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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 11th 2009
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 12, 2009 9 'It's Rhodes to ruin' FIONA BRADY A shopping trolley nestles among an overgrown patch of Rhodes Waterside apartment complex and (left) garbage day doesn't help. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ONE of the Inner West's most upmarket suburbs is becoming run down because no one will take responsibility for its roads and parks, it has been claimed. A resident of the Rhodes Water- side apartment complex said that while the complex itself was well looked after, surrounding streets needed urgent attention. The resident, who did not want to be named, said that when he moved into the area two years ago, it was ''manicured to the highest degree'' but now problems in- cluded overgrown, weed-infested lawns and hedges, litter and il- legally parked cars. ''No-standing and loading zones are never policed,'' he said, adding that he was now in the unusual position of wanting to see a park- ing inspector. Neither the Walker Corporation which built the Rhodes Waterside complex nor the Canada Bay Council will take responsibility for the problems, the man said. A spokeswoman for Walker Cor- poration said it had been trying to dedicate the roads and parks to a public authority since 2004 and provided the completed documen- tation to Canada Bay in October, 2007. But she said the council had not signed subdivision plans that would transfer the roads and parks into their ownership. ''This places Walker in the un- reasonable position of having to maintain parks and roads that should have been transferred to public assets to be maintained by council some time ago.'' A council spokeswoman said the council was still in negotiation with Walker Corporation to ''es- tablish the terms of the handover of public assets within precinct A at Rhodes''. ''Until such nego- tiations are complete, mainten- ance of the area is the full respons- ibility of Walker Corporation,'' she said. NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Star-studded gig for Dame Joan SOME of Opera Australia's biggest stars will perform in St Paul's Church, Burwood, on Sunday. The Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney has organised a special concert to celebrate the 50th anni- versary of Dame Joan's first per- formance of Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on February 17, 1959. Singers include Jose Carbo, Andrew Goodwin, Michael Lewis, Dominica Mat- thews, Teresa la Rocca, Stephen Smith, Daniel Sumegi, John Wegner and Nicole Youl. Bookings are essential. Tickets cost $40 including afternoon tea. Phone 9817 4919 or visit www. joansutherlandsociety.com Keeping your business safe LEARN how to protect you and your business at Bizsafe, a free breakfast event to be held at Club Five Dock on Tuesday. Bizsafe is a NSW Police crime prevention scheme that offers in- formation about the types and prevalence of crime affecting the local business community. The event aims to help you develop practical skills to assess the risks of your business and simple strategies that can reduce the possibility of your business being targeted by criminals. You will also be able to reduce your NRMA insurance costs. To book call Canada Bay Coun- cil's economic development team on 9911 6521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Get a great price in the Inner West. Love the Inner West? Well, we're making it even better. NRMA Insurance is offering great prices on Car Insurance to those lucky enough to live here. You can even save an additional 12.5% on both your Car and Home Insurance when you combine them with our CTP Greenslip and NRMA Motoring & Services Membership*. To unbreak the bank, speak to us today. Visit us or call 132 132 NRMA Burwood 34 Belmore Street (near the RTA) Insurance issued by Insurance Australia Limited trading as NRMA Insurance. When making decisions about the product you should consider the Product Disclosure Statement available from NRMA Insurance. For existing policies, discount applies from the date of next renewal. *NRMA Membership is provided by National Roads and Motorist's Association, trading as NRMA Motoring & Services, which is independent from NRMA Insurance. Excludes ClubCare, Taxi and BusinessWise memberships. NRMA0397/UCI/IWW Un-e xpensive CAR insurance.
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