Month: September 2021

Parramatta Council set to move into new headquarters

CITY of Parramatta Council will soon have a new administrative headquarters following the recent purchase of an office building in the heart of the growing Parramatta CBD. Strategically located near the $2.7B Parramatta Square and soon-to-come Parramatta Light Rail route, the seven-storey building at 9 Wentworth Street will be home to Council’s corporate services, Customer …

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New mother and baby mental health unit at Westmead Hospital

PREGNANT women and new mothers experiencing mental illness will soon have access to specialist care alongside their babies at the state’s second Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at Westmead Hospital. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said the purpose-built 8-bed unit will be based at Redbank House within Westmead Hospital, increasing support for NSW mothers …

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Let’s get the party started: Bankwest to host food, wine festival

EVENTS | STAFF REPORTERS A FOOD and wine festival in the Bankwest Stadium precinct is being planned to showcase the best produce in Western Sydney. With Western Sydneysiders having endured a long and difficult lockdown, the Western Sydney Forage may be just the tonic as we slowly get back to doing the things we love. …

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Life in Afghanistan: a very local perspective

AFGHANISTAN CRISIS | PRISCELLA MABOR THE Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP announced the formation of an Advisory Panel, in the wake of Australia’s resettlement of 3,000 Afghan nationals, which was announced the week earlier.  The Community Migrant Resource Centre’s CEO Melissa Monteiro is the Chairperson of the Settlement Council of Australia …

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$670M office tower above Westfield Parramatta

THE concept plan for a 47-storey office tower above Westfield Parramatta, which will add thousands of square metres of new commercial space and support hundreds of construction jobs in Sydney’s second CBD, has been given the green light by the NSW Government. Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes has approved an increase of 22 …

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