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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 13th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 14, 2009 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Duplication of bridge is slammed FIONA BRADY Does anyone believe in the bridge project? Tell us at www.innerwestweekly.com.au DISAPPOINTED Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas has slammed the decision to approve the Iron Cove Bridge duplication. The project, rebranded as the Inner West Busway along Victoria Rd, was approved last month. ''The RTA has failed to listen to the concerns of our community and I am not satisfied with this outcome,'' he said. ''They have failed to realise the full impact of this project, and have not ad- dressed our concerns.'' Because the construction phase will result in a temporary loss of 36 car parking spaces, the RTA is acquiring an area of Brett Park to provide 27 replacement spaces. ''First we are told that council must give up land, and now the RTA has offered to make that permanent,'' Cr Tsirekas said. ''The impact of the takeover of Brett Park on our community is of great concern to council, and we have no intention of making that permanent.'' Balmain State Labor MP Verity told the Rozelle Iron Cove precinct committee meeting on Monday night Parramatta and Five Dock wanted the project to go ahead. ''It's about pressure coming from people in Parramatta and Five Dock who use Victoria Rd as a commuter corridor,'' she said. Cash handout for oval FIONA BRADY Cricketer Phil Jaques, Lowe MP John Murphy, Mayor Angelo Tsirekas, Infrastructure Minister and Grayndler MP Anthony Albanese, Dr Harry Harinath and Lisa Sthalkar. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP276142 WORK on the second stage of the massive Drummoyne Oval re- development is expected to get under way in the next six months after the project received $5.3 million in Wednesday's Fed- eral Government handout. It will include construction of an undercover warm-up and training area, practice nets, spectator seat- ing, a viewing area and a com- munity meeting space. Upgrades to the stormwater treatment facilities will provide recycling and improved landscap- ing. It is hoped stage two will be completed in late 2010, subject to development applications and weather conditions. Canada Bay Council has already received some of the funding for the third stage of the redevelop- ment but needs more money. It focuses on improvements to the wider precinct including Drummoyne and Taplin Parks, now known as the Drummoyne Sports and Cultural Precinct. The work will include construc- tion of a playground, lighting upgrades and widening of the foreshore pathway. Lowe Federal Labor MP John Murphy attended the funding an- nouncement on Wednesday. ''I am extremely pleased that this upgrade will benefit many different groups and I am particu- larly pleased that the stormwater will be recycled,'' he said. The Federal Government grant will fund more than half of the $10.5 million project. In March, the oval hosted the women's cricket World Cup. OVER 50s, BE HEARD! Nation eniors Austr wants to know how t al Fi cial Crisis is affecting YOU! Join us on 29th May 2009 Club Ashfield, 1-11 Charlotte St, Ashfield 2 pm to 4 pm - refreshments provided LIMITED PLACES - REGISTER TODAY! RSVP John - 02 9251 6088 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit www.nationalseniors.com.au consider. . . minnamurra -- an abundant life If you or your loved ones are no longer able to live independently, and require 24 hour care services and support then consider... minnamurra, Presbyterian Aged Care's newly designed and built aged care facility at Drummoyne. This beautifully appointed home will ensure you enjoy all aspects of an abundant life with the dignity and compassion you deserve. minnamurra comprises 65 individual bedrooms, each with private facilities, including a secure dementia unit and respite care services. The extensive communal facilities, gardens, courtyards and balconies (many with views) are designed to enliven shared activities or for quiet re ection. minnamurra's dedicated sta bring experience and understanding to a wide range of quality care and services, as they support your health and wellbeing, promote companionship and o It is all about giving you choices. ne us today on 02 9690 9341 w.presac.org.au and click i 14 Clements Street Drum PRESBYTERIAN AGED CARE NSW AND ACT ENQUIRIES NOW OPEN OPENING MAY 2009 IWW PACMIN0409 STOCKTAKE SALE NOW ON UP TO 70% OFF RRP* *Offer exludes samples. *Selected items only. LIDCOMBE Factor y Outlet adidas Factor y Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 9748 0577
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