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News Columns | 8 February 2016

Released on 8 February 2016

Beamish St

WHY WE LOVE CANTERBURY

We want to hold onto the values, services and facilities that are most valued by our residents. Tell us what you value most about the City of Canterbury by completing our survey at http://www.canterburyconnects.com.au/why-we-love-canterbury

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – OFFICE SPACE AT BELMORE YOUTH RESOURCE CENTRE

An office space has become available in Belmore Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) for licence by a suitable not-for-profit youth organisation. The office may be licenced for up to 3 years, with an option to renew at the end of that period. The licence fee will be set at $350/month plus GST, with annual CPI increases.

The incoming organisation will be responsible for the payment of legal fees in the preparation of the licence agreement, which are estimated at $800 plus GST and disbursements.

Organisations are invited to express their interest in writing addressing criteria. A licence agreement for use and associated details will be negotiated between Council and the preferred service provider. Expressions of Interest should be emailed to the Community Development Officer – Youth, joannem@canterbury.nsw.gov.au.

Expressions of Interest will close on Friday, 26 February, 2016. For more information visit  www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au. A site visit can be arranged by contacting the Community Development Officer on 9718 9848.

WELCOME THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY

We would like to wish our community a Happy Lunar New Year. May the Year of the Monkey bring you all happiness, success, prosperity, good fortune and longevity. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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.

GRANTS PROGRAM TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL REFUGEE WEEK 2016

National Refugee Week will commence on Sunday, 19 June, and to celebrate the City of Canterbury will be present five grants of up to $1,000 to not-for-profit community organisations operating within the City of Canterbury to assist in the delivery of events and programs. Application forms can be downloaded from www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au  or collected from Customer Service Centre, 137 Beamish Street Campsie. For any enquires please call 9789 9472. Applications close on Friday, 18 March, 2016.

WORKING BEE COMMENCES AT CUP & SAUCER CREEK

Join the working bee at Cup and Saucer Creek on Saturday, 20 February, from 8.30am. Volunteers are invited to help improve the local area by removing weeds around the creek and surrounding wetlands. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month. Bring your water bottle, favourite hat, sturdy enclosed shoes and gardening clothes. Tools, training and morning tea will be  provided. For more information contact the Biodiversity Project Officer on 9789 9422. Cup and Saucer Creek is located at Heynes Reserve, Berna Street, Canterbury.

FREE CHILD RESTRAINT SAFETY CHECKING DAY

Ensure your child’s car restraint is fitted correctly at our free Child Restraint Safety Check Day on Saturday, 27 February, from 9am to 3pm. All safety checks will be carried out by an RTA Authorised Restraint Fitter. Bookings are required. Contact Council on 9789 9571 to make a booking. 

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-14/2016 - an application for the alterations and addition of an extra two to five storeys to the approved mixed use development including additional basement parking at 2-26 Haldon Street, 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 2 March, 2016.  In your letter, please include Council’s DA reference number DA-14/2016.

MEETING DATES

  • IHAP: Monday, 29 February, at 6 pm
  • Standing Committee: Thursday, 11 February, 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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