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News Columns | 15 February 2016

Released on 15 February 2016

Beamish Street

WHY WE LOVE CANTERBURY

The City of Canterbury is responsible for a wide range of services and infrastructure including roads, community facilities, libraries, parks, garbage removal, urban planning, and development. We maintain numerous sports grounds, playgrounds, open spaces, and bushland reserves. We are also proud of our waterways, and have a built a cycleway along the Cooks River for people to discover the natural beauty of our City.

In addition to having a large range of recreation and leisure facilities, we cater for the diverse range of people and cultures that make up our community, with a wide range of multicultural services and facilities. We also have dedicated services for the aged, children and youth.

We want to hold onto the values, services and facilities that are most valued by our residents. Please tell us what you value most about the City of Canterbury in the online survey.

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE LANG RD COOKS RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

The existing footbridge over the Cooks River spanning from Lang Road to Ewen Park is owned by the City of Canterbury. This bridge has undergone engineering inspections and lifecycle costing and has been identified as requiring replacement. Two options are currently proposed and can be viewed by downloading the brochure from www.canterburyconnects.com.au

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback and comments using any of the following options. Community consultation will close at 5pm on Friday, 19 February, 2016.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE?

Lakemba Children’s Centre offers children, up to the age of six years, quality educational programs in a fun and caring environment. The centre operates from 7.00am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday offering parents flexibility.

The Child Care Benefit is available for eligible residents. Lakemba Children’s Centre is located at 34-36 Hampden Street, Lakemba. To find out more contact our centre on 9758 2037.

LEARN HOW TO CREATE NEW PLANTS FROM OLD

Don’t buy expensive plants or seedlings ever again! Save money and learn how to take your own cuttings. This hands on workshop shows you how to make your own propagating mix and how to do soft wood, semi-hard wood and hard wood cuttings as well as layering. The workshop will be presented by The Vegie Lady, Toni Salter on Wednesday, 17 February, from 6pm at Canterbury City Community Centre, 130 Railway Parade, Lakemba. Call 9750 9344 to book your spot.

BABY CAPSULES FOR HIRE

The City of Canterbury’s Baby Capsule and Child Seat hire service is available to all local residents and rate payers. They are available for six months at a time and you can renew the hire if you need the seat for a longer period of time. Simply call 9789 9300 or bring along your driver's licence and car registration papers to the Customer Services Centre, 137 Beamish Street, Campsie to hire a baby capsule or child safety seat.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY

Lend a hand and help clean up Australia on Sunday, 6 March. Think of the places that are important to you – your local park, sporting fields, water ways, Cooks River or walking track, and you can pull together your own team. To register visit www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or call 1800 CUA DAY (1800 282 329. For more information about how your school or local business can get involved visit www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au or call our Waste Education Officer on 9789 9300.

FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION

Do you have any unwanted electronic items lying around your home? Council will be holding a Free Electronic Waste Collection Day on Saturday, 12 March, from 9am in the Administration Centre’s car park on Shakespeare Street, Campsie. This is your chance to dispose of unwanted items such as televisions, computers, microwaves and keyboards at no cost. For a complete list of items Council will accept, please visit www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au.

DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS & APPLICATIONS

In accordance with Canterbury DCP 2012, the following application has been placed on public exhibition and can be inspected at our Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor, 137 Beamish Street, Campsie:

  • DA-639/2015 - an application for Site A: Demolition of existing factory building and construction of a  new shop top housing containing eighty seven (87) units with ground commercial including Torrens title subdivision at 813-851 Canterbury Road, Lakemba. This proposal is accompanied by an objection under Clause 4.6 of Canterbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 (formerly SEPP No. 1) seeking to vary one or more of Council’s development standards. You may inspect the application and plans at Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie. If you wish to comment on this proposal, you must write to us before 9 March, 2016.  In your letter, please include Council’s DA reference number DA-639/2015.
  • DA-640/2015 - an application for Site B: Demolition of existing factory building and construction of a new shop top housing containing fifty eight (58) units and ground floor shops including Torrens title subdivision of Lot 65 at 813-851 Canterbury Road, Lakemba.This proposal is accompanied by an objection under Clause 4.6 of Canterbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 (formerly SEPP No. 1) seeking to vary one or more of Council’s development standards. You may inspect the application and plans at Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie. If you wish to comment on this proposal, you must write to us before 9 March, 2016.  In your letter, please include Council’s DA reference number DA-640/2015.
  • DA-641/2015 - an application for Site C: Demolition of existing factory building and construction of a new shop top housing containing fifty eight (58) units with ground floor shops at 813-851 Canterbury Road, Lakemba.This proposal is accompanied by an objection under Clause 4.6 of Canterbury Local Environmental Plan 2012 (formerly SEPP No. 1) seeking to vary one or more of Council’s development standards. You may inspect the application and plans at Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie. If you wish to comment on this proposal, you must write to us before 9 March, 2016.  In your letter, please include Council’s DA reference number DA-641/2015.

MEETING DATES

  • IHAP: Monday, 29 February, at 6 pm
  • Standing Committee: Thursday, 10 March, at 7.30 pm
  • Council: Thursday, 25 February, at 7.30 pm

An application can be made to address Standing Committees and Council regarding an item listed on the agenda for the meeting. Written application must be received by 12 noon on the day of the meeting and include your name, address, phone number, details of the agenda item on which you wish to speak and whether you support or oppose the item.

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