Friday, 12 February 2010

Parramatta. 182 Pathways students graduate

UWSCollege, at Westmead, a wholly owned entity of the University of Western Sydney, has graduated 182 students from the Academic English for Tertiary Studies course. Of the graduates, 91 will enter UWS postgraduate masters courses, 55 will enter UWS undergraduate courses, 14 will enter UWSCollege diploma courses, and 22 will go on to complete Foundation Studies at UWSCollege. Students represent a range of cultural backgrounds including Saudi Arabian, Chinese, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Lebanese and Iranian Over 170 nationalities are represented at UWS. UWSCollege offers academic pathways to the University, continuing education and professional development programs for Australian and International students.


Parramatta. 'Eat Street' is a treat

People may well be creatures of habit but when it comes to dining out locals are prepared to try venues, other than their favourite café or restaurant, in the “Eat Street” precinct (Church Street), and other areas in the CBD and the suburbs. Some 98 per cent of respondents in a Parramatta City Council survey replied they were prepared to try a new venue among the 300 in the local government area. Some 74 per cent gave the experience an 8-10 rating. “So join us for a meal in Parramatta,” said Lord Mayor, Paul Garrard, in the 2010 Parramatta Dining Guide, which has a print run of 70,000 copies. The survey found that 80 per cent of respondents lived within a 10-kilometre radius of the Parramatta. Council’s figures show the city’s hospitality sector (hotels and restaurants) contributes $138 million annually to Parramatta’s economy.


Blacktown. $60 million project

Aferton Ltd has submitted a project to the Department of Planning to establish an employment precinct for the development of warehouses, distribution centres, light industry and high technology uses in Wallgrove Road, in the Minchinbury Employment Park Precinct, at an estimated cost of $60 million. When operational the project would employ 300 people.