Month: February 2021

CareFlight flies local specialist to deliver critical trauma care 

LOCAL emergency medicine specialist, Dr Chris Cheeseman, will be one of the first doctors in Australia to fly to patients in need of emergency medical care in CareFlight’s new world-class helicopter. Launched at Sydney Opera House last week, the Airbus H145 is one of the most advanced aeromedical helicopters in the world and the first aeromedical aircraft of its kind in Australia. The helicopter will be housed at CareFlight’s Westmead …

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FIVE KEY TRENDS FOR PROPERTY: Why 2021 is tipped to be great year

EVERY year is tipped to be a “great year” for property in Sydney, and that’s definitely been true in recent years, but 2021 is looking especially rosy for this vital sector of the city’s economy. Experts predict we are at the beginning of a new property cycle, with all the pieces of the ‘boom’ puzzle …

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Y NSW comes to the rescue: Westfield pop-up space offers opportunity

By Lawrence Machado WHILE the future of Parramatta PCYC is uncertain, the YMCA has teamed with Westfield Parramatta to provide a drop-in centre for local young people. The organisations have launched a pop-up youth space at Westfield where Gen Z can hang out, recharge, meet new people and seek support from a youth worker. The …

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COVID-19 vaccine program begins on Monday at Westmead

MORE than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday, February 22. The vaccines will be administered in three initial vaccination hubs at Westmead, Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine …

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Parramatta records strong positive demand in office space

PARRAMATTA is continuing its rise with more new office space coming onto the market, according to the recent Property Council of Australia’s Office Market Report. Net absorption in Parramatta has increased to 28,673sqm, while the vacancy rate has risen from 4.8 per cent to 6.4 per cent over the six months to January 2021. “For …

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PCYC uncertain over new home: community leaders fear crime increase

By DI BARTOK COMMUNITY leaders, worried about escalating youth crime and suicides, wait with bated breath over news of a permanent home for Parramatta PCYC. The club has been in temporary rental premises in George St since its 60-year-old Hassall St home was sold in 2016 to developers for more than $30M. But Parramatta PCYC …

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