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March 7, 2013

In part two of our series on the upcoming Federal Election, we asked Labor’s Environment Minister Tony Burke and new Liberal contender Ron Delezio, 59, where they stand on the major issues.

In part two of our series on the upcoming Federal Election, we asked Labor’s Environment Minister Tony Burke and new Liberal contender Ron Delezio, 59, where they stand on the major issues.

 

What makes you the better candidate?

March 7, 2013

In part two of our series on the upcoming Federal Election, we asked Labor’s Environment Minister Tony Burke and new Liberal contender Ron Delezio, 59, where they stand on the major issues.

In part two of our series on the upcoming Federal Election, we asked Labor’s Environment Minister Tony Burke and new Liberal contender Ron Delezio, 59, where they stand on the major issues.

 

What makes you the better candidate?

November 9, 2012

Deck the halls as council catches Christmas spirit

The Grinch would be very upset.

There will be a bigger than ever jingle in the bells of Strathfield – and the spirit of the season will be spread even wider.

Council workers began putting up lights this week heralding the start of a bumper Christmas season.

Permission has been sought  from Ausgrid to use its poles across all town centres in the local government area.

A many as 25 displays will be set up, provided Ausgrid agrees, at a cost of $67,100.

August 14, 2012

New group goes for Strathfield residents

August 14 - Strathfield's council elections are heating up with the formation of a new political group, bringing the total number of parties or independent bodies contesting the seven seats to five.

United Strathfield joins Strathfield First in the battle to win the hearts and minds of residents with a strong local appeal on issues.

Also in the line up for seats are the Liberals, Labor and the Unity Party.

February 10, 2012

Strathfield's draft LEP is now on public exhibition

Higher-density residential development along Parra-matta Road, increased building heights at the Town Centre, a food hub next to Sydney Markets and new business parks to attract jobs are among the highlights of Strathfield’s plans for the next decade, which went on show this month.

The town square is to be reclassified to allow for events like weekend markets, while a mixed business and residential area is proposed in Homebush, north of the railway station.

May 8, 2015

Students raised concerns that they are under too much pressure from their parents.

Ambitious mums and dads from all cultures are putting too much pressure on their children to achieve top grades in school, Strathfield Council has found.

When Council asked local schools about the main problems their students faced, many responded that ambitious parents were causing additional stress to children already burdened with onerous exam workloads.

February 18, 2015

Pin points to be addressed in new bid to make the drive to work smoother

Premier Mike Baird announced $300 million to alleviate 32 of the worst traffic corridors in NSW from the campaign trail in Homebush yesterday – but the state government may have to purchase more homes to make it happen.

In the Inner West, the government will pledge $22 million to a stretch of the Parramatta Road from Strathfield to Leichhardt, $12 million for Ryde to Homebush and Coronation Parade/The Boulevarde/Concord Road (South Strathfield to Rhodes).

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.

November 20, 2014

An extra $650,000 in government funding to help with their curriculum over six years

Strathfield schools will be receiving close to $650,000 in government funding to help with their curriculum, it was announced today.

Schools like Homebush West Public School, Strathfield Girls High School and the Marie Bashir Public School are just some of the recipients of the funding.

Premier Mike Baird turned up in Homebush with a posse of metropolitan media and broadcast journalists to make the annoucement - a sure sign of how concerned the Liberals are about the seat of Strathfield.

Local media were not invited.

November 7, 2014

Artwork has been sent over from Strathfield's sister city, Gapyeong in Korea.

This year’s HSC Art Exhibition will not only feature works by students from local schools but also, for the first time, it will include artworks by students from Strathfield’s sister city, Gapyeong.

The pieces will be on display in the Strathfield Town Hall. The official opening night takes place on Wednesday 3 December from 6pm, when the prize-winners will be announced.

May 9, 2014

The Scene investigates some of Strathfield's newest developments - the sites which fit into our LEP. 

Tony Jreige, managing director of Urban Link Architects and a proud resident of Wilson Street, Strathfield South, stands happily in front of his latest creation. JJ Apartments occupies a very visible position opposite Raw Square, so the building is destined to become a reference point for thousands of Strathfield residents on their way to and from work or shopping.

Yet, in a world where the headlines routinely go to developers with much loftier ambitions, Mr Jreige’s building is a modest 11 storeys.

January 9, 2014

Commuters travelling through Strathfield to get smoother roads. 

Motorists travelling on the Hume Highway can expect some disruptions over the coming weeks after the State Government announced that they will be spending $2.2 million resurfacing the road. 

The works will be between Wallis Avenue and The Boulevarde at South Strathfield.

MP Charles Casuscelli said it would take around six weeks to complete construction.

"The work will involve diamon grinding sections of road to improve the road surface whilst sections of the road surface and line markings will also be replaced," he said.

December 15, 2013

Members of the public help owner of furniture store in Strathfield South move items from burning building.

A fire has broken out at a furniture in Strathfield South which police are treating as suspicious. 

At around 1:30pm yesterday, Flemington Police were called to the store after reports of a fire. 

The store was badly damaged byt no one was injured and members of the public were seen helping the store owner remove furniture from the burning building. 

A crime scene was established and investigators would like to speak to anyone with information. 

Police are urging the public to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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. 

October 23, 2013

Strathfield schools with Indigenous students to receive additional state funding

Under new state government guidelines, Strathfield schools will be receiving more than $320,000 in additional funding depending on the schools' Indigenous community and the socio-economic background of the students 

A total of 14 public school in the Strathfield electorate will be receiving the funding.

Of those school, Strathfield South High will receive $94,000 and Homebush Boys High School will receive $41,000 under the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model.

October 21, 2013

Police ask public for help after man asks two girls to get in van

Police are asking the public for help after two 12-year-old girls were approached by a man in Strathfield South last week.

The girls went their separate ways after walking together along Homebush Road from their local school.

A man in a white van pulled up alongside one of the girls and told her to get inside.

She ran from the man towards her home.

The second girl was approached by the man moments later and the man also asked her to get into the van.

October 11, 2013

Strathfield Council has declared war against graffiti, headed by renewed efforts to target vandalism as it happens.

Strathfield Council has declared war against graffiti, headed by renewed efforts to target vandalism as it happens.

And residents can play a big part to help keep our streets clear of spray paint by
volunteering on Graffiti Removal Day,a joint initiative between council and the
Rotary Club designed to help keep our streets pristine.

The 20 October event will target hot-spots along and around Liverpool Road in Strathfield South.

September 5, 2013

Strathfield Council’s new young mayor may go down in history as the first to present his wife with citizenship.

Strathfield Council’s new young mayor may go down in history as the first to present his wife with citizenship.

Cr Daniel Bott, a 33-year-old finance worker who has lived in Homebush for the past four years, met American-born Adria Bott while majoring in journalism at university in Cleveland, Ohio.

He told the Sceneshe planned to take citizenship next year. Now, ironically, he will be presiding over the ceremony in Strathfield Park.

July 26, 2013

 

Pesky dumpers are filling a charity bin in Strathfield South with old electronic goods, clothes and rubbish - problem which has become an eyesore. 

Mean-spirited dumpers filled a charity bin in Strathfield South with old electronic goods, clothes and rubbish - a problem that quickly become an eyesore. 

Though the problem has now been cleared up, Strathfield Council received complaints about the dumping problem around the charity bin and in the carpark behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Liverpool Road. but could do nothing.

Council offers have investigated the dump which they found was on private land. 

May 16, 2013

Amazing youngsters awarded for their work

Seven outstanding Strathfield young citizens have been celebrated at the annual Young Achievement Awards.

Strathfield Rotary and Strathfield Council joined forces to recognise the recipients’ remarkable commitment to community service, science, arts and sports.

The youngest recipient is just 11 years old. Se-Bom Lee from St Patricks College is the national age champion in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke, coming first in those events at the 2012 Australian School Swimming Championships.

February 26, 2013

Residents spruce up Strathfield

Despite the threat of a downpour, volunteer groups such as the Strathfield Rotary, Girl Guides, councillors and residents turned up as part of Clean Up Australia Day - the nation's largest community event. 

But even though the residents and groups managed to clean up Wentworth Street in Greenacre, Mayor Guilian Vaccari said he was disgraced by the amount of building material dumped in the area.

January 5, 2013

Our land goes up 12 per cent

Strathfield’s property prices have risen the most of any suburb in the past year, according to new data released this month.

Residential land values, data used by councils to calculate rates, shot up in the Inner West, with Stathfield recording a 12.3 per cent rise in 2011-12, Marrickville up 10 per cent and Burwood up eight. Ashfield also gained 4.8 per cent.

December 7, 2012

Toys and cash help the needy

The Salvation Army’s Streetlevel campaign to help Sydney’s homeless will get a $3000 boost from Strathfield Council’s annual Christmas Carols  - and a truckload of toys as well.

The Rotary sausage sizzle, a raffle and other sales from the bumper carols event all contributed to the cheque. The money provides a meal and gifts to those in need on Christmas Day each year.

The Mayor,  Cr Gulian Vaccari, said: “I would like to thank the community of Strathfield who came along to enjoy the carols and who gave to this appeal."

October 8, 2012

Tell us what you think the former Strathfield South Bowling Club should be renamed to. 

Council is calling for help to rename the former South Strathfield Bowling Club to reflect a new era for the building as a community centre.

The initial suggestion to rename it the “Thew Reserve Community Centre” has stumped councillors.

It begged the question: who is Thew? Mayor Gulian Vaccari explained to Council that Thew was a former Strathfield Town Clerk, but it appears that little else is known about the man. The Strathfield Heritage website says that Albert Henry Thew served as Town Clerk from 1911 to 1938.