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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 10th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 11, 2009 5 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au The girls at Santa Sabina (above) go wild for lifeguards Hoppo and Maxi (below) from Bondi Rescue. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0643016 School gig a tough one for lifeguards See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au STARS of the hit TV show Bondi Rescue took a break from saving lives to lend a hand at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield. Lifeguards Hoppo and Maxi were judges at the school's version of Thank God You're Here on Thursday. The event was to raise money for Santa Sabina's sister school in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The boys in blue said they had great fun. ''We got a really good recep- tion,'' Hoppo said. ''We judged the contest, signed autographs and got our pictures taken.'' And Hoppo joked that saving people from drowning wasn't as daunting as appearing in front of a hall of starstruck teenage girls. ''The school might be scarier,'' he laughed. Roads cash to bypass congestion REBECCA WOOLLEY state parliament CASH has been earmarked for the long-awaited Victoria Rd upgrade and Iron Cove bridge project, according to a leaked copy of the NSW roads budget. In an embarrassing develop- ment for the State Government, the document was obtained by Opposition roads spokesman Andrew Stoner well before Budget day on Tuesday, June 16. Claiming to be a copy of the state's roads budget for 2009-10, it showed that $60 million had been allocated to start work on the $156 million upgrade of Victoria Rd and duplication of the Iron Cove bridge. But it seemed the M4 East extension plan to connect a sec- tion of the motorway at North Strathfield to Parramatta Rd and the City West Link at Haberfield will miss out. While $35.1 million will be spent in the Drummoyne electorate, the bulk of the $4.4 billion Budget will go to rural and regional roads across the state. Mr Stoner said the state's roads were a ''disgrace'' while traffic chaos in Sydney last Wednesday morning showed Roads Minister Michael Daley had ''misguided priorities''. Thousands of commuters got stuck in peak hour traffic after roads became congested on the Harbour Bridge, Parramatta Rd, City West Link, Anzac Bridge, Pacific Highway, Victoria Rd and the M4. Last week Mr Daley refused to answer questions about the leak, or how the entire roads budget fell into Opposition hands. ''I am very pleased to be able to confirm that the upcoming Budget will see a record roads spend,'' he told reporters. ''The previous $4.1 billion will be increasing by 10 per cent to take us to over $4.4 billion.'' Mr Daley said the M4 East extension would cost $10 billion and the Federal Government had pledged just $300 million for plan- ning and land acquisition. ''With that sort of price tag we cannot build the M4 East without a substantial input from the Com- monwealth,'' he said. Exciting Opening of Brand New Kitchen Appliance showroom • Italian Designed and Manufactured Appliances • Direct from Italy to you • Italian tapware • Internationally designed sinkware • Personalised service to help you • Installation of new appliances and removal of old appliances & packaging can be arranged Unit A1/101 Rookwood Road, Chullora Phone 9709 4933 Fax 9709 3296 www.fiori.com.au OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm • Saturday - By appointment CBX 2178338iL WK49 Anti-gravity. www.swissmasai.com.au Footwear designed to lift you up. MBTs are clinically proven to: Increase muscle activity Improve posture Decrease stress on knee & hip joints Can alleviate back & joint pain Burwood 9715 2580 Shop 118 West eld Parramatta 9635 1483 Shop 5067 West eld Church street The Athlete's Foot 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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