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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 14, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Gift of sculpture to be unveiled PREMIER Morris Iemma will be in Five Dock on Friday to witness the unveiling of La Famiglia, the bronze sculpture given to the City of Canada Bay by the Basilicata region in Italy. The unveiling will take place in Stevensons Reserve, corner of Fairlight St and Ramsay Rd. La Famiglia has been designed and made by Antonio Masini, an artist from Canada Bay's Italian sister city, San Fele. It stands 7m high and 3m wide and comprises a mother, a father and small child to symbolise the thousands of migrants who started a new life in Australia. Antonio Masini's paintings are on display in Concord library, 60 Flavelle St, from August 19-31. Truck trial a triumph Campaigning B-double truck driver Col Booth at corner of Cosgrove Rd and Hume Highway, South Strathfield. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP177565 SHIREEN KHALIL RESIDENTS of two suburbs who have had their sleep disrupted by noisy trucks for eight years can now rest easily. The drivers of the B-double trucks who travel to and from the TNT site and other storage depots near the Enfield Marshalling Yards are happy too. Last week Strathfield Council finally came to a decision to allow B-double trucks to gain access to the Hume Highway via Cosgrove Rd between 7pm and 6am. B-double truck drivers such as Col Booth are pleased with the six- month trial and hope the route will continue after a new council is elected in September. ''We have gone through a merry- go-round trying to get council to listen so I'm happy to see it coming together,'' Mr Booth said. Since the 2000 Olympics, B-doubles could only exit Cosgrove Rd via Punchbowl Rd from 10pm to 6am, which saw them going through Belfield and Greenacre before heading back on to the Hume Highway. ''It was just ridiculous and a waste of our time because we weren't allowed to exit any earlier and we had to drive all the way to Punchbowl Rd, head through Juno Pde and make our way back to the highway and on to Centenary Drive,'' Mr Booth said. ''Not only did it add more time on to our trip but residents were also getting fed up with the noise.'' Mr Booth has been door- knocking residents at the Belfield end of Cosgrove Rd since the Olympics, when the restrictions were put into place for safety reasons. He said residents were happy to see the trucks out. ''Why put us through residential areas when we can get to the Hume Highway in 400m straight?'' Mr Booth said. Help discuss week's issues STRATHFIELD residents are in- vited to be part of the live studio television audience on next week's Q&A program on the ABC. A free bus will be running from Strathfield to the ABC's Ultimo studio on Thursday, August 21, at 7.15pm. The Tony Jones-hosted show brings punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the issues of the week. To be part of the Q&A audience, register on the ABC's website at www.abc.net.au/qanda For more information about the bus from Strathfield, email email@example.com or phone Sophie Mallam on 8333 2284. The bus will return to Strathfield around 11.15pm. David L. Allen Canada Bay Independent ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY • Adjust Council Rates, reflecting 1980's service levels • Encourage: -- Environmentally sustainable businesses -- Independent, non-developer Australian Councils -- Australia's Fauna and Aboriginal Culture -- Free public transport -- Local water and sewerage management Authorised by David L. Allen Phone (0419) 268 583 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 16 MacKenzie St., Concord West 2138 2175243i iww wk7 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 City of Canada Bay Council invites businesses and organisations to sponsor a number of high profile community events and projects including: • Concord Carnival, 19 October 2008, and • Parks and playgrounds in the City of Canada Bay, and • Mayoral Golf Day, 14 November 2008. For more information contact Council's Sponsorship Coordinator on 9911 6555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship packages can also be viewed at Council's website www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au. 2052264i iww wk07 City Of Canada Bay Council SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BEST QUALITY, BEST PRICES, BEST DESIGNS Call for free measure & quotes MOB: 0415 082 840 FAX: 9642 1313 ARTWOOD KITCHENS FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS For all your kitchen & bathroom needs MULTI 2127737iL WK07
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