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4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 18, 2008 MB COUNCIL ELECTIONS www.innerwestweekly.com.au John Faker, with wife Julie and daughter Taylor, is pleased to have been re-elected to Burwood Council. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~P0613592 Burwood voters stay true to Labor SHIREEN KHALIL JOHN Faker says he is deter- mined to continue to serve the Burwood community. ''I'm very humble with the swing the Labor Party received and the trust the community put into us,'' he said. ''This means we have to con- tinue with the hard work to keep delivering the basic services to the community and ensure we are a very functional and inclusive council.'' At this stage he is not sure if he will be re-elected mayor, however he said he would continue with his major policy of having the roads and footpaths repaired, CCTV cameras installed and begin the construction of the new library and auditorium centre. Cr Faker said one of the main challenges for the council was to ensure the new members were briefed on all issues. He congratulated those newly elected and hoped they would work with his team. Resident group Burwood Com- munity Voice (BCV) is celebrating a third consecutive term on Burwood Council after securing one of the five decided spots of the seven-seat council. Newly-elected councillor Lesley Furneaux-Cook said the group got the votes they were hoping for despite the strong showing from the Greens and the Liberals. Ms Furneaux-Cook said the re- sult had established BCV as a significant political force that would be seeking to put the finances back on track, reclaim planning powers over the town centre, and fight tough planning laws and the metro strategy. Liberal John Sidoti was also among those elected. Tsirekas is in the hot at Canada Angelo Tsirekas COUNTING continues in all local government areas in the Inner West. Despite strong polling, Canada Bay Liberal candidate Michael Megna conceded defeat early in the race for mayor to Labor's Angelo Tsirekas. ''I congratulate returned Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and look forward to our increased and invigorated team working to improve the services and lifestyle of the resi- dents of the City of Canada Bay for a further four years,'' Cr Megna said in a statement early on Sunday morning. After distribution of preferences on Tuesday, Cr Tsirekas gained 14,642 or 40 per cent of the vote, to Cr Megna's 34 per cent. Cr Tsirekas said: ''I'm very pleased and humbled''. ''I'm very excited about having the opportunity to work for Canada Bay for another four years.'' Asked why he thought the Labor vote in Canada Bay had remained strong unlike in other NSW electorates, he said: ''I'm very grateful that the vote has come strongly back endorsing me and my team. ''I think we have listened and communicated and been very re- sponsive to the needs of the com- munity.'' Among his top priorities for his next term of office are ''continuing the strong financial management'' of the council and seeking an audience with the new Premier about plans for a second Victoria Rd Bridge. Before preferences, Cr Michael Cantali has captured only 5 per cent of the vote, which looks like ending his stint as the longest- serving Canada Bay councillor. CaesarStone for the price ofLaminate!* Impala Bathrooms NOW OPEN www.impala.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS kitchens & bathrooms World Class Kitchens and Bathrooms Made in Sydney PENNANT HILLS 370 Pennant Hills Rd (Cnr Fisher Ave) Ph: 9483 2222 DRUMMOYNE 125 Victoria Rd Ph: 9819 6915 *Conditions Apply. *Not Available in conjunction with any other offer. Conditions Apply. Bld. Lic. No. 151088C Then we can help! Our centre is run by caring & qualified animal physiotherapists & we have Sydney's first underwater treadmill for dogs! Excellent for treating injuries, weight loss & general fitness. Does your animal suffer from • back or neck pain • arthritis • require post- op rehabilitation • or sports injuries? 56a Moore St LEICHHARDT 9560 9262 or 0408 229 341 www.sydneyanimalphysiotherapy.com 2023710i iww wk52 Are you different or unique in any way? Are you ready for fun & excitement working in film & TV? Regarded as one of Australia's biggest and busiest talent agencies MCTV has worked on jobs such as McDonalds, Bonds, Big W, Best & Less, Plus films including Wolverine, Mission Impossible and Candy. Check out www.mctv.com.au for more info P: 8720 8111 E: email@example.com MCT V MANAGEMENT GROUP GWW 2058087iL WK12
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