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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
16 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 NEWS Crossing danger Ashfield councillor Monica Wangmann and residents who are concerned about the Elizabeth St pedestrian crossing. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY FIONA BRADY A MAN was injured by a car at an Ashfield pedestrian crossing less than a month after residents raised concerns about the cross- ing's safety. At 9.55am on Friday, a 58-year-old man was walking across the Elizabeth St ped- estrian crossing when it is understood the side mirror of a car struck him in the ribs. The man was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for a check-up and police have interviewed the female driver but no charges have been laid. Ashfield councillor Nick Adams was on the scene shortly after the accident. He said the pedestrian crossing was extremely dangerous for pedestrians and motorists. ''I am persistent and unwavering in my commitment to fixing this problem, and returning that stretch of Elizabeth St to safety,'' he said. Independent councillor Monica Wangmann raised the safety of the crossing as an urgent notice of motion at the June 10 council meeting. She said councillors had voted to install lights or other safety devices at the cross- ing. An Ashfield Council spokeswoman said the budget and operations review com- mittee had agreed to fund the traffic calming devices in this year's budget. ''The nature, cost and timing of the traffic calming devices will need to be negotiated with residents, the RTA and council's traffic committee,'' she said. Canada Bay Mayoral Column Mayor Angelo Tsirekas 2156297i iww wk02 Canada Bay Civic Centre 1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne 2047 Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne 1470 Ph: 02 9911 6555 Fax: 02 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au firstname.lastname@example.org Calling all budding chefs! This year, Ferragosto will be held on Sunday, 17 August from 10am to 4pm and Council is excited to announce that FerraKitchen is back. Plus, Council is on the look out for Canada Bay's very own FerraChef (or FerraCuoco) -- a community member who has a passion for cooking Italian food for their family and friends. That person will get the chance to cook their favourite Italian dish live on stage at FerraKitchen. All you have to do is tell us what your favourite Italian dish is and why you love to cook it. Or nominate the person who makes your favourite Italian meal. Simply tell us what the dish is, who cooks it for you and why you love it. Nomination forms are available from Council, at Great North Road businesses displaying the FerraChef poster and on Council's website. The first 20 people to send in a nomination form will win a fantastic Italian oil and vinegar drizzler set. Entries close Friday, 25 July. Greening your business Council presents Greening your business -- a free breakfast event for businesses in the City of Canada Bay area. The Green Business Breakfast program is an annual event designed to educate and inform local businesses. Greening your business will be held on Wednesday, 16 July at 7.30 to 8.45am at Oliveto Ristorante in Rhodes. To reserve your place contact Council on 9911 6524 or email email@example.com. Seats are limited and bookings are essential. Author talk at Five Dock Library Come along to Five Dock Library to listen to award winning author and journalist, Diane Armstrong speak about her latest novel, Nocturne a fictional account of a teenage Polish Jewish girl at the outbreak of World War II. Diane will speak at Five Dock Library on Friday, 25 July at 2pm. Bookings are essential on 9911 6310. Sustainability Awards Don't forget to get your nomination in for Council's Sustainability Awards. Awards are presented in a number of different categories and you can nominate yourself, or someone you know, for an award. Full details, judging guidelines and how to enter are available on Council's website. Applications close 20 July. For further information call Council's Economic Development team on 9911 6521. DRAFT INNER WEST SUBREGIONAL STRATEGY - HAVE YOUR SAY The NSW Government is exhibiting the draft Inner West Subregional Strategy for public comment. When finalised, the Subregional Strategy will guide land-use planning until 2031 in the Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Leichhardt and Strathfield local government areas. Key directions include: • supporting and differentiating the role of strategic centres • protecting employment lands • promoting Parramatta Road as an enterprise corridor • improving housing choice and creating liveable and sustainable communities • managing traffic growth and local travel demand • protecting and promoting recreational pursuits and environmental assets. The Subregional Strategy translates the objectives of the NSW Government's Metropolitan Strategy and State Plan to the local level. Local councils were consulted during its preparation. Exhibition The draft Subregional Strategy can be viewed until Friday, 5 September 2008 at: • Ashfield City Council, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield • Burwood City Council, 2 Conder Street, Burwood • Canada Bay Council, 1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne • Leichhardt Council, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt • Strathfield Council, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield • NSW Department of Planning, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney and on the internet at www.metrostrategy.nsw.gov.au. Talk to a planner You can drop-by and talk to a NSW government planner about the draft Subregional Strategy at an information session to be held on Monday, 21 July 2008 between 3.00 and 7.00 p.m. at Committee Room 1, Burwood Council, Conder Street, Burwood. Have your say Submissions can be: • emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org • mailed to the Regional Director, Sydney East Region, NSW Department of Planning, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001 • faxed to (02) 9228 6244. Submissions close Friday, 5 September 2008. Further inquiries: 1300 305 695 796748V2
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