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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 13th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 14, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au It's a 'win, win, win' all-round An artist's impression of what Ashfield Civic Centre will look like. Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy and Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese at the announcement. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP276141 He wasn't wearing the big red suit, but Anthony Albanese played Santa Claus in the Inner West last Wednesday -- delivering $7.6 million of goodies to delighted local councils. The Grayndler Federal MP's day started at Drummoyne Oval at 9am where he announced $5.3 million of funding for Drummoyne Oval. After dashing off to make more announce- ments outside the area, he was back in the Inner West once more by noon. At Ashfield he announced a $2.3 million grant towards the Civic Centre project, obviously enjoying his role as Kris Kringle. The funding is part of the $800 million Community Infrastructure Program, a stimulus package to try to stave off the worst effects of the global economic crisis. FIONA BRADY Could the money be better spent elsewhere? Tell us at www.innerwestweekly.com.au A NEW youth centre is to be built in the heart of Ashfield. The youth centre and an early childhood centre will now be in- cluded in the Ashfield Civic Centre redevelopment, after Ashfield Council received a $2.3 million grant towards the project from the Federal Govern- ment. Because of budget constraints, these were to have been built in the secondary phase of the re- development. The extra funding will also allow the town hall to be refur- bished. Announcing the grant on Wednesday, Grayndler Federal Labor MP and Infrastructure Min- ister Anthony Albanese said it was ''win, win, win'' for Ashfield. ''Good for jobs, good for the economy, good for the long-term community, good for social capital in Ashfield, not just physical capi- tal and that's a great thing,'' he said. Mr Albanese also joked about Ashfield's current nondescript civic buildings which are tucked behind the town hall. ''Frankly, it's been pretty hard for people over the years to find Ashfield Civic Centre,'' he said. ''I've wandered into people look- ing for citizenship ceremonies out there in the mall, not knowing where to go.'' Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy welcomed the funding boost. ''This is the largest grant ever made available to Ashfield Coun- cil by the Federal Government and it's a major coup for Ashfield Council and the local com- munity,'' he said. Tenders for the redevelopment closed on May 1 and construction is expected to begin in June. The $14.8 million centre will include a new library, customer service centre, and refurbished office space for council staff. Visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au or phone 9716 1800. ROSEBANK COLLEGE The Wiz Mu usical www.rosebank.nsw.edu.au Our public schools. Education's high achievers. Thanks to highly qualified teachers and a supportive school environment, NSW public school students are achieving in all walks of life; within their communities, across the country and on the global stage. Every year, public school students achieve top exam results and their success at university is consistently impressive. Australia can take great pride in all our students' successes -- big and small -- from the classroom to the arts theatre and sports field, the science lab to the workshop and out in the wider community. Teachers, parents, students and our local communities agree -- there's a unique and special combination working together in our public schools to build a brighter future for Australia. Our local public schools. Achieving for our future. Visit your local public school on Public Education Day, Thursday 21 May, 2009 and see Australia's brighter future in the making. Authorised by J.Irving, General Secretary, NSW Teachers Federation 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills 2010. NSW0014MW/1 Do you need to build, renovate or inscribe a monument? (GENERAL CEMETERY TRUST, ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS) Hawthorne Ave, Rookwood P: 9746 2177 F: 9746 1058 www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au WE DESIGN, SUPPLY & INSTALL MONUMENTS FOR ALL CULTURES Granite, marble or sandstone Lawn, full monumental & ash memorials Inscription in your chosen language Monumental accessories 2103851i iww wk45 www.thebestfurniture.com.au RE-COVER YOUR FAVOURITE Lounge Suites, Recliners, Sofas & Dining Chairs MOBILE SERVICE 1800 660 632 Free No Obligation Quote firstname.lastname@example.org WE COME TO YOU WITH FABRIC & LEATHER SAMPLES 2166547i hst wk29 Bailey & McBride
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