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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 NEWS Rhodes is already expanding its residential precinct. 30,000 homes on the cards KIM SHAW state parliament 20-YEAR PLAN AT A GLANCE POPULATION: There are 95,000 households in the Canada Bay, Burwood, Strathfield, Ashfield and Leichhardt council areas PLANNED: Under the proposed subregional planning strategy an extra 30,000 dwellings will be squeeze into the region by 2031 HOMES: Under the plan, Canada Bay will gain 10,000 more homes, Strathfield 8300, Burwood will house 7700, and Ashfield and Leichhardt 2000 homes JOBS: About 12,500 new jobs will be created by 2031, centred around Burwood and Rhodes THE good news for the Inner West is that residential building works will slow down over the next 20 years. The bad news is that the Inner West is already one of the most densely-populated areas in Sydney with 40 dwellings per hectare, where the demand for transport services has outgrown the rest of Sydney. The State Government has released its subregional planning strategy for the Inner West, announcing that it plans to squeeze an extra 30,000 dwellings into the region by 2031. There are now 95,000 households in the area covering Canada Bay, Burwood, Strathfield, Ashfield and Leichhardt coun- cils. Breakfast Point and Rhodes will account for 5500 of these extra homes over the next five to 10 years. Burwood will house an extra 7700, Canada Bay will have 10,000 more dwellings and Strathfield 8300. Ashfield and Leichhardt are to house a further 2000 homes. Growth in new housing in the Inner West has been high over the past 10 years with 1650 new homes built each year. It is expected to slow in the future to an extra 1100 dwellings per annum, as there are few major ''brown field'' sites left to develop. More residential dwellings on Parra- matta Rd are not encouraged. A number of controversial transport projects are outlined in the Inner West subregional plan. These include the Iron Cove Bridge widening, M4 extension and the use of the Enfield terminal as an intermodal rail-to- road freight port. Strategic bus corridors are planned, how- ever light rail is completely ignored. The Homebush turnback, when com- pleted, is expected to improve rail re- liability and the northwest metro would assist commuters along the Victoria Rd corridor. The plan states there ''may be some scope'' for additional ferry services to serve people on waterfront residential areas such as Cabarita, Breakfast Point and Rhodes. It acknowledges the poor state of bus services running across the region. Some sections of Parramatta Rd may be widened. Jobs are expected to rise with 12,500 new jobs projected by 2031, centred around Burwood and Rhodes. A potential economic corridor has been identified connecting Westmead to Macquarie Park via Rhodes. The plan cites the aims of reducing car dependency in the Inner West, increasing housing diversity and affordability and providing more housing 30 minutes away from urban centres. Heritage and parks are to be protected. The plan has been criticised by the Local Government Association for not providing enough details and not stating how im- provements are to be funded. Burwood Community Voice said Burwood could not take the additional households as schools and transport were already bursting at the seams. ''We are already behind the benchmark for open space but we are at capacity in terms of traffic, parking and crowding of services,'' president Lesley Furneaux-cook said. The Greens have also said the plan fails to provide enough public transport in light of rising oil prices, road congestion and climate change. The plan will be on exhibition until September at lnner West councils. special buys from thursday 10 jul produce prices effective 08/07/08 to 14/07/08 weekly news smarter shopping aldi.com.au non-stick coated pressing pad to reduce starch build-up OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 08/07/08 to 14/07/08. All offers while stocks last. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable retail quantities. ALDM3310/W28/8/A Clock Radio with iPod Dock • PLL FM radio/alarm clock • Black piano style housing • 2 x 2W stereo speakers • iPod docking and charging function • LCD display with blue backlight • 3.5mm headphone jack • Includes remote control Steam Press • Italian Iluka pump provides 100 pounds of pressured steam • Variable heat selections for all fabrics • Safety alarm and auto-shutoff • Cord storage in base • 300ml water tank capacity Avocadoes 69c per unit Sweet Corn 500g $1.98 per kg Tomatoes 1kg 99c per kg Celery Bunch 99c per unit $69 $179 99c 99c 99c ea 69c ea iPod not included 1year warranty 1year warranty
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