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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 4th 2009
16 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 5, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Not here, says council FIONA BRADY Brett Park, Drummoyne, which is the subject of the dispute between the RTA and Canada Bay Council. A STANDOFF has developed be- tween the State Government and Canada Bay Council over the controversial plan to turn part of a Drummoyne park into a parking lot.The RTA wants to acquire part of Brett Park to build 25 car parking spaces to replace spaces that would be lost during con- struction of the second Iron Cove Bridge. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas labelled the plans ''abom- inable'' and said the RTA should not be allowed to turn green space into a ''concrete slab surrounded by unsightly fencing''. However last week State Roads Minister Michael Daley fought back, releasing a statement calling on the council to ''come clean'' to residents. Mr Daley said only a ''small, steep piece of land'' which ac- counted for less than 3 per cent of Brett Park would be used for parking. ''Surely the council doesn't want to take away parking spaces from businesses that we all know are doing it tough right now,'' Mr Daley said. He said it was the council's decision on whether the parking for local businesses was tempor- ary or permanent. ''The RTA has discussed this with the council on numerous occasions and they are well aware of their options. Now, we're just waiting on an answer.'' But Cr Tsirekas said he was ''firm'' in his opposition to any change to Brett Park. He said a safer alternative would be to enlarge the car park between the Drummoyne Swim Centre and Drummoyne Rowing Club -- a proposal put forward by the Victoria Road Community Committee. But this proposal was rejected by the RTA, which claimed it would ''cause more disruption and inconvenience'' than the Brett Park plan. ''The existing carpark would need to be partially closed for up to six months while vegetation is cleared to create extra parking spaces,'' an RTA spokeswoman said, adding that the current two- entrance, one-way access through the carpark would also need to be changed. BRIEFLY Greens under fire ASHFIELD Liberal Councillor Nick Adams has blamed the Greens party for the deaths of 209 Australians in the Victorian bushfires. Mr Adams made the controversial comments at last Tuesday's council meeting. His comments caused uproar among fellow councillors. Mayor Ted Cassidy asked Mr Adams to withdraw the comment but he refused. For the full story go to www.innerwestweekly.com.au Walk safely STRATHFIELD Council has launched a campaign to promote pedestrian safety. As part of the Watch Out -- Cars About campaign, a billboard will be erected at Strathfield station until March 29. Posters will be distributed at the station, shops and schools. Mayor Keith Kwon said pedestrians needed to be aware of and to use lights, a pedestrian crossing or refuge whenever possible. Slow down SPEED limits on several roads in Canada Bay will be changed to increase safety. Drummoyne MP Angela D'Amore said the maximum speed limit on many roads would be decreased from 60 to 50km/h. Great North Rd, Lyons Rd, Bayswater St, Westbourne St, Marlborough St and Harris Rd will be affected. Canada Bay Council asked the RTA to conduct a review of speed limits along Great North Rd. Visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au for details. Mayors to address rally against bridge A SECOND mass protest rally against the building of a second Iron Cove Bridge will be held on Sunday, March 29. Last year more than 1500 people attended the rally organised by the Victoria Road Community CoSmmittee. The rally will leave King George Park, Rozelle at 10am and proceed over Iron Cove Bridge to Brett Park, Drummoyne. Speakers will include the mayors of Leichhardt and Canada Bay. There's no time like Seniors Week to make a Will or Power of Attorney. Public Trustee NSW Burwood Branch 1st Floor, 116 Burwood Road. SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2009 from 9am, & THURSDAY NIGHT 26 MARCH from 5pm to 9pm Making your Will with us is easy and there's no charge when appointing the Public Trustee as your executor. Charges apply on estate administration only. So, take care of things -- call the Burwood Branch on 1300 364 103 to book your free appointment and then go out and live life! Saturday Wills Day & Thursday Evening Wills Don't leave it to chance... Make a Will www.pt.nsw.gov.au Public Trustee NSW -- proud sponsor of NSW Seniors Week 2009 OPEN DAY MARCH 16, 4 - 8pm Supporting young women in pursuing personal excellence www.amiaustralia.com.au Advanced Medical Institute AMI Group: Australia • New Zealand • China • Indonesia DO YOU SUFFER FROM: Call the Doctors at AMI to see how you could improve your Sex Life NASAL DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY Could get you Performing at your PEAK! Men Call - 1800 638 222 Call NOW! Toll Free 7 Days a Week Women Call - 1800 44 19 57 • Premature Ejaculation • Problems gaining an Erection WANT LONGER LASTING SEX?
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