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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 14, 2008 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Henry, Sophie, Scott and Rebecca try out the new playground equipment at Drummoyne Public School. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP175354 Small fry's big lunch shelter challenge THE big kids from Drummoyne Public School have been treated to a new playground, and now the Kindy kids want one too. Work on the ''forest'', a treed playing area that has been popu- lar with students, was completed in June. Parents and friends of the school have raised enough funds to continue onto the next stage, a playground area for older students. After that, the money runs out. As part of the Small Change for Small Fry initiative launched by the P&C, the school's youngest students hope to raise enough funds to build new lunch shelters. Small change jars have popped up throughout Drummoyne, and students aim to collect $45,000. ''We have raised funds to com- plete the forest area and to re- store another area of the play- ground for senior students, but we simply don't have funds for the kindy lunch shelters without the community's support,'' P&C president Elaine Dyson said. ''Around $45,000 is needed for the shelters. That's almost one million five cent coins, but I'm sure we can do it if the com- munity works together.'' The biggest fundraising event of the year, the school's fete, will be held on Sunday, August 31. Voters have chance to voice ideas FIONA BRADY INNER West residents are invited to attend two public forums organ- ised by political parties, this Sunday. Have your say on the future of the Summer Hill mill site at a community forum organised by Summer Hill ALP. The site's new owners, EG Prop- erty, will outline their initial thoughts on its redevelopment. ''It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get this development right,'' said Alex Lofts, east ward Labor candidate for Ashfield Council. ''Local Labor has organised this forum so that the community can give their voice about the type of development we want. ''We can't sit back and let developers have free rein.'' EG Property executive chair- man Michael Easson will speak at the event, as will Dr Susan Thompson, program head of plan- ning and urban development at the University of NSW, who will explain avenues for constructive community consultation. The forum will be held at Sum- mer Hill Community Centre, 131 Smith St at 2.30pm. The Greens are hosting a public meeting on Sunday to discuss the impact of the new planning laws on the Inner West. Sylvia Hale MLC and environmentalist Jack Mundey will be among the guest speakers. ''The Greens op- posed the new laws which allow the State Government to override local council involvement in planning decisions about their community,'' Ms Hale said. ''It will lead to increased dis- putes between neighbours and it will open the door for an even greater level of corruption in what is already a corrupt planning system.'' Residents can meet local Greens candidates for the forthcoming elections. The forum will be held in the Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St at 2.30pm. The Draft Final Concept Master Plan for the Town Centre is a culmination of listening to the Community and including the Community's ideas in the Plan. This is part of Council's long term commitment to revitalise and upgrade the Town Centre to be a place for all our community, as well as being a sustainable place. Further information regarding the Strathfield Town Centre Project is available on Council's website at www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au, or by contacting Council's Strategic Planning Coordinator, Roger Brook on 9748 9999. How To Make Comment You are invited to view the Strathfield Town Centre - Draft Final Concept Master Plan and to provide your comments in writing by Thursday 18 September 2008. Submissions should be addressed to: The General Manager, PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135, or faxed to 9764 1034, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The plan for the Town Centre offers: • New enlarged and level town square • New Town Centre Park • A better bus interchange with improved access • Improved retail opportunities • New community facilities • Better access to the railway station • Sustainable Water Management • Energy Efficient Design • Better parking • Improved safety and security • Better access for the mobility impaired Council has resolved that the Draft Final Concept Master Plan is to be placed on public exhibition from 7 August to 18 September 2008. Public Exhibition Locations: The Draft Final Concept Master Plan and supporting information will be available for you to look at in the following locations: • Strathfield Council Customer Service Centre, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield (8.30am -- 4.30pm Monday -- Friday) • Strathfield Central Library, cnr Rochester and Abbotsford Road, Homebush (normal business hours) • Council Website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au A Korean interpreter will be available at each of the Public Information Sessions to assist community members as required. Public Information Sessions You are invited to the following Public Information Sessions where the Draft Final Concept Master Plan will be explained in detail: • Thursday 14 August -- Strathfield Library, Iron Bark Room -- 2pm -- 4pm afternoon session -- 6pm -- 8pm evening session • Saturday 16 August -- Strathfield Square, 9am -- 3pm DISCLAIMER: This plan is for illustrative purposes only. Full details of the Draft Concept Master Plan are available at the Public Exhibition locations. 2115075i iww wk7
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