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SSC Newspaper : February 2014
ONLINE AT www.ourstrathfield.com.au • FEBRUARY 2014 FREE READ THE LATEST NEWS AT OURSTRATHFIELD.COM.AU By Peter Lynch Homebush West has been singled out for the development of a Masterplan which could become the blueprint for improving the economic development and amenity of the area. The area has been identified as having the most potential of all town centres in Strathfield because of its space and proximity to major transport corridors like the Parramatta Road. The Masterplan would be a “vision document” for the area, providing goals and the potential to attract private investment. The results could include marketing and branding strategies to promote the area. Homebush West already has a thriving shopping and restaurant strip, a station and is close to Sydney Markets. ‘I GAVE MY ALL FOR STRATHFIELD AND AUSTRALIA’ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK WHO IS THE REAL JOE ANTOUN? PAGE 12 NEW HOUSE SALE RECORD PAGE 13 AMALGAMATION: RESIDENTS URGED TO PROTEST SEE PAGE 5 The potential is to woo new visitors, create new attractions and businesses - and more jobs. Strathfield Council has implemented a number of new initiatives, including new street lighting, the reconstruction of footpaths, public safety warnings and the removal of graffitit with Strathfield Rotary. Solar powered street lights and more safety initiatives are planned, including improvements to signage. Six community barbeques have been held to gather information from residents and visitors. It is expected that more consultation exercises will take place, including talks with the local Flemington Business Chamber, transport authorities, police and schools. Full report Page 9; Chinese New Year celebrations Page 20 SEE PAGE 3 DANIELLE O‘BRIEN‘S MESSAGE FROM SOCHI SEE PAGE 4 WET &WILD Our secret oasis NEW BID TO BOOST BUSINESS HOMEBUSH WEST PLAN