Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Region. They said it

“Agents said the $9 billion North West Rail Link … would help draw new business to the region, which would flow to Parramatta’s central business district”… Carolyn Cummins in the SMH.

“Notwithstanding a temporary lift in vacancies in the second half of 2012, following the completion of the Eclipse Tower, medium-term total vacancies are expected to decline from a current level of 9.1 per cent to below 8 per cent over the next two years.”… Nick Hoskins, research manager, Knight Frank.

“The greatest crime at a state or federal level will be to do nothing and if I hear anyone mention fast rail to Canberra Airport again I’ll scream,”, Chris Brown, Parramatta Economic Development Forum, and member of the joint federal-state taskforce which called for a second Sydney airport.


Region. Push to persuade Premier

A group of federal Coalition MPs has begun a behind-the-scenes to persuade Premier Barry, O’Farrell, to drop his opposition to a second airport in the Sydney basin, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.


Region. 2147 is top solar postcode

Suburbs in the Blacktown local government area have the highest concentration of solar panels in the metropolitan area. The city’s top solar postcode is 2147, covering Seven Hills, Seven Hills West, Lalor Park and Kings Langley. About 18 per cent of people in the area have rooftop panels, placing it seventh on the NSW list of solar-powered communities, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.