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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 23 2008
14 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 24, 2008 SAVING THE PLANET Bid to boost bikes Cyclists are to benefit under a government plan. A STATE Government in- itiative will improve cyc- ling networks in a bid to increase their use by 500 per cent in 10 years. The Sydney Regional Bike Network Plan was launched on Monday at Sydney Olympic Park, with a $160,000 promise to map out cycling back spots within a 30-minute bike ride radius of the Sydney CBD. Climate Change and En- vironment Minister Verity Firth announced the initiat- ive at an active transport conference On Your Bike. ''In NSW we have already made a $291 million invest- ment in cycling infrastruc- ture and now we have 3900km of cycleways,'' Ms Firth said. ''The next step is to make cycling safer and easier. ''A key to this will be ensuring that our existing cycleways link up with each other, and with paths and public transport options.'' Ms Firth said the plan would make cycling a more realistic alternative to the car, making it an everyday part of getting to shops, schools and work. She said London had already seen a significant increase in cyclists, with 83 per cent more on the roads since 2000 and an aim of 400 per cent more by 2025. ''Cycling helps cut conges- tion, reduces air pollution, saves on fuel costs and is good for people's health,'' Ms Firth said. ''And it is one of the easiest ways to make significant inroads into our carbon footprint.'' Re-think where to sink that ink CANTERBURY Mayor Robert Furolo is encouraging residents to be a bit ''green'' and take their used printer ink cartridges and empty toner bottles into the council or libraries for recycling. ''We're all becoming a lot more conscien- tious when it comes to recycling,'' Cr Furolo said. ''Planet Ark is one such company, collect- ing printer cartridges and empty toner bottles to be separated, crushed and recycled into a timber replacement product called eWood, derived from plastic." The council is making it easier for people to recycle their used printer cartridges by placing collection boxes at the Customer Service Centre in Beamish St, and four library branches at Campsie, Riverwood, Lakemba and Earlwood. The free collection service means every- one can help towards a greener future. Canada Bay Mayoral Column Mayor Angelo Tsirekas 2033455i iww wk04 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 email@example.com Ferragosto Fever The countdown to Ferragosto is on, with less than one month to go! This year, Ferragosto will feature a range of new and exciting features, as well as all the favourites. Come along to enjoy a great range of entertainment throughout the day from live music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, kid's activities, market stalls and all things Italian. New to Ferrogosto this year is FerraPiazza, Ferrogosto's very own Italian square. Inspired by a traditional Italian piazza, it will be a great place to sit back and soak up the Italian atmosphere. For all the latest updates on Ferragosto visit Council's website. Don't forget to put Sunday, 17 August in your diary and I'll see you there. Public Health Forum Council's next free Public Health Forum focuses on sports medicine and its role in preventing and treating injuries related to participating in sport and exercise. The Forum will feature a panel of health professionals including a rheumatologist, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist and chiropractor. This event will be held at Concord Hospital on Tuesday, 5 August at 6.45pm. To book your place call 9911 6524 or email business@ canadabay.nsw.gov.au. Author talk Popular children's author Frances Watts and illustrator David Legge come to Concord Library to talk to local kids. They will be at the Library on Wednesday, 6 August at 4pm. School age children from K-2 (and their parent/carer) will enjoy listening to Frances and David. Bookings are essential on 9911 6210. Local Heritage Assistance Fund Council is committed to the conservation of local built heritage and has established a Local Heritage Assistance Fund. The Fund provides assistance for small conservation works. Projects must involve the repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing items that contribute to the heritage value of the building and are visible from the street. For further information visit Council's website or call Council on 9911 9555. Applications close 31 August. F OR Strathfield Seniors www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au Please contact- ELIZABETH GRAVES on 9748 9999 for bookings or enquiries. LINE DANCING FOR SENIORS (Except during school holidays) Every Thursday TERM 3 COMMENCES Date: 24 July-25 September Time: 10-11am Location: Strathfield Town Hall, 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield Cost: $5.00 per class (Except during school holidays) Every Wednesday TERM 3 COMMENCES Date: 6 August-24 September Time: 2-3pm Location: Strathfield Town Hall, 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield Cost: FREE FITNESS CLASSES FOR SENIORS 2000971K
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