Friday, 9 July 2010

Baulkham Hills. Gateway Plaza on the market

The Gateway Plaza, at Baulkham Hills, is to be auctioned. The land area is 1460 square metres, with a lettable area of approximately 841.3 square metres. The plaza, which has 11 tenancies, has an approximate net income of $248,000 per annum.


North Ryde. EOI called for Defence project

The Land and Property Management Authority, on behalf of the NSW government, is seeking expressions of interest for the development of approximately 3.9 hectares of land with Macquarie Park for the development of a Hi Tech Defence Industry Technology Hub. The site will be used to foster collaborations between Defence, large prime contractors, SMEs, research organisations and other institutions to grow the Defence and related h-technology industry in NSW.


Liverpool. Freehold property sold for $5.1m

Colliers International has sold a 2-level office building in Macquarie Street, Liverpool, for $5.1 million. The freehold building, of 2358 square metres of lettable space, is on a 2500-square-metre site. The tenants include the NAB and the Australian Red Cross Society.

Region. Western metro has potential

In its latest list of infrastructure projects, the federal government's Infrastructure Australia said the western metro had potential, even though the state government recently shelved it. With a headline cost of $10 billion to build, annual passenger numbers of a little more than 100 million and revenue of about $300 million a year, or 10 times that estimated for the CBD Metro, it is clearly the more viable proposition if federal funding for part of the capital cost is on offer. Key financial information relating to this project has been withheld from public scrutiny, making it difficult to assess fully, but its role in taking pressure off the western rail services into the city ranks it as essential growth infrastructure, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.


Riverstone. Nominated for NBN rollout

Riverstone has been nominated in the second round of locations for the National Broadand Network rollout. Construction, at this and 18 other sites around the nation, is not expected to be completed until around the middle of next year.


Region. UWS staff recognised

UWS staff members have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning in this year's national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards. Australian and Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citations were awarded to 10 staff this year, which represents the highest number of citations UWS has received in the five-year history of the awards. The staff, at a range of campuses are: Dr Satomi Kawaguchi, School of Humanities and Languages, Bankstown; Dr Catherine Camden-Pratt, School of Education, Penrith; Dr Leanne Rylands, School of Computing and Mathematics, Penrith; Dr Adrian Renshaw, School of Natural Sciences, Hawkesbury; Dr Katrina Barker, School of Education, Bankstown; Dr Roumen Dimitrov, School of Communication Arts, Penrith; Dr Fernanda Duarte, School of Management, Parramatta,; Dr Mark Williams, School of Natural Sciences, Hawkesbury; Dr Sharon Andrew, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Campbelltown; and Dr Margaret Clarke, School of Medicine, Campbelltown.


North Ryde. Is the GFC over?

As part of the Lachlan Macquarie Bicentenary Lecture Series, Macquarie University academic Dr Keith Suter will discuss whether the recent global financial crisis is over. Dr Suter, from the department of politics and international relations, is an economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, author and broadcaster. Being an expert in his field, he is often called upon to provide insight on international issues affecting Australian business and society. This, the inaugural Lachlan Macquarie Lecture Series aimed at enriching our knowledge of the past and inspiring our vision for the future, will be held at Macquarie Theatre, on Tuesday, July 13.


St Marys. Multi-level car park at station

The new St Marys 4-storey commuter carpark, north of the station, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The facility will provide approximately 500 car spaces including additional disabled parking spaces.

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