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  • 29-Apr-2014 20:05 | Deleted user

    The School of Business at the University of Western Sydney is looking for organisations that may be able to offer our students an internship or that may be interested in a group of students undertaking a specific project relating to their business. This may be in a number of areas including Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Management and so on. The students available to undertake this work would be final year undergraduates for the project work or, in the case of internships, generally postgraduate students.


    If you would like further information please contact Warren Day on 9685 9103, mobile 0407 894 684 or email

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:02 | Deleted user

    Novotel Sydney Parramatta is renowned for providing individualised service to every guest. From the time of check in, to dining to when guests leave the hotel, the friendly staff are there to ensure you enjoy a memorable experience.

    Novotel would like to introduce their newest member of the team, Kristiana Terkes, who is a true vision of the hotel and the hospitality industry. Kristiana joins the team with over 15 years experience in the hotel industry. Together with Executive Chef, Pierre Wong, they have plans to take the food and beverage department at Novotel Parramatta to new heights and create an exciting environment for both guests and their employees.

    Kristiana has been with Accor Hotels for over 10 years, most recently at Accor’s 5 star brand, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Kristiana is dedicated to going above and beyond for her conference guests and diners in Two Forks Restaurant and Bar, living by the mantra ‘Customer service comes to me as second nature, I don’t think about it anymore, my guest’s happiness is all that matters’.

    Kristiana is a vision of Accor’s People-ology in action. People-ology is Accor’s art of human connection that sets the brand apart from others in the hotel industry, understanding loyalty is not about marketing gimmicks but rather recognising guests and making them feel special. Kristiana’s interaction with a recent hotel guest is proof of this vision. Kristiana had noticed a guest in the hotel that seemed visibly distressed and wasn’t having a great day. She approached the guest to see if she could assist, the lady explained the day she had and said she was waiting for her husband. Kristiana ensured the guest had a room to freshen up and stayed talking with the lady in the lobby, comforting her until her husband arrived to pick her up. Kristiana doesn’t just create experiences for regulars but for all guests whether it’s their first or tenth visit.

    With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, the team is determined to create an exceptional experience for all diners, and make sure every mum feels special at Novotel. Executive Chef, Pierre has created a buffet menu that is sure to delight with freshly baked breads, delicious, pancakes, hot items and a dessert spread of chocolate mousse, tartlets, cakes, Danishes and more. Plus candy buffet for the young heart!

    To experience the spectacular customer service of the Food & Beverage team at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, be sure to get in quickly to book Mother’s Day Brunch. Find out how mum eats free plus book 6 or more adults to receive a complimentary bottle of wine*. For further information visit or contact the hotel on 02 9630 4999.

  • 29-Apr-2014 20:00 | Deleted user

    Do you, or someone you know, have a great idea that you know has potential, but you don’t have the funds to get it off the ground?

    Through The Telegraphs and NewsLocal Champions of the West grants program, your idea has the chance to come to life. Whether you’re an individual, group or business, you can nominate to be considered for a $10,000 grant to start your idea. You might be a community group needing funding for facility upgrades; or a sporting group wanting to purchase new equipment; or you work in the health industry and a grant will assist with clinical funding. The Champions of the West grants program recognises the talent, ingenuity, creativity and determination of Western Sydney. Find out more here

  • 29-Apr-2014 19:52 | Deleted user

    Congratulations to Fay Calderone, Director in the MatthewsFolbigg Workplace Solutions Group on recently winning the prestigious NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Award – Emerging Leader in the Private Sector.

    Designed to celebrate emerging female talent, as well as the women and men who help women achieve, the judging panel were overwhelmed by the hundreds of entries received and inspired by all the stories heard throughout the nomination process. 

    These Awards are an opportunity to showcase the talent that's available in the NFP, public, private and small business sectors of Australia. It's also a reminder of the mentors, change champions and agenda setters who are leading the change on workplace gender equality. 

    All of us at MatthewsFolbigg are delighted that Fay’s hard work and talent has not only been recognised in the legal profession but throughout the private sector.

  • 29-Apr-2014 19:45 | Deleted user

    Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with a Deluxe Seafood Buffet at TABLE:30 in PARKROYAL Parramatta. Enjoy a special rate of $69.00 per person (normally $79.00) when you mention WSBC.

    Mum will enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival and be able to enjoy a relaxed gourmet lunch.

    To Book call 02 9689 3333 or email Bookings are essential.

  • 29-Apr-2014 16:21 | Deleted user
    Find out how mum eats free plus book 6 or more adults to receive a complimentary bottle of wine*

    For bookings, call 02 9890 0889 or click here for more information.

  • 28-Apr-2014 09:15 | Deleted user

    Premier Mike Baird has declared he will get on with the job of making a second Sydney airport undefined and the infrastructure that supports it undefined a reality.

    Baird is up and away on rail

    Premier Mike Baird / Picture: Bradley Hunter Source: News Corp Australia

    His government is already setting aside a corridor for the rail line that will eventually link the new airport with the South West Rail Link and ultimately the Western Line. The proposed route of the $5 billion line will be released for public consultation today but will not be built until after the road links and airport.

    Mr Baird has set himself apart from his predecessor Barry O’Farrell’s lukewarm support for the second airport project, declaring “Hallelujah” that a decision had been made. But he said: “It’s roads first, the airport second and then rail.”

    Backing the airport, he said: “It provides an incredible opportunity for jobs, for business, for housing undefined it comes as an economic powerhouse for Western Sydney.

    “The federal government’s made a decision. Hallelujah, let’s get on and make it reality.”

    The rail line would run from the end of the South West Link at Leppington to Bringelly and Badgerys Creek, south to Oran Park and Narellan and then north to connect to the Western Line at St Marys.

    Mr Baird has long been a supporter of a Badgerys Creek airport. Mr O’Farrell previously backed a second airport at Canberra before finally­ supporting Badgerys Creek once it became clear Prime Minister Tony Abbott was going to proceed with it.

    The first projects to be upgraded will be Elizabeth Drive and Bringelly Rd, with the federal government providing $5 billion for road upgrades. In relation to the prospect of an M7 widening, Mr Baird said: “That’s a longer-term proposal that needs to be considered as infrastructure starts to come to fruition.”

    And he said rail line “provides an opportunity­ not just for the airport but for Western Sydney”.

    “What this shows is that the decision’s made on the airport, let’s get cracking and we’ll be doing everything possible to build the infrastructure, certainly starting with the roads ASAP but this is a clear indication we are pushing the go button and ripping into it,” he said.

    Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said consultation would begin this week on reserving the corridor for the rail, which would “link jobs, service hubs and communities in the southwest with Sydney’s existing and future public transport and roads networks”.

    “To begin with undefined when the airport’s air traffic will be less than 10 per cent of that at Sydney Airport undefined access to the second Sydney airport will be provided through road upgrades, park and ride facilities and public transport services, including new express buses,” she said. “Longer term we are putting plans in place to make sure Sydney’s rail network will connect Badgerys Creek airport with the rapidly-growing communities that will rely on it.” She added the South West Rail Link was due to open in 2015 “one year ahead of schedule and $100 million below the $2.1 billion budget”.

    Ms Berejiklian said reserving the corridors wasn’t “just about servicing an airport, it’s about servicing Western Sydney communities with appropriate transport links, now and into the future”.

    By reserving the corridors, it would keep the costs of building the rail line down.

    Government sources said in present dollars, the links would cost between $4 billion to $5 billion to build.

    “We’ve seen previous growth centres of Sydney let down by insufficient transport planning by previous governments and we’re not making that mistake,” Ms Berejiklian said. “This corridor planning means when the time comes to extend the South West Rail Link, we will be ready and costs will be lower.”

    Source: News Local by Andrew Clennell. Full article.

  • 26-Apr-2014 09:29 | Deleted user

    WSBC wishes Gold member WS Wanderers all the best in the final and invites WSBC members and Western Sydney businesses to get behind them with their support.

  • 25-Apr-2014 13:59 | Deleted user

    Western Sydney will be given a “fair go’’ by the new Premier, who says the region’s “time has come”.

    Premier Mike Baird told The Daily Telegraph “over the next 10 years Western Sydney is going to be transformed”.

    The new Premier declared his commitment in the wake of The Daily Telegraph’s campaign Fair Go for the West undefined which lobbies for better resources for Western Sydney.

    On Wednesday Mr Baird became the second North Shore-based MP in succession to take on the Ministry for Western Sydney, after his ­predecessor Barry O’Farrell.

    The Manly MP has faced criticism for taking the Western Sydney portfolio in government, considering where he lives, but says he feels it is important the responsibility comes to him to show how much of a priority for the ­government the area which houses two million people is.

    “It’s an economic powerhouse in waiting and it also represents a huge part of the city,” Mr Baird said.

    He said he had taken on the portfolio to “have the privilege and opportunity to spend more time with those (Western ­Sydney) families and local businesses and oversee the huge amount of infrastructure that is coming in to transform the broader economy”.

    The new Premier has ­increased Western Sydney’s representation in Cabinet from one to two, with northwest Castle Hill MP Dominic ­Perrottet becoming Finance Minister, joining Fair Trading and Sport Minister and ­Penrith MP Stuart Ayres.

    Mr Ayres also remains the Minister Assisting the Premier for Western Sydney.

    It’s understood that, after the next election, two more MPs from the northwest, David Elliott and Ray ­Williams, could be in line for cabinet positions.

    It’s still a vast difference from the old Labor government, where at least four or five ministers were from ­Western Sydney electorates.

    “I accept people (in the west) will not be so happy with my rugby league team (Manly),” Mr Baird said.

    Source: The Daily Telegraph by Andrew Clennell. Orginal article.

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