More NSW Budget poured into filling mining potholes

By Paul Hemsley Deteriorating council roads and bridges in regional New South Wales suffering years of costly wear and tear inflicted by the mining industry will finally get increased financial relief worth after the O’Farrell government forked out $120 million in the 2013-14 Budget under the Resources for Regions Program. The state government funding towards […]

Sydney plugs-in Kraftwerk to jolt visitor numbers

Julian Bajkowski Sydney’s cutting-edge Vivid festival has dived headlong into electronic retro-futurism after the New South Wales government revealed German synthesiser pioneers Kraftwerk will be the headline music act. Described a the biggest “festival of light, music and ideas” in the southern hemisphere, the 18-day multimedia extravaganza is best known for pulling big crowds of […]

States attack emergency spectrum decision

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Leaders in Coalition held states have condemned the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s decision to give police, fire and ambulance services just half of the spectrum allocation they lobbied the federal regulator for. New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria today all slammed the regulator’s decision, further inflaming the cross-jurisdictional […]

CeBIT platforms NSW tech projects

By Paul Hemsley Deputy NSW Premier, Andrew Stoner gave a talk at the CeBIT 2012 opening ceremony at the Sydney Opera House outlining the state government’s approach to dealing with business and industry, as well as announcing seven projects. Mr Stoner said these projects range from digital services to improve the 21st century experience at […]

Parramatta gets $168k smarter

By Paul Hemsley NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced Parramatta's 'Smart City' consortium as one of 11 applications in the funding for Collaborative Solutions: Mobile Concierge. Mayor John Chedid said this project will create jobs and provide economic benefits. “It’s been almost 12 months since Council launched ParraConnect as part of our Smart City concept […]


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