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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 29 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 30, 2008 9 Lucky escape for elderly couple A car crashed onto the railway lines between Burwood and Strathfield last week. Picture: PETER OLSEN TWO elderly people were taken to hospital after their car careered through a fence and landed upside down on railway tracks at Burwood last Wednesday afternoon. Police said the car was travelling along Railway Pde at 1.40pm when it left the road, speared through a wire fence and fell 3m over a brick retaining wall, coming to rest on its roof. A man and woman inside, both in their 80s, managed to escape and were taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. A CityRail spokesman said the incident caused delays of 10-20 minutes on a number of lines and services were diverted until the car was removed from the track. Normal train services resumed at 2.45pm. Burwood Police are investigating what caused the crash. Quiet week at councils' conference SHIREEN KHALIL and FIONA BRADY Justified or junket? You tell us at www.innerwestweekly.com.au ONLY one Inner West council presented any motions at this week's Local Government Confer- ence, even though 16 local council- lors travelled to Broken Hill to attend the event. Ashfield, Burwood and Canada Bay councils failed to raise any local issues at the five-day event to set policy for the coming year. Strathfield presented three mo- tions, including one for a graffiti taskforce. Its other motions re- lated to the Environment Plan- ning and Assessment Act 1979. It is the fourth year in a row that Burwood hasn't put any motions. Burwood Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook, who attended the conference with two fellow coun- cillors, said other councils had raised the issues they wanted to. ''We (the new council) came in a week before the motions were due,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. ''The former council didn't put in any, that's why I called a meeting to put some motions up. But the motions we want to raise have been put up by fellow councils.'' Her justification was echoed by a spokeswoman from Canada Bay Council, which sent six council- lors to the conference. ''There is no reason to duplicate motions where council has a simi- lar view,'' she said. ''Council specifically will be supporting a number of motions based on cost-shifting to protect our residents from increasing costs.'' Ashfield Council blamed the pre-election deadline for notices of motion to be submitted to the Local Government Shire Association. ''The outgoing council felt it was inappropriate to frame notices of motion on the eve of council elections,'' she said. ''Ashfield Council contacted the LGSA to express its concern and request a change to the deadline, however this was not possible.'' Five Ashfield councillors at- tended the conference. NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL COUNCIL ON 9911 9911 OR LOG ON TO www.burwood.nsw.gov.au
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