Month: March 2022

Parramatta Light Rail track nears completion as construction of stops starts

WORK will start to build the first of 16 light rail stops and track installation will reach 100 per cent in coming weeks, on Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail. Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said significant progress was being made on the NSW Government’s $2.4 billion light rail project, bringing delivery …

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Battle for Parramatta begins: Albo’s choice branded the privileged white man option

By DI BARTOK RANK and file ALP members are hoping that a decision to “parachute” an Eastern Suburbs high profile businessman into Parramatta to contest the upcoming Federal election will be reversed at Wednesday’s national executive meeting. But Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese seems set on his “captain’s choice” of Andrew Charlton, who was Kevin Rudd’s …

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Parramatta’s CBD reignites: Epic outdoor autumn event series

OUTDOOR spaces across the Parramatta CBD will be transformed into buzzing entertainment venues as part of the City of Parramatta’s mammoth outdoor autumn event series, which includes the return of the award-winning Parramatta Nights and family-friendly Skate and Play events. Running from March 17 to April 23, the jam-packed program is set to be the …

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MINDSET: Inaction and avoidance are the silent killers – cost of doing nothing

MARCUS WHEAN  IF  best, nothing changes, at worst, sometimes senseless tragedy is the consequence of not taking action. WHEN I work with clients as a psychologist they only know me as a psychologist. It is not just my perception of their thinking, but their actual perceptions of me, that I must have it ‘all together’, …

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Accommodation support for flood victims plus 16 weeks rental support

A NEW $285M Temporary Housing Support Package will provide accommodation support to flood victims who have lost their homes to ensure people can access more immediate and medium-term accommodation support. The housing support package will have the capacity to assist around 25,000 households and will be focused on allowing people to move out of their …

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BDO launches in GWS: New Parramatta office home to 20 partners

BDO in Australia has expanded its presence in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) with the establishment of a new office at Parramatta. The GWS office will provide a whole-of-firm service offering to the region and is a critical component of the firm’s national growth ambitions. The new office brings the total number of BDO offices across …

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Small Business Month: Light rail initiatives for small business

SMALL businesses along the Parramatta Light Rail will receive an additional boost of support with free giveaways to attract local customers as part of NSW Small Business Month throughout March. Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the local campaign celebrates the diversity of businesses across the 12-kilometre alignment, following the challenges of COVID. …

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Flood warning: Fraudsers are targeting flood victims

THE NSW Government has issued a warning to flood victims and residents across the state to be wary of flood recovery scams. Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos said previous natural disasters had seen rogue scammers engage in fraudulent behaviour such as setting up fake charities or ripping off flood victims via dodgy repair work. “The …

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International Women’s Day: local women achievers recognised

FIST Nations leaders, a business owner, a social change entrepreneur and a scientist are some of the local women featured in the City of Parramatta’s 2022 International Women’s Day campaign. International Women’s Day, held around the world on March 8, is a chance to highlight women’s achievements and work towards gender equality. This year Parramatta …

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