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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..

30 Sep
2021

COVID19 Safe Picnics with a Cheeky Drink

Sydneysiders can now toast the weekend with a drink at some of our favourite parks and public spaces. Vaccinated Sydneysiders have embraced the easing of restrictions and are out picnicking in record numbers. After an incredibly tough winter, people who followed the rules and received both jabs deserve to enjoy a glass of wine or..

30 Sep
2021

New Board Members for URBNSURF

URBNSURF has announced the appointment of two new board members – Layne Beachley, the seven-time world champion and current Chair of Surfing Australia, and Nigel Allfrey, former Chief Executive of Impact Investing Pty Ltd, the Australian company acquired by global fund manager BlackRock. Announcing the appointments, URBNSURF Chief Executive, Damon Tudor stated “we are thrilled..

30 Sep
2021

Carla Theunissen

After an extensive recruitment process and very competitive field of candidates, Carla Theunissen has recently been appointed to the role of Senior Manager Place Activation and Strategy with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Previously, Carla worked with the City of Parramatta in a variety of cultural programs including Parramatta Artist Studios and the City’s CBD..

30 Sep
2021

Big Bash Cricket

After bringing up a decade of excitement last year, the KFC Big Bash League returns at the end of this year for BBL|11. Sydney Sixers took out their third title in the 2020/21 season, defeating the Perth Scorchers in a thrilling final. BBL|11 will begin on December 5th, with games running almost every day through..

30 Sep
2021

Countdown to FIBA World Cup

It’s time to start the countdown. The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 will feature the world’s top 12 women’s national teams, with 38 games to be played across 10 days from September 22 – October 1, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. Having won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the United States earned their place..

30 Sep
2021

Artist in Residence

In partnership with Accessible Arts, Sydney Olympic Park Authority has announced Rhiannon Pegler as the talented artist selected for the four-week residency extended to NSW and ACT artists with a disability. Rhiannon has spent her life trying new ways to create visual interpretations of her world and this residency at the heritage-listed Newington Armory at..

30 Sep
2021

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Steven Issa

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Steven Issa was elected at a Council meeting on Monday 27 September 2021, with Councillor Michelle Garrard named Deputy Lord Mayor. Cr Issa, who takes the helm from Cr Bob Dwyer, and Cr Garrard will serve in the roles until the Local Government elections on 4 December 2021. “After nine..

22 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..