Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Parramatta. Artists to use disused space

Disused commercial premises in the Parramatta CBD will get a new lease of life as creative enterprise hubs, following the announcement of the $100,000 project, jointly funded by Parramatta City Council and the NSW Government. Lord Mayor, Paul Garrard, said the funding would promote Parramatta as a leader in the creative industries by transforming disused commercial premises into innovative spaces for artists and other creative practitioners to create, exhibit and sell their work. “Council is dedicated to providing good creative opportunities in Parramatta and this project will ensure that we not only retain our artistic talent but can also attract more visitors to our area and generate increased economic opportunities,” he said.


Warrick Farm. $150 million printing centre

Independent Print Media Group’s printing division is currently setting up a new, $150 million-plus printing centre, at Warrick Farm. The Department of Planning recently approved the construction and operation of a rail siding to connect the centre to the Southern Sydney Freight Line.


Region. Planning on tunnel for Western Express

A new 5-kilometre priority tunnel, known as the City Relief Line, is proposed to be constructed from Eveleigh to Wynyard, separating western services from inner city trains, as part of the Western Express service from Penrith and Richmond to the Sydney CBD. Funds have been allocated from the 2010-11 Budget for Transport NSW to commence the planning process and assess the design and alignment options. This project is in the early design and planning phase.