Monday, 18 August 2008

Parramatta. Sydney Water HO 'topped out'

Sydney Water’s new HO, on the corner of Smith and Darcy streets, in the Parramatta CBD, has reached its maximum height of 17 storeys. As is the custom a “topping out” ceremony to mark the occasion was conducted. The tradition has been traced back to Scandinavia where a tree was placed at the highest point of a building to ward off evil spirits and honour the forest god who was thought to be a good spirit. Some1800 head office and other staff will relocate from the Sydney CBD to its new headquarters in March 2009.


Parramatta. New UWS academic appointmennt

Professor Louise Young has recently been appointed to the UWS School of Marketing, at the Parramatta campus. Educated in the USA and Australia, she has held academic posts at a number of universities nationally and internationally, and holds a continuing post at the Helsinki School of Economics. She is a member of the editorial review board of nine international journals and has published over 70 research papers in a wide range of journals and proceedings on topics such as marketing, business to business marketing, international business and human resources. Professor Young received a Carrick Citation for her accomplishments in education. She is currently focusing her research on the evolution and management of business relationships and networks, and in particular, on the psychology of the individuals participating in the study.