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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Rock samples to determine route DRILLING is under way to deter- mine the best route for the State Government's North West Metro rail line. Over the next two months engin- eers will set up 45 bore holes between Rouse Hill and the city to test the strength and moisture content of underground rock. Drill sites will include Darling Harbour, Johnstons Bay, Iron Cove Crossing and Gladesville. Five drilling rigs mounted on trucks and small crews of three to four workers will take rock samples along the 38km route, with floating barges used on har- bour sites. Construction is due to begin in 2010. Chance to catch bike bug ZILKA GROGAN AshBUG members Adrian Emilson and Chris Rissel on their bikes in Haberfield. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP186593 A WEEK-LONG event to promote bicycle use in NSW has raised concerns about cycling facilities in Ashfield municipality. As part of NSW Bike Week, Ashfield Council will host the On Your Bike event later this month. However, a representative from cycling action group AshBUG, Dr Chris Rissel, who lives in Summer Hill, has criticised the council's level of investment in bicycle infrastructure. ''Ashfield Council really needs to have a bike plan and it needs to invest much more than it does in bicycle infrastructure and signage,'' Dr Rissel said. ''It's hard to understand how a council in the inner city has not done more to provide for cycling in the area.'' AshBUG is supporting the coun- cil's On Your Bike event, where it will run a course for new and returning cyclists. The group will also organise an on-road, sup- ported ride. A spokewoman for Ashfield Council said the council under- took a Bicycle Safety and Infra- structure Assessment in 2007. ''Council is currently working on a plan to implement the actions from that assessment and update our existing Bike Plan, which was adopted by the council some years ago,'' she said. The spokewoman also said the council would install the next stage of the Dobroyd Canal Bike Path, from Jegorow Reserve to Reg Coady Reserve this financial year. ''This project will be completed in partnership with the RTA and will complete the route along the foreshore as far as Parramatta Rd,'' she said. The Greenway project would greatly improve bicycle access in the area, she said. ''Ashfield Council is the lead agency implementing a grant for this project, which will include cycleways through this corridor.'' Upgrade on way for playing field THE playing field at Crane St Reserve, Concord, is to be up- graded. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas recently met representa- tives from the NSW AFL and West Harbour Rugby who need help to ensure the reserve is operational for the 2009 season. The Lands Department has agreed to match the council's funding of $25,000 to enable an environmental assessment of the soil condition. The council will establish a working party with representa- tives from NSW AFL, West Har- bour Rugby, Canada Bay Council and Drummoyne MP Angela D'Amore. Two pairs for one low price applies to purchases from the $199 frame range or above. Second pair must be from the same price range of frames and lens range or below. Must be same prescription. Extra options not included - see Clear Price leaflet in your local Specsavers store for details. Model wears SKU 24861601 & SKU 24860543 HBT/S457_MH_BRW Specsavers Burwood: (Formerly known as Vision Centre) Westfield Burwood Shopping Centre, 100 Burwood Road 02 9744 2900 www.specsavers.com.au/burwood IF YOU PAID MORE FOR YOUR LAST PAIR OF GLASSES, YOU SHOULD'VE GONE TO SPECSAVERS. 2 PAIRS MULTIFOCAL GLASSES FROM $349. PRICE INCLUDES FRAMES AND PENTAX MULTIFOCAL LENSES WITH SCRATCH RESISTANT COATING. NOW OPEN in Westfield Burwood Specsavers Optometrists
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