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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30 2008
YOUR LOCAL CUMBERLAND NEWSPAPER THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008 PHONE 9689 5528 80c incl. GST No shortage of fun and sweat in chilly weather Every man and his dog had fun at Bay Run '08 on Sunday. MATTHEW SULLIVAN ~PP173045 DESPITE the freezing weather, more than 1700 people got out of bed early Sunday morning to participate in Bay Run '08. The 7km fun run started at Leichhardt Park at 8am and participants ran over the Iron Cove Bridge, past Drummoyne Rowing Club, around to UTS Haberfield Rowing Club and to the finish line back at Leichhardt Park. Registrations manager Kate Goodhand said it was a successful and fun event. ''It was good that the weather was nice,'' she said. ''And people have emailed me to tell me they enjoyed themselves and had fun.'' Some took it seriously and ran hard and fast, while others preferred to take things slow and walk their way to the finish line. Cameron Page, of Gosford, did well to be the first man over the line in a little over 22min, and 10-year-old Daniel Heaslip of Lilyfield won the 2km kids' race in under 8min. The women's record holder, Tiffany Bonaferg, of Coogee, didn't beat her own record but was the female winner in 26min 8sec. Ms Goodhand said Bonaferg attended the race regularly, but didn't participate last year. ''This year she had a baby in her arms when she went to receive her prize,'' Ms Goodhand said. ''It was special seeing them both there on the podium.'' Money raised at the fun run will benefit Dobroyd Point Public School. Don't miss out! Huge discounts! Many items below cost! LAST DAYS 146 Parramatta Rd, Croydon (Opposite Office Works) Telephone 9745 5555 www.furnitureliquidators.com.au Everything must be cleared! 2023218i iww wk05 Cash pain biting VICTORIA ZIARKOWSKI ASHFIELD Mayor Ted Cassidy has admitted his council has poorly managed its finances, while Burwood and Canada Bay councils say they have long-term plans to overturn short-term money worries. All three councils have been deemed ''financially unsustainable'' in a report re- leased on Tuesday about the financial health of the state's 100 largest councils. According to the Fiscal Star report, at least 35 ''will need to increase their rates, fees and charges by 80 per cent to 200 per centoverthenext10years. . .if they are to restore their finances and infrastructure to prudent and responsible levels''. Local Government Association president Genia McCaffery said councils were at financial break- ing point, ''struggling to provide the services and facilities their ratepayers need and deserve''. Ashfield Council, which showed no change between 2006-2007 and the year before, has not made an official statement, but Cr Cassidy said this week the council was spending money on the wrong things -- such as $12.3 million for a new civic centre -- instead of on infrastructure. Last year the Inner-West Weekly reported Cr Cassidy as saying the report was ''alarmist''. Canada Bay and Burwood coun- cils both said the report didn't consider their planning strategies. A Canada Bay spokeswoman said the council had a long-term financial plan for viability and Burwood council said it rejected suggestions its finances were badly managed. A spokesman said Burwood Council had a medium- to-long-term strategy for future revenue that was ''underpinned by a 10-year financial plan which has been approved by the Depart- ment of Local Government''. But Burwood Cr David Weiley said the council was spending too much, particularly on the town centre development. Grab an apple Healthy kids Healthy kids PAGE 7 On the menu Top Nosh Top Nosh PAGE 28 What's in store? Saintly visit Saintly visit PAGE 15
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