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Site visits

In the last two weeks in February 2014 the Project Managers from each of the Suburban Jobs projects in the City of Melton, University of Western Sydney, and the City of Playford, visited each site.

This visit is one of the Suburban Jobs Project Group’s collaborations between the project proponents, who have invested time in meeting regularly, to enable face to face interaction as well as exchanging and sharing of ideas about the implementation of Suburban employment projects.

City of Melton – update as at February 2014

A sod turning event was held on 13 November 2013 with the Mayor, councillors, consortium partners and stakeholders attending

Model of Western BACE

Model of Western BACE

Cr Sophie Ramsey, Bob Turner and Nola Dunn with project partners

Cr Sophie Ramsey, Bob Turner and Nola Dunn with project partners

 

17 February 2014 saw a site visit by all project proponents to the Western BACE site in Melton, Victoria. Building is now well under way on the site.

A video flythrough of the building is also available on the City of Melton’s website: www.westernbace.com/video.php

University of Western Sydney - update as at February 2014

A contract for the building works was executed in November and construction of the Werrington Park Corporate Centre is well underway.

City of Playford - update as of February 2014

Hassell Architects have designed the Stretton Centre, a photograph of the model of the building made by the students of the School of Architecture, University of Adelaide, is pictured below.

It is anticipated that building works will commence by mid 2014.

Model of Stretton Centre

Model of Stretton Centre

 
Model of Stretton Centre Atrium

Model of Stretton Centre Atrium

 

Research activities

The Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre (WISeR), at the University of Adelaide have been conducting research activities relating to industry and workforce support in the area. Reports and publications available on their website are as follows, and other publications will be issued at later dates:

  • City of Playford Socio-Demographic, Employment and Education Profile; and
  • The Stretton Centre Fast Fact Sheets

Website: www.adelaide.edu.au/wiser/pubs/stretton