Development Industry Ill-Prepared For ‘Building Quality’ Crisis

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Recent issues surrounding the design and construction of Sydney’s Opal Tower have highlighted the urgent need for the development and building industry to have stakeholder and crisis communication management plans and training in place. In my experience the industry is ill-prepared to deal with a major crisis or issues related to building quality – particularly… Read more »

Our Director won!

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The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) is the premier event in the Greater Western Sydney Region founded by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce in 1990. This premier Awards Gala annually recognises outstanding business leaders and organisations who are actively contributing to Western Sydney’s rapidly developing economy. On Friday 21 September, more than 700… Read more »

Locals MPs and Councillors causing planning paralysis and rising home costs

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News about halting development and planning proposals in the greater Sydney metropolitan area may align with a ‘politically correct’ agenda particularly with an upcoming State election, but it spells disaster for young people trying to get into the housing market. Sydney is Australia’s major centre for employment and new immigrants. They need somewhere to live… Read more »

Finalist in the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence

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It is with great pride that we can announce today our Director, Jessica Craig, is a finalist in the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. Nominated in the Young Employee category for her unwavering leadership over the past year, Jessica has excelled in being able to deliver measurable results for our clients. Whilst this may… Read more »

NSW Government needs focus on small business in Western Sydney

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Hardly a week goes by without the NSW Government announcing a major infrastructure project or services coming to Western Sydney – supposedly bringing wealth and employment opportunities to businesses and people in the West. However, questions are being asked about whether these announcements will result in any real benefit if you are a small or… Read more »

Government can ‘save face’ on council amalgamations by using Ryde model

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The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian as Premier of NSW provides a unique opportunity to address community opposition to forced council amalgamations in metropolitan areas by applying an innovative Joint Regional Authority (JRA) model developed by the City of Ryde Council.   Premier Berejiklian appears to have to either back-peddle on the Government’s program of council… Read more »

Troubled times ahead for NSW Government

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The NSW Government‘s ramped up attacks on local councils is starting to unleash an angry response, which, combined with Malcolm Turnbull deposing Tony Abbott, could see the beginning of significant Coalition political unrest in NSW.   A million dollar advertising campaign and media stories about the failures of local government are clearly pointing to the… Read more »