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6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 21, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Mary Poppins back to enchant Lino Pascuzzo and Matthew Crawford add the finishing touches to Mary Poppins. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0640007 FIONA BRADY See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au ASHFIELD'S vandalised Mary Poppins statue is ''practically perfect'' again in every way. Mary's umbrella and carpetbag were re-attached on Thursday in her Ashfield Park home after being broken off and dumped by vandals in January. Craftsmen welded her accessories back on and gave her a spring clean. The repairs were carried out by Matthew Crawford from South Strathfield company Crawford's Castings, a respected fabricator who has worked on the Anzac statues on Anzac Bridge. An Ashfield Council spokeswoman said the work should strengthen the much- vandalised statue to withstand further attacks. Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy was glad to see Mary returned to her full glory. ''She's a joy to all the children who play in Ashfield Park,'' he said. The $22,000 statute of the children's storybook heroine was erected in 2004 after a two- year long campaign by Summer Hill girl Gracie Drew. The then 11-year-old started the campaign after learning that the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. (Pamela) Travers, had once lived in Pembroke St, Ashfield. West Metro planning still on track SCOTT HOWLETT THE proposed West Metro railway line from Central Railway Station to Westmead Hospital would be ready for public tender in 2010, Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan announced in last week's Federal Budget. Budget papers revealed that the proposed 25km railway line would travel to and from Central, Camperdown, Five Dock, Sydney Olympic Park, Silverwater, Ca- mellia and Westmead. The Federal Government has committed $91 million in the 2009-10 financial year for pre- construction, planning, design and engineering works for the Sydney West Metro, estimated to cost $9 billion. But State Opposition leader Barry O'Farrell has slammed the State Government for its ''incom- petent submission'' to receive fed- eral funding. ''The bottom line is that we miss out again,'' he said. Mr O'Farrell has been a fierce critic of the government for not completing the Parramatta to Epp- ing link of the promised Parra- matta to Chatswood Rail Link. He attacked Premier Nathan Rees for ''rank incompetence'' for not receiving a larger slice of the $4.6 billion spent by the Federal Government on metro rail net- works. Mr O'Farrell said: ''Given Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swan both con- firmed on radio that Sydney missed out on major rail infra- structure funding because of the premier's failure to properly plan and produce a persuasive sub- mission, will he admit his rank incompetence has again cost Sydneysiders?'' Mr Rees said: ''The West Metro will be the largest addition to any metropolitan rail network in Aust- ralia, so let us take the time to get it right.'' State Transport Minister David Campbell said work on ''Sydney's second metro'' had already begun. ''Detailed engineering, architec- tural, infrastructure, geotechnical and other investigations have already been taking place for the West Metro,'' Mr Campbell said. ''The $91 million is a significant contribution. ''It will take the West Metro to an advanced stage of planning.'' DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL DA0304/197/03 124 THE CRESCENT, HOMEBUSH WEST A Section 96 Modification Application in relation to the subject site and pursuant to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, has been received by Council in relation to a previous approval for demolition of existing dwelling house and construction of a two (2) storey residential flat building consisting of six (6) units, above basement car parking including new boundary fencing to the street frontage. The modification seeks changes to the windows and some doors in the eastern, northern and southern elevations, including removal of some windows, changes to the internal layout of all units and design of planter boxes. 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 4 June 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 4 June 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 2026875i iww wk47 The RTA will be resurfacing the Hume Highway at Strathfield from Wallis Avenue, Strathfield to Margaret Street, Greenacre. Work is scheduled to commence on 26 May 2009, and is expected to be complete by 30 June 2009, weather permitting. Work will be conducted at night from 9pm to 5am. Motorists are asked to follow the signs, including reduced speed limits, and to follow the direction of traffic controllers. The RTA apologises for any inconvenience caused and appreciates the patience of residents and motorists. Road resurfacing works Hume Highway Wallis Avenue, Strathfield to Margaret Street, Greenacre From 26 May 2009 800835 For project information contact the RTA project manager on phone (02) 9598 7828. CRICOS Provider Code 00002J BECOME A LICENSED CONVEYANCER The Macquarie Law School o ers a course in the law that underpins the practice of conveyancing. The course ful ls the educational requirements needed to gain a license as a conveyancer, once relevant practical experience has been gained. O ered by distance education it may be completed in two years. Applications for second semester are open until 26 June 2009. For further information contact Louise Debenham Te l 02 9850 6829 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.coe.mq.edu.au/convey1.html Do you need to build, renovate or inscribe a monument? 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