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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 1st 2009
16 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 2, 2009 MB Get facts right ONE would think Cr Paul Barron might learn from the experience of his Liberal party friends in Canberra of the importance of getting his facts right (Opinion, June 25). I am not secretary of the Strathfield branch of the Labor Party, nor am I a member of that branch. All the related deductions reached by Cr Barron are there- fore also erroneous. Thank you for your advice that I should look at my values, Cr Barron; I regu- larly do. I repeat that regardless of the political machinations of Cr Barron, my appointment to the Enfield Community Liaison Com- mittee (Port Enfield) is on the basis of having been a resident for 37 years. I hope to represent the interests of my neighbours and provide a service to the wider community. It might be hoped that would be the sort of thing a councillor would encourage were he not jealous of his own position. Once again Cr Barron has twisted the facts in his statement that MP Virginia Judge ''failed to stop the Port Enfield Intermodal project''. Ms Judge is a minister in the NSW Government. Her objective, from what I have read, was not to stop the project, but to minimise any adverse impact. From the briefing we received at the first meeting of the Com- munity Liaison Committee, she and others with an interest in the project have been significantly successful in that objective, but only time will tell.Bill Thompson, Strathfield Look to the skies for more pests FIVE Dock may have its problem with rats. Now we can reveal the extent of Summer Hill's problem with rogue rats with wings -- pigeons. The pigeons have been causing problems in the area for years. In June last year, we reported how pigeons' corrosive droppings were damaging the heritage-listed St Andrew's Church in Henson St, Summer Hill. And in 2005, Ashfield Liberal councillor Nick Adams made headlines when he called for Ashfield's pigeons to be culled as part of a plan to tackle bird flu. The Inner West is not alone in having to deal with such pests. Manly Council has been battling the pigeons on the beaches (The Corso) for many years. The seaside council has resorted at various times to culling them by overnight capture and private gassing, and erecting huge feather dusters that look like eagles to scare them off. Given their migratory habits, no solution has yet proven truly effective. Judge is misinformed An artist's impression of Ashfield's Civic Centre. I HAVE just received a ''com- munity news'' leaflet from Virginia Judge extolling all the work she has supposedly organised for our area. ''That's one new project started every two working days,'' the leaf- let states. I don't think so. Obviously her colleagues in the State Government have failed to inform her that due to their incom- petence, the state of NSW is broke and the 60 projects and $8.5 billion worth of infrastructure she outlines on the front page of her newsletter will certainly not hap- pen in the near future. These projects will be delayed, then re- announced in the run up to the next election. Come on Ms Judge, get serious and stop pretending. C. Burriss, Strathfield Needs ignored ASHFIELD Council looks upon the residents as cash cows. Residents are wondering why the council was so determined to bor- row millions of dollars for a new office block when clearly the needs of the municipality have been ignored. We have yet to be informed of the full cost of this project, including the amount of interest residents will be paying for years to come on this huge loan. Port Macquarie Council was sacked over its glasshouse project which blew out by millions of dollars. Nearly every upgrade Ashfield Council has completed has been over budget and a dismal failure -- the CBD upgrade, the swimming pool complex, Hercules St and footpaths. Also vast amounts of our money have been lost on the stock exchange. Councillors were not elected to gamble with our rates. Rates collected should be poured back into the municipality. Most of our assets have been sold off, parking infringement revenue has increased significantly, rates con- tinue to rise and we are consist- ently burdened with new levies. Ashfield Council has wasted millions of dollars on parties and political causes. Julie Passas Ashfield Faker by name I AM disgusted with Cr John Faker's patronising remarks about Cr Lesley Furneaux-Cook and his complete disregard of Burwood's real needs (IWW, June 18). Burwood does not need a grandi- ose monument to Cr Faker's vision. What we need instead and im- mediately is better roads and footpaths; new police station; bet- ter public schools; improvements to Burwood railway station; more parks; planning for better traffic flows on Burwood Rd, Wentworth Rd and Shaftesbury Rd; improved parking without parking meters; improved inspection of Burwood restaurants with closures for re- peat offenders; less high-rise in future; no more risky investment decisions and full report of losses. I have no association with Cr Furneaux-Cook but prefer her as a mayor over Cr Faker. Peter Jager, Burwood WRITE TO US MAIL: The Editor Inner-West Weekly, 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046. FAX: 9018 3531 EMAIL: email@example.com Letters should be kept brief. Name, address and phone num- ber must be supplied. Letters are submitted on condition that Cumberland Newspapers, as publisher of the Inner-West Weekly, may edit and has the right to reproduce in electronic form and communicate these letters. 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