Conroy pushes NBN in Western Sydney and Newcastle

By Paul Hemsley Federal Minister for Communications, Stephen Conroy has continued the electoral push for the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Western Sydney amid Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s controversial election campaign operation stationed in the western suburb of Rooty Hill. Senator Conroy drew attention to the fact that NBN fibre construction has been ramping up […]

NBN rollout plugs into Penrith

By Paul Hemsley The federal government has started installing National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre optic cable into the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith in an effort boost business and employment in the area. The rollout of the NBN in Penrith is the latest in the federal government’s nationwide project to install fibre optic cables underground […]

NSW data centres reduce IT load

Two data centres will be built in Western Sydney and Illawarra to consolidate NSW Government data storage. Australian data centre specialist, Metronode (NSW) Pty Ltd will construct the two purpose built data centres in Silverwater and Unanderra. Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce said Metronode will build and operate the two Tier III data […]

McKew calls for regional focus in Western Sydney

By Angela Dorizas Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Local Government, Maxine McKew, has urged all levels of government to work together to tackle future challenges in Western Sydney. Speaking at the Regional Governance Futures Workshop in Penrith, Ms McKew called on councils to adopt a regional focus in planning for future community needs. “Just […]

NSW Govt not exercising special planning powers, developers claim

By Angela Dorizas Western Sydney has been deprived $1.4 billion worth of investment because the NSW Government has refused to give Part 3A status to a number of major projects, a leading industry group has claimed. Through a freedom of information request the Urban Taskforce, representing developers, obtained internal documents showing that the Department of […]

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