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March 22, 2015

Close fight means our seat will go down to the wire on polling day on Saturday

A new poll as put the Labor Party just ahead in the state seat of Strathfield, with less than a week to go before polling day.

All voter sampling suggests a nail-biting finish in Strathfield, after both sides mounted tough campaigns.

According to a ReachTel telephone poll taken on Thursday, and reported in today’s Fairfax Media, the two-party preferred vote stands at 50.8 per cent to Labor’s Jodi McKay and 49.2 per cent to incumbent Liberal Charles Casuscelli.

November 19, 2014

Shadow Roads Minister Michael Daley says he'll fix dangerous access to tunnel under Centenary Road if elected while Member for Strathfield Charles Casuscelli moves to fence it off and upgrade safer paths.

Homebush West residents are promised safer access to Sydney Markets and Flemington Station.

The safety of the tunnel under Centenary Road has been on Strathfield Council’s agenda for years as pedestrians weave through two lanes of traffic on either end of the tunnel to access the markets and the train station.

Labor candidate for Strathfield Jodi Mckay and Councillor Daniel Bott took Shadow Roads Minister Michael Daley onsite to examine the treacherous trip pedestrians take through the thoroughfare.

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.

April 9, 2015

Observers say Labor leader has reneged on promise to Jodi McKay over planning portfolio

State Labor opposition leader Luke Foley has delivered a serious blow to new Strathfield MP Jodi McKay, removing the planning portfolio she was expecting in his shadow cabinet and giving her police and roads instead.

The move is a serious embarrassment to the new Labor team – Ms McKay made much of the importance of the planning job to the local area during her campaign, where WestConnex and housing densities are big issues.

March 30, 2015

Labor declares Strathfield a victory and Strathfield Mayor Gulian Vaccari looks forward to  a "constructive working relationship."

The cliff-hanging Strathfield seat state election is over, with Labor's shadow planning minister Jodi McKay elected to the seat just before 3pm when the Liberals' Charles Casuscelli  conceded he couldn't win.

In the end, along with Green preferences, an astonishingly high iVote turnout of almost 4,000 was allocated today, putting Ms McKay in an unbeatable position.

March 30, 2015

Labor declares Strathfield a victory and Strathfield Mayor Gulian Vaccari looks forward to  a "constructive working relationship."

The cliff-hanging Strathfield seat state election is over, with Labor's shadow planning minister Jodi McKay elected to the seat just before 3pm when the Liberals' Charles Casuscelli  conceded he couldn't win.

In the end, along with Green preferences, an astonishingly high iVote turnout of almost 4,000 was allocated today, putting Ms McKay in an unbeatable position.

March 29, 2015

With Labor's Jodi McKay all but claiming victory, the Liberals maintain they could still snatch Strathfield with a swag of postal votes

The Liberals were last night refusing to concede Strathfield until the postal votes are counted, giving the seat a cliff-hanger finish to polling day.

When counting ended for the night, the two party preferred position had Labor's Jodi McKay at 15,086 and the Liberal incumbent Charles Casuscelli at 14,302.

An update of first preferences on Sunday put Mr Casuscelli at 16,511 and Ms McKay at 15,973.

With the Greens preferancing Labor with a 3,070 votes, many pundits put Ms McKay in Parliament on a ten per cent swing.

March 29, 2015

With Labor's Jodi McKay all but claiming victory, the Liberals maintain they could still snatch Strathfield with a swag of postal votes

The Liberals were last night refusing to concede Strathfield until the postal votes are counted, giving the seat a cliff-hanger finish to polling day.

When counting ended for the night, the two party preferred position had Labor's Jodi McKay at 15,086 and the Liberal incumbent Charles Casuscelli at 14,302.

An update of first preferences on Sunday put Mr Casuscelli at 16,511 and Ms McKay at 15,973.

With the Greens preferancing Labor with a 3,070 votes, many pundits put Ms McKay in Parliament on a ten per cent swing.

March 28, 2015

Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli and Labor candidate Jodi McKay out to get last minute votes.

 

Strathfield voters turned out early to the polling booths with the candidates, Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli and Labor MP Jodi McKay starting their campaigns almost as soon as voter queues appeared.

Hundreds of volunteers lined the entrances of polling booths to hand out leaflets, while community groups held barbecues and ran cake stalls.

Ms Mckay started her day at Croydon Park Public School where she cast her vote, while Mr Casucelli started his day at The Infants Home in Concord.