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The Weekly Times - 14th February, 2018


8 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 14 February, 2018 New development application plan s lodged for Balmain Leagues Club The Balmain Leagues Club and Grand Rozelle have announced a plan to build a new leagues club at the Tigers spiritual home on Victoria Road, Rozelle. The new plan was announced in a statement from the club this week. “Balmain Leagues Club has been made aware that preliminary advice (a ‘pre-DA’) for the redevelopment of the Club site at Rozelle has been provided to Inner West Council by Grand Rozelle,” the statement said. “The proposal includes residential, commercial and retail space in addition to a 2,200m square space for a new Balmain Leagues Club. “This preliminary step in the DA process allows Council to assess the proposal prior to designs being completed, allowing issues to be brought to attention before a final application is submitted.” Balmain Tigers spokesman Dr Leslie Glen thanked Tigers fans for their past support and said he looked forward to working with Grand Rozelle. “The Balmain Leagues Club site on Victoria Road, Rozelle, formerly owned by Rozelle Village Pty Ltd and Pacific Link Investments Pty Ltd has been sold and the Club looks forward to working with the new owners, Grand Rozelle Pty Ltd, to return our Club to its historic home after an extremely arduous eight year long exile,” he said. “Discussions with the new owners have been very cordial and positive concerning the club’s future and assurances of their support have been received. “The Board of Directors will discuss the impact of the sale and a further report will be released our members as soon as practicable. “We appreciate the loyal support and trust you have given us over many years. “It continues to be at the foremost of our minds to honour the legacy of those who established Balmain Tigers in 1908 and to all those who guided it through its long and distinguished history.” There have been several attempts to restore the Balmain Leagues club since 2010 when proposed developments of five and 11 storeys were refused by the state government’s Joint Regional Planning Panel due to size, design and traffic impacts. Rozelle Village Pty Ltd, then submitted a new proposal for two structures at 26 storeys and 32 storeys, which was not supported by the Department of Planning or the former Leichhardt Council. It then submitted a revised proposal which reduced the building to 24 storeys but again met with opposition from the Council. Frustrated by the court and council system, Rozelle Village withdrew from the project and the Leagues Club site has remained vacant and destitute. Parts of the building were engulfed by fire late last year. North Ryde RSL cricket stalwarts Pauline Condon, Richard Ellis, Daniel Buttrey (holding trophy), Maria Harrison and Laura Buttrey. Pink Stumps Day at North Ryde RSL Oval NORTH Ryde RSL Cricket Club fraternity are on a mission in the lead up to this Sunday’s McGrath Foundation annual Pink Stumps Day at North Ryde RSL Youth Club Oval. Club president Kel Gray says players and supporters hope to beat their fund-raising efforts from previous campaigns to increase breast awareness in young Australians. Players will participate in a 30/30 cricket match from 10am with food, drinks, merchandise, raes, games and a Pink Bakery available. Kel says the annual charity match makes a real difference by helping place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia. “Pink Stumps Day provides an opportunity for our local community to participate in the spirit, energy and international phenomenon of the Pink Test,” said Kel. “It is a great day out to bring the family, enjoy a picnic lunch and watch an exciting game of cricket. The club is inviting friends and families to get involved with lots of fun activities. “Wear pink on the day and have some money on hand to donate to the McGrath Foundation.” For more information about Pink Stumps Day or the McGrath Foundation, visit www. or www. Contact Kel Gray 0409 540 264. OPEN · Independent 7 DAYS OPERATED Mon-Wed 8am – 7pm Thu 8am – 8pm Fri-Sat 8am – 7pm Sun 8am – 6pm Independent O P E R AT E D · Shop 4, 11A Bay Drive, Meadowbank – 9807 4511 Weekly MyFRESH Mega Specials FREE IN-STORE WIFI INTERNET BAY DRIVE VICTORIA ROAD WE ARE HERE Village Fresh Grocer CHURCH ST 3 HOURS FREE PARKING $ 4 99 per kg Premium Large Plums was $6.99 was $4.99 was $17.99 was $10.99 $ 3 49 per bag 5kg Potato Bag (Desiree, Washed or Brushed) $ 10 99 per kg Champagne Ham $ 7 49 per bag The Market Grocer Salted or Unsalted Cashews 400g was $4.99 $ 3 49 per kg Red Seedless Grapes was $27.99 $ 16 99 per kg Calabrese Salami was $3.99 $ 2 99 each RAWC Premium Coconut Water 1 Litre *Specials from - Wednesday 14th February to Tuesday 20th February 2018 or whilst stocks last. Photos for illustration purpose only. was $1.49 99 ¢ each MaMa Cup Noodles (5 Flavours) 70g We are changing our name soon! Fresh new name but Business as Usual!

Wednesday 14 February, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 9 Council acts, as tensions reach boiling point in Bonnefin Road A NIGHTMARE parking problem on Bonnefin Road looks likely to be resolved through the intervention of Hunters Hill Council. Tensions have reached boiling point on the narrow. winding road due to the problem of cars, trucks and trades vehicles parked on footpaths, across driveways and on the street where they block the road. The Weekly Times can confirm that some locals have called the police to book neighbours’ cars on footpaths because they block pedestrian access and force young mothers with prams to walk on the road. More than one tradesman parked on the footpath told The Weekly Times the only other alternative is to park on the kerbside, blocking access to garbage trucks, residents’ cars and emergency vehicles. Hunters Hill Group Manager for Development and Regulatory Control, Steve Kourepis, confirmed the information given to this newspaper and that an emergency meeting of residents was held on Wednesday to find a solution. “Council acknowledges the issues, the fact that parking on the footpath is illegal and that emergency vehicles and our own waste removal trucks have had difficulty getting through,” he said. “We commissioned an engineers report in December, we’ve put up options, we’ve given residents an opportunity to comment and councillors have walked the road and hosted a workshop and now we have a way to go forward.” Seven options put by residents emerged from the workshop. They are shared zone parking, one-way traffic conditions, one side of the road only parking, staggered parking, road widening, a residents-only parking scheme and on footpath parking with no enforcement. “The on footpath parking with no enforcement is, in fact, illegal,” Mr Kourepis said. “We are now going to bring the proposals back to a council meeting and all those (residents) who attended the workshop will be notified.” Mayor Mark Bennett has applauded councillors and staff for their proactive role as well as residents who attended the workshop. The Weekly Times acknowledges footpath parking problems occur in other streets and that these problems have increased in the last decade. One local senior citizen said it is a sign of the times. “Why some mothers feel a need to park their big SUVs on our footpath or across our driveway when they drop their children off to school, when the school is a few yards up the road from where they live, staggers belief ,” he said. These TWT on-thespot PHOTOS show vehicles illegally parked on footpaths on Bonnefin Road, at locations where parking on the road would block emergency and other access. Toic waste has cost us millions, residents tell council ANGR residents from radioactive waste contaminated Nelson Parade and nearby streets in Hunters Hill say their homes have been collectively devalued by an estimated 7 million as a result of the state governments failure to remove the toic danger. Resident Philippa Clark and supporters of the Nelson Parade Action Group told Monday night’s council meeting they cannot sell their homes or borrow money for them and are shocked that Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts hasn’t forced a clean up despite repeated requests. We’ve suffered cruel barbs from people, causing us distress and children have been banned from visiting our children because of the danger from the radioactive waste,” Ms Clark said. Deputy Mayor Ross Williams accused the state government of “playing political games” and Liberal Clr Zac Miles said it is time the council and residents forced the issue. “It is up to us to give them a boot up the backside to get things done,” Clr Miles said. Residents will hold a public meeting at Hunters Hill Town Hall this Tuesday night, February 20 from 7 pm. **** A COUNCIL JUNKET was shut down by councillors in Hunters Hill on Monday night. Councillors voted by six votes to one to replace their annual workshop at a plush city venue with a simple workshop at the Town Hall or other local meeting place. “Venue hire, accommodation in the CBD and dinner at a restaurant is a considerable expense,” Deputy Mayor Ross Williams said. “And from what I can see, our budget is out of control at the moment.” Mayor Mark Bennett rejected claims Hunters Hill’s budget is out of control but supported the motion to scrap the junket. Money saved will go to the council’s local grants fund. **** A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to trap pet cats in wildlife protection areas and fine owners hundreds of dollars to get them back was deferred by Hunters Hill councillors on Monday night. Councillors will now study a new report on wildlife protection areas in Boronia Park and Buffalo Creek Reserve - submitted by the council’s wildlife expert Jacqui Vollmer - which acknowledges cat owners’ concerns. “Council acknowledges there will be initial difficulties as cat owners adjoining bushland adjust to their new responsibilities,” Ms Vollmer advised councillors. “This issue will now be addressed through a targeted education program that provides strategies for adjusting cats to an indoor environment.” The education campaign is also expected to focus on the risk to domestic cats in bushland areas, particularly from feral foxes and vermin eradication measures. Hunters Hill General Manager Barry Smith has requested clearly defined boundary maps for the proposed wildlife protection areas. H U N T E R ’ S H I L L C O U N C I L HUNTER’S HILL COUNCIL NOTIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENT CONSENTS I n a cco r d a n ce w i t h s1 0 1 o f t h e E n vi r o n m e n t a l P l a n n i n g a n d A sse ssm e n t A ct E n vi r o n m e n t a l P l a n n i n g a n d A sse ssm e n t R e g u l a t i o n s 2 0 0 0 t h e f o l l o w i n g D e a p p r o ve d b y C o u n ci l f o r D e ce m b e r 2 0 1 7 – Ja n u a r y 2 0 1 8 . C o n se n t s a r e a va i l a b during office hours at the Customer Service Centre, 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill. DECEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018 DA NO. PROPERTY PROPOSAL 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 6 2 8 T h e P o i n t R o a d , W o o l w Pi ch r u n i n g o f t w o ( 2 ) t r e e s 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 6 9 6 2 A T h e P o i n t R o a d , W o oR l ew mi cho va l o f o n e ( 1 ) t r e e Alterations and partial demolition of existing d w e l l i n g , co n st r u ct i o n o f a p a r t 4 a n d 2 0 1 3 - 1 1 5 2 - 2 7 P i t t w a t e r R o a d , G l a d e residential svi l l e flat building accommodating 21 units – s9 6 – i n st a l l a t i o n o f p u m p r o o m b e h i va l ve r o o m A l t e r a t i o n s & a d d i t i o n s – co n ve r t st o r e 2 0 1 6 - 1 2 1 7 - 15B Woolwich Road, Hunters Hill new bedroom, extend and alter existing bathroom a n d i n st a l l n e w w i n d o w – s. 9 6 – a l t e r l b a t h r o o m a n d W . C . a r r a n g e m e n t 2 0 1 7 - 1 0 6 8 St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill I n st a l l a t i o n o f t w o ( 2 ) b a ske t b a l l co u r the Mary Street entrance of the school 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 6 5 5 Ferdinand Street, Hunters Hill R e m o va l o f o n e ( 1 ) t r e e a n d p r u n i n g o f To demolish the existing dwelling and to construct 2 0 1 7 - 1 0 6 7 6 Campbell Street, Hunters Hill a n e w d w e l l i n g w i t h a t t a ch e d g a r a g e p sw i m m i n g p o o l , r e t a i n i n g w a l l s a n d l a n Part demolition (restoration to existing single st o r e y co t t a g e ) a n d a l t e r a t i o n s & a d d i 2 0 1 6 - 1 0 3 8 - 11 Mark Street, Hunters Hill t o w e a t h e r b o a r d r e si d e n ce p l u s T o r r e n su b d i vi si o n – s. 9 6 . – d e l e t i o n o f s. 9 4 A co n d i t i o n 2 0 1 7 - 1 0 9 1 10 Milling Street, Hunters Hill Alterations and additions to existing dwelling i n cl u d i n g n e w sw i m m i n g p o o l 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 5 5 1 5 1 V i ct o r i a R o a d , G l a d eFirst svi use l l e of ground floor tenancy plus signage 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 4 6 58-60 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill Internal fitout and use of orthodontic practice 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 0 6 15 Mayfield Avenue, Woolwich Alterations and additions to rear of existing d w e l l i n g 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 0 7 1/52-54 Milling Street, Hunters Hill A l t e r a t i o n s a n d a d d i t i o n s i n cl u d i n g r e 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 0 0 87 Park Road, Hunters Hill Alterations and additions including new first floor to existing dwelling and new carport 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 4 2 7 Woodward Road, Hunters Hill Alterations and additions to existing dwelling Demolition of existing terrace, new swimming 2 0 1 7 - 1 0 5 4 21 Crown Street, Henley p o o l a n d t e r r a ce w i t h o p e n t r e l l i s, l a n modifications and removal of two (2) trees Minor internal alterations to existing bathroom, 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 4 1 74 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill n e w e n su i t e , r e f u r b i sh m e n t o f ki t ch e n D e m o l i sh ca r p o r t , n e w g a r a g e & t e r r a c 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 0 4 20A Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill Refit existing meeting room & Kitchen, new lobby addition, a new raised terrace, new children’s playground & reconfiguration of garbage storage a r e a Demolish existing structures and construct 2 x twost 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 4 5 3A Venus Street, Gladesville o r e y a t t a ch e d d w e l l i n g s, f e n ci n g , t r and Strata Subdivision 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 2 8 37 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill I n st a l l a t i o n o f t w o ( 2 ) p o st si g n s i n t h e t w o ( 2 ) b u i l d i n g si g n s Demolition of existing dwelling and construction 2 0 1 7 - 1 0 8 0 8 Martin Street, Hunters Hill o f a n e w t w o st o r e y d w e l l i n g w i t h g a r a sw i m m i n g p o o l 2 0 1 3 - 1 1 5 2 - 3 7 P i t t w a t e r R o a d , G Alterations and partial demolition of existing d w e l l i n g , co n st r u ct i o n o f a p a r t 4 a n d l a d e svi l e residential flat building accommodating 21 units - S.96 – deletion/alteration of condition 82 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 4 4 16 Gladstone Avenue, Hunters Hill R e m o va l o f o n e t r e e 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 3 0 25 Mark Street, Hunters Hill T o ca r r y o u t a l t e r a t i o n s a n d a d d i t i o n s existing dwelling house 2 0 1 7 - 1 1 5 8 58 Farnell Street, Hunters Hill P r o p o se d a w n i n g r o o f Barry Smith G E N E R A L M A N A G

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