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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 22nd 2009
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 23, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Confused about targeting SHIREEN KHALIL A lot of time wasting goes on in the chamber' ' -- John Doolan John Doolan has been asked by Strathfield Council to apologise for comments he made regarding development applications. Inset: Cr Paul Barron. Main picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0637620 STRATHFIELD resident John Doolan feels he has been humili- ated and singled out after Strathfield Council asked him to apologise for ''misleading comments'' he made at a pre- vious council meeting. At the council's March 3 meet- ing in open forum, Mr Doolan said because of the council's lack of commitment to its resi- dents, things like development applications had fallen behind. His comments were published in the Inner-West Weekly's March 12 edition. ''That sort of thing can be addressed if councillors put their minds to ways of improv- ing the process of business rather than these irrelevant things which seem to be occupy- ing time,'' Mr Doolan said. At Strathfield Council's last meeting, Liberal councillor Paul Barron moved a motion asking Mr Doolan to apologise for making inaccurate and mis- leading comments, which was supported by all councillors ex- cept Labor's Keith Kwon and Hope Brett-Bowen. ''For someone to spread this information on an important matter like this, when it (DA information) is available on the council website, is completely wrong,'' Cr Barron said. But Mr Doolan, who has been a Strathfield resident for 32 years, said he had a right to free speech and did not say anything inaccurate. ''My comment was referring to development applications that had fallen behind, which is something that had occurred in the past and is an example of how a council can be side- tracked from what it is sup- posed to be there for.'' Mr Doolan said that unlike Cr Barron he is not in the daily practice of looking up the Strathfield Council website. ''Mr Barron's need to pass this motion in respect to myself is further evidence to the point that I was trying to make in the open forum, that a lot of time wasting goes on in the chamber.'' Cr Barron, who has ques- tioned Mr Doolan's reasons for spreading the ''misleading in- formation'' in front of a group of Labor supporters, believes he is not singling out the Strathfield resident. ''Council staff spent a lot of time bringing development ap- plications to 40 days and to have someone come out saying the council is doing the wrong thing, well that's a whole differ- ent matter, and there could be political motives behind it,'' Cr Barron said. Mr Doolan said he won't be apologising to the council. ''I can't understand why he has decided to target me,'' Mr Doolan said. PUBLIC NOTICE Development Application DA2009/063 1 MARION STREET, STRATHFIELD A Development Application in relation to the subject site has been lodged by A Total Concept Landscape Architects for a swimming pool, cabana and associated landscaping works. The application and plans can be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays) until 7 May 2009. Reduced plans can also be viewed on Council's website at www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Any submissions should be made in writing with the grounds of objection clearly stated. Submissions should also quote the reference shown at the top of this notification and be addressed to the General Manager, Strathfield Municipal Council, PO Box 120, Strathfield 2135, or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 4.30pm on 7 May 2009. Please note that a person who makes a submission may also need to disclose reportable political donations and gifts made to a Councillor or employee of Council, as required by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. For further information please contact Council on 9748 9999. council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) email@example.com w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au STRATHFIELD COUNCIL 2136088i iww wk43 Do you need help to live independently at home? * Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates Carelink April 2009 Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are here to help. A Centre can: •Provideyouwith information on local aged & community care services available to suit your needs • Arrange help for carers to take a break from their caring role (respite) To contact your local Centre call FreecallTM 1800 052 222* To find your nearest shopfront visit www.commcarelink.health.gov.au For emergency respite outside business hours call FreecallTM 1800 059 059* Carer Advisory and Counselling Service For family carer support and counselling you can contact your state or territory Carers Association on 1800 242 636*
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