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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 MB VICTORIAN BUSHFIRES RELIEF www.innerwestweekly.com.au Turnout belies aid effort SHIREEN KHALIL Very few people turned out to Sydney Olympic Park's live site for the memorial service at 11am on Sunday. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH WHILE tens of thousands of mourners gathered at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne last Sunday, only a handful turned up at Sydney Olympic Park to pay their respects to the people devastated by the Victorian bushfire tragedy. The visitors to The Overflow live site were outnumbered by members of the Rural Fire Ser- vice, whose headquarters are in the Olympic Park precinct. In Victoria, the event was ad- dressed by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Princess Anne, Governor- General Quentin Bryce and re- ligious leaders, who all gave mess- ages of hope and courage and the strength and goodwill Aust- ralian's have displayed. Premier Nathan Rees rep- resented NSW and passed on the state's condolences. Despite the poor showing at Homebush on Sunday, the people of the Inner West continue to help with the relief effort. Last Thursday, one police offi- cer each from Ashfield and Burwood commands left for Victoria to help their southern counterparts. The same day Rhodes Oporto donated all sales, totalling $6700, to the Red Cross Appeal. More than 800 members of the Vietnamese community gathered last Saturday night for a charity dinner and raised a massive $57,000 for the appeal. The dinner was organised by Ausviet Care, a small group of Vietnamese GPs from Flemington, Bansktown, Cabramatta, and Marrickville, who were moved by the suffering. Strathfield Mayor Keith Kwon was a special guest. Dr David Minh Tang, a doctor from Flemington, said the Vietnamese community wanted to help their fellow Australians. ''Many in the Vietnamese com- munity have never experienced or understood rural life, but what they see is suffering and hardship by their fellow Australians,'' he said. Next week, Ashfield's Car Wash Kingdom on Liverpool Rd, will donate the weekdays' takings to the Black Saturday appeal. To date, the nation has raised more than $150 million. Hotline becomes a one-stop shop A HOTLINE has been set up to help manage the thousands of offers of help from NSW residents for the Victorian bushfire victims and their families. Thousands of businesses, coun- cils, residents and community groups have been offering non- cash assistance. The State Government has set up the hotline -- 1800 227 228 -- aimed at providing a one-stop shop where members of the com- munity can get advice as to how best they can help. The hotline also creates a cen- tral database of all the goods and services that have been offered. Cash donations should still be made to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal on 1800 811 700. Salvos run out of storage area THE overwhelming response to the Salvation Army's Victorian Bushfire Appeal has forced them to cry: ''No more please''. Salvos Stores has filled three warehouses with donated goods and does not have the necessary resources to continue to take more goods. ''If people have already con- tacted Salvos Stores to make ar- rangements for delivery of goods, these arrangements will be honoured,'' a spokesman said. ''If a specific need for goods arises, the Army will contact various organisations and groups to handle this.'' He said bushfire survivors would have all the goods they need for the months to come. ADVERTISEMENT Carelink Jan 2009 Do you need help to stay at home? Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres Would you like information on: • a wide range of community services? • help for carers to take a break (respite)? For information about community care programs and services in your local region call Freecall* 1800 052 222. For help with emergency respite outside business hours call Freecall* 1800 059 059. Or visit your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre shopfront Or visit the website www.commcarelink.health.gov.au * Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates Proposed Road Closing 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 Conder Street, between Hornsey Street and the southern boundary of the intersection with Belmore Street 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 Conder 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. The above notification is a formal requirement of this closure process. Public Notice 2135566i iww wk35
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