2021

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 Ramps Up

A new team has been established to progress planning and development on Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail following the NSW Government’s announcement to commit $50 million to the project, including $30 million in the NSW Budget 2021-22. Led by Project Director Andrew Milne, the project team will focus on planning, utility, and geotechnical..

30 Sep
2021

Roadmap to Freedom

The roadmap to reopening has become clearer for NSW, with the Premier revealing Monday 11 October as the day Greater Sydney will likely reopen at 70% double vaccination rate. Business NSW is calling this #backtobusiness day because it will be a real celebration of being able to visit people’s favourite businesses again and to celebrate..

30 Sep
2021

Kiersten Fishburn

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes recently announced the appointment of Kiersten Fishburn as the new Secretary of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). Ms Fishburn moves into the role having spearheaded DPIE’s Planning Delivery Unit, which moves complex projects through the planning system faster, while..