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May 4, 2012

 

In a bold new bid to transform the way Strathfield is perceived, councillors have ordered a report on seeking city status.

Strathfield’s leading position in the inner west as a commercial and transport hub has prompted a council move to seek city status  – a significant step in ensuring the area’s assets are fully recognised.

September 9, 2015

WestConnex to build M4 East tunnel interchange on Concord Road.

The WestConnex Delivery Authority today released its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) report on the M4 East - and immediately came under attack from Labor over the construct pollution that will be created.

The report, which lists out the environmental and health impact on residents living around the area, includes concept designs never seen before.

Construction has already started and is expected to finish by 2019  - which Strathfield MP Jodi McKay says will cause havoc on Parramatta Road and Concord Road for the next four years.

June 23, 2015

Parramatta has revealed a plan to take a part of Strathfield

In the final days before councils must submit their Fit for the Future proposals to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Parramatta has emerged with a plan to take over a vast area of Sydney including a sliver of Strathfield.

The ambitious plan would see the council double its size and triple its population under a proposal to create a “new council at the centre of global Sydney”.

It would see Parramatta Council swallow Holroyd, large areas of Auburn, half of Ryde and part of the Hills and Hornsby.

February 16, 2015

A damning picture of what rail commuting could look like is revealed in Government papers whihc demonstrate the need for major investment 

Strathfield rail commuters won’t get a seat on trains into the city because the route will  be among the State’s most crowded, NSW Government papers have revealed.

And some won’t even be able to board because there will be so many passengers on the route the trains won't stop.

November 17, 2014

Clearance rate still remains strong. 

A Strathfield home has topped the list of the most expensive homes sold around Sydney over the weekend. 

It surpassed the sale of a five-bedroom home in Maroubra which sold for $3.25 million. 

The seven-bedroom home at 20 Agnes Street in Strathfield sold for $3.45 million and according to Domain Group, was the most expensive sale. 

With a 19.8-metre frontage, the north-facing home also has an upstairs terrace, double garage and a swimming pool. 

It was sold through agent Matthew Everingham and Richard Baini. 

June 2, 2014

Scheme will transform Strathfield's centre into a residential, commercial and entertainment hub

Strathfield has unveiled spectacular plans for a new $500 million town centre development – and revealed Chinese and Korean companies are lining up to carry out the work.

At least two companies have already expressed strong interest, undaunted by the half-billion price tag, according to council sources.

The stunning plans include a 6,000 sqm shopping precinct, a 700-seat theatre and two 30-storey residential towers.

A giant screen will show events to those outside on the Town Square.

December 6, 2013

Council suggest the ACU expand to Olympic Park, parking rangers fine thousands of people this year and Strathfield Council win environmental awards...

Council has had a busy month after winning an environmental award. Staff also had a meeting with senior staff from the Department of Planning and suggested the ACU expands in Sydney Olympic Park. Council are also planning to halt radioactive waste from being transported through Strathfield after the Environmental Protection Authority site in Lidcombe may become a dumping ground for contaminated material from the Hunters Hill Remediation site. 

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November 21, 2013

After storms ravaged Sydney this week, the boys in orange came to the rescue of Hornsby residents.

Our Strathfield SES volunteers came to the aid of Hornsby residents after storms ravaged Sydney earlier this week. 

Heavy rain and winds caused a roof collapse at the Westfield Shopping Centre. 

The Strathfield SES also joined teams from across the Greater Sydney area, including Hornsby, The Hills, Ashfield-Leichhardt and Ryde. 

Local Controller Darrin Parkin said the team were called out urgently to help. 

June 14, 2013

Council breaks entrant record with 512 runners 

Despite the wet weather which hit Sydney over the weekend, over 500 runners turned up to compete at Strathfield Council's fourth annual Cooks River Fun Run. 

Council have broken their record with 512 entrants at yesterday's event. 

Muddy conditions and heavy rain didn't deter runners achieving their personal best.

With over 450 runners registered fro the event, council anticipate the number of this year's event to be close to 500. 

August 28, 2012

Sydney FC superstars at Strathfield Spring Festival

 

Strathfield's Spring Festival this Sunday is expected to draw big crowds - and non bigger than the fans for X Factor winner Reece Mastin, who performs twice at 11.30am and 1pm

The 17-year-old, who has already scored two No 1 hits, ways he is "really looking forward" to his first visit to Strathfield.

There will be a host of activities at the festival, which starts from 10am.

November 4, 2011

The Inner West's Local Government Engagement Forum has held its inaugural meeting.

Mayors and general managers from Strathfield, Burwood and Ashfield Councils met with Strathfield MP, Charles Casuscelli at the inaugural Inner West’s Local Government Engagement Forum.

Casuscelli declared the meeting a success and said they had agreed to meet again.

On the agenda were major issues which affect all three local government areas.

Major roads and infrastructure projects such as the M4 East and Port Enfield, traffic congestion on Parramatta Road and the Strathfield Town Centre were also slated for discussion.

October 7, 2011

 

Strathfield’s new mayor, Paul Barron, answers the 10 most pressing questions as he embarks on a crucial 12 months for the municipality.

What do you see as the main challenges for the year ahead?

There are three major items in the coming 12 months that are of great importance to our area: the Strathfield Town Centre Project, release of the Local Environment Plan (LEP) and getting Strathfield a fully functioning police station.

I’m also passionate about cycling, and plan to raise the idea of introducing bike lanes. I’m not proposing to close roads but for there to be markings to indicate possible bike routes in the area.

October 7, 2011

Strathfield Council will engage in using social media and community events to lower crime rates

A new plan involving as much as $250,000 worth of projects over four years to combat Strathfield’s street crime has gone on public exhibition.

Among the ideas are “crime watch walking groups”, which would see locals populate crime hot spots.

Another suggestion promotes the idea of residents holding community events, such as barbecues, in high-crime locations to deter street crime and promote a sense of community.

May 25, 2011

Organisers "over the moon" at second year numbers

More than 250 runners laced up their joggers for Strathfield Council’s second Cooks River Fun Run – a massive increase in numbers from last year that had the event organisers “over the moon”.

There were 157 participants in the inaugural run, and this year an impressive 273 runners took part. Strathfield Council was jolly pleased by the late boom in numbers – many of the entrants signed up at the last minute.

May 5, 2011

Councils join forces to save waterways

Strathfield Council has united with seven other municipalities to create and fund a dedicated body to oversee the environmental management of the Cooks River and its catchment.

February 16, 2011

Strathfield to be affected by the NRMA's plans to revamp Parramatta Road

The NRMA has unveiled a plan to revamp Parramatta Road and turn it into a public transport corridor between the Western suburbs and the City.

 

 

As reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, the NRMA wants the NSW government to build an $7.4 billion 8.5 kilometre M4 East under the suburbs between Concord and Sydney.

 

The plan would also allow the building of at 23,000 flats between the city and Strathfield transforming Parramatta Road into an area of medium density housing, shopping and cycle ways.

January 21, 2011

 

Four candidates are contesting the seat of Strathfield in the March State election. The Scene asked each of them how they will help solve Strathfield’s num

Mark Sharma,
 Independent candidate 
for Strathfield

“The public transport system has deteriorated a lot under the present Labor Government. The people in the Inner West and especially Strathfield have been the biggest losers of bad Labor policies. Labor blew $150 million on the failed Metro Project and another $150 million on duplication of the Iron Cove Bridge. None of this has produced any improvement whatsoever.