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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 13th 2009
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 14, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Mayors unite in the fight for light rail MARIE SANSOM INNER West mayors are united in their calls for light rail for their suburbs. Mayors from Ashfield, Leichhardt, Marrickville and Sydney councils threw their weight behind light rail at an Inner City Mayors' Forum in mid- March. The collective mayors resolved to develop an integrated transport plan for Sydney and identify their most urgent projects. One of the priorities put forward by the mayors was the $50 million light rail extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill which passes close to Haberfield and Summer Hill. Sydney Council agreed to com- pile a list of major transport issues and projects before the next mayor's forum on May 27. The process will aim to outline costs, designs and solutions to Sydney's transport woes. Ashfield's Independent Mayor Ted Cassidy has been pushing for light rail since the late 1990s. ''It would be another mode of transport,'' Cr Cassidy said. ''The lines are already there and very minimal capital outlay (is needed) to get it operational. ''It's taking public transport where there isn't any at the mo- ment.'' Cr Cassidy said no public trans- port went to Dobroyd Point at the moment. In February, E.G. Funds Man- agement, which owns the flour mill site at Summer Hill, said it was ''actively supporting'' the con- version of the now disused freight rail track into light rail. Leichhardt Greens Mayor Jamie Parker called the exercise ''intensive hands-on planning''. ''Because the government is un- able or unwilling to put together a strategy, local government is step- ping up to do what it can for residents and business,'' Cr Parker said. ''We're identifying projects that can be built relatively quickly and cheaply -- like light rail. ''I can promise you that not one council has said: let's build a metro from the city to Rozelle.'' Marrickville Labor Mayor Sam Iskandar said the light rail pro- posal was a very good one and they had a vision to make all sides of the area accessible. Stars of TV's All-Saints Ella Scott-Lynch, Alix Bidstrup and Andrew Supanz dress up for International Nurses Day. Picture: PHIL BLATCH Stars' brilliant bedside manner shines See pictures of more hospital antics and a video of the action www.innerwestweekly.com.au FIONA BRADY CAST members from TV's All Saints showed off their bedside manner at Concord Hospital on Tuesday when they played a few whacky games to celebrate International Nurses Day. Actors Alix Bidstrup who plays Amy Fielding and Andrew Supanz who plays Bartholomew West were among the stars who joined in the medical fun. Parts of the Channel 7 show are filmed at Concord Hospital. West Tigers players John Skandalis, Aaron Woods and Liam Roach also played doctors and nurses for the day. International Nurses Day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The theme of this year's event was recognising the changing role of nurses. The hospital's director of nursing services Sharne Hogan said nursing had become more specialised. ''Nurses still provide basic patient care, but now also possess more clinical knowledge,'' Ms Hogan said. ''They play a vital role as the main point of contact between patients and doctors. ''Nursing is an extremely rewarding career and one where you are always learning,'' HALF YEARLY CLEARANCE www.cadrys.com.au FROM LOOM TO HEIRLOOM - SINCE 1952 HUGE RANGE OF SIZES AND PRICES l Classic l Tribal l Contemporary l Silks l Runners l Antiques CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY SHOWROOMS - 133 New South Head Road Edgecliff NSW 2027 Telephone +61 2 9328 6144 Parking at rear * Clearance is on floor stock only (custom orders not included). 25--50% OFF ALL STOCK* LAST DAYS -- CLEARANCE ENDS SUNDAY 17TH MAY Weekdays 9am - 5.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 5.30pm
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