Rail industry stoked over NSW Budget $9bn transport spend

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s ambitious plan to overhaul and expand Sydney’s neglected transport infrastructure has won strong backing from peak groups, including the Australasian Railway Association and stands in sharp contrast with the federal Budget’s heavy emphasis on major roads.

Parramatta Council led consortium takes award

The Sydney suburb of Parramatta’s own smart card – ParraSync – has fought off heavyweight competition from the Commonwealth Bank and Google to win a major award at the Smart Card Awards Asia in Singapore.   ParraSync won the award for Best Near-Field Communication Collaboration Initiative.   This integrates access to many areas of city-living […]

Architects redesign Parramatta as Venice of NSW

‘Venice-like’ islands along Parramatta River, laneway jetties and rooftop gardens were among the top concepts announced during the judging of the 2011 Ideas on Edge Competition.   Winning designs, from Sydney, Brisbane and Arkansas (USA) were selected after hours of deliberation and awarded for their innovation, the ability to leverage on the site’s waterfront exposure, […]

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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