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July 22, 2014

State MP clashes with John Faker over station security

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli claims Burwood Mayor John Faker has finally revealed he is a state election candidate.

But in a continuation of the guessing game The Labor Party is playing over a candidate for the seat, the man himself continued his stance of " no comment" when asked if he was going to make a tilt at State Parliament.

July 22, 2014

State MP clashes with John Faker over station security

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli claims Burwood Mayor John Faker has finally revealed he is a state election candidate.

But in a continuation of the guessing game The Labor Party is playing over a candidate for the seat, the man himself continued his stance of " no comment" when asked if he was going to make a tilt at State Parliament.

July 4, 2014

State MP Charles Casuscelli has already started campaigning for the March election, with a boundary change bonus and no Labor opponent in sight.

Charles Casuscelli is a very lucky man. Nine months out from an election, the first-term MP for Strathfield still has no Labor opponent contesting his position. And boundary changes imposed by the NSW Electoral Commission have delivered him what looks like a windfall: he has jettisoned part of Ashfield, where he was unpopular, in return for part of North Strathfield, where he has a chance of picking up votes.

His tight margin has actually increased in his favour by 2 per cent. But nothing is certain in politics, particularly in NSW.

July 4, 2014

State MP Charles Casuscelli has already started campaigning for the March election, with a boundary change bonus and no Labor opponent in sight.

Charles Casuscelli is a very lucky man. Nine months out from an election, the first-term MP for Strathfield still has no Labor opponent contesting his position. And boundary changes imposed by the NSW Electoral Commission have delivered him what looks like a windfall: he has jettisoned part of Ashfield, where he was unpopular, in return for part of North Strathfield, where he has a chance of picking up votes.

His tight margin has actually increased in his favour by 2 per cent. But nothing is certain in politics, particularly in NSW.

December 10, 2013

It's been a busy year for our local, state and federal politicans but they take the time out this festive season to wish Strathfield all the best for the new year.

 

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, this is an opportune time to reflect on the past year at Strathfield Council.

2013 has seen the completion of some great projects. New playgrounds have been installed in Austin Park and Drew Street Reserve, and a new amenities block built at Begnell Oval. The Laker Reserve Community Garden was recently opened, and council has begun the process of developing the Australian and Korean Memorial Gardens at Bressington Park.

October 11, 2013

Council studies legal action against the state over green space

Jenny Maddocks peppers her conversation with the acronyms of a planning professional. The Enfield resident moves deftly between a fat and well-thumbed file of photographs, health reports and traffic surveys, pointing out a hazard here, a broken promise there.

After battling the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre for over a decade, she probably knows the facility better than any employee.

October 11, 2013

Council studies legal action against the state over green space

Jenny Maddocks peppers her conversation with the acronyms of a planning professional. The Enfield resident moves deftly between a fat and well-thumbed file of photographs, health reports and traffic surveys, pointing out a hazard here, a broken promise there.

After battling the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre for over a decade, she probably knows the facility better than any employee.

February 17, 2013

Real estate agent predicts $128 million property loss as residents talk of drugs, condoms and living in fear.

Residents fighting the Australian Catholic University expansion plans are considering an appeal to halt the verdict of the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) until a court ruling on student numbers.

The council-backed court case claiming the ACU has been in breach of its student numbers cap was put back until May last month to await a PAC decision.

February 17, 2013

Real estate agent predicts $128 million property loss as residents talk of drugs, condoms and living in fear.

Residents fighting the Australian Catholic University expansion plans are considering an appeal to halt the verdict of the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) until a court ruling on student numbers.

The council-backed court case claiming the ACU has been in breach of its student numbers cap was put back until May last month to await a PAC decision.

August 17, 2012

August 17 - Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli has launched an astonishing attack on the mayors of Strathfield and Burwood over the new State planning laws.

Casuscelli has told councillors Paul Barron of Strathfield and John Faker of Burwood to “get real and get honest”.

He maintains in a statement issued on Friday night that the two mayors had responded to an invitation to take part in a review of the planning laws with "hysteria and raising unnecessary fear amongst our community.”

August 10, 2012

This weekend, at Mancini’s Ristorante Italiano in Belfield, Liberal supporters will gather to raise funds for the Strathfield team at the local government elections.

The invitations to the party faithful come complete with pictures of Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli and Craig Laundy, the new Liberal candidate for Reid.

Tickets are $99 a head. And even if you can’t attend Mancini’s – which is renowned for its pizzas –  you can still send a cheque to the Liberal Party of Australia.

February 10, 2012

Angry residents fight against the Australian Catholic University's new development plans

March 4:  Strathfield Council has appointed a panel of experts to help in its bid to halt the Australian Catholic University's $55 million expansion plans.

It plans to challenge claims from the university that it has not exceeded its permitted student numbers - the ACU insists council sanctioned an increase in 2010, despite strenuous denials by Strathfield Council managers.

August 5, 2011

 

The continuing furore about the Strathfield police shopfront obscures a more serious debate that pits highly mobile police units against “bobbies on the beat”.

 Superintendant Philip Rogerson is one of NSW’s most experienced police officers. He has served the state as a detective and in uniform for 32 years. He has worked some of the meanest streets in Australia, including Kings Cross, inspiration for the hit TV series Underbelly. 

Today, he is commander of Flemington LAC. From his headquarters in Auburn, he runs an operation that includes 220 men and women, the highway patrol, the commuter crime unit and a beat that comprises more than 124 cultural groups.

September 5, 2014

But former Newcastle MP and minister says she still hasn't made up her mind

Former Newcastle MP Jodi McKay, who revealed to the Scene she has held talks with Labor Party officials about running in the State seat of Strathfield, is refusing to be "parachuted in" to the constutuency by Labor Party head office.

Ms McKay told the Scene today has made it clear she will contest a community selection process. " I won't be parachuted in - it has to be by a process that is acceptable to the community and to the party."

August 15, 2014

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli accused Burwood Mayor John Faker of using ratepayers’ money to bolster his pre-selection campaign.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli has accused Burwood Mayor John Faker of using ratepayers’ money to bolster his pre-selection campaign.

Though Mr Faker has not yet declared whether he will be running as a candidate for the State seat of Strathfield, Mr Casuscelli  maintained his recent ‘campaigning’ is an indication the long-standing Labor mayor will contest for the seat.

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott has already said he will contest for the seat.

August 15, 2014

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli accused Burwood Mayor John Faker of using ratepayers’ money to bolster his pre-selection campaign.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli has accused Burwood Mayor John Faker of using ratepayers’ money to bolster his pre-selection campaign.

Though Mr Faker has not yet declared whether he will be running as a candidate for the State seat of Strathfield, Mr Casuscelli  maintained his recent ‘campaigning’ is an indication the long-standing Labor mayor will contest for the seat.

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott has already said he will contest for the seat.

August 8, 2014

Mayor Daniel Bott is contesting for labor’s nomination in the seat of strathfield.

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott has laid out his manifesto for winning the State Seat of Strathfield, after throwing his hat in the ring to win Labor pre-selection.

His eight-point plan has kicked off the debate a full eight months before electors head to the polls next March.

But the 33-year-old, one of the youngest mayors in Australia, first has to convince voters that he is the right man to take on Liberal incumbent Charles Casuscelli. To do that, he must face a public pre-election meeting this month or next.

July 30, 2014

Cr Daniel Bott anounces bid for Labor's Strathfield ticket, signalling a battle with Burwood mayor John Faker 

Strathfield’s Mayor Daniel Bott, has announced he will make a bid to stand for the State seat of Strathfield as Labor candidate – immediately sparking speculation that two neighbouring mayors will battle it out for the same party ticket.

In an exclusive statement to the Strathfield Scene last night, Mr Bott finally confirmed his intention to run in any pre-selection for the seat of Strathfield.

July 30, 2014

Cr Daniel Bott anounces bid for Labor's Strathfield ticket, signalling a battle with Burwood mayor John Faker 

Strathfield’s Mayor Daniel Bott, has announced he will make a bid to stand for the State seat of Strathfield as Labor candidate – immediately sparking speculation that two neighbouring mayors will battle it out for the same party ticket.

In an exclusive statement to the Strathfield Scene last night, Mr Bott finally confirmed his intention to run in any pre-selection for the seat of Strathfield.

July 4, 2014

Mayors Daniel Bott and John Faker lead the list of contenders for the Labor candidate for Strathfield. 

The mayors of Strathfield and Burwood are expected to be the only contenders for the Labor candidature in the seat of Strathfield, currently held by the Liberals but once a party stronghold under former arts minister Virginia Judge.

Cr Daniel Bott, seen as a Labor rising star, has waited months to see if his Burwood counterpart, John Faker, would declare for the seat. Now it is thought he may put his hand up anyway.

Cr Bott’s on-the-record position to date has been: “Possible, but improbable.”

June 2, 2014

Scheme will transform Strathfield's centre into a residential, commercial and entertainment hub

Strathfield has unveiled spectacular plans for a new $500 million town centre development – and revealed Chinese and Korean companies are lining up to carry out the work.

At least two companies have already expressed strong interest, undaunted by the half-billion price tag, according to council sources.

The stunning plans include a 6,000 sqm shopping precinct, a 700-seat theatre and two 30-storey residential towers.

A giant screen will show events to those outside on the Town Square.

May 22, 2014

Emotion as mayor hands his own wife her citizenship papers 

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott made history tonight when he presided over a citizenship ceremony where his own wife became an Australian.

It is believed to be the first time an Australian mayor has conducted such a ceremony at which his partner made the pledge of commitment.

It was an emotional occasion and politics were put to one side.   Adria Bott was given an Australian flag by a clearly delighted Liberal MP for Reid, Craig Laundy, and literature by Liberal State MP Charles Casuscelli.

May 22, 2014

Emotion as mayor hands his own wife her citizenship papers 

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott made history tonight when he presided over a citizenship ceremony where his own wife became an Australian.

It is believed to be the first time an Australian mayor has conducted such a ceremony at which his partner made the pledge of commitment.

It was an emotional occasion and politics were put to one side.   Adria Bott was given an Australian flag by a clearly delighted Liberal MP for Reid, Craig Laundy, and literature by Liberal State MP Charles Casuscelli.

May 21, 2014

Astonishing and inspiring stories were the highlight of the Youth Achivement awards

Federal Reid MP Craig Laundy called them “unbelievably inspiring”.  Mayor Daniel Bott said if the future is in their hands “it looks very bright”.

Six young people took out the 11th Strathfield Council Rotary Youth Achievement Awards last night with stories of extraordinary achievement in community services, science, arts and sport.

Sunil Jassal, aged 12, so impressed Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli with his ability to raise funds for the Cancer Council that he offered him a job in his own office on the spot.