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SSC Newspaper : November 2013
would undertake remediation without guarantees, fearing the cost would would be too high. Mayor Daniel Bott told colleagues at this month’s council meeting of the win. “It has been an unbelievable challenge and a lot of hard work has gone in over the years by many councillors,” he said. “This is a substantial win for Strathfield Council. I would like to congratulate the general manager and staff on the hard work that they have put in over the years to ensure the success of the land transfer of the Arnott’s site.” The deal means the council will be able to start on the Powells Creek Master Plan. FULL STORY PAGE 6 STATE FUNDS $5m FOR PARK By Bernadette Chua Residents living around the contaminated Arnott’s site in Homebush have had a huge victory after the State Government agreed to fund up to $5 million of the remediation works. The move means plans for a new 1.68ha recreation area can move ahead, after a campaign lasting more than a decade by Strathfield Council. The Arnott’s site at 15 Parramatta Road was so badly polluted that neither the state nor Strathfield EXCLUSIVE By Peter Lynch Premier Barry O’Farrell has virtually ruled out Strathfield as an amalgamation target, giving campaigners hope that the threat will be lifted soon. In an exclusive interview with the Strathfield Scene, Mr O’Farrell insisted: “I don’t think it’s clear in the report to date what the benefits are for communities like Strathfield if they are amalgamated.” The Local Government Review, chaired by Professor Graham Sansom, last month submitted its report on the findings of a consultation exercise. Their earlier submission suggested Strathfield should be amalgamated with Burwood, Ashfield, Canada Bay and even Marrickville and Leichhardt to form a “super council”. Strathfield is bitterly opposed to any such move, with the council backing a Save Our Strathfield campaign with $50,000 of funding. But Mr O’Farrell appeared VICTORY NO CASE TO MERGE: PREMIER DAILY MEGA CHRISTMAS RAFFLES - more than $100,000 in prize value to be won 24/11 - 24/12. All club raffles include 20 hams & over 55 prizes for each raffle (not incl. Monday raffles) Club Burwood R.S .L . - 96 shaftesbury Rd, Burwood Ph: 8741 2888 clubburwood.com.au PLUS SANTA SUPER RAFFLES - over $12,000 in prize value to be won 1/12 & 8/12 drawn 8pm WIN electrical goods, hams, alcohol, toys & gift cards! TURN TO PAGE 5 OURSTRATHFIELD.COM.AU FREE INSIDE ONLINE AT www.ourstrathfield.com.au • NOVEMBER 2013 FREE 2013 NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR AWARDS FINALIST KOREAN CHINESE VIETNAMESE INDIAN JAPANESE PUBS & PROVIDORES CAFES, BAKERIES & DESSERTS Strathfield Guide 2 014 GOOD FOOD 56 PAGES CELEBRATING OUR GREAT CHEFS OUR NEW PARK PLAN • Council has grants for two new basketball/ netball courts • The reserve will have raised timber boardwalk • A new bicycle path will include a bike rack • Installation of public art, including pylon and “Bowling Ball” inspired art • New barbeque area with two cooking plates • New water features Mayor Daniel Bott at the Arnott’s site