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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 14, 2008 NEWS BRIEFLY Protect business data WOULD your business survive a data loss disaster? Are you backing up your IT system on a regular basis? If you're worried about these issues, don't miss the Managing the Risk of Data Loss seminar in Five Dock Library in Garfield St this Tuesday. It is free to businesses in the Canada Bay area. Presenter Geoff Verco will reveal how to protect business data through appropriate back-up routines and disciplines. The seminar is on Tuesday, August 19 from 9.30am to 11am. Bookings are essential. To reserve a place, call 9911 6524 or email business@canadabay. news.gov.au Car toll on M4 to rise A CPI-indexed toll adjustment on the M4 Motorway will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday, August 23. The toll for Class A vehicles cars and motorcycles will change from $2.20 to $2.75 in line with movements in the CPI. This is the first car toll adjustment on the M4 since 2000. Graffiti removal initiative UNSIGHTLY graffiti on homes in Ashfield will be removed. The council unanimously decided to put in place a service to remove graffiti from the homes of those who cannot financially or physically do it themselves. The service will parallel council's existing lawn- mowing initiative. Bilingual people for poll BILINGUAL people are needed to work at polling places during the local government elections on Saturday, September 13. The NSW Electoral Commission has begun a recruitment drive for about 11,500 casual staff to work at polling places. NSW Electoral Commissioner Colin Barry said: ''We are particularly interested in bilingual people who speak a community language such as Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog and Macedonian.'' Their main duties will be to issue ballot papers to voters, act as ballot box guards, scrutiny assistants and help the returning officer with the count of ballot papers after voting closes. Call 1300 135 736 or go to www.elections.nsw.gov.au Knit away winter cold BEAT the winter cold and get busy with knitting needles. The Knit and Yarn group has been meeting at the Community of Christ, Victoria Rd, Drummoyne, for almost two years. The members have supplied more than 60 rugs to Wrap with Love. Knitters come from various areas and backgrounds, and have contributed and shared their skill and patterns. Newcomers welcome. Phone Val 97135804. Cash help for elderly FAIR Trading Minister Linda Burney has announced $375,000 per annum for the next three years for older residents in supported accommodation. The Aged Care Supported Accommodation Service funding will provide assistance for residents in retirement villages, nursing homes, hostels and boarding houses. ''They will use this much-needed funding from the rental bond board grants program to help give older people access to their rights as residents of supported accommodation and give them a voice when it comes to matters of unfair treatment and dispute,'' she said. Doorknockers needed THE Heart Foundation is urgently calling for 25,000 people to take part in their annual Doorknock Appeal in September. The appeal is a simple and rewarding way to help save lives from cardiovascular disease -- one of Australia's leading killers. Volunteers will be provided with an official identification badge and doorknock receipt book each and be allocated a number of houses to doorknock either in their own street or in their neighbourhood. To volunteer phone 1800 552 255 or register online at www.heartfoundation.org.au/doorknock STRATHFIELD Council Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environment Committee; Social Committee; Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) firstname.lastname@example.org w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au our Community news Cr Paul Barron, Mayor Mayor's message Saturday 16 August 10-11am Strathfield Plaza (space outside St George Bank) For further information contact Linda Seeto of Council on 9748 9999. Meet Your Councillor Sessions 2051990i iww wk07 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL As part of the Cooks River Sustainability Initiative residents in the Strathfield South and Greenacre area will soon receive a Community Water Survey asking for comment regarding stormwater management and the Cooks River. The survey is a great opportunity for residents to get involved in water management in our community and be part of future water planning for the Strathfield South area. Also, just by returning the survey by 3 September residents will go into the draw to win a $100 Coles Group & Myer Gift Card. For more information on the Cooks River Sustainability Initiative, regular updates on project progress and information on storm water issues and water sustainability please visit www. ourriver.com.au or contact Council. The Australian Catholic University and Strathfield Council are proud to present the art of Lee Jong Mok a prominent artist from Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition will be held from 4-23 August at the ACU National Gallery in Strathfield. Entry is free. For further information contact Council on 9748 9999. Korean Artist On Show ACU National Gallery To celebrate Children's Book Week from 18-22 August, the Strathfield Main Library is hosting a monster library quiz on Monday 18 August from 3.45pm. There are some great prizes to be won. For further information contact the library on 8762 0222. Children's Book Week The Strathfield Town Centre Final Draft Concept Master Plan is now on public exhibition until 18 September. In addition, Council will host three Public Information Sessions to present and explain the Draft Final Concept Master Plan. For further information visit w w w.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or contact Roger Brook of Council on 9748 9999. Town Centre Final Draft Master Plan On Exhibition AREA COMMUNITY FORUM STRATHFIELD & HOMEBUSH Wednesday 20 August 6-8pm FREE, Strathfield Town Hall For further information contact Council on 9748 9999 What's On Held every Thursday (except school holidays) until 25 September 10-11am Strathfield Town Hall $5.00 per class For further information contact Elizabeth Graves of Council on 9748 9999 Fitness Classes For Seniors From left: Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Mr Woong- Nam Kim, Mayor Barron, Lee Jong Mok and Prof Jude Butcher of ACU at the ACU National Gallery in Strathfield.
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