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The Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre will be transformed into a world-class indoor venue under plans for a $50.5 million upgrade of the facility announced in early January by the NSW Government.

The upgrade will involve the construction of canopy roof structures over Ken Rosewall Arena and Show Court 1, creating an all-weather high-performance venue for tennis, Super Netball and other indoor-court sports.

Ths is an update on the status of the Opal Towers building in Sydney Olympic Park.

The paramount concern for the developers and builders of Opal Towers is to ensure the interests and welfare of the residents as well as for Icon (the builder) to uncover the underlying issue which caused the cracking and have this resolved ASAP.

Late afternoon on the 24 December, the Opal Towers residential building in Australia Avenue was evacuated as loud cracking noises were heard raising safety concerns for residents.

Bassam Aflak, Director, Ecove advised “the developers and builders are waiting on further information from the engineers however it is understood the issue is with a concrete panel.

If you look at the enclave of Wentworth Point you could think it’s a small area, however when you look at its skyline the apartment growth there is phenomenal.

As the first integrated shopping centre in the region of Sydney Olympic Park and the newest of Sydney’s new class of super neighbourhood centres, Marina Square will service the current 14,000 Wentworth Point population – with 10,000 of these residents now living within just 200 metres of the centre. The total Wentworth Point population is expected to reach 25,000 by 2030.

As we head into peak fire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service has opened a new facility boasting state-of-the-art technology in Sydney Olympic Park to keep us safe. The $21.5 million facility was officially opened on 21 November and is tipped to change our firefighting operations.

“It includes capabilities such as live fire response information, intelligence sharing, digital mapping as well as public information and media broadcasting resources,” Emergency Services Minister, Troy Grant boasted.

An aggressive four-month transformation program has delivered Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) the streamlined systems, customer journey roadmap and data foundations vital to fulfilling its 2030 masterplan for a revitalised residential and events destination.

The NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, was held on the 27 November, with almost 750 guests in attendance to witness the induction of five athletes to the NSW Hall of Champions, and the announcement of the 2018 NSW Sports Awards winners.

The NSW sporting family came together to honour the state's best athletes, teams, coaches and officials and celebrate as two-time paddling Olympian Jessica Fox and double paratriathlon World Cup event winner Lauren Parker were named as NSW Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year with a Disability.

The Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre is offering 20% off Archery Programs over the summer months.

This is a great introduction to archery with all equipment provided. Skilled instructors will supervise you throughout this session giving you the necessary skills to shoot a bow and arrow in a fun and social atmosphere.

Passwords are used to authenticate you so that your personal & financial data is protected from fraud, data theft or identity theft. Passwords help prevent unauthorised access.

However, with more and more of digitisation in our personal and business life it is often easy to take short cuts when trying to manage that growing list of passwords. I did a quick count – I have 39 different personal passwords that I use at least a few times a year to almost daily and at least another 20 more.

The 9th International Conference of Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine was recently held in Singapore.

Sydney Sports Medicine Centre founding practitioner Dr Donald Kuah, was honoured to give the Keynote Presentation at the Conference. His presentation on Allogeneic stem cells and use in osteoarthritis, included a published safety trial Dr Kuah performed with Regeneus on their Allogeneic product, "Progenza".