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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 22nd 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 23, 2009 MB NEWS Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy and Strathfield State Labor MP Virginia Judge at Ashfield library. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP267687 Library plan's $200,000 boost READ all about it! Ashfield Council has been awarded nearly $200,000 from the State Government for its library redevelopment. Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy received a cheque for $199,570 from Strathfield State Labor MP Virginia Judge last Friday. ''Ashfield library has more than 40,000 members which makes this grant a real coup for our com- munity,'' Cr Cassidy said. ''Many library patrons are eagerly awaiting the redevelopment of the li- brary, which will provide Ashfield Council residents with access to a state-of-the- art library that is more than twice the size of our existing facility.'' The new library will have a bookshop-style interior with study areas and a youth space. ''We will also be expand- ing the range of programs delivered at the library, which currently includes book groups, weekly story- time, homework help, Authors at Ashfield and school visits,'' Cr Cassidy said. The library redevelop- ment is part of a much bigger project, which will see the Ashfield Civic Centre transformed. The $12.6 million facility will include a new customer service centre and town hall foyer, and refurbished office space for council staff. Work will begin in June. Fast-track applications BURWOOD Council has offered to provide independent mediation talks between residents, ratepayers and neighbours involved in development applications. Council staff will be available to provide advice on complex and specialised matters for proposed alterations to residential property. An independent planner will facilitate meetings between all parties involved in the applications. ''By discussing your plans with neighbours you can often resolve issues before the formal lodging stage,'' Burwood Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook said. ''Neighbour consultation also speeds up the assessment process as objections should be minimal. However, council is available and happy to offer advice and mediation where necessary.'' Issues often raised include fencing, window location and drainage, which Cr Furneaux-Cook said can be easily solved and agreed on between the relevant parties. The council recommends that the applicants provide a full set of plans for building alterations to adjoining neighbours. -- by work experience student Amanda Hoh council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL WHAT'S ON STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY Pre-School 2-5years Second Wednesday of the month 10.30am-12 noon Strathfield Library 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2041572i iww w43 First Tuesday of the month -- Council Meeting Second Tuesday of the month -- Planning Committee Third Tuesday of the month -- Committee meeting as required Council meetings are held at 7pm in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. Planning Committee meetings are held at 6pm at Strathfield Library and Information Centre, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. Meeting business papers are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, Library and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov. au on the Saturday prior to each meeting. Mayor's Message On 25 April every year Australians commemorate ANZAC Day with dawn services, parades and memorial services to remember the brave men and women who lost their lives in service for our country. They made an enormous sacrifice to ensure our freedom and on this day we take time to reflect and salute our fallen heroes and to acknowledge the men and women who serve in the armed forces both in Australia and around the world. On behalf of Council, I would also like to thank the Homebush-Strathfield RSL Sub-Branch for organising last Sunday's Commemorative Service held at Davey Square in Strathfield. I was particularly pleased to see the increased involvement of the local youth at the service. Lest we forget. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Heritage Awards Announced Heritage Award winners and their families join together at the awards presentation at the Strathfield Library. Council congratulates the 2009 Heritage Award winners who were recently recognised for their heritage conservation work in the Strathfield Municipality. The award recipients are Paul Ramjan and Kerri- Anne Arkins, Paul and Elena Krivoshev and Jane Leroi. In addition, the public building award was presented to Australian Catholic University for their outstanding heritage conservation and restoration of a dining room into a conference room in the Edmund Rice Building. Inner West Business Expo Tickets are still available for the Inner West Business Expo: Surviving the Economic Crisis, to be held on May 1-2. For further information or to book tickets, visit www.innerwestbusinessexpo.com or contact Council on 9748 9999. The Hills District Pipe Band participated in the Homebush-Strathfield RSL Sub-Branch annual commemorative service which was held on 19 April at Davey Square. HSC Seminars Return The Strathfield Library will host three HSC seminars from 13 May to assist students in our community sitting this year's HSC. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. For further information about the seminars contact Robyn Simms at the library on 8762 0222. CARPET RIGHT CARPETS•LAMINATES•VINYLS•TIMBER FLOORS Never beaten on price! 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