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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 17th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 18, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Three generations of the Fagan family went to Drummoyne Public School. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0643356 Generations nurture proud history DRUMMOYNE Public School paid tribute to its proud history with the official unveiling of a new rose garden last week. Generations of current and former students were among those to celebrate the occasion. A large square marks the area where the old garden grew in the 1940s, each rosebush tendered by a different grade. The square has since been paved and grassed for a safe play area, while the new garden occupies a dedicated patch. The day attracted some of the school's former pupils and their families who share a long history with the school dating back decades. A commemorative pavement has been set up near the garden with the families' names carved in bricks. Year 6 student Ashley Fagan and her older sister Jessica are the third generation in their family to attend the school, which was established in 1886. Their father David graduated in 1976 and grandfather Laurie in 1952. David and Laurie's brothers Anthony and Ron attended the school as well. The Matthews family spans four generations since 1918, with Vivian, Frank, Steven, Linda, Julie and Lachlan. Vivian's great- grandson Hugh will graduate next year. The Siepens and the Stuarts are the two other families to feature on the brick paver, as do current teachers Peter Bowden and Kris Jaksic who were pupils in the 1950s. The rose garden marks the second phase of the five-stage redevelopment of the playground. -- Work experience student TOM GEBA Way is clear for Burwood civic centre SHIREEN KHALIL BURWOOD Council has found a way to fund the Burwood civic centre and library project after the Department of Infrastructure knocked back its $23 million grant application. At the council's recent extraord- inary meeting councillors voted to proceed with the sale of the exist- ing library site and to immedi- ately call for tenders for the excavation and construction of a new regional library, a 1000-seat auditorium, a 450-space car park, new community meeting rooms and a six-level commercial tower. Former mayor and Labor coun- cillor John Faker said he was pleased the other councillors finally realised the importance of his vision. ''I commend my fellow Labor councillors for continuing to stand with me and fight for what will be the biggest decision and project for the Burwood LGA,'' Cr Faker said. When Lesley Furneaux-Cook was elected mayor last September she put forward a mayoral minute to suspend all council land sales and development works for the proposed library and civic centre. Cr Faker said her decision to hold back on the civic centre's land sales was a mistake. ''The Mayor was wrong to delay this project but she has since come to her senses and realised that she could not stop it,'' he said. ''The support of the residents to proceed with this project has been overwhelming and I look forward to the beginning of the construc- tion.'' Cr Faker said the tower was expected to generate $3 million a year in rental income for the community which can be used for council capital works programs. While construction takes place council operations and staff will be relocated to the Elsie St com- mercial building. Cr Furneaux-Cook did not re- turn the Inner-West Weekly's phone calls. She recently said she would write to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese and Mr Murphy, asking for the infrastruc- ture grant application to be recon- sidered. Te l (02) 9716 1800 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield NSW 2131 Fax (02) 9716 1911 PO Box 1145 Ashfield NSW 1800 www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au 9999999 ARE YOU PARKED SAFELY NEAR STREET CORNERS? Ashfield Council's Community Enforcement and Parking Patrol Officers are targeting vehicles parked illegally on footpaths, grass verges and in driveways. Officers will be patrolling Ashfield, Summer Hill, Haberfield, Croydon, Hurlstone Park and Ashbury and will be issuing on the spot fines. Parking near corners inhibits traffic flow and impairs drivers' vision. Stop within 10m on/near intersection (no traffic lights) $189 fine Stop within 20m on/near intersection (traffic lights) $189 fine A driver must not stop on a road within 10 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection without traffic lights. For more information please contact Council on 9716 1800.
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