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October 10, 2014

The municipality will hold debates on all his policies. Peter Lynch reports.

Antony Green is possibly the state’s best-known psephologist. He has analysed more than 50 territory, state and federal elections for the ABC.

So it came as a surprise when, six months out from the next NSW State election, his famous pendulum put the seat of Strathfield into the “swing to Labor” category. Especially since the only official candidate standing so far is the incumbent, Liberal Charles Casuscelli.

October 10, 2014

The municipality will hold debates on all his policies. Peter Lynch reports.

Antony Green is possibly the state’s best-known psephologist. He has analysed more than 50 territory, state and federal elections for the ABC.

So it came as a surprise when, six months out from the next NSW State election, his famous pendulum put the seat of Strathfield into the “swing to Labor” category. Especially since the only official candidate standing so far is the incumbent, Liberal Charles Casuscelli.

July 29, 2014

New video shows Strathfield Council looking for private partners to invest in Town Centre.

Strathfield Council are looking for private partners to invest in the Town Centre Project.

The venture will be a joint project between Council, the State Government and private investors.

Council has released a new video showing Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott, MP Charles Casuscelli and Councillor Helen McLucas speaking about the new Town Centre project. 

"The Department has ran the project through its simulators and it is proven to have worked," said Cr McLucas. 

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.

November 27, 2014

Council merger pledge splits candidates as the election race warms up

Labor's state election candidate for Strathfield Jodi McKay signed on for Save Our Strathfield today, putting her name to a petition against council mergers.

The move prompted the organisation dedicated to fighting local government amalgamation to claim it isolated incumbent Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli as one of the few local politicians refusing to sign the pledge.

November 27, 2014

Council merger pledge splits candidates as the election race warms up

Labor's state election candidate for Strathfield Jodi McKay signed on for Save Our Strathfield today, putting her name to a petition against council mergers.

The move prompted the organisation dedicated to fighting local government amalgamation to claim it isolated incumbent Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli as one of the few local politicians refusing to sign the pledge.

November 23, 2014

More than 16,000 high-rise apartments as Parramatta Road plan is unveiled for consultation, but come under attack for failing to outline where new schools and childcare centres will be built

Homebush will be transformed with more than 16,000 high-rise apartments, and will bear the brunt of the urban renewal plans for the Parramatta Road, a draft plan for the area reveals today.

Homebush is one of eight key precincts earmarked for “growth and change”, shouldering 33 per cent of the more than 60,000 apartments to be built by 2050 along the highway from Parramatta to the city.

November 20, 2014

An extra $650,000 in government funding to help with their curriculum over six years

Strathfield schools will be receiving close to $650,000 in government funding to help with their curriculum, it was announced today.

Schools like Homebush West Public School, Strathfield Girls High School and the Marie Bashir Public School are just some of the recipients of the funding.

Premier Mike Baird turned up in Homebush with a posse of metropolitan media and broadcast journalists to make the annoucement - a sure sign of how concerned the Liberals are about the seat of Strathfield.

Local media were not invited.

November 2, 2014

Speakers pay tribute to our multicultural community

Strathfield’s Indian Community brought a blaze of colour, music and song to the Town Centre today in celebration of the Deepavali Festival of Light.

So much so that state MP Charles Casuscelli, Mayor Gulian Vaccari and Cr Raj Datta was forced to dance!

Dance troops, drummers, singers and even a young Indian painter entertained a multicultural crowd for some six hours, with food stalls providing traditional Indian fare.

The event was organised by Strathfield Australians of Indian Sub-continental Heritage.

October 26, 2014

Celebrating Asian flavours, this year's food festival is declared a success.

 

The Strathfield Town Centre was awash in hungry diners looking for the best cuisines the area has to offer at this year's Strathfield Food Festival. 

The star guests included Masterchef finalists Kumar Pereira and Alvin Quah, as well as The Bug Lady, Butterfly Skye and master fruit carver Charlie Yun.

October 17, 2014

Labor mayor comes out fighting in battle for Strathfield state seat. 

Burwood mayor John Faker told Labor Party officials he wants to stand for pre-selection for the state seat of Strathfield, maintaining he should not be made to stand aside for former minister and Newcastle MP Jodi McKay.

“It’s going to be a dirty campaign,” he told the Scene.  “They are going to try to throw everything at me.”

October 10, 2014

Two Labor contenders for seat of Strathfield - Burwood Mayor John Faker and Councillor Daniel Bott 

Burwood Mayor John Faker is to stand for selection as Labor candidate in the state seat of Strathfield.

His decision ends months of speculation and, according to sources, comes after community groups and party workers, worried by delays in appointing a candidate for the poll next March, approached Mr Faker and begged him to run.

The move, ahead of an expected public pre-selection, may trigger a fierce fight between the well-known Inner West figure and a star witness of the Independent Commission against Corruption hearings, Jodi McKay.