Wednesday, 14 May 2008

$500,000 for heritage initiative

Parramatta Lord Mayor, Paul Barber, has applauded the Rudd Labor Government’s provision of $500,000, in the Budget, for a new heritage initiative Parramatta Stories, a series of heritage tours around Parramatta, which will help boost tourism in Parramatta. Parramatta Stories is the first in a three-stage tourism strategy to deliver vast improvements to heritage listed properties and link them with imaginative trails to bring alive specific themes and characters from Parramatta’s past, he said.


UWS reducing its carbon footprint

UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, said the university was making significant efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by developing the Werrington South campus into a best practice site, which will work with local school to cut carbon emissions She said the university was implementing environmentally-friendly initiatives across all campuses.


$1.15 million for a cycleway and pathway

Council has allocated $1.15 million in 2008/09 for the construction and completion of a major section of the Parramatta Valley Cycleway over the Gasworks Bridge to the northern side of the Parramatta River. Also, the pathway will provide a direct connection along the southern foreshore allowing RiverCat passengers to walk to historic houses, in Harris Park.