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SSC Newspaper : September 2012
www.ourstrathfield.com.au Strathfield Scene 15 ElEction spEcial Gulian Vaccari LiberaL Party Your Liberal team brings together local residents who have a mix of experience that are committed to returning Council back to the community. By cutting back waste and mismanagement, your Liberal team promises to spend more money on basic local services, including footpaths, roads and community facilities. Determined to protect the residential amenity of our local neighbourhood from high rises, your local Liberals will provide strong leadership to protect the heritage and character of our suburbs. Immediately upon my election, my team and I pledge to work with our State Government colleagues to ease congestion on our local roads and deliver the M4 East extension. I am committed to easing the cost of living on families and local businesses. Providing efficient Council services and establishing a comprehensive CCTV network in our Town Centre to ensure the safety of our residents is my priority. I am committed to establishing a Safety Committee of Council when elected to include residents, businesses and stakeholders. Opposing the overdevelopment and further expansion of the Australian Catholic University will be my team’s utmost priority. Our lOcal plan fOr Strathfield: • Opposing expansions to the Australian Catholic University. • Minimising the cost of the carbon tax on rates and services. • Establishing a Council Safety Committee to reduce crime. • Protecting our local suburbs from overdevelopment through intensive community involvement. • Easing traffic congestion from our local roads by supporting the M4 East extension. Pinkie Leung Unity Party I have been serving the community for 18 years, in the areas of migrant service, ageing and disabilities, family and children. I am also involved in charity work both here and overseas. Currently I am a Case Manager of Anglicare NSW Community Services Centre, specialising in providing service to people with disabilities from different cultural backgrounds. Based on my life experiences I have demonstrated an ability to empower people to seek changes in their living environment. I listen and act upon common issues that affect local residents and advocate for families. In my team I have candidates of Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Anglo-Australian backgrounds to be your voice. if i am elected, i wOuld addreSS the fOllOwing iSSueS: • Support social justice, community and cultural goodwill. • Support small business and advocate for shop owners. • Flemington should be an example of cultural diversity with easy parking , lift at railway station, etc, to make sure it is included in planning. • Provide quality support to elderly residents and community groups with non-English speaking backgrounds, hold meetings with senior residents and ensure safety and access to council services when needed. • More parking and better traffic around the Town Centre. Andrew Soulos United StrathfieLd United Strathfield is the culmination of thoughts by six local residents about issues that should be addressed and goals that should be pursued by Strathfield Council. All of the United Strathfield team are independent and do not belong to any political parties. We are residents of the Strathfield Council area, are concerned about the real issues affecting residents. Our gOalS include: • Maximising economic benefit from the Strathfield Town Centre Master Plan to put Strathfield in the position to fight state or federal impositions that the united Strathfield community may oppose. This includes amalgamation. • Ensuring a sustainable solution optimal for the local community is established in relation to the Australian Catholic University. • A return to Council mowing local nature strips. • Promoting and assisting community groups by easing their financial strain. • Taking guidance from the NSW Police in the best methods to improve safety and crime prevention, and more frequent engagement with NSW Police at all levels of personnel. • A community bus linking residents with local retail areas and transport connections. • Better maintenance of roads and footpaths including rubbish removal and clean-ups. As independents, we will act to ensure that all community feedback received by Council is properly addressed. This feedback and any we receive personally will guide us as representatives of the Strathfield residents and community. Raj Datta Labor Party This council election is not just another council election. This election is about values and principles that each citizen living in Strathfield can choose, and changes each citizen can initiate. I joined the Labor Party many years ago because of its values and principles. I believe it is Labor that acknowledges the ultimate danger to the Australian way of life: if we fail to recognise the humanity in every resident living in Strathfield/Australia. Labor’s principles are designed to help an individual gain opportunities to overcome limitations unfairly imposed by migration, poverty, poor education, health, housing or welfare. This Labor principle echoes and captures something deep within human nature: the desire to be free, the desire to be the best one can be. Friends, over the last six months of my door-knocking I have learnt that the residents of Strathfield need an honest local government treating everyone fairly. I promise that the if Labor wins majority at Strathfield, I shall deliver a clean, efficient and effective local government. My government will serve all residents based on true Labor values of common obligations, common loyalties, common purpose and common destiny. my cOuncil will deliver: • Transparency , integrity and community empowerment. • Improved public and community spaces. • Better local service and facilities. • A focus on public safety and accountability. • We promise to promote equality and social justice. • We will work for all. Helen McLucus StrathfieLd firSt Vote for Strathfield First if you want candidates who live in Strathfield, have experience as current Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Strathfield Council and are 100 per cent community-focused. The role of a Councillor is to meet community needs and deliver the right outcomes to residents. We have a proven track record of delivering for the community. Strathfield First knows what the real issues are because we have been listening to you and working with you. We know how Council works and we understand the histor y. We know what your issues are and on each issue we can tell you which home and street is affected. where we Stand On the iSSueS: • Strathfield First is opposed to any amalgamation proposals for Strathfield. • We will improve safety by continuing the push for a 24 hour Police Station in Strathfield. • We will keep Council as a financially sustainable Council that delivers excellent services and support to residents and local businesses while keeping Council rates stable. • We will improve traffic and parking, including commuter parking areas, more council rangers and the establishment of local precincts to improve communications between residents and Council. • We will ensure quality developments – right development in the right place that comply with Council’s LEP. We present a team that celebrates youth, experience and diversity. We have published phone numbers for all our candidates. No one else has done this. Please feel free to call us. Edward Crematy indePendent I have been a Strathfield resident for over two decades. I offer over 25 years executive experience in organisational management efficiency, policy formulation, customer relationships and service delivery within the NSW Public Sector. in brief, what i Stand fOr: • I am totally independent and am financing my own campaign. I am therefore beholden to no-one other than the residents of Strathfield. I have never belonged to any political party and never will. • On the amalgamation of Strathfield with any other Council: it’s not on – ever! • On Australian Catholic University (ACU) expansion: within a residential context, expansion is not on! Although I would support incorporation of the soon to be vacated educational facilities in Albert Road (ie, the Seventh Day Adventist College and the Catholic Institute of Sydney) into the ACU. • The underlying principle guiding all future developments in Strathfield should be that of community-centred development. High rise development should be sensible and controlled, with an emphasis on the total living environment, not just stacking people on top of each other like sardines for maximum profit. • We have a wonderful multicultural mix in Strathfield, and Council should be bringing together representatives of all the ethnic groups to establish an inclusive and harmonious Strathfield community. • On public safety: let’s have more police on the street – even if Council has to pay for them from elsewhere in the budget.
September Election 2012