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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 27 2008
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 28, 2008 MB NEWS BRIEFLY Dig deep for Vinnies EXPECT a knock on the door this weekend from one of 1200 volunteers supporting the annual Vinnies Doorknock appeal. The appeal aims to raise over $100,000 to support the St Vincent de Paul Society's work across Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Higher bills over the winter months combined with the harsh economic climate, housing stress, rising petrol prices and interest rates are seeing increased calls on the society for assistance. Seeing tax helps VISION Australia has collaborated with the Australian Taxation Office to make the tax help service more readily available to people who are blind or who have impaired vision and are on low incomes. The service is provided by accredited ATO volunteers working out of the Vision Australia Enfield centre. Phone Vision Australia on 1300 847 466 to make an appointment. It is available until October 31. Carers' support group CARING for the disabled or frail is not always easy. The Inner West Carers' Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Burwood Community Centre, Belmore Rd Burwood, from 1.30pm-3pm. Activities include guest speakers, discussions and outings. Afternoon tea is provided. Phone Kyeran on 9744 3955 for details. State awards tipped THE pay and conditions of council employees could be covered by a state rather than Federal award if a recent Queensland case is followed in NSW, the United Services Union has predicted. The Federal Court recently found that Etheridge Council workers in Queensland were not covered by WorkChoices legislation. Track baby names THE most popular baby names since government records began can now be tracked on a State Government website. Parents can browse through the top 10 names for each year since 1900 at www.nsw.gov.au. Last year the most popular baby names were Jack, William, Joshua and Isabella, Ella and Emily. In 1900 the popular names included William, John, George, Leslie, Mary, Dorothy and the unisex Sydney. John and Mary have been favourites since white colonisation. Visit www.bdm.nsw.gov.au for details on family history and birth, death and marriage certificates. Exhibit on Hollows A touring exhibition that celebrates the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows is on show at Campsie Library until September 9. The free exhibition uses pictures and text to outline the passionate ophthalmologist's life and achievements, and the continuing work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. Campsie Library is at 14-28 Amy St. 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 wk09 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Council is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2008 Community Grants Program. Last year as part of this initiative, Council awarded 14 grants under the program, which included the Greater Metro Domestic Violence Action Group, Homebush- Strathfield Meals on Wheels, Inner West Neighbour Aid Inc and St Anne's Anglican Church Playgroup. Council invites applications from non-profit community groups in the Municipality, and grants are limited to a maximum of $500 per group. Applications will be accepted until close of business until 1 October. Guidelines and an application form are available on Council's website, or contact Elizabeth Graves of Council on 9748 9999. Council is inviting owners of heritage listed properties (excluding commercial and government owned properties) to apply for a Heritage Grant. Applications are open until close of business on Tuesday 9 September. Applications are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, the Strathfield Main Library or can be downloaded from Council's website ww w.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. For further information contact Roger Brook of Council on 9748 9999. Heritage Grants Now Open Council would like to advise residents that construction of the new Strathfield South Community and Library Centre at Edwards Park is now underway. This new centre on completion will provide residents in the south of Strathfield with expanded library services and community meeting facilities. For further details about the progress of this project visit Council's website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or contact Council on 9748 9999. Strathfield South Community and Library Centre Update 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 An artist's impression of the picnic and barbeque area proposed in the Powells Creek Draft Master Plan. Image courtesy of Clouston Associates. Saturday 30 August 10-11am Homebush West Shops (space outside Tan Hun Long, Shop 12A/12 Henley Rd) 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 and Chalmers Roads Entertainment, stalls, free amusement rides Contact Nicole Andary of Council on 9748 9999 What's On WANT LONGER LASTING SEX? www.amiaustralia.com.au Advanced Medical Institute AMI Group: Australia • New Zealand • China • Indonesia Are you unable to gain or maintain an Erection? Do you suffer from Premature Ejaculation? Do you long for the Sexual Satisfaction of your Youth? 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