Content about Charles Casuscelli

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.

April 3, 2014

Doctors can now perform hip surger and shoulder replacements at the Strathfield Private Hospital.

Doctors at the Strathfield Private Hospital will be offering new additional surgical procedures – from hip surgery to shoulder replacements.

Following a $9 million renovation, there are now two new state of the art operating theatres.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli attended the opening and said the new facilities are a big win for Strathfield residents.

April 3, 2014

Doctors can now perform hip surger and shoulder replacements at the Strathfield Private Hospital.

Doctors at the Strathfield Private Hospital will be offering new additional surgical procedures – from hip surgery to shoulder replacements.

Following a $9 million renovation, there are now two new state of the art operating theatres.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli attended the opening and said the new facilities are a big win for Strathfield residents.

March 8, 2014

Liberal Charles Casuscelli hits the campaig trail as Labor looks for a candidate

AS Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli drives up to his electorate office on Burwood Road, the skies open and it pours.

He runs into the office, donning a pair of jeans and Asics sneakers – a very different kind of uniform from the grey suits the Liberal MP is regularly seen in.

It is a year this month before voters head to the polls for the next NSW state election – and Mr Casuscelli’s job for today is to hit the campaign trail.  He is determined to get a head start on his competitors – even though, right now, there aren’t any.

March 8, 2014

Liberal Charles Casuscelli hits the campaig trail as Labor looks for a candidate

AS Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli drives up to his electorate office on Burwood Road, the skies open and it pours.

He runs into the office, donning a pair of jeans and Asics sneakers – a very different kind of uniform from the grey suits the Liberal MP is regularly seen in.

It is a year this month before voters head to the polls for the next NSW state election – and Mr Casuscelli’s job for today is to hit the campaign trail.  He is determined to get a head start on his competitors – even though, right now, there aren’t any.

February 26, 2014

Dignitaries, teachers, parents and students attend the opening of the state's newest school. 

It was a momentous day for Strathfield's newest educational institution, the Marie Bashir Public School – dignitaries, teachers, parents and students celebrated the official opening.

Declared open by the woman the school is named after, Her Excellence Professor the Honourable Marie Bashir, the school’s 87 students assembled to welcome The Governor of NSW.

Acting Principal Jacqui Attard said though student numbers are low, they are receiving new enrollments every month.

January 18, 2014

Protest meeting hears of moves to help those left to cope with building works, pollution and disruption as residents call for other plans to ease Inner West traffic congestion

A compensation plan to buy out or provide relief to all residents affected by the $11.5 billion WestConnex motorway will be submitted to the Government next month.

January 16, 2014

The State Government are looking for nominations for an outstanding senior in the Strathfield community.

Nominations are now open the Strathfield Senior Local Citizen Award - a recognition that shows the community's appreciation for the work a senior has done.

MP Charles Casuscelli said the awards will be a way to showcase the tremendous amount of work our senior citizens put towards the community.

"We are calling on people to nominate seniors who make a difference to their local community," he said.

January 9, 2014

Commuters travelling through Strathfield to get smoother roads. 

Motorists travelling on the Hume Highway can expect some disruptions over the coming weeks after the State Government announced that they will be spending $2.2 million resurfacing the road. 

The works will be between Wallis Avenue and The Boulevarde at South Strathfield.

MP Charles Casuscelli said it would take around six weeks to complete construction.

"The work will involve diamon grinding sections of road to improve the road surface whilst sections of the road surface and line markings will also be replaced," he said.

December 19, 2013

Strong results for language and law students

Strathfield students have performed well in the 2013 HSC. 

Meridan and Santa Sabina had students feature among the top scorers.

Croydon's PLC also featured well in the results.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli congratulated students in his electorate.

 “Any student who receives their HSC has worked hard, and I congratulate all students who have completed their exams this year,” he said.

December 19, 2013

Strong results for language and law students

Strathfield students have performed well in the 2013 HSC. 

Meridan and Santa Sabina had students feature among the top scorers.

Croydon's PLC also featured well in the results.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli congratulated students in his electorate.

 “Any student who receives their HSC has worked hard, and I congratulate all students who have completed their exams this year,” he said.

December 9, 2013

NSW Ports have written to the Department of Planning to halt rezoning

The chances of residents being given a recreational area at the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre receded this month after NSW Ports lodged an objection to Strathfield Council’s bid to rezone a parcel of land.

Families have been fighting for a decade for recreational land to provide a respite for the loss of amenity caused by the centre.

Consultations have been held with residents, local MP Charles Casuscelli and Strathfield Council, and last month it looked as if site operator NSW Ports was ready to talk.

October 23, 2013

Council will be donating $5000 to busfire victims while Strathfield MP and SES are out in the field 

The recent bushfires ravaging NSW has prompted Strathfield Council to donate $5000 to the victims. 

Councillors voted on the motion unanimously and Mayor Daniel Bott said that though it was only a small token, every cent counts. 

"We spend the majority of our working lives paying off our homes, which we use to house most of what we own, every cup and saucer, every sentimental letter, every photo," he said. 

October 23, 2013

Strathfield schools with Indigenous students to receive additional state funding

Under new state government guidelines, Strathfield schools will be receiving more than $320,000 in additional funding depending on the schools' Indigenous community and the socio-economic background of the students 

A total of 14 public school in the Strathfield electorate will be receiving the funding.

Of those school, Strathfield South High will receive $94,000 and Homebush Boys High School will receive $41,000 under the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model.

October 20, 2013

Dancers and dosa among the highlights of our first major Deepavali event

Multi-cultural Strathfield can take a bow – the first Deepavali festival won plaudits from a big crowd and a host of dignitaries at the weekend.

Scores flocked to celebrate the festival of lights at the Town Centre, and then at the Town Hall, where an extravaganza of dance and music ran for almost three hours.

Everyone, from Federal MP Craig Laundy and Consul General Arun Goel, to State MP Charles Casuscelli and opposition leader John Robertson, praised Strathfield for its ability to hold such multi cultural events.

October 18, 2013

NSW Governor and Premier open new establishment

Premier Barry O’Farrell  named the old Sydney Adventist College the Marie Bashir Public School on Monday.

Among a line up of dignitaries was the NSW Governor herself,  local MP Charles Casuscelli and a host of Education Department officials.

A new primary school will open to meet the educational needs of the growing municipality next year, and the first three pupils were on site to welcome the Governor.

October 15, 2013

New concept design announced for WestConnex - Ministers brief mayors

After years in the planning, residents are at last getting their chance to give their views on the Westconnex - and find out exactly how it will affect Strathfield.

And mayors from suburbs surrounding the Parramatta Road, including Strathfield's Daniel Bott, were breifed by Planning Minister Brad Hazzard and Roads Minister Duncan Gay.

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli, who attended the briefing, said the mayors were left in no doubt that consultation was important to the State Government.