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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 23 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 24, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au MLC challenges judges with Beaumont story MLC Burwood students Claire O'Connor (left), Anna Gotis-Graham, Amy Touyz, Isobel Graham, Kimberley Visconti and Naomi Graham get ready to participate in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP170070 ZILKA GROGAN STUDENTS from MLC Burwood are retelling a modern mystery that has become part of Australian folklore for the 2008 Sydney Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. The tragic story of the Beaumont children, who were abducted from Glenelg Beach in Adelaide in the 1960s, has puzzled Australians for more than 40 years. The story will come to life at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on Wednesday. The MLC team of 100 performers and 20 crew members are managed by eisteddfod co- ordinator Blake Fatouros. Mr Fatouros said the students had been very busy since rehearsals began in February. ''The kids are fantastic,'' he said. ''They're really working hard and they've really pushed themselves. ''We should have something fantastic by the end of it.'' Rock Eisteddfod Challenge, which starts tomorrow in Wollongong and runs until August 7, is the largest performing arts competition in Australia. It is supported by Cumberland Newspapers. The event aims to promote awareness of the types of issues that young people face. As many as 5500 students from across NSW will participate in this year's event. Burwood Police and Community Youth Club performs on Tuesday and Croydon Park Public School performs in J Rock on August 5. Residents win battle KIM SHAW The commissioner at the roadside hearing last week. AN application for a brothel at 1A and 3 Belmore St, Burwood, has been knocked back by the Land and Environment Court, marking a win for neighbours who have long complained of anti-social be- haviour six nights a week. Applicants sought approval for a therapeutic massage centre and brothel operating until midnight. But the complaints of nearby residents weighed heavily in Com- missioner Brown's decision. Mr Brown said the business was likely to to have an undue impact on residents as it was in a ''funda- mentally unsuitable'' location. Locals told the court at a road- side hearing on Friday that visi- tors to the premises had urinated and thrown rocks, fought and vandalised local property when leaving the premises at night. A representative of Burwood Council told the court he had inspected many therapeutic mass- age centres and the premises in question was the most poorly appointed in terms of shower and toilet facilities. The council representative doubted that the centre manager would abide by consent conditions set by the court, as evidence was tendered that the centre was oper- ating without appropriate con- sent. A representative of the appli- cant said two extra staff, a house manager and door attendant, would be present on site and could possibly assist with security. He said the Burwood draft LEP 2008, which prohibits brothels in mixed-use zones, was still a draft and should not be relied upon. Amenities would be improved if the applicant was granted ap- proval. ''This is a chance to properly manage and legalise an oper- ation,'' the applicant's representa- tive said. However Commissioner Brown said the draft LEP 2008 was the most relevant control as it ''re- flected the current thinking'' of Burwood Council. He said he was not satisfied a plan of management could address the concerns raised by residents. '' The unacceptable behaviour of patrons should not be tolerated for any period of time,'' he said. ''Once patrons leave, little can be done other than to call the police. ''The location is fundamentally unsuitable given the residential proximity.'' Wesley Vocational Insitute is currently offering the following free courses at Ashfield as part of the Australian Government's Productivity Places Program*. • Retail & Tourism • Community Services & Aged Care Work • Children's Services and more. Who is eligible? Jobseekers registered with an Employment Service Provider or Centrelink. *The Productivity Places Program is an Australian Government Initiative. www.productivityplaces.deewr.gov.au NTIS Provider Number: 90091 2157439i iww wk4 NOW RE-OPENED Family Medical Practice 68 Redmyre Rd, Strathfield Ph 9706 88 66 BULK BILLING Blood tests Job medicals Vaccinations and immunisations Free flu vax for seniors Work cover Heart, cancer and skin checks Dr. Anil Gupta (M.B.B.S, D.C.H) Twenty-five years of family practice experience Mon - Fri: 8am - 9am, 6pm -7pm, Sat 9am -1pm Sunday and other times by appointment phone 0416 284 220 2341488K wk 2 2 weeks to go! 2183287i iww wk4 Many items below cost Don't miss out Everything must be Cleared www.furnitureliquidators.com.au 146 Parramatta Rd, Croydon (Opposite Office Works) Telephone 9745 5555
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