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TECHNOLOGY FUTURE SECURED AT ATP

    The NSW Government today announced the sale of the Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Redfern to a Mirvac-led consortium. Both financial and non-financial criteria were used to assess the tender, including a vision to expand the Park’s technology focus, a commitment to upgrade public areas and community facilities, and to maintain the heritage of the site. Our Planning Minister Rob Stokes said with the sale of ATP to the Mirvac-led consortium, the vision for the Park as a vibrant creative and tech precinct can be fully realised. “Our aspiration for this site is to continue the transformation from dilapidated railway buildings to a growing technology hub,” Mr Stokes said. “Mirvac and its partners have made a commitment to revitalise the existing technology precinct, and the NSW Government has secured ongoing environmental, heritage and access commitments.” Continue reading

NEW CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE CHINESE VISITORS TO SYDNEY

Sydney-based Upper House MP Shayne Mallard today welcomed the NSW Government’s launch of a major new tourism campaign with Australia’s national carrier Qantas, to encourage more Chinese visitors to Sydney and NSW. Premier Mike Baird launched the campaign after meeting with Qantas China-based executives in Shanghai during his second official visit to China as Premier. The new joint campaign between the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and Qantas features a large outdoor digital billboard promoting travel to Sydney and NSW with Qantas. Continue reading

FUNDING BOOST TO TURN SYDNEY HOUSING INTO HOMES

Our local community groups, councils, charities and private organisations can apply for grants of up to $50,000 to create stronger social housing communities, NSW Upper House MP Shayne Mallard announced today. The one-off grants available to our local community form part of the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund - a three-year, $20million commitment to build stronger social housing communities. Continue reading

GREATER SYDNEY COMMISSION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Our Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced that the Greater Sydney Commission is one step closer, after legislation to establish the organisation was introduced in Parliament today. This milestone follows consultation on the structure and operation of the Commission with councils, industry bodies, and community and environment groups. The Minister said the introduction of the Greater Sydney Commission Bill recognises the foundational importance of getting planning right in Sydney.   “Getting planning right in Sydney is about ensuring that as Sydney grows, our growth is also matched by progress,” Mr Stokes said. Continue reading