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  • The first of 24 new air-conditioned suburban trains has rolled on to the Sydney network for testing today, the centrepiece of the $1.5 billion More Trains More Services program.
  • The perfect pitch of Aussie entertainer David Campbell and songstress Marcia Hines echoed across Darling Harbour this week to promote the final release of limited tickets to the NSW Seniors Festival’s pinnacle event - the Premier’s Gala Concert series.
  • The World’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney, is back for its 10th year with a stellar festival program launched today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall.
  • Sydney got its first close-up look today at the city’s new metro train, ahead of Sydney Metro services starting in the first half of next year.
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the appointment of Euan Ferguson as Recovery Coordinator to manage recovery efforts on the South Coast after the Bega Valley fire.
  • Premier Gladys Berejiklian today unveiled the Government’s long-term vision for a thriving NSW - creating jobs close to where people live and the infrastructure to ensure our cities and regions are connected and liveable.
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, today announced that Simon Draper, currently Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy at the Department of Premier and Cabinet will commence in the role of Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry on Monday, 19 March 2018.
  • Kogarah Superstation, part of the NSW Government’s record $150 million ambulance infrastructure boom, is officially open - delivering exceptional emergency care.
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced that Simon Smith, Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry, will be moving on after three years’ service in that role and a total of 24 years in the NSW public service.
  • Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard officially opened Mount Druitt’s $3.5 million Community Dialysis Centre today, marking the completion of Stage 2 of the Mount Druitt Hospital expansion project.
  • Thousands of children will benefit from the findings of world-leading clinical trials, following the opening of a new $10.6 million research centre at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
  • From the battlefields of France and Kokoda to Vietnam and Afghanistan, NSW’s international military history will be honoured as part of a new artwork for the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.
  • An extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world has won Professor Hala Zreiqat the top accolade at the 2018 NSW Women of the Year awards.
  • The NSW Government’s record investment in infrastructure is driving enrolment growth in trade qualifications at TAFE NSW, providing on the ground experience for apprentices and job opportunities for graduates.
  • The NSW Government is forging a path to future high-tech job opportunities by supporting further development of the University of Sydney’s proposal for a new Sydney Quantum Academy to train the next generation of quantum engineers and put NSW at the heart of the global quantum economy.
  • The NSW Government has congratulated 39 public schools, their students and teachers for showing big improvements in NAPLAN results.
  • The WestConnex New M5 has reached an all time employment peak with more than 2000 workers working to deliver the project. 
  • Retail giant Costco Wholesale has chosen to call NSW home, with plans to build its first Australian warehouse distribution headquarter in Western Sydney, estimated to create up to 1000 jobs.
  • Award-winning math teacher Eddie Woo has been appointed a NSW super teacher in a role which will see him train other educators to engage and inspire students across NSW.
  • Regional NSW will receive a massive $4.154 billion for infrastructure after NSW agreed to transfer its share of Snowy Hydro to the Commonwealth.
  • Work is underway at Australia’s most secure prison facility to increase the number of inmate beds from 45 to 75 and to create a separate high-security unit as part of a $47 million plan to tackle radicalisation in the prison system.
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