Friday, 4 February 2011

Eastern Creek. $119 million data centre

Computer giant, Hewlett-Packard expects its data centre, built at a cost of $119 million Eastern Creek, to be operational before the end of the year. The building work does not include the cost of technology infrastructure. HP will initially open 2320 square metres, with the site able to hold a further four blocks of the same size. The centre is expected to be in operation for between 30 years 50 years, according to The Australian Financial Review.


North Ryde. $120 million boost to revenue

Grocery wholesaler Metcash, based at Macquarie Park, has won a supply contract with convenience store chain 7-Eleven that will add $120 million in annual revenue to its Campbells Wholesale division. The expansion of the contract with 7-Eleven, Campbells' biggest customer, is a welcome boost for Metcash as US bulk retail giant Costco prepares to open a second Australian store, in Auburn, this year.


Campbelltown. $194 million upgrade

The NSW government will fund a $194.3 million upgrade of Campbelltown Hospital and expansion of the Campbelltown Mental Health Service.The project will see the hospital, one of the busiest in the Sydney region, will receive $129.7 million for a new building and reconfiguration of existing facilities. The health service will receive $64.6 million for a major upgrade. The redevelopment is expected to deliver capacity for around 160 additional beds across the two facilities.


Parramatta. New use for empty buildings

Expressions of interest applications are now open to artists and creative practitioners who are interested in running creative enterprises from unused retail and office space in Parramatta CBD, part of a new arts project - Pop Up Parramatta. Parramatta Lord Mayor of Parramatta, John Chedid, said one of the main aims of the project was to activate unused commercial and retail space to support and grow the creative community, while increasing cultural awareness by linking artists and creative practitioners with wider communities.

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