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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9th 2009
2 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 9, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestcourier.com.au Editor: John Bilic Manager: Belinda Dawes Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3500 Fax: 9018 3565 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,978 (CAB October 08 March 09) Readership of the Inner- West Weekly, now the Inner West Courier -- Inner West Edition: 66,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, April 07 March 09) Your recycling of the Inner West Courier helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australias newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner West Courier Water 61.3% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au LUCREZIA PAPA, manager, Pasticceria Papa, Haberfield Q. What do you love about the Inner West? A. I've lived here all my life, and I love the family atmosphere. This shop is family-owned, so we all work together. My brother-in-law owns it, family is very important to us. Q. What is the most popular dish at Pasticceria Papa? A. Definitely the baked ricotta cheesecake, it's our specialty. My personal favourite is the vanilla custard cannoli. Everything is Italian and it's all made on site by our pastry chefs. Q. Do you make coffee? A. We're known to make the best coffee in the area. Our customers keep coming back because of it. YOUR LOCAL The Inner West Courier circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 35 38 28 Index 8 Police Beat 19 Pet of the Week 19 Sudoku 20 Opinion 25 Alive 31 Open Houses 32 Home Living 41 Sport 43 TV guide Today A few showers Top Temp: 17C Friday Shower or two Top Temp: 17C Saturday Chance showers Top Temp: 18C Sunday Chance showers Top Temp: 19C Rates on the rise in Ashfield Rebecca Woolley and Fiona Brady ASHFIELD residents will be slugged with a higher council tax bill after the Local Govern- ment Department approved a special rate variation. Each bill will now increase by 7.5 per cent, which includes a 4 per cent special levy and the annual 3.5 per cent increase. The council was one of 15 across NSW to be granted the special rate variation, although a total of 30 local government authorities applied. Local Government Minister Barbara Perry said each appli- cation was considered on its individual merits. ''Councils seeking to increase rates needed to show evidence of community consultation and support as well as a solid busi- ness case,'' she said on Tuesday. Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy said he understood Ashfield was one of the few councils to be granted a special rate variation this year. ''Even so, we have only been granted it for a five-year period,'' he said. He said the rate rise would generate about $700,000 annu- ally which would be used to repair ageing infrastructure, particularly footpaths and roads. ''I'm pleased because it gives us the ability to do works that are very badly needed in the community,'' he said. However, he acknowledged the rate rise could cause financial pain for pensioners. ''It will be an additional bur- den for property owning pen- sioners,'' he said. ''I'm hoping the works we do carry out with the special rate variation will provide all in the community, particularly the elderly, with evidence that we are endeavoring to improve the amenity and safety of our local roads and footpaths.'' Cr Cassidy also called on the State Government to increase the pensioner rate rebate which, he said, had not changed in 30 years. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS PLAN (SECTION 94A) Council has resolved to adopt a Development Contributions Plan (Section 94A) to take effect 8 July 2009. The plan will raise contributions towards the provision of public facilities, including new public buildings and facilities, improvements to parks and sports fields, infrastructure for new bicycle path links, footpath upgrades and traffic control devices. Contributions will be raised through a levy imposed on new development, in the form of a condition imposed on development applications based on the value of the proposed work (to be paid before work can commence). The levy applies to all types of development such as new dwellings, dwelling additions and alterations, commercial, retail and industrial development. It will not apply to multiple dwellings -- (covered by another contributions plan). The levy applies to development which has a value in excess of $100,000 and will be calculated as follows: • 0.5% of the cost of the carrying out the development for works valued between $100,001 and $200,000 • 1.0% of the cost of carrying out the development for works over $200,000 in value. The Section 94A Plan can be viewed on Council's website or at the Customer Service Centre. 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