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SSC Newspaper : February 2012
Hot property New columnist Steve Devine on what to buy and when to buy it full story Page 23 Food of love Local chefs share recipes to make you want more amour full story Page 24 Uni anger ACU’s expansion plans make local residents see red full story Page 3 INSIDE chIlDcarE coStS Soar Page 21 FREE A decade of growth By Peter Lynch Developers and residents have expressed keen interest in the strath- field local environment plan, call- ing council for further details of the sweeping 10-year blueprint for building in the area. Higher-density residential devel- opment along parramatta road, increased building heights at the Town Centre, a food hub next to sydney Markets and new business parks to attract jobs are among the highlights. events such as weekend markets on the Town square and a mixed business and residential area are pro- posed in Homebush, north of the railway station. Bushland, including Cox’s Creek reserve and Mason park Wetlands, is to be rezoned to help endangered species such as the green and gold bell frog. The plan is on public show until 23 March, after which residents’ sub- missions will be considered. Mayor of strathfield Cr paul Bar- ron encouraged residents to get in- volved, saying: “The eight-week pub- lic exhibition period is for the community to give us feedback be- fore the plan is approved.” strategic planning manager David Hazeldine said developers were just waiting to see the final plan before committing investment funds. Our building blueprint for the next decade sparks keen interest from investors YouNg achIEvErS bEYoND rEpaIr? Local schools score best results Page 13 Engineer to decide Camden Lodge’s fate Page 4 onLine at www.ourstrathfield.com.au • feBruary 2012 full reports, mAp Pages 6-7 hAve your sAy at www.ourstrathfield.com.au