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SSC Newspaper : December 2015
NEWS 4 Strathfield Scene DECEMBER 2015 COUNCIL NEWS COUNCILLOR DANIEL BOTT Tel 9748 9924 Fax 9748 9902 email@example.com. gov.au MEET YOUR COUNCILLORS COUNCILLOR HELEN McLUCAS Tel 0406 703 044 Fax 9764 1034 helen.mclucas@strathfield. nsw.gov.au MAYOR SANG OK Tel 0427 090 895 Fax 9764 1034 firstname.lastname@example.org COUNCILLOR RAJ DATTA Tel 0432 457 129 Fax 9764 1034 email@example.com. gov.au COUNCILLOR GULIAN VACCARI Tel 0498 201 304 Fax 9764 1034 gulian.vaccari@strathfield. nsw.gov.au DEPUTY MAYOR ANDREW SOULOS Tel 0427 507 837 Fax 9764 1034 andrew.soulos@strathfield. nsw.gov.au COUNCILLOR STEPHANIE KOKKOLIS Tel 0427 521 467 Fax 9764 1034 stephanie.kokkolis@strathfield. nsw.gov.au COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS Tuesday 2 February 2016 Ordinary Council at 7pm, Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road Tuesday 16 February 2016 Planning Committee at 6.30pm Ironbark meeting room, Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush Meet Your Councillors Every Saturday, 10am-11am, Council Chambers, Strathfield. Please contact Council by 4pm on the Friday preceding the session to make an appointment. 5 December – Cr Bott 12 December – Cr Vaccari FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 9748 9999. PLEASE CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE BY 4PM FRIDAY SHOULD YOU WISH TO BOOK. 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. In brief 2016 PROGRAM New Twilight Tours for seniors Strathfield Council and Access Sydney Transport will be running Twilight Tours outings for seniors again in 2016. Council has released its program for next year, which includes a number of repeat appearances, such as the Vivid Festival and Christmas Lights. There are also some brand new outings that have joined the program. This is a great opportunity for seniors to get out and about and meet people. The program is available on Council’s website, strathfield.nsw.gov.au GO4FUN PROGRAM Helping kids tackle childhood obesity The Go4Fun program will be returning to Strathfield next year to help tackle childhood obesity. The program, which is for the entire family, helps children who have sedentary habits and a tendency to be overweight. As a result of weight gains, many of these children suffer adverse impacts to their self-esteem and the impacts of this can be far reaching. It can also give rise to bullying and social isolation for the child. The program runs twice a year and will commence on January 30, 2016. It is a free program and open to children aged between seven and 13 years. For more information or to register your child, call 1800 780 900. PEST WORKSHOP Sustainable pest control Strathfield Council is running a series of two-hour workshops to help residents tackle household issues that can be expensive to address. The program will help you control pests around the home using sustainable and environmentally safe methods, which will also save money. The free workshops cover management of pests such as cockroaches, termites, rats and mice. For more information, contact Council on 9748 9999. WINNING HSC ART ON SHOW By Bernadette Chua Residents of the Courallie Avenue Precinct are petitioning to keep the Austin Park pedestrian tunnel open, following notification that the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) plans to close it. Resident Peter Pillai said many elderly residents use the tunnel as a crossing to access Sydney Markets, Flemington railway station and Flemington shops. “ There are many older people who use the tunnel and while I don’t use the tunnel personally, I have seen a lot of less-able people trying to make their way to the tunnel,” he said. Strathfield Council will support the residents. After meeting with more than 200 residents last month, Councillor Raj Datta raised a motion that council should write to the premier, the roads minister and the shadow minister for roads asking for an alternative plan so residents can keep their access to Flemington market and the station. Cr Datta proposed several options, including an overhead bridge or tunnel, traffic signals or a pedestrian overpass. “Austin Park is a key access point for thousands of residents living in the Courallie Avenue Precinct. It is unfair for the state government and RMS to close the tunnel without providing a solution to this problem, especially when there are many elderly people and children that use the tunnel,” said Cr Datta. Councillor Gulian Vaccari agreed something needs to be done urgently for the residents. “ When this area is fully developed, it is going to be one of the most densely populated areas in Sydney,” said Cr Vaccari “It is time for an overhead bridge or an underground tunnel.” Council supports residents’ fight to keep Austin Park tunnel open This year’s Strathfield Council HSC Art Exhibition features some of the best sculptures, paintings and drawings from schools in the area. For the second year in a row, students from Strathfield’s sister city, Gapyeong, also sent artwork to be part of the exhibition. Local artist Kevin Hill returned as a guest judge for the exhibition. These are the winners. BEST IN EXHIBITION Kristina Srzich, The McDonald College BEST IN EXHIBITION, SCHOOL The McDonald College RUNNER UP Jennifer Zhuang, Strathfield Girls High School BEST PAINTING Cathy Sun, Strathfield Girls High School BEST SCULPTURE Maria Chrysostamou, Strathfield Girls High School BEST DRAWING/MIXED MEDIA Ryan Trainor, St Patrick’s College YEAR 11 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD Fataj Khan, Australian International Academy HSC Art Exhibition, until December 7, 10am-4pm. Strathfield Town Hall. Cost: Free Examples of the HSC art exhibited