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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.

February 11, 2015

 Premier Mike Baird, Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Citizenship Minister Victor Dominello rally support behind Strathfield MP.

A premier, two ministers, and a State MP in Strathfield all in a day.  There must be en election going on!

With just five weeks to go until polling on March 28, Premier Mike Baird, Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Citizenship Minister Victor Dominello were rallying support behind Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli.

First off, Mr Casuscelli met Mr Gay and Mr Baird at Strathfield South Public School, where they announced funding for flashing lights to improve the safety at the school’s pedestrian crossing.

February 11, 2015

 Premier Mike Baird, Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Citizenship Minister Victor Dominello rally support behind Strathfield MP.

A premier, two ministers, and a State MP in Strathfield all in a day.  There must be en election going on!

With just five weeks to go until polling on March 28, Premier Mike Baird, Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Citizenship Minister Victor Dominello were rallying support behind Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli.

First off, Mr Casuscelli met Mr Gay and Mr Baird at Strathfield South Public School, where they announced funding for flashing lights to improve the safety at the school’s pedestrian crossing.

February 9, 2015

State Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli maintains it is the first answer to calls from the community for more amenities in the light of the Parramatta Road developments

Strathfield Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli has hailed the announcement of new classrooms at Homebush West Primary School.

He described it as the State Government’s first answer to the needs of an area which will bear the brunt of developments on the Parramatta Road.

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today joined Mr Casuscelli in making the announcement of 26 new classrooms at the school, costing around $20 million.

February 9, 2015

State Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli maintains it is the first answer to calls from the community for more amenities in the light of the Parramatta Road developments

Strathfield Liberal MP Charles Casuscelli has hailed the announcement of new classrooms at Homebush West Primary School.

He described it as the State Government’s first answer to the needs of an area which will bear the brunt of developments on the Parramatta Road.

The Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today joined Mr Casuscelli in making the announcement of 26 new classrooms at the school, costing around $20 million.

February 8, 2015

State MP steps in as some tenants fear they could be evicted by new owners 

Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli has been given assurances that residents in Welfare Street with protected tenancies won’t have to leave their homes.

The case of 12 workers’ cottages, which were built by the Homebush Abattoir and sold by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), had been championed by Mr Casuscelli’s Labor opponent Jodi McKay.

The homes were first sold to a Melbourne investor for around $5 million, then to a number of individuals for $10.5 million.

January 20, 2015

Anna Dimo, a Sudanese refugee who has helped hundreds of migrants, has won the prestigeous award.

Some have called Anna Dimo, a Sudanese woman who helps new migrants, a saviour and others have deemed her a saint.

Ms Dimo is a prominent member in the Homebush West community and was named as Strathfield’s Woman of the Year.

She has done tireless work for the Sudanese community and has helped hundreds of migrants over the past decade find homes and employment.

She received her prestigious award at the St Bakhita Centre for the Sudanese Australian Catholic Community, the centre and refuge for many migrants.

December 2, 2014

Flemington's upgrade a winner with commuters after long campaign by councillors and local MP

Flemington Station’s multi-million dollar facelift is at last on public exhibition – and residents can now see what the NSW Government has planned for the busy terminal.

Getting public feedback is one of the final steps before work can start on the station. Once the consultation period is over on Friday 19 December, the department will get to work to tweak the proposals according to commuters’ responses and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian hopes to start construction early next year.

December 2, 2014

Flemington's upgrade a winner with commuters after long campaign by councillors and local MP

Flemington Station’s multi-million dollar facelift is at last on public exhibition – and residents can now see what the NSW Government has planned for the busy terminal.

Getting public feedback is one of the final steps before work can start on the station. Once the consultation period is over on Friday 19 December, the department will get to work to tweak the proposals according to commuters’ responses and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian hopes to start construction early next year.