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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 7th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 8, 2009 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Suburb points to name change to drop the Olympic tag SHIREEN KHALIL Waterfront resident Burcu Kedicioglu wants Homebush Bay to keep its name. Picture: Phil Blatch ~PP231371 WHAT'S IN A NAME HISTORY: William Wentworth, the father of the legendary explorer, called his land grant at Sydney Olympic Park Home Bush, his home in the bush PROPOSED: Residents and Auburn Council want the riverfront land renamed Wentworth Point to dis- tinguish it from Sydney Olympic Park CHANGE: The proposal is on public show at Auburn Council Should the name be changed? Tell us why at www.innerwestweekly.com.au ONE of the most alluring suburbs in the Inner West is pointing to a name change, with some locals believing it will bring about a positive change. Late last year Homebush Bay residents received an email from PulseLife (Homebush Bay com- munity) saying the suburb name may change to Wentworth Point. Waterfront Apartments resi- dent of four months, Burcu Kedicioglu, doesn't understand why the name needs to change. ''There's been talk that if the name changes to Wentworth Point, the area will be more respected and property prices will increase, because some of the more expensive Sydney suburbs end in 'point' such as Potts Point,'' Ms Kedicioglu said. ''I personally like Homebush Bay, it describes the area better and reflects a better environ- ment,'' she said. ''To change the name will only confuse people.'' Auburn Mayor Irene Simms, who supports the name change, said the idea came after the Sydney Olympic Park Authority asked to make Sydney Olympic Park a suburb. ''Sydney Olympic Park has re- quested the Geographical Names Board to officially name their area Sydney Olympic Park, which will be a new suburb,'' she said. ''Because of the Australian Olympic Committee concerns about the brand of Sydney Olympic Park, its problematic for them to include Homebush Bay West and Carter St in that naming. ''Now council has put this infor- mation on public exhibition, there has been a suggestion that a name be found for the area of Bennelong Rd and around the peninsula.'' John Spooner, who is one of many residents who signed the petition to have the name changed, said it had nothing to do with property values. ''Homebush Bay needs to be distinguished from the other side of Olympic Park, that's the pri- mary reason, not a snob value,'' Mr Spooner said. ''The Olympic Park Authority owns the Olympic Park brand so we might as well own our own brand and it may as well be Wentworth Point. ''The name Wentworth has his- torical value and is also associated with this area because at the other end of this bay it's already named Wentworth Point, so why not that name all the way through?'' Payce Properties owns and oper- ates the Waterfront Apartments. Payce sales manager Jim Keats believes the residents are on the right track and will back them up 100 per cent. ''I think it's a great idea for the whole Homebush Bay peninsula to have its own identity and that's why the potential for a name change is great and we will sup- port it if we ever get asked to,'' Mr Keats said. INNER-WEST WEEKLY IS PROUDLY AN OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF AUSTRALIA DAY Food poison pair fined FIONA BRADY THE former owners of a Homebush bakery have been fined $42,000 for causing 319 people to fall ill in what the State Govern- ment says is the state's worst food poisoning outbreak. Long and Linda Fou, former owners of French Golden Hot Bakery, each pleaded guilty to four charges of handing and sell- ing unsafe food in March 2007, causing 136 people to be hospital- ised. The NSW Food Authority traced the food poisoning to a salmonella outbreak in the raw egg mayon- naise used in Vietnamese-style pork and chicken rolls. Primary Industries Minister Ian MacDonald described the case as a ''wake-up call'' to all food businesses. He said the case had placed an extra demand on the health system and resulted in lost time at work. ''The food was stored and dis- played at temperatures at least double what health guidelines re- quire, causing dangerous salmon- ella bacteria to multiply rapidly,'' he said. In 2005 the Fous had received a notice from the Food Authority instructing them to use commercially-based pasteurised mayonnaise instead of high-risk raw egg product made on the bakery premises. ''The culprits behind this ter- rible outbreak were warned two years earlier of their poor food handling practices but failed to heed warnings and advice by the Food Authority,'' Mr MacDonald said. The pair no longer operate the bakery. Details of the case are at www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/ aboutus/offences/prosecutions For all your flooring needs timber or laminate from $19 95 per sq mt modern funky rugs from $199 00each fully laid Carpet from $29.95 per sq mt free shop at home service - ph NORTH PARRAMATTA Shop 2, 639 Church Street Parramatta 132323 AUBURN Shop 2, 126 Parramatta Road Auburn 2001587K
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