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Western Sydney University, The College, enjoyed a great culture day in the middle of July with their international students. Different food from around the world was shared and the staff brought along some vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons – not quite as tasty as some food brought by the students.

There are currently around 25 different nationalities studying at The College in the Park. They tend to study for around 20 weeks each before going on the Western Sydney degree programs. The new CEO of The College, Nicolene Murdoch, and the Chair of the College Board, Belinda Robinson, also joined us for the day.

Nicolene Murdoch commenced as Chief Executive Officer at Western Sydney University, The College in July 2018. She is looking forward to working with The College staff to create success for The College international and local students hoping to go on to Western Sydney University.

This includes the international students studying English at Sydney Olympic Park campus.

The City of Parramatta has appointed Mark Stapleton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said he looked forward to working with Mr Stapleton, who has served as Council’s Director of Property and Significant Assets.

Did you know you might be losing website traffic or customers? Google has begun rolling out Chrome 68 which flags all sites not served over the HTTPS scheme as being ‘not secure’. This means you are likely to lose customers from your website in an environment where hacking and digital fraud is a concern.

This is easily solved by purchasing an SSL certificate for your domain. You need to talk to your website provider to get that all important ‘padlock’. Alternatively, Business Association Silver Member ChillIT can help you out quickly and easily.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority is seeking responses to an open tender to lease 1,500sqm retail floor space suitable for a supermarket and ancillary retail business situated within the new Pavilions by Mirvac development at 2 Figtree Drive.

The site is currently under development and will deliver a total of 705 apartments across four residential buildings in a high profile, easily accessible location with frontage onto Australia Avenue.

Congratulations to the NSW Blues on their Herculean effort to claim only their second State of Origin series victory in 13 years with an 18-14 game two win in front of 82,223 at ANZ Stadium on the last Sunday in June. It was a superb game with the stakes intensifying as drama upon drama unfolded right to the last minute.

The Sunday night game was a major success allowing patrons to arrive early and with ease and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere.

GIANTS Chief Executive Officer David Matthews has agreed to a contract extension that will see his tenure at the club extend beyond a decade.

GIANTS Chairman Tony Shepherd today announced the three-year contract extension through until the end of 2021.

Mr Matthews assumed the role as GIANTS Chief Executive Officer in November 2011 following more than a decade as a member of the AFL Executive.

In an effort to take a "simpler and fairer" approach to parking and fines, the NSW Government will now cut fines by 25 per cent in areas such as Sydney Olympic Park, Centennial Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Parramatta Park.

Commencing July 1 the current $110 penalty is reduced to $80 in areas the State Government polices.

The Sydney Motorway Corporation has released plans to place the 12M tall, 2.5 tonne monument 'The Sprinter', on a strip of land where WestConnex meets Homebush Bay Drive.

Until recently, the sculpture created by Sydney artist Dominique Sutton for the 2000 Olympic Games was located on the corner of Edwin Flack and Dawn Fraser Avenues, near the Olympic Park Athletic Centre.

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