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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 23rd 2009
MB INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 23, 2009 3 www.innerwestcourier.com.au NEWS Cafe on the menu The canteen at Neild Park, Rodd Point. Picture: CRAIG WILSON ~PP298194 Shireen Khalil A HUMBLE amenities block at Neild Park will be turned into a 60-seat waterfront cafe, but some residents fear it will create chaos and change the personality of the area. Canada Bay Council put for- ward a development application earlier this month to demolish the existing amenities building in Rodd Point, which is used by Five Dock soccer club as a canteen. The application proposes to con- struct a $750,000 new amenities building including a cafe with seating for 60 people. Local resident of 60 years Thelma Dvdzik, who lives op- posite the park, said she was not keen on the idea at all. ''The noise and the traffic will spoil the area and destroy the peace,'' she said. Mrs Dvdzik said the council initially sent her the wrong letter and she only recently received a letter about the cafe, which she said failed to detail exactly what was going to happen. However a Canada Bay spokeswoman said letters advis- ing of a DA were sent to residents living near Neild Park ,which also invited submissions for comment. ''In regards to impact on views, parking and traffic, this is cur- rently being assessed by an inde- pendent external consultant,'' the spokeswoman said. But Jim Fitzgibbons who lives on Lyons Rd is concerned that the proposed cafe will affect the posi- tive vibe of the area. ''Putting a 60-seat cafe there would change the personality of the park and a lot of parents like me who push their kids on the play equipment would feel uncomfort- able using the equipment in front of people at the cafe,'' Mr Fitzgibbonz said. The spokeswoman said the City of Canada Bay is currently upgrading a number of amenities buildings in parks around the City and ''any revenue generated by the cafe will be used to continue to improve facilities in our com- munity.'' A decision by the council will be reached later this year Three men face cocaine trafficking charges Shireen Khalil THREE men, including a 43-year- old Haberfield man, were arrested by Australian Federal Police last Friday and charged with offences related to the planned purchase of $500,000 worth of cocaine. It will be alleged in court that a 40-year-old Fairfield man and a 40-year-old Greenacre man were planning to buy 5kg of cocaine, at $US90,000 per kilogram, until dis- rupted by AFP agents on Friday morning. The two men were arrested at a business premises in Camperdown and police allegedly seized $340,000 at the site. A 43-year-old Haberfield man was arrested at a business prem- ises in Five Dock and will face drug trafficking charges. The men were due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Saturday morning. The maximum penalty for at- tempting to possess cocaine is life imprisonment. Council fees shoot higher CANADA Bay Council has unveiled its latest plan to raise capital. And it's the resident who are paying for it. In the council's 2009/2010 fees and charges document it is re- vealed that the council has in- creased all of its community fees by a minimum of $5 including Ferragosto and Bay Day stall hires. Passion Art stall hires have gone from no charge in 2008 to a whopping $125 in 2009 for com- munity groups and $180 for local businesses. As of 2009, pensioners who used to obtain replacement permits for Cabarita and Bayview Park for free, will will now have to pay $15. On-street business parking per- mits have gone up from $300 to $315. Business Papers have also in- creased from $420 to $440 a year. The council adopted the Fees and Charges document on June 17. ''Our budget was prepared with careful consideration of the econ- omic times but with the challenge to plan for the long terms needs of our community," Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said. To view the document go to the council's website www.canada bay.nsw.gov.au DON'T LET YOUR REGISTRATION PLATES BE STOLEN FREE INSTALLATION OF THEFT RESISTANT REGO PLATE SCREWS Operation Tabella, a joint initiative of NSW Attorney General's Department and NSW Police will fit 12,000 cars with theft-resistant registration plate screws. Running in South West Sydney over 24, 25 July and 7, 8, 9 August. Visit www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au to find your local location Registration plates are the items most commonly stolen from motor vehicles. Don't become another victim -- install theft-resistant registration plate screws. 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