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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.

September 19, 2013

Construction will impact house prices and traffic but bring thousands of jobs

A new video posted on the WestConnex website claims it will almost half the time buses take to commute from Burwood to the City.

The video says the project will divert traffic away from Parramatta Road and create new bus lanes.

Strathfield will be in the center of construction when work commences on the 33km WestConnex motorway early in 2015.

Premier Barry O’Farrell recently approved the $11.5 billion project to connect Western Sydney’s M4 to the M5.

July 17, 2013

Local car dealers in Homebush today, told Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey and Liberal candidate for Reid, Craig Laundy about the impact of that the proposed tax hike will have on their businesses. 

Local car dealers in Homebush today told Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey and Liberal candidate for Reid Craig Laundy that Labor's FBT reforms will damage their businesses.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd recently announced the $1.8 billion tax reform, but Mr Hockey said the increase will severely affect businesses. 

Mr Hockey claimed "the tax grab" will cost an average of $1,400 a year for around 320,000 Australians. 

March 14, 2013

Councillor Rad Datta outlines his fears if Strathfield were to amalgamate

I have met thousands of Strathfield residents in recent months. I have heard very few voices in support of amalgamation. My fellow Strathfield councillors have had similar experiences.

I regularly hear how people don’t want their council rates to rise, as they almost certainly would if Strathfield was amalgamated with surrounding LGAs with more challenging financial situations.

November 9, 2012

 

I am like you. I love my baby so much I found it one of the hardest things to do – place her in daycare. But it’s inevitable if you have a job to return to and just a necessity these days. We all need to go back to our jobs at some stage.

Now you can see why I wrote the daycare story in the current issue of the scene. I have to take every Friday off because no daycare centre will offer a place to my daughter.

June 8, 2012

Strathfield could become the “little Korea” of Sydney, reaping benefits in tourism, employment and investment.

Two academics have uncovered a major opportunity to put Strathfield on the tourist map and present Australia with a bold new international image of the municipality. According to Professor Jock Collins and Dr Joon Shin of the University of Technology Sydney’s Business School, Strathfield could become the “little Korea” of Sydney, reaping benefits in tourism, employment and investment.

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.

July 12, 2011

Wanted: Community leader willing to head up high-powered meetings, be the keynote speaker at public events, help oversee a staff of 171 and a budget $29 million. Must be available all day and into the evening, an be prepared to work at weekends. Pay

Wanted: Community leader willing to head up high-powered meetings, be the keynote speaker at public events, help oversee a staff of 171 and a budget $29 million. Must be available all day and into the evening, an be prepared to work at weekends. Pay: $1018.46 a week.

March 16, 2014

Four cars damaged in "suspicious" blazes, say police as they appeal for witnesses.

Police are investigating a series of car fires in Strathfield in the early hours of Sunday which left two BMWs burned and two other cars damaged.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Liverpool Road and Rickard Road about 1.50am and found two BMWs “well alight”.

Fire crews put out the blaze, but not before two further cars  - a Hyundai 4WD and a Holden station wagon  - were damaged.

A crime scene has been established and specialist officers are examining the cars.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and MP Craig Lundy announced initiative to help unemployed youth starts on July 1.

Strathfield’s Federal MP Craig Laundy was been appointed as a panel member to combat youth unemployment.

His appointment comes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott joined Mr Laundy in Western Sydney to announce a new $4,000 incentive for multicultural young people to stay in work.

Mr Laudy has been appointed as the NSW MP on Red Tape & Deregulation.

Dozens of young migrants from Vietnam, China, Korea, Lebanon and Sudan turned up at the Auburn Lidcombe Youth Centre in Auburn to shake the PM’s hand and grab some selfies with Mr Abbott.

February 17, 2014

A South Strathfield waste management company has appealed to the Land and Environment Court to extend their operation license, but businesses are not happy.

Business owners and residents claim they have been suffering health and safety issues from the dust and pollution coming from a waste management company in South Strathfield.

February 7, 2014

Strathfield businesses have the opportunity to maximise their productivity by using the NBN

Strathfield Council is consulting with businesses and the community to develop a Digital Economy Strategy for the local area. The aim of the strategy is to facilitate local businesses to effectively leverage the high speed broadband that is currently being rolled out in the Strathfield area. 

January 22, 2014

Teagan Mullens, partner of Joe Antoun, turned up at court with twin daughters Lilly and Layla, who witnessed his brutal murder, at Burwood last week

Joe Antoun, the Strathfield family man, may have been caught in the crossfire of  the bitter feud in the construction industry at the time he was gunned down on the doorstep of his home in Jersey Road.

Last week, two members of the Brothers For Life gang were arrested and charged over the killing of the 50-year-old father.

He was shot at close range up to five times in front of his wife Teagan and his twin six-year-old daughters, Lilly and Layla.

January 21, 2014

Police have charged and arrested two men  for the murder of Joe Antoun. 

Two alleged members of the Brothers For Life gang have been arrested and charged over the execution-style murder of Strathfield father, Joe Antoun. 

The 50-year-old father of two was shot in front of his twin daughters up to five times on December 16 on Jersey Road. 

A 25-year-old man was arrested at Silverwater jail and police will allege that he was the shooter. The police are now in possession of a weapon.

The 24-year-old was arrested and charged in Parramatta last Thursday.

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 17, 2014

Over 100 expected at Concord Saturday at protest rally

Over 200 residents and politicians from Strathfield and Concord gathered at Goddard Park, Concord on Saturday to voice their concerns over the proposed $11.5 billion WestConnex project.

January 7, 2014

The Australian Taxation Office will be releasing an online service to help small businesses with employee superannuation enquiries. 

Small businesses in Strathfield and Homebush will receive a free government online service reduces red-tape and compliance costs for employers who need to pay their staff superannuation.

Reid MP Craig Laundy said the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take over the program called the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

The initiative is for businesses of 19 employees or less and Mr Laundy said this will cut costs.

January 7, 2014

The Australian Tax Office will be offering an online service to help small business with any employee superannuation queries. 

 

Small businesses in Strathfield and Homebush will receive a free government online service reduces red-tape and compliance costs for employers who need to pay their staff superannuation.

Reid MP Craig Laundy said the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take over the program called the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

The initiative is for businesses of 19 employees or less and Mr Laundy said this will cut costs.

January 7, 2014

The Australian Tax Office will be offering an online service to help small business with any employee superannuation queries. 

 

Small businesses in Strathfield and Homebush will receive a free government online service reduces red-tape and compliance costs for employers who need to pay their staff superannuation.

Reid MP Craig Laundy said the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will take over the program called the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House.

The initiative is for businesses of 19 employees or less and Mr Laundy said this will cut costs.

December 15, 2013

Attack in Strathfield South and Homebush West. 

Two businesses in Strathfield were robbed at gunpoint in two days - one in Homebush West and the other in Strathfield South.

On Thursday 12 December, the owner of a smash repairs business in Strathfield South was robbed at gunpoint. 

Police are now appealing to the public for assistance after the business owner parked his vehicle outside his shop on Gould Street and a man in a grey-coloured hatchback pulled up next to him. 

December 4, 2013

Man charged with stealing $100,000 worth of property.

A man appeared in Burwood local court in December after he was charged with sealing a from a house on Barker Road.

The 19-year-old stole a “significant” amount of jewellery, a digital camera, laptop, watches and mobile phones, worth an estimated $100,000.

A concerned neighbour called the police and he was stopped a short time later on Beresford Road after he attempted to hail a taxi.

The man was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence and destroy or damage property.

November 14, 2013

Local butcher Ron Chilcott was awarded the honourary Ray Sherry Award.

The Strathfield Rotary celebrated employees from the area at their annual Pride of Workmanship Awards.

This year’s winner is Ron Chilcott who owns and runs his butchery on Majors Bay Road in Concord.

Mr Chilcott, who was unable to attend the glittering affair after calling in sick, has owned his shop for the past 52 years.

The business has been passed down from father to son after Mr Chilcott’s grandfather started the butchery 80 years ago.

His son David is also now a butcher and owns a shop in Hunters Hill.

October 13, 2013

Council to investigate legal action as MP backs fight 

Strathfield Council is planning to challenge the state government over the zoning at a transport hub it sold to some of Australia’s richest superannuation funds and the Abu Dhabi government for more than $5 billion.

Councillors will meet this week to decide on a recommendation from its officers to request State planners to reconsider the zoning of land near family homes.

September 24, 2013

Victorian arrests in six month old case

 

Two men were due to appear in court today after detectives from Burwood Local Area Command extradited them over a home invasion at Strathfield earlier this year.

A 53-year-old man suffered serious injuries, including a broken jaw after the home invasion on Leicester Avenue on a Saturday last March.

Investigations led officers to Melbourne, Victoria, where two men, aged 23 and 35, where arrested on Sunday.