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YOUR MULTI AWARD WINNING LOCAL NEWSPAPER! Tigers Fans Pack Leichhardt Oval HQ Page 28 Wednesday July 4, 2018 Wednesday 6 June, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 1 Email: email@example.com VOL. 97 NO. 26 PUBLISHED 97 YEARS www.weeklytimes.com.au P.O. BOX 123, RYDE 1680 PHONE: 9807-6666 MORE TRAM MADNESS! 2018 nominations closed. judging commenced see page 3 Win for Melrose Park residents TWT on-the-spot PHOTO. WIN! with TWT! Cumberland Scouts Gang Show Four TWT readers can win Double Passes to a Cumberland Gang Show Feel the Beat Musical Variety performance on Saturday July 14 at Riverside Theatre Parramatta at 7.30pm. SEE PAGE 8. Over the Top Wrestling DVDs Four TWT readers can win DVD Copies of Over The Top Rope - The Legends of World Championship Wrestling Australia 1964 - 1978 compiled by wrestling historian Libnan Ayoub. SEE PAGE 8. Hornsby Gang Show Two TWT readers have won Double Passses to an evening performance of the 2018 Hornsby Gang Show next Wednesday July 11 at Barker College’s Leslie Hall in Hornsby at 8pm. SEE PAGE 2. Shakespearean Comedy Two TWT readers have won Double Passes to a matinee performance of Holroyd Musical & Dramatic Society’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Friday July 6 at The Redgum Centre Wentworthville at 11am. SEE PAGE 2. Melrose Park residents are rejoicing the decision by Transport Minister Andrew Constance to not run the proposed Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 route along Wharf Road but along adjacent Waratah Street instead. Under the original proposed Wharf Road route a number of houses would have to be purchased and demolished. The residents were furious. Andrew Constance met with residents and Ryde MP Victor Dominello early on Monday morning on site to announce “the Government has been listening to feedback from the community and an alternate route along Waratah Street will be investigated”. In October 2017 the NSW Government announced the preferred route for PLR Stage 2 which will connect the Parramatta CBD to Ermington, Melrose Park, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park along a nine kilometre route. Planning approval was granted in May 2018 for Stage 1 which will link Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camelia. The tram route through the Parramatta CBD could be equally destructive as the disaster in Sydney CBD along George Street where a $1 billion dollars lawsuit opened in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday. JB’s World YOU WOULD think there is a State election brewing with all the political manoeuvring going on at the moment with politicians and would-be MPs madly scrambling for media attention. This week Labor’s candidate for Ryde at next year’s March election Ryde mayor Clr Jerome Laxale was busy countering Ryde Liberal MP Victor Dominello’s announcement about his Meadowbank Education Precinct while Victor Dominello was hosing down objections to the Wharf Road tram track proposal. See details inside. Continued on Page 3 233 Victoria Road Rydalmere NSW 2116 9638 2338