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SSC Newspaper : May 2012
Strathfield Scene 3 news www.ourstrathfield.com.au Blackspot fix-up Strathfield pioneers NBN network By Sarah Macklin Cash from Sydney Ports will help up- grade Australia’s worst accident blackspot at the junction of Cosgrove and Liverpool Roads in Strathfield. After opening a logistics centre at Enfield, Sydney Ports has set aside $300,000 as a com- munity contribution, Strathfield Council heard this week. After 57 crashes at the site, the council wants to upgrade the intersections of Cosgrove Road and Cleveland Street, Pilcher Street and Hope Street as soon as possible. It wants to build roundabouts at these inter- sections to make it safer for traffic on minor streets to enter and exit Cosgrove Road. The roundabouts will cost between $160,000 and $120,000 each, the council heard. Under the federal Black Spot program, work will also be carried out to install signs, paint dou- ble centre lines, install a high-friction road sur- face and add a wire rope barrier, as reported in last month’s Scene. Strathfield Council also voted this week to in- stall a roundabout at the junction of The Cres- cent and Bridge Road, Homebush. This would slow down traffic and help the movement of large vehicles, the council heard. Two more roundabouts will also be installed at The Crescent and Subway Lane in Homebush and at Arthur and Pemberton Streets in Home- bush West. STraTHfIELd WILL be among the first to reap the benefits from the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout. Work is scheduled to commence on June 12 to provide 2,900 premises in Strathfield, Home- bush and Homebush West with access to high speed broadband and telephone services. Strathfield will be connected to the NBN’s fi- bre network. NBN Co claims that this internet access is necessary as our usage increases. “The technology we utilised five years ago... is no longer viable today. Consequently, we cannot assume that what we use today will be adequate in the next few years. We expect that fibre will al- low for growth and development in the future.” The NBN will increase residents’ access to faster internet, revolutionising business. An NBN truck will pull into Strathfield in early June to show how families and businesses can benefit from the broadband access. train for fun run Students from Queensland are among those competing in the third Cooks River Fun Run on June 24. Now a major event on the Strathfield Council calendar, the fun run has been a huge hit and is now in its third year. A party of 24 students and four teachers from Marist College Ashgrove in Queensland are among the latest to register for the run. Last year 273 people took part in courses of either 5 kilometres or 10 kilometres along the foreshores of the Cooks River in South Strathfield. battle on the greens TV viewers can see Strathfield croquet players battle rugby league giant Steve “Blocker” Roach in a fun-filled segment on Channel One’s The Game Plan. Keen player Brian Doughan, pictured above left, challenged Blocker to a croquet match on the greens at Redmyre Road this week. A film crew arrived on Tuesday afternoon to film the segment – “with unexpected mishaps that all added to the fun,” said the club’s Ruth Bridger. For registrations and further details, visit www.cooksriverfunrun.com.au.