Thursday, 14 October 2010

Eastern Creek. Goodman's largest deal

Goodman Group has struck its largest industrial deal in Australia this year, securing wholesale grocer, Metcash, based at Silverwater, for a new $130 million, 80,000-square-metre development, at Eastern Creek, which will be built over three stages, with completion due between October 2011 and May 2012. Metcash will consolidate five existing facilities into the development, according to The Australian Financial Review.


Parramatta. Sydney Water wins national award

Sydney Water’s desalination project won the National Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) award, having won the NSW AIPM award last month. The desalination project was the best project in the Construction/Engineering category for projects excess of $100 million. The project is the largest water project in NSW since Warragamba Dam was built 50 years ago, and will help secure Sydney's water supply as the population increases and rainfall becomes less dependable. The project was delivered on time and $89 million under budget, and with an exemplary safety performance, the Parramatta-based utility said.


Silverwater. Woman on board

Metcash, a marketing and distribution company, operating in the grocery, liquor and hardware wholesale industries, based at Silverwater, has appointed former Telstra executive, Fiona Balfour, as its first female non-executive director. Ms Balfour has over 30 years’executive experience in the services sector across aviation, telecommunications, health administration, financial services and education.