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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 29th 2009
36 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 30, 2009 MB R ONE DEGREE OF CHANGE -- IT'S ABOUT EVERY ONE OF US Local heroes It's a fact Weeding out the weeds RESIDENTS are being urged to check for weeds in their garden plants before planting them in the back garden as part of a new campaign. The NSW No Space 4 Weeds cam- paign is aimed at educating gar- deners and stop the spread of weedy plants. Details: www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/weeds. Learn how to worm farm GET your hands dirty this Saturday learning about composting and worm farming at Five Dock library. Between 10am and 3pm education officers will teach people how to maintain a compost bin or worm farm at home and the benefits of composting and growing healthy organic food. There will be fun activities for the kids, seed planting and the chance to win a mini worm farm, worm farm or compost bin. The children's worm farming work- shop and prize giveaway will take place at 11am and the adults' worm farming workshop and prize give- away is at 1.30pm. For further information phone the Transpacific Cleanaway Education Team on 9671 9611. Electric boat: A green alternative on the waterways Duffy, the eco-friendly electric boat, will dock at Birkenhead Point Marina. BIRKENHEAD Point Marina will soon be home to a luxury eco-friendly electric boat. Claiming to be the first of its kind in Australia, the craft will be delivered to Balmain by Eco Boats Australia. The best thing about the green machine is that it's emission free and costs less than a dollar to recharge after cruising around for a whole day. Founder of Eco Boats Australia Steven Mullie started his business in sales and hire of electric boats to offer a green alternative in boating. ''The beautiful thing is that electric boats are so quiet,'' Mr Mullie said. ''It's a lifestyle boat, perfect for relaxed day or sunset cruising on the bay, river or harbour with family, friends or business associates. ''Just like a golf cart, with an electric boat all you have to do is flip a switch and grab the wheel -- they run off batteries that recharge from normal household power or top up on the run from optional solar panels.'' Mr Mullie said the threat of global warming and rising fuel prices had generated a lot of interest in electric boats, not only in Australia but also in his native country of Holland. ''Electric boating is getting a lot of attention from councils who have decided to clean up their act, reducing noise and pollution on their waterways,'' he said. Mr Mullie said for water sports enthusiasts wanting to reduce their ecological footprints, electric boats were the way to go. ''With cruising speeds of around four knots (7km/h), a trip on an electric boat is all about relaxing and unwinding,'' he said. ''Some people want speed, but we're offering a social event that brings friends and family together and doesn't cost the earth.'' A standard battery configuration provides up to nine hours of cruising on a full charge based on average cruising speeds. The boat comes equipped with an energy gauge, which indicates the energy/time remaining. This keeps the skipper informed and eliminates any concern of running out of power. For more information on this new green way of boating go to www.ecoboats.com.au or call to book a test drive in an electric boat on 9929 8834. 2341422K Free General Clean Up Of Unwanted Goods Do you want to get rid of a piece of furniture, household appliance, mattress or plant cuttings? Ashfield Council is offering its residents a chance to get rid of their unwanted items in a free General Clean Up during May and June. Residents will be notified of collection dates via letterbox drop, or you can visit the Waste and Recycling page on Council's website at www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au for more information. Items collected by Council are shown below. Please place your material to be collected out the day before the collection date. For more information please call the Customer Service Centre on 9716 1800. News from Ashfield Council Tel: (02) 9716 1800 | Fax: (02) 9716 1911 Customer Service Centre 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au 2085500i iww wk44 Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk44 Shopping made easy .... You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza Centre Trading Hours Monday 9am-5.30pm Tuesday 9am-5.30pm Wednesday 9am-5.30pm Thursday 9am-9.00pm Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5.00pm Sunday 10am-4.00pm
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