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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 14th 2009
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 15, 2009 MB ED: MB PUB: IWW DATE: 15/1/09 PAGE: 2 COLOUR: C MY K NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Editor: Robyn Ainsworth Manager: Ben Payne Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3592 Fax: 9018 3531 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,892 (CAB Apr 2008 -- Sept 2008) Readership: 69,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, Oct 2006 -- Sept 2008) Your recycling of the Inner- West Weekly helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australia's newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner -West Weekly Water 62.3% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au JESSICA ZHAO and family, owners Croydon Newsagency, 3 The Strand, Croydon Q. What time do you open every morning? A. Early -- 5.30am. Q. What do most of your customers come in for? A. Newspapers. As well as English newspapers, we have newspapers in Greek and Italian and Chinese. Q. What is your favourite reading material? A. I like fashion magazines. YOUR LOCAL The Inner-West Weekly circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 39 42 36 Index 8 Police Beat 17 Pet of the Week 17 Sudoku 17 Kooka Kids Club 19 Opinion 27 Alive 28 What'sOn 29 Rejuvenate 32 HSC Honour Roll 47 TV guide 45 Sport Rowers say no to bridge Do the rowers have a valid complaint? Tell us online www.innerwestweekly.com.au REBECCA ZHOU THE RTA's preferred design for the second Iron Cove Bridge would ruin the only 2km rowing course in Sydney Harbour and jeopardise the sport's future, local rowing clubs say. The rowing course is a stan- dard length of national and international championships and Iron Cove is a crucial training venue for rowing clubs and schools in the area. Murray Clarke, a representa- tive of the NSW Rowing Associ- ation and UNSW Rowing Club vice-president, said the existing bridge was already a hindrance to the course, as rowers were forced to realign mid-course to avoid colliding with its piers. ''By the time they get through the first one, they've run out of time to safely pass through the second one,'' he said. Mr Clarke has attended sev- eral meetings with the RTA and written letters outlining his own proposal, but has so far not received an adequate response. ''The NSW Rowing Associ- ation has consistently asked that the cantilevered bridge op- tion, which puts the main piers on the outside of the rowing course, be adopted as the only option . . . these requests have been ignored,'' said Mr Clarke. Though the piers of the pro- posed second bridge were to align with those of the first, it was impossible for rowers to stay on the same course after passing the first bridge due to the erratic water current, he said. The lack of space between the two bridges would render the course virtually unusable. ''This is the last opportunity to save the only remaining 2000m rowing course in Sydney,'' Mr Clarke said. The RTA said Mr Clarke's proposal was being considered. ''The RTA has received a large number of submissions on the proposed upgrade of Victoria Rd and its response to those submissions will be in- cluded in the final proposal to the Department of Planning,'' an RTA spokesman said. Sydney University Women's Rowing Club president Jane Spring said: ''This is really worrying for us. Our options in NSW have become increasingly limited.'' A Planning Department spokesman said that it would take no further action until the RTA release its proposal. Today Chance late shower. Top Temp: 31C Friday Shower or two. Top Temp: 25C Saturday Shower or two. Top Temp: 23C Sunday Fine. Top Temp: 23C 188 Burwood Rd, BURWOOD Ph: 97476039 ALL Christmas stock range 15th & 16th January 2083283K wk28
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