Dinner on the Table

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Dinner on the Table

Dinner on the Table - the incredible social enterprise supporting people with disabilities - has opened up shop in Macquarie Park!

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Ride2Work Day

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Ride2Work Day

Thank you to everyone who took part in National Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 17th October.

Being Australia’s largest celebration of commuter riding, we saw over 200 people celebrating the benefits of riding to work across four sites around Macquarie Park and North Ryde .

On the day participants enjoyed a free breakfast, coffee, bike health check and massage at one of the community events at Optus, AMP, Macquarie University or Triniti Business Park.

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Winners of Strava

Congratulations to the following people who won a Strava ‘three-pack’ membership from our ‘spin the wheel’ at Connect’s Ride 2 Work Day stall.

  • Morteza of Foxtel

  • Sam of Optus

  • Rebecca of Fujitsu

Winners of cycling gift bags

Thank you to everyone who signed up to our mailing list on the day. Below are the lucky winners of a cycling gift bag!

  • Thanawan of ISS

  • Anne-Marie of Nielson

  • Alyce of Downer

  • Cathryn of Macquarie University

  • Daniel of Downer

  • Craig of Optus

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Special Member Offer

Did you miss out on winning a cooling towel at Ride 2 Work Day?

It’s not too late! If you’re a Connect member and would like a towel for yourself, email us at info@connectmacpark.com and we’ll send them your way!

Membership Discount

Bicycle NSW is the peak advocacy for recreational riders in NSW. With over 40 years of experience, we continually work with government, councils, members and other stakeholders to create a better environment for cycling. As a Connect member, you can enjoy $20 off all Bicycle NSW memberships by signing up here. If you’re a Connect member, email us at info@connectmacpark.com and we’ll email you the discount code.


Plan your ride with Strava

Strava’s local city guide highlights the most popular bike rides and routes in major cities including Macquarie Park. Keep an eye out for the Connect stall on Ride2Work day for a chance to win a Strava subscription! 

The Great Australian Commuter Experiment 

Bicycle Network & Reid Cycles teamed up to get the facts about commuting to work. What is the cheapest, fastest, and most satisfying way to get to work? Take a look here. 

 

Tips for new riders

Did you know riding your bike regularly contributes to long term health benefits including increased strength, improved muscle tone, decreased body fat and reduced risk of disease? Learn more tips and tricks here.

 

 

Is 2018 your year of the bike?

Do you know your way around Macquarie Park by bike? Do you know how to check your equipment? Read here to make sure you are ready to go! 


 
 

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The Hug App

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The Hug App

The Social Network Connecting Parents and their Trusted Network of Family and Friends


 
 

What is The Hug App?

The Hug App is meant for anyone that is responsible for the transport and care of dependants. It is uniquely able to eliminate the stress that comes from transport and care arrangements of children using with its patent pending automation algorithm. 

The app was founded on the belief that working parents face the two keys issues of: transporting their dependants to and from school, as well as extra curricular activities; and the subsequent care those children. 

After this became clear, the team has been committed to alleviating the responsibility parents have to take, and improving their access to child care so that the children get the integral care in their development and parents are able to participate in the workforce. 

 

How does it work? 

The Hug App has the functionality to create and accept both Transport and Care jobs, which both involve asking someone in your trusted network to either transport or look after your child.

1. You create a request and send it out to your network.

2. Once the request is made, the people in the selected group will get an alert with all the details.

3. Someone accepts the request, and takes responsibility over the job.

4. After the person starts the job, you are able to keep track of your child’s location.

5. You get notified once the job is finished.

For more information, and a full list of all of The Hug App’s features, click here to visit their website.

Download

The Hug App is available to download on both the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store. Click the links below to download, and start relieving pressure and time stress from your busy work life today:

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New Bus Lane on Herring Road

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New Bus Lane on Herring Road

TfNSW and the RMS are investing into improving the Macquarie Park road network as part of the Bus Priority Infrastructure program. See here for information on the new bus lane in operation in Macquarie Park.

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August Construction Update

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August Construction Update

As the RMS works towards the date of the Epping-Chatswood train line upgrade, they have reiterated their appreciation for the continued patience from residents, businesses, and road users. In July 2018 the team continued works to:

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Connect Special Event II

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Connect Special Event II

Thank you to the speakers, board, members and invited guests for making Thursday 02 August 2018 a successful gathering of leaders from local business, property, institutions and government.

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My Keoride from Ryde

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My Keoride from Ryde

My first Keoride experience was about to unfold. I had so many questions; was it going to be on time, would the bus take me straight to work and would the bus be comfortable?

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A new place to play - Elouera Reserve

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A new place to play - Elouera Reserve

It was great to see the community celebrating the re-opening of the Elouera Reserve on 6 February 2018. Everyone took advantage of the great weather, food, live music and massages on offer!

Positioned across the road from the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Elouera Reserve offers a break out space to residents, workers and visitors. The park is currently in stage 2 of a 3 stage process that will completely transform Elouera Reserve. 

New exciting upgrades include: 

  • Six swings,
  • Two illuminated cubbies and a slide
  • Two embankment slides
  • Flying fox
  • Spinner
  • 2 trampolines
  • Hammock
  • New, illuminated footpath connections from the units to the train station - my personal favourite
  • Accessible BBQ
  • 4 picnic settings (2 with umbrellas)
  • New kick about area
  • Water bottle refill station 

Head on down and give it a test drive!

 

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Connect Special Event Wrap

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Connect Special Event Wrap

Thank you to the speakers, board, members and invited guests for making Monday 29 January 2018 a successful gathering of over 100 leaders from local business, property, institutions and government.

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Cool to Carpool winner

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Cool to Carpool winner

We received over 70 entries to our 'Cool to Carpool' competition with the prize being a $2,000 stay at the new 5 star Sofitel Darling Harbour. If you entered the draw check to see if you'll be enjoying a luxury weekend away this summer.

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Time spent looking for parking

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Time spent looking for parking

Have you ever wondered what proportion of your life you spend circling carparks looking for that elusive spot?  Is driving or catching a bus to Mac Park faster?  Find the answers to these and more thought-provoking transport facts.

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