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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 22 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 23, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au The day the world came to celebrate in Concord See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au MASKED jesters and knights in armour were just a few of the colourful characters entertain- ing revellers at last Sunday's Concord Carnival. The sunny day brought thou- sands to Majors Bay Rd to celebrate carnival three ways -- Venice-style, Brazilian-style and medieval-style. ''Bringing different cultures from around the world to Majors Bay Rd, the carnival provided a great experience for the Canada Bay community,'' Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said. ''Council has received won- derful feedback and we thank everyone who came out on a very hot day to enjoy the cel- ebration.'' The entertainment included dance spectaculars, Italian music, Brazilian drumming, face-painting and sword fights. It was also something of a food fest with market stalls lining the streets and local cafes and restaurants helping to keep the hungry hordes happy. Gold coin donations at the event raised $204 for the Hope for Children Orphanage in Cambodia. See Page 24 for more pictures. Rail works begin soon RAIL Corp is still seeking con- struction tenders for the Burwood station upgrade work which is due to begin in as little as five weeks. State Transport Minister David Campbell announced tenders had been invited for the construction phase, which is the final stage of the planning process. ''The invitation of selective ten- ders for the construction of the easy access upgrade of Burwood station is an important final step to the planning of the project, as the successful tenderer will be responsible for constructing the upgrade,'' Mr Campbell said. Despite having no builders the minister said construction was intended to begin in December, 2008 and was expected to be completed in the first half of 2010. The revamp will include four new lifts, platform extensions, new awnings and a disabled/ parents' toilet. Race to sway MPs FIONA BRADY A small but vocal crowd turned up to the rally against V8s racing at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday. ORGANISERS of last Sunday's rally against the V8 Supercars race through Sydney Olympic Park aren't letting the small turn- out deter them from their crusade. Mirella Bohan, from the Save Olympic Park: No V8 Racing Com- mittee, described the 100-plus at- tendance as ''disappointing in some ways but also under- standable''. ''It was a very hot day and it (the rally) conflicted with an event of Bicyle NSW so we had to change from our original location,'' she said. But Ms Bohan said more than 400 people had signed their petition on Sunday, adding their signatures to the thousands who had already signed. Speakers at the rally included Reid Federal Labor MP Laurie Ferguson, Upper House MP Lee Rhiannon from the Greens and Leigh Martin from the Total En- vironment Centre. The Save Olympic Park group has now switched their focus to lobbying state MPs to vote against upcoming legislation to allow the race to proceed. A member of the lobby group was part of a delegation who visited State Parliament on Tuesday to speak to cross- benchers from the Shooters Party and the Christian Democrats. And Ms Bohan said there was ''100 per cent commitment to keep going''. ''We are vowing to con- tinue even if it goes through parliament and hold the govern- ment accountable for everything they do,'' she said. Toyota wants to help you save for summer by giving you a great deal on a Toyota Genuine Service. If your Toyota^ is over 3 years old#, your local Toyota Dealer* is offering a comprehensive 93-point Service & Safety Inspection including Motor Oil and Genuine Oil Filter replacement for just $129.90, $49 extra for 4WD and Commercial vehicles. This is another great way that Toyota is cutting your vehicle running costs. This great offer ends 24th December 2008 so contact your local Toyota Dealer today. ^Offer excludes Dyna & Coaster. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. #From first registration date of vehicle. *Offer available at all Sydney Metropolitan Toyota Dealers including Albion Park, Canberra, Cardiff, Central Coast & Newcastle. Offer available upon presentation of this ad. Valid between 13/10/08 - 24/12/08. PSA06583/IWW P4765 93-POINT SERVICE & SAFETY INSPECTION. $12990 SERVICE NOW & SAVE FOR SUMMER. service.toyota.com.au 1800 TOYOTA
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