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SSC Newspaper : February 2012
8 Strathfield Scene news february 2012 council news In Brief CounCillor Helen McluCas T 0406 703 044 email@example.com CounCil and Committee meetings First tuesday of the month Ordinary Council at 7pm, Council Chambers, 65 Homebush road, Strathfield second tuesday of the month Planning Committee at 6pm. Iron bark meeting room, Strathfield Library and Information Centre. 65-67 rochester St, Homebush third tuesday of the month (as required) • environmental Committee • Social Committee • economic Committee CounCillor Tony Maroun T 0411 372 111 F 9764 1034 firstname.lastname@example.org CounCillor Bill Carney Deputy Mayor of strathfield T 9267 7546 F 9264 6667 email@example.com CounCillor Paul Barron Mayor of strathfield T 9748 9924 F 9748 9902 firstname.lastname@example.org CounCillor KeiTH Kwon T 9715 2500 F 9715 2400 email@example.com CounCillor sunDar eswaran T 0411 651 025 F 9763 7360 CounCillor HoPe BreTT-Bowen T 0423 777 734 F 9764 1034 firstname.lastname@example.org street hazard Crackdown on trailers backed Strathfield Council is supporting Woollahra Council’s plea to the state government to enforce a time limit on parking registered trailers, boat trailers and advertising trailers. Mayor Paul Barron said advertising trailers are a hazard for residents as well as an eyesore. “There is an advertising trailer parked on my street and I can’t even see down the road,” he told February ’s council meeting. “These things are extremely dangerous.” Deputy Mayor Bill Carney added: “Our street sweepers can’t even clean the street properly. [The trailers] take up resident parking and are a general nuisance.” facilities upgrade Cafe mooted at cycleway Strathfield Council is investigating the possibility of a new cafe for runners, tennis players and cyclists along the Bay- to-Bay cycleway. The spot is a popular rest area for users of the Bay-to-Bay Walk and the council is looking to provide better facilities. fees saga Lim must wait for his money Former Strathfield councillor Danny Lim will be paid his allowance for the time he served on council. But because it is unbudgeted this year, payment will be made in the new financial year. Lim resigned from the council in 2010. Please call 9748 9924 for further information. Business papers for council and committee meetings are available from council’s customer service centre, public libraries and at www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au – from the saturday prior to each meeting. By Bernadette Chua Inamove that sparked debate and saw a councillor walk from the chamber, Strathfield Council has deferred a decision to sponsor the 2012 Olde Fashioned May Fun Fair. Cr Keith Kwon packed his bag and left the council chamber before a vote was taken on the event, run by the Strathfield Chamber of Commerce. Cr Helen McLucas called for further investigations into the numbers of people who attend the fair given the cost of it. “Strathfield Council already has two community events, which we spend a lot of money on. We have the Strathfield Spring Festival and the Food Festival, which are both events that are highly rated by the community,” she said. “ We have to now consider the allocation of resources and the May Fair could be funded by local businesses rather than the council.” A report to the council suggested revenue from fees not being charged for the events would amount to $13,522, but accepted the real cost to the council for road closures and staff was $3500. The event, in its third year, sets an attendance target of 9000. Kwon objected, saying sponsoring the event would have little impact on the council’s budget. “The event is loved by the community, as everyone can see by the attendance over the past two years,” he said. “The May Fair should go ahead and it is unfair to the organiser if we keep postponing the matter.” A council report, however, maintained that recent research for the 2025 Community Plan indicated the community did not rate some events highly. The chamber had requested that the council close the northern end of The Boulevarde from the intersection of Parnell Street, the section of Churchill Avenue in Strathfield Square and closing the taxi rank. Deputy mayor Cr Bill Carney was concerned the event did not promote local businesses. “The May Fair is not our event and it seems a lot of the businesses that support the event are not Strathfield businesses,” he said. “It is not a council event and before we can approve funding, all the facts and figures need to be looked at because this is ratepayers’ money which we would be using.” The chamber said it could not respond at this time. Reaching out to Queensland Walkout over May Fair delay THE Queensland region adopted by Strathfield in the wake of last year’s devastating floods has been hit hard again and residents here are being urged to dig deep to help. Somerset, west of Brisbane, was still struggling to rebuild when the floodwaters returned with a venge- ance last month. Late last year Strathfield Coun- cil organised a Christmas toys and presents appeal. The collection of toys was a big success and many residents donated gifts at the coun- cil’s Christmas street party. Mayor Paul Barron said the pre- vious appeal was a great help to the Somerset community. “The Christmas Toy Appeal saw a great response from the commu- nity, with some generous giving from Strathfield families,” he said. “This is just one of the ways council is providing support to the com- munity of Somerset Council, with a number of other initiatives to be rolled out this year,” he said. The council will continue the collection throughout the year through the Red Cross Queensland Flood Recovery Program. Local businesses and community groups will raise funds to support the cost of textbooks for pupils from Patrick Estate School, north of Ips- wich. About 40 students require books that cost a total of $50 a year. Other groups such as the Strath- field Men’s Shed, the Strathfield Rotary and the St Vincent De Paul Society are in discussions with Somerset community groups. RunnERS, dog walkers and even commuters may be able to use water bottle refill stations after the resounding success of a first trial in Strathfield Park. Council is considering Mason Park and Strathfield Square as two potential sites for new trials, after hearing that the park station dis- pensed 50 litres a day, the equiva- lent of some 20-25 plastic bottles. Strathfield Mayor Cr Paul Bar- ron, said more water stations will prevent more bottles from going into landfill. “Lots of runners, cyclists and park users are filling up their bottles,” he said. “ We’re eliminating a lot of bottles from going to the tip, which is a great thing for the environment and a great thing for Strathfield.” All the fun of the fair: kids visit the SES display at last year’s event. Filling stations: replacing plastic bottles. Eau what a success