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SSC Newspaper : October 2010
inside: your 4-page pull-out and official program on strathfield’s big day out www.ourstrathfield.com.au • october 2010 FREE where your voice matters by natalie o’brien Disunity could spell disaster for Strathfield Council and some of the municipality ’s ambitious plans, including the $150 million redevelopment of the town square, Strathfield Mayor Tony Maroun has warned. Cr Maroun told the Scene that a cohesive council will be a “key part” in getting the town square project off the ground. “ We need the whole council to work together. It [the town square] is something that we should never politicise,” he says. Cr Maroun was speaking after his re-election as mayor. His name was drawn from a ballot box after a tied vote between him and Cr Keith Kwon. Cr Kwon, the former Deputy Mayor, claimed Cr Maroun breached a deal brokered last year to hand the mayoralty to him in 2010. While the mayor did not wish to comment, sources close to the mayor maintain the deal was not legal and had already been breached. Cr Maroun moved quickly this week to stamp his authority on the council, appointing Cr Paul Barron to the key Planning Committee chair in place of Cr Kwon. Strathfield voters will this month select a crucial seventh council member to replace former representative Danny Lim from a field of four candidates, including two Independents, a Labor and a Liberal candidate. In a wide ranging interview with the Scene, Cr Maroun spoke of his hopes for the important next 12 months in Strathfield. Cr Maroun says he believes the private sector will invest in the town square project when they see it is pushing forward. “Once they see we really mean business, and we are doing something, maybe then they [the private equity partners] will come to the party.” he said. Full interview: Page 7 Prashanth Sellathurai wins gold in Delhi. strathfield’s golden ambassador by leanne elahmad FRESH from his gold medal performance at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Strathfield gymnast Prashanth Sellathurai has agreed to become an ambassador for a major new sports-funding program for schools, it has been revealed. Sellathurai, a member of Australia’s winning gymnastic team in Delhi, has been recruited by the Premier’s Sporting Challenge, which educates school students about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying active. This year the Challenge will provide 14 local schools with more than $72,000 in grants for new sporting equipment. Under the program the NSW government will provide $50 million for schools aross the State to buy new sporting equipment. A total of 14 local schools will receive extra sports funding. Strathfield MP Virginia Judge says the Premier’s Sporting Challenge aims to promote the health and fitness of school students. “We all know how important it is to lead healthy, active lifestyles and school sport gives children important life skills they can take with them into adulthood,” she says. As part of the program, schools compete for a Premier’s Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond Award – indicating the number of hours spent engaging in physical activity. Each school must implement an extensive 10-week sport and physical activity program in order to compete in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge, which last year attracted 158,000 participants from schools across NSW. by-election special page 13 Mayor: ‘We must work together’ Strathfield Park, Homebush Rd Sunday 24 October. 10am-4pm Free return shuttle bus from Strathfield, Homebush and Flemington Stations . 546 Liverpool Road P 9642 5500 ON PRESENTATION OF THIS VOUCHER RECEIVE A LARGE PIZZA FOR $5.00 WHEN YOU PURCHASE A FULL PRICED GAME OF BOWLING. (LIMIT 1 PIZZA PER PERSON, VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010) YOU MUST PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO RECEIVE YOUR PIZZA FOR $5.00 This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. ( THIS PROMOTION IS NOT AVAILABLE WITH OUR $7.00 * GAME DEAL MON - THURS 5 PM TO 8 PM) OFFER AVAIL MON - FRIDAY FROM5PMONLY & ALL DAY SAT AND SUN Getty