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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 25th 2009
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 26, 2009 MB 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 58.7% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au KELLY LEONARD from the Trading Circle, Summer Hill Q. What is The Trading Circle all about? A. We work in partnership with communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America and we market and sell products made by women and make sure they are paid for their work. Q. What's the best thing about working for The Trading Circle? A. It's an ethical trading organisation that promotes social justice. Q. What are some of the more interesting items that have come through? A. Things using recycled material such as juice bags made from recycled juice packets and purses from recycled chip packets. 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 38 41 30 Index 8 Police Beat 20 Kooka Kids Club 20 Pet of the Week 20 Sudoku 22 One Degree 24 Opinion 27 Alive 29 What'sOn 33 Open Houses 34 Home Living 47 TV guide 45 Sport Today Chance late shower. Top Temp: 29C Friday Shower or Two. Top Temp: 24C Saturday Fine. Top Temp: 26C Sunday Fine. Top Temp: 27C Town centre: Control lost SHIREEN KHALIL BURWOOD Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook says nothing can be done to stop the town centre development despite her long-standing opposition. ''We are just trying to make the best of something we have to deal with,'' she said. When the previous Burwood Council happily handed over its planning powers to the State Government in 2007, it lost the right to prevent unwanted de- velopments in the CBD. It is still not known exactly what the town centre will look like but a council spokesman said only two approvals had been granted for the area, both by the Land and Environment Court, and no other develop- ment application had been sub- mitted. New buildings are ex- pected to be erected within the Burwood CBD boundaries of Burwood Park, Park Rd, Meryla St, Belmore St and Conder St. Since the first draft develop- ment control plan was released in 2007, the mayor's political party, Burwood Community Voice, strongly objected to the scale of the project and over- shadowing of buildings. Cr Furneaux-Cook still be- lieves existing infrastructure cannot cope with the develop- ment. ''The schools are full and the roads are crowded and it's very well to have nice buildings but there is no understanding of social outcomes of this ven- ture,'' she said. The Burwood Town Centre planning panel approved an amended draft development control plan this year, which the mayor believes is an im- provement. ''There are more transition zones, there seems to be less room for big bulky buildings and more respect for Burwood Rd,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. She said while they had made some amendments and heard some issues, other concerns had been ignored. However she didn't say she would stop the development if the council regained planning powers, only that she ''would have questioned why the State Government listed Burwood as a major centre''. She said she hadn't been de- feated on the issue and that residents could still have a say. ''Once residents see the first buildings go up they will be surprised with what will be allowed in the town centre and that's why I'm encouraging them to look at the documents, which will be available online and on CD, to get their heads around it and understand it.'' The DCP will be on public exhibition until April 22. 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