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01 Jul
2020

ANZ Stadium Redevelopment on hold

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

The NSW government has announced it will not proceed with the refurbishment of Stadium Australia – redirecting around $800 million towards the new fund for job-creating infrastructure projects. The new $3 billion Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund will be used for smaller, shovel-ready projects. The recently announced acceleration fund is set to prioritise smaller, “shovel..

01 Jul
2020

Powerhouse Museum Commitment

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Western Sydney’s business and community groups have said that the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s commitment to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta will deliver thousands of jobs to the region and provide a much-needed economic boost. The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue and the Western Sydney Business Chamber have been long-term advocates of the move and..

01 Jul
2020

Waratahs Return to ANZ Stadium

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

THE NSW Waratahs have confirmed their first two fixtures with a return to ANZ Stadium against arch-rivals the Brumbies locked in for Saturday 18 July. The side will host the Western Force at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday 11 July, before taking on the Brumbies at the Stadium that hosted their famous 2014..

01 Jul
2020

Funding for Homebush Bay Drive

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Western Sydney will be given a $1.3 million infrastructure boost with the Morrison Government unlocking funds toward planning for upgrades to Homebush Bay Drive. Part of the Urban Congestion Fund, the project will remove local bottlenecks and deliver a more reliable road network for commuters and freight. It’s expected about 210 local jobs will be..

01 Jul
2020

Security Alert – for Australian Government and Businesses

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stated that Australian organisations, including governments and businesses, are currently being targeted by a sophisticated foreign “state-based” hacker (read more HERE) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre has issued the following advice:  Security Advisory 2020-08 If you need to review or upgrade your digital security call Chill IT on 1300 796..

01 Jul
2020

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Line (to airport)

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Construction will start later this year on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport rail line, which will service the greater Western Sydney region and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. The project will support about 14,000 jobs, including 250 new apprentices. Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport includes six proposed metro railway..

01 Jul
2020

Accor Reaches Out to Frontline Workers

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

The Accor hotel group has been working on something exciting and meaningful in response to COVID-19. Accor Pacific are giving Healthcare Heroes at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney (over 2,000+ people) an overnight stay in one of Accor’s 360 luxurious properties across Australia and New Zealand, plus a year of food and beverage discounts, to..

01 Jul
2020

Herbalife Nutrition Wins Industry Award

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company, has been announced winner of THE GIVER: Industry Heart Award at the 2020 Direct Selling Australia Industry Awards, held in June. The award is in recognition of the innovative and committed fundraising campaign that is the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Bike Ride, a gruelling 840-kilometre pedal powered journey from..

01 Jul
2020

Ribs and Rumps is Open

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Ribs and Rumps has been a much loved fixture in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. COVID-19 unfortunately resulted in the temporary closure of the restaurant in March. It is with great excitement that they announced the reopening of Ribs and Rumps on 24 June, with new owners Jeremy and Kristie Horne (pictured far left and..

01 Jul
2020

Swimming Australia

  • July 1, 2020
  • SOPBA

Swimming Australia in conjunction with its State Associations is preparing to unveil a major domestic competition program to simulate the intensity of international racing in the lead up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre – host of the NSW State Championships and the Sydney Open Meets – is expected to..