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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Woman charged with high-range drink driving after girl injured in Eastwood crash

Police on Progress Avenue in Eastwood after a crash on Wednesday. Photo: Nine News A CareFlight helicopter was called to Eastwood to help treat the injured girl. Photo: CareFlight
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A woman has been granted conditional bail after she allegedly crashed into parked cars while driving at more than six times the legal alcohol limit on Wednesday, leaving a six-year-old girl with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to Eastwood in Sydney’s north at 12.40pm after the 50-year-old woman allegedly reversed into two cars.

A six-year-old girl who was walking between the cars was trapped between them by the impact, police said.

She sustained serious injuries to her pelvis and was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where she remained in a serious condition on Wednesday night.

Police arrested the 50-year-old woman near to the accident scene and took her to Ryde Police Station.

A breath analysis allegedly found a blood alcohol reading of .303, more than six times the legal limit of 0.05.

She was charged on Wednesday night with high-range drink driving, using her mobile phone while driving and causing bodily harm by misconduct.

The woman was granted conditional bail and will face Burwood Local Court on October 24.

Progress Avenue, where the crash took place, was cordoned off as police examined the scene.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the events leading up to the crash, police said.

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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Architects in beauty parade for $1b Lendlease Circular Quay revamp

Architects are now making submissions for a Lendlease proposal for Circular Quay.The proposed $1.5 billion redevelopment of Lendlease’s​ Circular Quay office project has moved to the beauty parade stage with a range of Australian and international architects now putting in submissions.
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The design jury comprises three nominees each from Lendlease and the City of Sydney.

It comes as the whole of the area enters the next stage of the City of Sydney’s revamp of the city’s major water front which will include the ferry terminals.

The more than $2 billion redevelopment of the area is seen as one of the last pieces of the puzzle in the upgrade of Sydney, which extends from Haymarket at the southern end of the city, through Darling Harbour with the new International Convention Centre and Barangaroo. There is also the new light rail along George Street and the Sydney Metro.

The last area will be the Bays precinct at White Bay, Balmain, which internet giant, Google, is looking to call home once the area is repatriated, and also the proposed new Sydney fish markets.

AMP is undertaking a $1 billion redevelopment of 50 Bridge Street at the eastern end of Circular Quay, while the Chinese giant Wanda is looking to build a hotel and residential tower on the site of the Gold Fields House.

Lendlease’s site is near the planned Wanda project.

Lendlease revised its first $1 billion proposal in July to contend with the $1 billion Wanda One development next door by gaining approval for a 248 metre tower, almost 30 metres higher than the old plan.

It was suggested earlier this year that China’s Ping An Insurance and Japan’s property house Mitsubishi will help finance the Lendlease project.

Mark Menhinnitt, Lendlease’s managing director for urban regeneration, said on Wednesday that Lendlease has initiated a competitive design process for the site at Circular Quay.

“The competition is being run according to the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy, and seven international and local architect teams have been invited to participate,” he said in a statement.

” A decision is expected around mid- to late-December.”

Lendlease said the competitive design process for the site comprises two competitions: one competition for the entire precinct excluding the Jacksons on George site and one competition for Jacksons on George only.

The architects vying for the Lendlease project include BVN, Hassell, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Foster and Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, HOK, and David Chipperfield Architects.

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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Western Bulldogs best and fairest award won by Marcus Bontempelli

Bontempelli celebrates with the premiership cup. Photo: AFL Media/Getty ImagesAged just 20, Marcus Bontempelli has won his club’s best and fairest in a premiership year.
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The Western Bulldogs youngster concluded a dream season by claiming the Charles Sutton Medal, easily winning Wednesday night’s count at Crown Casino. He is the youngest winner of the award since David Thorpe in 1968.

The honour is yet another feather in Bontempelli’s increasingly impressive cap.

It came after the former No.4 draft pick was last month named All-Australian for the first time.

He was also named in the AFL Players’ Association’s “22 under 22” team for the third straight year, and even briefly stepped in as the club’s captain mid-season after injuries to Bob Murphy and Easton Wood. In just his third season at the elite level, Bontempelli played all 26 games, averaging more than 24 disposals and exactly one goal.

He led the club in tackles, contested possessions, inside 50s and clearances, and was the Dogs’ equal leader in goal assists. The midfielder was a solid performer in his side’s unlikely finals run, most notably in the upset semi-final win over Hawthorn, in which he was arguably best afield.

Bontempelli finished with 319 votes,  clear of veteran backman Dale Morris (248) and emerging midfielder Lachie Hunter (246).

Morris, 33, was rewarded for a fine season in defence. He is one of several veterans at the club to have thrived since the arrival of coach Luke Beveridge two years ago.

Hunter, 21, had been a fringe player during his first three seasons at the Whitten Oval, but enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, averaging nearly 28 disposals as he built a reputation as one of the competition’s most consistent midfielders.

Having missed all of last season due to a serious knee injury, 2014 best and fairest Tom Liberatore bounced back to finish fourth in this year’s count with 218 votes.

Former captain Matthew Boyd came ninth after his All-Australian effort, while rebounding defender Jason Johannisen – who won the Norm Smith Medal in last Saturday’s grand final win over Sydney – finished 10th on Wednesday night, despite missing nine games during the year with a hamstring injury.

Liam Picken was rewarded for an outstanding finals series in which he averaged more than 23 disposals and kicked eight goals – named the club’s best finals player in addition to finishing fifth overall.

Josh Dunkley – overlooked by the Swans as a father-son selection in last year’s draft – won the Chris Grant best first-year player award after playing 17 games this season, including the grand final victory over the club of his father Andrew.


Charles Sutton Medal Top 10

1. Marcus Bontempelli (319 votes)

2. Dale Morris (248)

3. Lachie Hunter (246)

4. Tom Liberatore (218)

5. Liam Picken (214)

6. Luke Dahlhaus (201)

7. Jackson Macrae, Caleb Daniel (185)

9. Matthew Boyd (184)

10. Jason Johannisen (165)

Award Winners

Charles Sutton Medal (first place): Marcus Bontempelli

Doug Hawkins Medal (second place): Dale Morris

Gary Dempsey Medal (third place): Lachie Hunter

Best in Finals: Liam Picken

Chris Grant Best First Year Player: Josh Dunkley

Tony Liberatore Most Improved Player: Jordan Roughead

Brad Johnson Best Team Player: Matthew Boyd

John Van Groningen Domestique Award: Dale Morris

Scott West Most Courageous Award: Tom Liberatore

John Schultz Community Award: Marcus Bontempelli

Victoria University Education Award: Mitch Wallis

Footscray Best and Fairest: Jordan Russell

Footscray Best and Fairest runner up: Mitch Honeychurch

Footscray Best and Fairest third place: Lukas Webb

Bulldogs Taskforce VFL Coaches Award: Anthony Barry

Susan Alberti Award: Jaimee Lambert

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Reel Escape finalists to hit the big screen

Finalists in the Reel Escape Film Festival have been announced with three local films in the mix.
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The Phoenix 5 has been submitted by Shoalhaven Anglican School and Make Yourself at Home and A Penny’sWorth are also from local entrants.

The festival attracted entrants from Iran and Switzerland as well as from around Australia.

Organiser Marion Hatwell said she was pleased at the response from the film industry to Reel Escape.

“I promoted the event on various film platforms,” Marion said.

“It’s great we got international entries.

“There were also some highly awarded films entered,” she said.

While the films will be the stars of the evening, there will also be three guest judges who will form a Q and A panel. All three are distinguished in theindustry and Marion said this will be a highlight of the event.

Gabrielle Rogers was an actress, director and producer.

She is now a voice and dialect coach. Her current project is Thor: Ragnarok which is filming in Australia.

John Manyard is a producer and has worked on a number of films including Sherpa, which screened last year in Ulladulla as part of the Sydney Travelling Film Festival.

Bridget Ikin has been an independent film producer and has won many awards for her work on short films. She has also held management positions including as the head of SBS Independent.

The Q and A panel will be answering audience questions following the screening of the finalist’s films.

“If the event is successful we would like to build on it next year,” Marion said.

“We haven’t had something like this down here before.”

The event is a red carpet gala night on October 14 from 6.30pm at the Arcadia Cinema. Tickets are $10 from the Cinema and available now.

Ticket price includes drinks and nibbles plus the Q and A session where audiences members can pick the brains of the industry.

Reel Escape is family friendly however some of the films do contain some swearing.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Riot of colour in festival floral exhibition

COLOURFUL: Di Uebergang and Tourism Inverell staff Peter Caddey and Ann Clydsdale with the large Prudence Mapstone piece.A piece by internationally-exhibited fibre artist Prudence Mapstone is on display at the Tourism Inverell Centre in woolly and polychromed floral glory to promote the Sapphire City Festival.
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The piece created from hundreds of small, unique knitted and crocheted creations pieced together isa pulsing sea of colour.

The artwork landed in Inverell after GramanSewing Group member Ann Hodgens saw Prudence’swork and felt it would complement the Inverell festival.

“I went to the stitches and craft show in Brisbane, and saw a piece that she has that is travelling around Australia that is called 50 Years of Flower Power,” Annsaid.

“We asked her if she had a piece she would loan that was appropriate to the festival.”

Festival committee member and Tourism Inverell staff memberAnn Clydsdale said Prudence’s piece, evoking a flower garden, represented the foundations of the event.

“It’s because the festival’s always been about a celebration of spring,” Ann said.

Fellow Graman sewing group member Di Uebergang said she and the other members were inspired to create three-dimensionaltapestries of their own.

“We thought we’d do some ourselves as a tribute,and we tried to make ours look more like flowers,” she said.

The Graman pieces are on display in the storefront next door to Campbell and Freebairn Chemists in Otho Street.

Prudence’s large piece and three smaller pieces are on display, along with a collection of historical images of Inverell’s Floral Festivals at the Tourism Centre through the month of October, and admission is free.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Bongos at Congo to help refugees

Congo resident Bernie Richards is beating the bongos for the nationwide Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 22, by donating all the proceeds from the event at her beachside home to helping refugees.
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GOOD HEART: Bernie Richards will host Congo Bongo as part of the national Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, October 22, with all proceeds from her sale going towards helping refugees.

Ms Richards will host Congo Bongo –featuring the African rhythms of the energetic drumming groupDjembe Fort.Other local musicians, including folk band Sacred Cow, will also perform.

CongoBongoaligns with one of the most pressing topics on the currentpolitical and socialagenda –the refugee crisis.

Ms Richards, who onceworked for the Department of Immigration, said she had met asylum seekers andlistened to their stories.

She has friends in Syria who have been waiting 20 years to be rescued from their horrific conditions, andbelieves that Australia is not doing enough to help refugees.

The Garage Sale Trail is a day of nationwide garage sales, the heart of which is community, sustainability and well-being.

This year it is estimated that there will 15,000 garage sales, and the Congo Bongois one of almost 25 per cent that will raise money for a charity or cause.

Ms Richards’ garage sale was a hit last year when sheinvited customers to whale watch from her balcony.

She hopes to attract even more people to Congo this year, to experience abeautiful part of the coast,go bargain hunting and support the refugee cause.

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November 20th, 2018 by admin

Police lay more gun ring charges

More charges: Strike Force Burril detectives and police pictured at a raid on a Gunnedah home in August. Photo: Vanessa HonkeDETECTIVES have charged a sixthman and laid fresh charges against another accused as part of an unprecedented crackdown on agun ring allegedly operating near Gunnedah.
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Shannon Frazer from Werris Creek is the seventhperson charged by investigators from Strike Force Burril –a massive undercover operation by Oxley detectives investigating the supply of firearms and drugs in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains areas.

The operation has seen 38 firearms as well as a explosives, a grenade and pre-cursor chemicals seized during coordinated raids stretching to Lake Macquarie and the Illawarra.

Frazer is charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol, acquiring an unregistered firearm, possessing an unauthorised firearm, not keeping a firearm safe and possessing ammunition.

He was arrested by Strike Force Burril detectives in Werris Creek and refused bail by police.

During an out-of-sessions bail hearing in Tamworth Local Court, Frazer was granted conditional release to report to local police twice a week and live in Werris Creek. He’s also prohibited from contacting co-accused.

But Frazer will fight the charges against him after pleading not guilty to all five counts in a subsequent court appearance.

Police have been ordered to compile a brief of evidence against him with the case adjourned to November.

Meanwhile, detectivesupgraded the charges against co-accused Shane Alan Kember during a court appearance last week.

Kemberis accused of possessing six unauthorisedfirearms and police will allege he doesn’t hold a valid NSW firearms licence.

The 45-year-oldappeared in Wollongong Local Court where Magistrate Mark Douglass ordered police to preparea brief of evidence into the case before it returns to court in November.

He’s also accused of knowingly being involved in the supply of a pistol at Kembla Grange, which police allegedly uncovered as part of the undercover Strike Force Burril operation.

His arrest followed a search warrant on a Dapto home on September 1 where firearms, cannabis, and ammunition were seized.

Another co-accused, Stephen Andrew Lawrence, remains before the courts on 10 chargesfollowing a raid on a Boolaroo home, near Lake Macquarieon August 31. Lawrenceremains on conditional bail.

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

Sharks start planning for 2017’s campaign

Coach Shane Glass and some members of the Biripi Sharks senior team at this year’s State knockout played in Sydney. The side made the quarter-finals.FRESH from their most successful campaign at the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout, Biripi Sharks are already looking at the 2017 assault.
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The Sharks won the under 12s, were semi-finals in the 17s and quarter finalists in the seniors where they were eliminated by eventual champions, Redfern All Blacks (RAB). Sharks under 12’s victory was Biripi’s first success at the knockout. Coached by Doug Ferguson with Troy Cochrane the assistant, South defeated Kempsey 34-18 in the final.

Next year divisions will be 15s, 17s, women’s and seniors.

“We’ll be working towards fielding teams in each competition,’’ Biripi first grade manager Ralph Saunders said.

He added this year’s senior team dedicated their effort to the memory of former player Dennis Bungie, who passed away earlier this year.

“Big Den was one of the best knockout forwards to lace a boot,’’ Ralph said.

“Our coach Shane Glasssaid he wanted to do something tohonour Den. Wespoke to his family as asked if they wouldconsent to us putting his picture on the jumperforknockout.

“We went a step further by switchingback to the original South Taree colours of red green and black.’’

He said Big Den would have been proud of their efforts of all three teams at the knockout..

Biripi originally played as South Taree in the knockout. In 1981 the team under captain-coach Dave Russell made the final, where they were beaten by Redfern All Blacks.

Souths had to play the match almost immediately after the semi-final, while Redfern were well rested. This was South Taree’s best performance in the knockout.

There were similarities in Biripi’s campaign this year. The Sharks had to take on RAB in the quarter finaljust 35 minutes after playing their previous match. Redfern had nearly two hours break and came away comfortable winners over Biripi.

Ralph Saunders said while the Sharks can match it with the better teams in the knockout, there is still a gap to Redfern All Blacks.

“They play together week-in-week-out in a competition and that makes them even stronger,’’ he pointed out.

RAB went on to win the final played on Monday afternoon in convincing fashion. This was RAB’s second successive win in the knockout.

Redfern will host the event again next year.

Sharks won three matches to qualify for the quarter final –their best performance under the Biripi banner. Matches were played at two venues –Redfern Oval and Leichhardt Oval.

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

Close call caught on cameraVideo

Dash cam footage has captured themoment a ute almost plungedhead-on with a motorcyclist near Armidale on Wednesday afternoon.
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VIDEO | Dash cam footage captures close call Dangerous driving: Dash cam footage has captured the moment an alleged Rural Fire Service ute nearly drives head-on into a motorcyclist near Armidale on Wednesday.

The incident reportedly occurred near the Cathedral Rock National Park off the Wollomombi River bridge.

Truck driverAdrian Shortt uploaded the footage from his dash camera to Facebook, commenting on Facebookthatthe ute appeared to belong tothe Rural Fire Service.

“It was a Rural Fire Service vehicle,” Mr Shortt said.

“I was doing 102km/h, with an overtaking lane 400 metres ahead coming off the Wollomombi River bridge.

“The footage doesn’t show it but I was heavy under brakes as I weighed 48.5 tonnes.

“Managed to drop enough speed to get him around me but itdid rattle me a bit.”

Fairfax Media spoke to Rural Fire Service SuperintendentSteve Mepham on Thursday.

Mr Mephamsaid he was unable to comment on the incident.

“I’m not going to comment,” Mr Mepham said.

“We’ve got an internal process happening.”

Mr Shortt said the alleged Rural Fire Service vehicle was being followed by a second car, who apologised to the truck driver.

“Another Rural Fire Service vehicle following called me up on the UHF [speaker] and apologised for this blokes actions,” MrShortt said.

Apologies aside, Mr Shortt said it was definitely a closecall for everyone involved.

“If I hadn’t braked the guy would have collected him for sure,” Mr Shortt said.

The incident has been sparking anger online with residents commenting on the footageafter it was uploaded tosocial media.

Armidale resident Lisa Heskett said the incident was an unacceptableexample of dangerous driving.

“It may or may not have have been [an] emergency but this vehicle has no lights or sirens for the possible emergency,” Ms Heskett said.

“…No need for the complacency in this driver’s actions.”

“No wonder there are so many fatalities on our roads,” she said.

Armidale resident and motorbike enthusiastSimon Friedman said the driver should have known better.

“Shouldknow better,” Mr Friedman said.

“…Overtaking on an unbroken line as well.”

“Only a kilometre further up the road there is an overtaking lanenear the entrance to Wollomombi falls,” Mr Friedman said.

Kelly Bell also took to social media to express her concerns overthe footage.

Ms Bell saidthe driver should “lose more than just his job.”

“That’s terrifying…it’s so lucky the dude on the bike didn’t swerve right off the road,” she said.

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

LETTER: An open letter to developers

THIS is an open letter to local councils and all property developers.
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We seem to have a competition between developers to see who can put the most units on a block of land. They buy up a block with an old house on it, remove the house, and then see how many units they can fit on. Most of the units are two storeys, two bedrooms (upstairs), a bathroom and a garage.

So, who are their targeted buyers?

Is it oldies who want to downsize?Well, I hate to tell you this, but most of us oldies don’t want a two-storey house.

Most have had a three- orfour-bedroom house with a reasonable backyard where they raised their family. Now, with all our crook knees, hips, backs, eyesight, arthritis and breathing problems, we no longer want to be mowing lawns or climbing stairs, so we want to downsize.

We want single-storeys, and level blocks, three bedrooms because most of us still have grandchildren that like to visit, and a double garage, so beside their car they have a place to store their tools, suitcases, and so on, because wenow no longer have a shed up the back.

These developers can’t betargetingyoung families.There are not enough bedrooms.

Are they targeting young couples with no children? How many couples in our area would have only one car?

Most have a car each to drive to work. So a single-car unit? I don’t think so.

So who are you building these units to suit?

Personally, I would love a duplex or two villas together, as now that I am in that older bracket with health problems, my daughter would like to be near me so she can keep an eye on me.

Why not go into an over 55s community, you might ask? Well, I definitely qualify but my daughter doesn’t and she still has two daughters living at home.

So, please developers, ask your parents and grandparents what they would like to downsize to in their old age and, remember, we still want to enjoy our old age and not feel that we are compelled to be cramped up in some tiny unit where we can no longer have friends or family visit.

Actually, if there are any developers out there who are considering these suggestions and are building around the Toronto area, please contact me so I can put my name down for a duplex or perhaps two villas together.

– Robyn Lambert, Wangi Wangi

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

Young gun Campbell has twin racing duties

YOUNG GUN: Matt Campbell will race in the Carrera Cup and Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama this weekend. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKAT 21 years old Matt Campbell will be one of the youngest drivers in action at Mount Panorama this weekend, but what he might lack in experience he certainly makes up in talent.
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Campbell will make his Bathurst 1000 debut as co-driver for Nissan’s Todd Kelly, while he will also be contesting the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia round.

He leads the Carrera Cup Series after six rounds, having amassed 856.5 points, while Alex Davison is second on 819.

Campbell has won four of the last five races contested in the all-Porsche series and if he can top Friday morning’s qualifying session, will make it six poles in succession. It would equal the series record of motor sport great Jim Richards.

On his way to placing third in the series last year, Campbell won the Bathurst round on the back of a win and a second placing. He clocked the race lap record (2:07.4299) and qualifying lap record as well (2:06.2099).

Yet Campbell does not want to look too far ahead.

“It’s been a little bit of a funny season to be honest, we’ve been a little bit up and down, but we’ve been very, very fast and had some fantastic races and hopefully we can carry that into this weekend,” he said.

“We won the round here last year and a couple of races, so I am really looking forward to the races again and hopefully we can have some great pace here.

“A the moment it is a round by round thing, you can’t think about it too much because there are so many races to come. You have just got to go into each round and try your best.”

For Campbell, who was fastest in Thursday’s opening practice session with a 2:09.3801, racing at Mount Panorama continues a family tradition.

His grandfather Bill and Aunty ‘TC’ have previously put their skills to the test at the Bathurst circuit.

“I have been coming here for a long time and watching the event, so to be taking part in it for the first time this year is something very surreal and obviously a huge challenge for myself. I am really looking forward to the opportunity and the experience,” he said.

“My family used to race in the smaller categories here, the support races. My Aunty has raced here in a 1000 support race in Group N, she has raced here in Formula Vee, my grandfather has raced here in Formula Vee and also Touring Cars.

“So they’ve raced a fair few different cars here and I’ve raced here in similar cars so, I really enjoy driving around this place.”

Balancing Carrera Cup and Supercars duties will keep Campbell busy at Bathurst, but it is also a prospect he relishes.

He is hoping that he can gain confidence from his Carrera Cup drives and helpKellyimprove on their seventh placing in last month’s Sandown 500.

“It takes a lot of concentration to drive around here, you are a lot closer to the wall, so that extra mileage transferring across tothe Supercar, having the confidence going across from the Carrera Cup car to the Supercar, I think that will be a big bonus,” he said.

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October 20th, 2018 by admin

Meet the new mayor

Top job: Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic in the mayoral robes and chains outside Campbelltown Council. Picture: Chris LaneCampbelltown’s new mayor has big plans for our city.
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Cr George Brticevic wants Campbelltown to reach its potential, to be a place its residents have no reason to leave.

The 43-year-old has spent his whole life in the area, growing up in Macquarie Fields with his parents and two brothers before marrying wife Monique at 23 and moving to Eschol Park to have his children, Claudia (16) and Andrew (14).

“Campbelltown is immensely important to me, it’s my world,” he told the Advertiser.

“I’m part of the community and I think it’s a fantastic community –it hasso much potential.”

Cr Brticevic has two pet projects he wants to get off the ground as soon as possible.

The first is transforming the “dilapidated” tennis courts at Rosemeadow into a thriving youth multi-purpose sporting complex, the like of which can be found in Macquarie Fields.

The second is introducing free wi-fi to those complexes and possibly the Campbelltown and Ingleburn CBDs.

“Parents say they don’t want theirkids to be on the phone and online all the time, they want them to be outside,” the mayor said.

“Well, as a father of a teenage girl and a teenage boy, I knowthe reality is they do not live without that phone, they do not go to bed until it is pried out of their hands.

“They live in a social world and if we can get them out socially, person to person, out in those basketball facilities or skate parks, they’re not chewing up their own data.

“If they hang out for three or four hours in a safe place, doing physical activity and socialising, using wi-fi the council and the rate-payers are supplying, I think it’s a win-win and I think parents will see the benefit in the hip pocket.”

Cr Brticevic, unlike his recent predecessors, will have plenty of time to see his plans come to fruition.

Changes to local government legislation will allow him to serve back-to-back two-year terms in the top job.

He has the support of his six fellow Labor councillors and independent Paul Lake to carry out four years of mayorship.

“I’d like to think if I can perform and do a good job then all the other councillors will elect me unopposed as they did on this occasion,” Cr Brticevic said.

“You speak to past mayors including Cr Lake and they say they only get going at the 12-month mark, they’re in full swing, fourth or fifth gear, and then they’ve got to hand the chains over, literally.

“To have two years, that’s fantastic, but to have four years, potentially, will give that stability and continuity to the general manager, to the council and to the community as well.

“I’ll be listening to the people and working for the people –I am very excited to be given this opportunity, it is such a privilege and an honour to be the mayor of this great city.”

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September 19th, 2018 by admin

Bathurst 1000 transporter parade from above | Photos, video

Bathurst 1000 transporter parade from above | Photos, video SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21
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SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

SKY HIGH: Supercars driver and transporter parade. Photo: DAVID CARROLL 100516parade1-21

TweetFacebookWestern Advocate reader David Carroll took to the air.

The Bathurst pilot flew his Bristellplane over the city as he took photographs capturing the parade snaking its way up William Street towards Mount Panorama.