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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 1st 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 2, 2009 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Sci-fi fantasy and vampire bites To view a video and more pictures of the Supanova Expo visit our website www.innerwestweekly.com.au SHIREEN KHALIL Fans dress up for Supanova Expo 2009 at The Dome, Sydney Showground, on the weekend. Pictures: NICK BLOUKOS ~P0645394, ~PP292255 THE Supanova Expo at Sydney Olympic Park attracted thousands of sci-fans over the weekend who were dressed up as their favourite characters. There were long lines for Rachelle Leferve who plays the evil vampire Victoria in the Twi- light series and Star Trek's Karl Urban. Dirk Benedict who played Lt Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica and Faceman in The A-Team was a definite hit for the older generation who waited anxiously in line for an autograph. But Twilight merchandise was by far the most popular at the expo. Not only were girls going crazy over anything and everything Robert Pattinson but Jack Frampton from the Frampton In- stitute said they had many re- quests by girls wanting vampire bites. ''For girls vampire bites are really big at the moment and some guys are also getting them,'' Mr Frampton said. The business, which specialises in cinemagraphic make-up, is owned by Jack's father Peter Frampton, who won an Oscar in 1995 for his make-up work in the Braveheart movie. Your new-look newspaper NEXT week, the Inner-West Weekly will be renamed the Inner West Courier. Your new newsprint Inner West Courier will continue to bring you the latest news that's relevant to you. The newsprint Inner West Cour- ier will still be familiar to our loyal readers. It will feature major local issues, sport, enter- tainment, real estate, home living and a powerful local classifieds section that puts you in touch with trades and services in your area. Editor John Bilic said the change in title to Inner West Courier better reflected the dy- namic nature of the Inner West community and its burgeoning commercial precincts. ''The Inner West continues to evolve as a major Sydney hub. It has a powerful network of coun- cils and an amazingly diverse collection of communities that beautifully integrate in this amazing area of Sydney,'' Mr Bilic said. You can also find your new-look community newspaper at www.innerwestcourier.com.au Our website features news as it breaks, photo galleries, com- munity events and video report- ing that reflects life on the city fringe. Readers can contribute by send- ing us your comments, news tips, pictures and favourite videos. You can also find a full elec- tronic copy of the Inner West Courier every week on our website by simply clicking on the digital edition link on the home page. Metro 'our backbone' REBECCA WOOLLEY state parliament MORE detailed planning for the West Metro -- which cuts through the Inner West -- has been released with 11 proposed stations from Westmead to the city. The project is the first extension of the Sydney Metro which the State Government describes as the ''backbone'' of the city's new pub- lic transport plan. Transport Minister David Campbell said a feasibility study had resulted in plans being drawn up for proposed stations, includ- ing a heavy rail interchange at Strathfield, and a corridor linking the CBD to Parramatta. Stations along the network are recommended at Sydney Univer- sity, Camperdown, Leichhardt, Five Dock, Burwood, Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park, Silver- water, Camellia, Parramatta and Westmead. It will plug into the $5 billion Sydney Metro, a 7km route linking Central, Town Hall, Martin Place, Barrangaroo, Pyrmont and Rozelle. ''This is the next exciting phase in the development of metro in Sydney, which will deliver great benefits to those in the west,'' Mr Campbell said. ''It shows the hard work that is being done to get this project to a stage where it is ready to move forward as construction funding becomes available.'' He said the Metro would revol- utionise travel, connect to existing CityRail services, support popu- lation growth in Burwood and become a ''clean, efficient and environmentally friendly trans- port option''. Drummoyne State Labor MP Angela D'Amore said the plan was welcome news for areas Five Dock and Leichhardt, which were densely populated and heavily dependent on buses. ''The West Metro will also pro- vide direct links from the Inner West to the major education and health precinct at Westmead, the University of Sydney and Sydney Olympic Park,'' she said. Opposition leader Barry O'Farrell has largely criticised the project and said residents were more likely to win Tuesday night's record Oz Lotto draw than ride on the Metro. Delivering for our Community As part of its commitment to customer service, Strathfield Council is processing Complying Development Certificates within the legislative timeframe. council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) firstname.lastname@example.org p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 At present, Council is processing Complying Development Certificates within 5-10 working days, meaning applicants who receive approval are able to commence proposed works immediately. An application for a Complying Development Certificate can be lodged either in person or electronically through eDA, Council's 24/7 electronic development application service available through Council's website. Whether lodging in person or electronically, Council assigns a dedicated town planner to assist all applicants throughout the DA process. If you wish to discuss any development matter, contact Council's Development Assessment Team.
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