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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 MB CLEANING UP OUR STREETS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Street furniture blitz Furniture dumped in Bland St, Ashfield, on Friday. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP247699 FIONA BRADY WATCH out litter louts. Ashfield Council is planning a fresh crackdown on lazy residents who dump their household rubbish when they move house. Labor councillor Lucille McKenna says she receives more complaints about illegal dumping and shopping trolleys than any other issue. And she has called for action in a notice of motion that was due to be discussed at Tuesday's council meeting. ''The dumping of rubbish on the footpath is both dangerous and unsightly,'' the notice of motion said. ''The rubbish quickly becomes strewn, the footpath becomes obstructed and it is left to neighbours or interested residents to phone council and request that the rubbish be removed.'' Ms McKenna is calling for the mayor to convene a meeting of real estate agents to tackle the problem and for a six-month community education campaign. After that, she hopes the council will prosecute more offenders. ''If people are aware that they can be fined a large amount, it might make them think twice,'' she said. But in an accompanying report, Ashfield Council's sustainability team leader Janene Harris said illegal dumping was a problem that ''will not be solved easily''. ''Council's (staff) currently investigate reports of illegal dumping and fine of- fenders where possible,'' Ms Harris said. ''It is however very difficult to identify responsible parties.'' However Ms Harris said a new campaign to raise residents' awareness of waste disposal options had been developed. BRIEFLY Trolley troubles THE trolley fiasco has rolled back into the Inner West, this time in Strathfield. Since July 2007 Harris Farm Markets reported picking up over 500 trolleys a year from the Strathfield local government area. While the biggest supermarket in Strathfield, Woolworths, does not believe the issue of lost trolleys is a major concern in the area, Strathfield Council will liaise with supermarkets and businesses to encourage the introduction of a coin-operated system. The latest council report suggested if Trolley Tracker did not collect the trolleys within 48 hours the trolleys would be impounded at the depot to ensure they were not littering the streets. Graffiti targets A NEW Crime Stoppers campaign targeting young people called Be Graffiti Smart was launched in Rhodes recently. With the assistance of local police, Crime Stoppers will visit schools to educate students about the effect graffiti vandalism has on their future and community. ''The Be Graffiti Smart campaign is designed to develop positive behaviours in young students so they can be aware of the wider effects of graffiti vandalism and to develop respect for their community,'' Crime Stoppers CEO Peter Price said. Cleaning costs mount INNER West councils are counting the cost of cleaning up graffiti. Collectively, they spent more than $600,000 cleaning up graffiti vandalism last year. Ashfield Council spent $240,000; Burwood Council spent $150,000; Canada Bay spent $120,000; and Strathfield spent $116,000. PROPOSED ROAD CLOSING www.burwood.nsw.gov.au 2 Conder St. Burwood Phone: 9911 9911 Under Section 35 of the Roads Act 1993, notice is given that the Minister for Lands will consider the closing of a road in connection with a road closing application proposed by Council. Council (acting on behalf of the Minister) will receive submissions regarding the proposal. All submissions received will be referred to the Minister's delegate for a decision regarding the proposed road closing. The road under consideration comprises part of a Council public road, 15.09 metres wide and of variable width, known as Belmore Street, between Conder Street and Wynne Avenue at Burwood, Parish of Concord, County of Cumberland. Upon closure of the road, Council intends to sell the land to the purchaser of Council's land in Conder Street and Belmore Street. All interested persons are invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to the General Manager, Burwood Council, Post Office Box 240 Burwood NSW 1805, within twenty eight (28) days of the date of this advertisement. Regarding the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1989, information contained in such submissions may, at the discretion of Council and the Department of Lands, be referred to the person(s) who initiated the proposal for appropriate consideration. Council Ref: C.0902.000 Enquiries: A Pantazis, Property and Business Development Manager Telephone: (02) 9911 9995 GENERAL MANAGER BURWOOD COUNCIL Explanatory Note The proposed closing of the road referred to in this notice will not adversely affect the current use of the roadway and footpath by property owners on Belmore Street or any member of the general public. Access rights will be legally protected and will remain as they are at present. This closure process is being undertaken to assist the private sector in providing underground public parking and other beneficial public works on the adjacent Council owned land which is to be offered for sale. 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