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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 29 2008
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 30, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Meters feed the anger SHIREEN KHALIL A motorist talks to a parking inspector in Railway Pde, Burwood. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP208517 Should the meters be removed? Vote on our poll at www.innerwestweekly.com.au A MOTION to remove all parking meters in Burwood has resulted in more talks on the issue. At last Tuesday's council meet- ing Cr John Faker called to have all parking meters around the CBD removed, to support local businesses and allow residents and visitors extended time for shopping or appointments. ''This is really about giving relief especially on Railway Pde, where a lot of medical practices are. A lot of elderly residents have approached me saying they have been booked while going to the doctor,'' he said. Before being called to order during the meeting, Cr John Sidoti said the motion was ''totally a grab for a headline''. Cr Sidoti told the Inner-West Weekly Cr Faker ''has had eight years to do it and all of a sudden he decides it's a great thing to get rid of them''. Cr Sidoti is concerned how the council will make up for the loss of revenue and said the motion was not ''thought through''. ''Does this mean they will in- crease the number of rangers?'' Cr Sidoti said. ''If they get rid of meters and revenue associated with them, which projects are going to be given the chop?'' Cr Faker said he had been working on the removal of park- ing meters for years. ''I've been fighting for the last two years, it's not a recent thing,'' he said. ''I'm there to fight on behalf of my residents. Do I think residents are getting a better out- come having them there? No. ''I wanted to highlight that we have a problem with innocent elderly people and residents when they go see a doctor. Unlike Cr Sidoti who wants them to be fined when they go see doctors and local businesses, I want to look into a fairer system,'' he said. Cardiologist John Yiannikas, who has a practice in Railway Pde, said he had written to and called councillors and the responses ''have been appalling''. ''There has been no effort from councillors to deal with the under- privileged and weaker residents,'' Dr Yiannikas said. ''We have patients who are in walking frames and can barely make it from one side of the street to the other and get booked because the parking meter does not accept their money.'' Since Cr Faker's parking sum- mit in August last year, one parking meter covering 14 spots on Railway Pde was removed and replaced with half-hour parking. At the meeting, Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook proposed the mo- tion be reviewed in a traffic and parking strategy with ''a consul- tation process with councillors, residents and stakeholders and appropriate workshops and com- munication''. The mayor expects the process to take at least six months. BRIEFLY Garden walk HALF-A-DOZEN of the best gardens in Haberfield will be on show in a guided walk through the heritage suburb on Sunday. The walk begins at 159 Bland St at 1.30pm, and will take about two hours. The cost is $10, including afternoon tea. Phone 9798 0697 or 0421 821 010. Father shot POLICE have laid charges after a man was shot in the stomach in Lidcombe last Thursday. About 9.30am, a 36-year-old man was holding his 18-month-old boy when he was shot at a house in Railway Pde, Lidcombe. The man is in Westmead Hospital. The child was uninjured. A 29-year-old man has been charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm and firing a firearm in a public place. He willl appear at Burwood Court on November 13. Papercraft Festival A PAPERCRAFTS Festival and Quilt Indulgence Festival will be held at Canterbury Racecourse from October 31 to November 2. There is free parking and a bus from Canterbury station. Constable lecture DAVID Millar will give a free illustrated lecture on the English landscape artist John Constable in the Ashfield Civic Centre, level 3, 260 Liverpool Rd, today at 1pm. Phone 9716 1810 for details. Temporary Road and Lane Closures Crystal Street, Petersham 1 -- 2 November 2008 RailCorp is undertaking repairs to the road bridge over the rail line at Crystal Street, Petersham. The works will be undertaken on Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 November 2008 During these works, Crystal Street will be closed to northbound traffic between Douglas Street and Trafalgar Street. Northbound traffic will be diverted to alternative routes via Liberty Street or West Street. Southbound traffic will be restricted to a single lane on Crystal Street between Douglas Street and Trafalgar Street. Motorists are advised to expect delays. Pedestrian access will be available on the eastern side of the rail bridge. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. For road and traffic information, contact the RTA on 132 701. For construction enquiries or issues contact the Project Infoline on 1300 735 233. RailCorp apologises for any inconvenience while these essential works are undertaken. 797935 Find what you're searching for. Whether it's something that's precious to you, something you can't buy new any more, or something you'd just love to have, there's a good chance you'll find it at Cash Converters. You'll be amazed at what we stock and then delighted with the price. Plus, most our goods are covered with a warranty. PUBLIC NOTICE 2017948i iww wk18 DA2008/396 30 LOFTUS CRESCENT, HOMEBUSH A Development Application in relation to the subject site has been lodged by the Australian Korean Welfare Association for use of existing premises for offices for community organisations (Australian Korean Welfare Association and Smith Family) with associated educational and recreational services and new business identification sign. The application and plans can be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays) until 13 November 2008. Reduced plans can also be viewed on Council's website at www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Any submissions should be made in writing with the grounds of objection clearly stated. Submissions should also quote the reference shown at the top of this notification and be addressed to the General Manager, Strathfield Municipal Council, PO Box 120, Strathfield 2135, or email email@example.com. au before 4:30pm on 13 November 2008. Please note that a person who makes a submission may also need to disclose reportable political donations and gifts made to a Councillor or employee of Council, as required by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. For further information please contact Council on 9748 9999.
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