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SSC Newspaper : November 2010
FREE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES IN OUR PARK -- SEE BACK PAGE Anger as the plan no-one wanted gets green light Feral foxes like the one above are terrorising the bunkers and eeways of the Strath eld Golf Club. Full story on page 3 FREE INSIDE 56 PAGE GOOD FOOD GUIDE Our best restaurants and providores -- See page 2 www.ourstrathfield.com.au • NOVEMBER 2010 FREEWHERE YOUR VOICE MATTERS By Natalie O'Brien Homebush residents are angry that a $29 million high-rise development, which will include a supermarket giant like Coles or Woolworths, is set to be built in the heart of the Homebush shopping village on Burlington Road. Shopkeepers and residents have been campaigning against the project and thought they had secured a victory when developer Remolo Nigro came up with an alternative that everyone seemed to be happy with. But when Nigro took the plan to the Joint Regional Planning Panel ( JRPP), last month, it was refused on the basis that it does not comply with the planning codes for the area. Nigro's new design would have provided home-based businesses, a community centre, an o ce for the local RSL sub-branch and a memorial garden instead of the retail component. e refusal came even a er Strath eld Council director of technical ser vices Patrick Wong verbally told the JRPP meeting that the second design proposal was the preferred option for the site. e Homebush Commi ee has said the run-down building next to David's Fresh has become a "tip" and a haven for "squa ers and vandals". e commi ee's Marlene Doran, also spoke at the JRPP meeting last month telling them all the shopkeepers in the village are in favour of the new plans. "We were going ot get somehting out of it for a change," Marlene told the Scene. But it still didn't get passed and the community has ended up with a development no-one wanted. Read more about the develop- ment in e Big Issue, page 9. • KOREAN • INDIAN • CHINESE • JAPANESE • MIDDLE EASTERN • PUBS • CAFES • PATISSERIES •PRODUCE • SWEETS gdfd Gu ide Str athfeld WHY LOCAL GOLFERS ARE PLAYING IN FEAR BIG ISSUE: How could this happen? Page 9
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