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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 12th 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 13, 2008 MB NEWS Concord wins award CONCORD Hospital took out the Best Principal Referral and Specialist Hospital Performance category at this year's NSW Health awards. The Baxter Awards recognise organisational projects and initiatives that have measurably improved the provision of healthcare in NSW. Concord Hospital's general manager Danny O'Connor said the hospital was very proud to receive such a prestigious award. ''All of the staff at Concord Hospital work hard to deliver a positive experience and the best outcomes for patients,'' he said. ''There have been ongoing discussions, planning, clinical redesign and perform- ance monitoring between clinicians and management to improve hospital perform- ance. ''The award also reflects Concord Hos- pital's unique history of caring for vet- erans,'' Mr O'Connor said. Sydney South West Area Health Service scooped six awards at the Baxter Awards including Best Overall Performance by an area health service and the Director Gen- eral's Award. Warning on dumpers BURWOOD Council is keeping watch and ready to fine illegal dumpers up to $1000. The council is reinforcing the message that as illegal dumpings are reported, rangers attend the site, cordon off the area to reduce safety hazards, and begin the unpleasant task of sifting through the garbage in an attempt to identify the guilty parties with fines often reaching in excess of $1000. Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook wants resi- dents and business owners to be aware that illegal dumping is a major priority for the council. The council offers two free annual clean up services to every resident and holds Second-Hand Saturdays (a giant com- munity garage). For details visit www.burwood.nsw. gov.au or to report an illegal dumping call 9911 9911. Four shine in science FOUR Inner West students have scored in the top 10 per cent of the entrance exam for Sydney University's Science Gifted and Talented Discovery Program. The students attended a three-day work- shop last month, with lectures in biology, chemistry and physics. Three students from Burwood Girls High School -- Victoria Anastasopoulos, Lauren Ji and Lina Wei -- as well as Eric Lam from Homebush Boys High School, were among the 58 students in Years 9 and 10 who attended the workshop. Faculty of science assistant marketing manager Louise Freys said students partici- pated in fun and practical activities at the workshop. ''Students get the chance to discover the different areas of science and get involved with hands-on activities that they wouldn't normally cover in school,'' she said. Council's Daycare Coordinator Lauren Predic recently received the "Pride of Workmanship" award from the president of Rotary Club Strathfield, Graham True. The Pride of Workmanship recognises employees that "do it once, do it well", and nominees are people who are worthy of recognition within the organisation, as well as in the wider community. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environmental Committee Social Committee Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) email@example.com w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message 2051990i iww wk20 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL I believe the youth of our area are an important group to engage with, as they represent the future of our Municipality. That's why I am pleased that at last week's Council meeting, my proposal to create a formal "Student Council" committee was supported by all councillors. A key benefit of this committee is to involve the youth in the local government process and therefore educate them about the importance of Council. Another benefit is facilitating a direct link between Council and local schools. Committee members will most probably be senior students from both public and private schools within our Municipality, who are nominated by their school principal. I will keep you updated of the progress of the Student Council in this column. Make a difference this Christmas Council has been successful in its application for funding through the NSW Government's Water for Life Education Program. The program, run by the Department of Water and Energy, aims to encourage the community to use water wisely and increase water recycling by highlighting Council's achievements in the area of water conser vation. Another aim of the program is to increase understanding of the range of strategies being implemented through the Metropolitan Water Plan. The Water for Life Education Program is an integrated component of the NSW Government's Metropolitan Water Plan. Water for Life Campaign Council has launched its annual Christmas Appeal in association with "The Basket Brigade", part of the Magic Moments Foundation, which distributes hampers to people in need throughout Australia. The Basket Brigade targets families and individuals that need a helping hand, but are often too proud to ask for help. Last year, the organisation helped over 4 000 families nationally. Residents can drop off their donation of non-perishable goods such as tinned food, Christmas cakes and puddings, mince pies, biscuits, and condiments to Council's Customer Service Centre located at 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield until 8 December. For further information about the Christmas Appeal contact Council on 9748 9999 or visit w ww.magicmoments.org.au. Council is calling on artists aged between 14 and 25 years to exhibit their work at the Mental As! exhibition to be held at the Australian Catholic University from 4 to 11 December. Following the theme for Mental Health Week 2008, "Appreciate the little things in life", the exhibition aims to provide young people with the opportunity showcase their artistic skills as well as creating open dialogue about mental health and wellbeing. The exhibition is organised by Council, in conjunction with Youth Block, headspace and Sydney South Western Area Health Ser vice. For further information on the exhibition, please contact Council on 9748 9999. GO MENTAL AS! 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