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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.

September 4, 2015

It was the fence that lasted 14 days. Now residents have forced its removal – but they are still at risk from the road it was designed to keep them from crossing.

 

It was the fence that lasted 14 days. Now residents have forced its removal – but they are still at risk from the road it was designed to keep them from crossing.

August 7, 2015

Santa Sabina College students aims for Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

At just 15 years of age, Strathfield student Sabah Chamoun is already breaking world records. And she’s doing it in an unusual sport for her age – weightlifting.

The Santa Sabina College student most recently won a gold medal at the Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Papua New Guinea.

Not only lifting a personal best snatch of 64kg and 80kg, she also broke the Australian records in the under-15 and under-17 categories.

Sabah is following in the footsteps of her father and older brother.

May 22, 2014

Australia hopes North and South can be reunited to end violations

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop made a surprise visit to Strathfield today - and heard for herself of the hardships of two North Korean defectors.

Strathfield was chosen as the venue for the meeting, held during Human rights in North Korea Week,  because it is a centre for Korean Australians.

After hearing harrowing stories of human rights violations, the Minister sent a clear message to the Pyongyang regime that Australia will keep trying to reunite South and North Korea.

April 1, 2014

Protests and petitions over plan to put up statue in memory of comfort women at Strathfield town centre

It was one of the biggest protests seen in Strathfield in years.  And it was all conducted under the watchful eye of the international press.

When councillors were asked to consider a petition against the idea of a statue commemorating Korean, Chinese and Australian "comfort women" used by the Japanese army during the second world war, some 140 Koreans, Chinese, Australian and Japanese protestors turned up to try and influence their decision.

October 30, 2013

Concept plans are on exhibition for the Australian and Korean Memorial Gardens in Bressington Park, Strathfield. 

Strathfield Council will be are asking residents for ideas and community imput on the proposed establishment of an Australian and Korean Memorial Garden in Bressington Park. 

The park will have a memorial garden, community facility and a carpark. 

Residents have the option to choose between two concept plans and council are encouraging comments and feedback. 

The plans are available on council's website and residents will be able to make their submissions until 4:30pm on 19 November. 

August 9, 2013

Residents will be asked to choose the final designs for a Korean garden that could become an important new amenity for the municipality, and even a tourist attraction.

Residents will be asked to choose the final designs for a Korean garden that could become an important new amenity for the municipality, and even a tourist attraction.

The long-awaited plans may include traditional Korean horticulture, a restaurant, gallery and a cultural centre available to all for community and other events.

February 18, 2013

Strathfield's Korean community celebrates Lunar Festival. 

Strathfield's Korean community turned out in force for the first big lunar new year event on the town square today - and the event was immediately declared a success.

Strathfield also discovered it had a new star - a real crowd pleaser in the form of Jeremy Yong, the eight-year-old guitar-plucking young finalist of Australia's Got Talent.

He comes from Strathfield and his mum is his manager.

"He has been singing and playing the guitar since he was around six," said Jeremy's mum.

January 21, 2011

Strathfield police and SES set to help Queensland flood victims 

A local policeman, Constable Jon Gayford, has flown to Brisbane to join the massive reconstruction and recovery effort now underway in the Queensland capital.

 

June 2, 2010

Strathfield to host indie music concert to raise funds for Island youth

 

 

 

The Pacific Beats Youth Festival will get the Strathfield community into the Island Spirit to raise funds for disadvantaged youth on June 19th. Exotic foods and cultural goodies will be on offer until 5pm and tunes from Dj Fazed and Futures in Black and White will gather crowds from 6pm.