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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 20 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 21, 2008 NEWS BRIEFLY Final concept close THE Strathfield Town Centre Master Plan Project is in its final phase. Since the four concept plan options went on public exhibition last year, the council has been undertaking detailed work on the feasibility of the project, including a financial feasibility assessment and also a cost benefit study. ''The process will involve traffic surveying and complex traffic modeling,'' transport consultant Dick van den Dool said. The council will then be able to accurately quantify potential transport benefits of the town centre project, such as bus network time savings. Once the feasibility stage is completed, the council will prepare a final concept plan. Surgeon's not guilty A HOMEBUSH surgeon has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman during a consultation at his Auburn rooms. A jury found Dr Paramalingam Lingathas, 50, not guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of indecent assault following a trial in Parramatta District Court. The complainant alleged that the doctor assaulted her during a consultation in May last year. Murder trial adjourned A SUMMER Hill man accused of killing his wife has appeared in the Supreme Court for the first time. Elie Zeilaa, 72, was not required to enter a plea to murdering Salwa Zeilaa in the couple's Prospect Rd home in February this year. His case was adjourned to September 5. Clean-up sites tour MEMBERS of the public are invited to tour the Rhodes Remediation Projects on Saturday. The tour begins at 10.30am at 40 Walker St, Rhodes. To register your interest in visiting these environmental clean-up sites, call 1800 009 414 or e-mail rhodesremediation@thiess- services.com.au Empower young Muslims MENTORS are required for a new Mission Australia project at various locations specifically working with empowering young Muslim people. Phone George on 9356 8897 or visit email@example.com Handy school dollars RHODES Shopping Centre's School Dollars program has donated more than $100,000 to local schools since its inception. The shopping centre awards schools points for every dollar spent in the centre. This year 16 primary schools and some preschools participated. Concord West Public School recently completed the program and was awarded $5000 in cash to install bike racks and mark the playground for games. Concord West Rhodes Preschool received $4000 this year and plans to use the funds on safety equipment and softfall ground cover. Calling green thumbs CANTERBURY Council has launched the 2008 Spring Garden Competition with a challenge to all green thumbs and gardening enthusiasts. The competition will be judged in nine categories: open garden; flat, villa, townhouse or balcony garden; school, church or community garden; produce garden; garden feature (including roses); native garden; waterwise garden; senior citizens' garden; and kids' garden. For a nomination form visit www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au Prize for website design YOUNG designers aged 12 to 25 can win $500 and showcase their creative talent by entering the 2009 NSW Youth Week Website Design Competition. This year, the NSW Youth Week website generated more than 625,000 hits between January and April. Entries close Friday, September 26. Visit www.youthweek. nsw.gov.au/download/ to download an application form. 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 2051990i iww wk08 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Strathfield Council's Cooks River Restoration Project has again won the Biodiversity Conservation Award at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Cities Awards ceremony, last week. It is the second year in a row that Council has received this award. The award recognises Council's extensive riverbank restoration work completed within the Strathfield Golf Club at Freshwater Park, which included the installation of sandstone rock walling, extensive weed control and the planting of approximately 22,000 plants from 42 different locally indigenous species. These works have contributed to a reduction in erosion and to the re-establishment of native vegetation along the upper Cooks River. The works have also enhanced the aesthetic appeal of the Cooks River foreshore at Freshwater Park. Council was also nominated for the Environmental Education Award for the Go for Green! -- Schools Environmental Education Gala Day, which was held earlier this year. Local government elections will be held on Saturday 13 September. Elections will be held for the election of seven Councillors. Strathfield Council does not have wards. The councillors elected will serve a four year term. Voting is compulsory for all residents in Strathfield Municipality who are registered on the electoral roll. Electors enrolled for Federal and State elections are automatically enrolled for their local Council area. Please note there is no absentee voting in Local Government elections. If you will not be in the Strathfield area you can lodge a postal vote or visit a pre-poll voting centre in the period immediately prior to the election. For information on your nearest polling booth, voting by post or pre-polling, visit the NSW Electoral Commission's website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 135 736. Council Elections The Draft Master Plan for the Powells Creek Open Space Corridor between Pomeroy Street and Parramatta Road is now on public exhibition, until 10 September. The Plan includes a community use area near Pomeroy Street, representations of the natural creek line, community gardens, playground, a dog off leash area, a family picnic/barbeque area, a youth and events area and an active hardcourt area. For further information visit www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on 9748 9999. Powells Creek Draft Master Plan on Exhibition Saturday 23 August 10-11am Mason Park Underwood Road Homebush For further information contact Linda Seeto of Council on 9748 9999. Meet Your Councillor Sessions STRATHFIELD SPRING FAIR Sunday 28 September 10am-6pm Strathfield Park, Homebush & Chalmers Roads Entertainment, 100 stalls, amusement rides Contact Nicole Andary of Council on 9748 9999 What's On An artist's impression of the picnic and barbeque area proposed in the Powells Creek Draft Master Plan. Image courtesy of Clouston Associates. Mayor of Strathfield Paul Barron hosted an afternoon tea for long serving Strathfield-Homebush Uniting Church minister, Rev. Ivan Roberts and his wife Margaret, who are moving interstate early next month.
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