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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 27th 2009
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 28, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Facelift judged to be a real beauty Burwood Girls High School captains Rebecca Tong, Liana Paolino and Rui Dai in the new drama hall. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP279526 SHIREEN KHALIL BEAUTY comes at a price but for Burwood Girls High, the $6.2 million school facelift was worth waiting for. ''Beautiful'' is how Burwood Girls High relieving principal Janina Longman described the school's recent make-over. Last Wednesday the school officially opened its long-awaited new learning facilities, which included a movement studio and fitness complex, the refurbishment of five science laboratories, parking facilities and new playing fields. ''It's quite beautiful what they have done -- it enables us to use the already fantastic programs we have at the school,'' Mrs Longman said. ''As the Year 12 girls said in their speeches, it's disappointing that all these wonderful facilities have come through at the end of year, when they have to leave.'' Mrs Longman said it was more than 20 years since the school got a major upgrade. ''These facilities will continue to enhance the learning of students,'' she said. The upgrade was jointly funded by the State and Federal governments under the Capital Grants Program. Lowe Federal Labor MP John Murphy and Strathfield State Labor MP Virginia Judge attended the opening. ''This is fantastic news for the students and teachers at Burwood Girls High School and I am pleased that construction is now complete and the new facilities are available for use,'' Ms Judge said. Councillors worry about party favour SHIREEN KHALIL Part of the Port Enfield site. THEY may be rivals but Strathfield councillors Paul Barron and Bill Carney have the same opinion when it comes to the controversial Port Enfield logis- tics centre. The two councillors claim the Enfield Community Liaison Com- mittee will support those in favour of the development as the com- mittee, which includes three resi- dents and two local business people, has three Labor members. ''George Campbell used to be an ALP councillor at Auburn Coun- cil, William Thompson ran in the ALP ticket in the Strathfield elec- tion and Matthew Blackmore is an ALP member -- I think it's a bit worrying as the ALP have been the ones supporting Sydney Ports,'' Cr Carney said. ''Most locals don't want it, but if all we are getting is party people, they will support the State Gov- ernment.'' According to Cr Barron, the ALP members should have dis- closed they are party members. ''What concerns me is that (Strathfield State Labor MP) Virginia Judge might use her members to stop any public com- plaints about Port Enfield,'' he said. The other two local representa- tives are Jenny Maddocks who represent No Port Enfield, and David Bonner. A Sydney Ports spokesman said of the 10 applications they re- ceived, five were not suitable but would not say why. He said Sydney Ports had been in regular contact with Bankstown and Strathfield coun- cils and informed them of the committee selection process and the call for applications had been advertised. The project will see thousands of trucks travelling through the In- ner West, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Work is due to begin this year.
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