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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : November 19th 2008
20 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, November 20, 2008 MB STREETVIEW Pressure on price not fun Mary Heckendorf Sule Turegun Melissa Murray Sam Awad Mike Cormack There will be thousands of students who would disagree with some Inner West locals who think Year 12 formals are overrated and too pricey. We put the question to people in Burwood and got some very interesting answers. Mary Heckendorf, of Cronulla: I don't think formals are overrated; it's great for kids to celebrate. Students who are 18 should be able to let their hair down and have fun. My daughter went to PLC and spent about $300 on a beautiful frock and she has worn it over again. I don't think there should be a limit on spending, it really depends on the parents' income. It's for the child and parents to decide. Kids should be able to enjoy their formals and spend time with friends they will never see again. Sule Turegun, of Burwood: Girls go way overboard these days; it's like a mini- wedding. There's a lot of pressure to wear designer outfits and it's just too much. I spent about $150 on my dress and I did my own hair and make-up. Melissa Murray, of Burwood: For my Year 12 formal I felt a lot of pressure to look good. There was pressure on who was going to have the nicest dress, good car to turn up in and I probably spent $1000 all up and I wore my $500 dress only once. I think it's overrated and you're putting pressure on your parents to have the same extravagance as everyone else. Sam Awad, of Kingsgrove: These days it's too much and the more flashy and shorter the dress, the more attention. I mean if I had the money I would put in the effort and probably spend $200 on a suit but at the end of the day, both boys and girls just want the spotlight on them. Mike Cormack, of Newtown: I think they're a big event and they echo through life so I don't think they are overrated. It's a treat night, but a limit of a couple of hundred should be set. There's entertainment in the air and it's a good environment. OPINION Helping learner drivers become safer drivers FREE workshops for parents and supervising drivers To help you with practical advice about: • Understanding of the new laws for L and P licence holders. • Supervising learner drivers. • Completing the Learner Driver Log Book. • Understanding the benefits of supervised on-road driving experience. The RTA and your local council have set up free two hour workshops for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. The next workshop in your area will be held: 2008979i iww wk20 Time and Date: 6.30 - 8.30pm Monday, 24 November Venue: Civic Centre, 1A Malborough St, Drummoyne Book Now on: 9911 6332 Council's Road Safety Officer *Bookings are essential PUBLIC NOTICE 2014830i gww wk21 DA2008/410 28 HOMEBUSH ROAD, STRATHFIELD A Development Application in relation to the subject site has been lodged by V. Srinivasan for demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new two (2) storey dwelling with basement and front fence. 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 4 December 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 before 4:30pm on 4 December 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. DRIVE SAFER THIS SUMMER If your Toyota^ is over 3 years old,# your local Toyota Dealer* is offering a comprehensive 93-point Service & Safety Inspec tion including Motor Oil and Genuine Oil Filter replacement for just $129.90, $49 extra for 4WD and Commercial vehicles. Book at your Toyota Dealer today. Offer ends 24/12/2008. ^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. PSA06732/IWW Valid: 4920 TOYOTA SUMMER SERVICE & SAFETY INSPECTION SAVE NOW service.toyota.com.au 1800 TOYOTA $12990
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