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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Cher turns trash into treasure LAUREN MURADA Ashfield's artist-in-residence Cher Breeze is holding workshops at Thirning Villa. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP186567 THIRNING Villa has a new artist- in-residence and she is ready to help kids turn trash into treasure. Cher Breeze will be running free workshops for children in Ashfield until October, with a focus on recycled materials. ''The workshops will give them an opportunity to make their mark by telling their story through art,'' Breeze said. The professional artist is from Halfway Creek in NSW and has a background in sculpting, print- making, painting and photography. Breeze said she was drawn to the three-month residency because of the community-based focus of the program. ''I believe art should be accessible to everyone regardless of whether you have an art background or not,'' she said. ''I think it's great that the program is free and provides a forum for the community to meet and greet, create friendships, express themselves and just have fun.'' After-School Art is held on Thursdays for young artists aged 10-15 and will focus on developing skills and creating sculptures using recycled materials. Jump in Joeys is held on Tuesday mornings for toddlers, however parents must attend. Workshops will be held throughout the October school holidays, with completed works to be exhibited at the council's Carnival of Cultures. An exhibition will be held at Thirning Villa on October 4 and 5. For a workshop timetable visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au or phone 9716 1866. Revamp for oval's a big hit FIONA BRADY THE major upgrade of Drummoyne Oval will be one of the first matters considered by the incoming Canada Bay Council at their first meeting on October 21. In August 2007 the Inner-West Weekly reported plans for the oval to stage televised matches -- in- cluding the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup. The upgrade will include the installation of broadcast-standard lighting for night matches and an electronic scoreboard. A spokeswoman for Canada Bay Council said submissions about the Draft Management Plan were being assessed and a report would be presented at the first council meeting after the local govern- ment election. ''Subject to the adoption of the Plan of Management, council will then prepare a development appli- cation for the installation of broadcast lighting as the first stage of implementing the plan,'' she said. ''It is anticipated that the devel- opment application will be adver- tised and considered by council towards the end of this calendar year. ''Subject to the DA and associ- ated conditions, tender documents will then be prepared to progress the works.'' The ground, home to Sydney Cricket Club (formerly UTS- Balmain) since 1946, already hosts one-day domestic matches and was where former Australian cap- tain Steve Waugh scored a ton for NSW in 2003. It has also been home to the Drummoyne District Rugby Foot- ball Club since 1931. Drummoyne State Labor MP Angela D'Amore said the upgrade would be a major boost for the clubs involved. ''The upgrade will enable night time use of the grounds, and importantly, allow cricket and football to be televised,'' she said. ''The improved facilities will allow a broader range of events to be held at the oval.'' Following an extensive design and public consultation process to revitalise and upgrade the Strathfield Town Centre, Strathfield Council has finalised the 'Strathfield Town Centre -- Draft Final Concept Master Plan'. Council has resolved for the draft plan 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 is available from the following locations: • Strathfield Council Customer Service Centre, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield (8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday) • Strathfield Main Library, cnr Rochester and Abbotsford Road, Homebush (normal business hours) •C o u n c i lW e b s i t e : www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 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. 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. For further information please contact Roger Brook of Council on 9748 9999. Further information regarding the Strathfield Town Centre Project is available on Council's website: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au, or by contacting Council's Strategic Planning Coordinator, Roger Brook on 9748 9999. DISCLAIMER: This plan is for illustrative purposes only. Full details of the Draft Concept Master Plan are available at the Public Exhibition locations. 2026401i iww wk10
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