The Weekly Times - TWT - 19th February 2020

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OUTRAGED residents have blasted a proposal to have Barangaroo replace Circular Quay for Parramatta River ferries.

Eastwood Business Fights Back!

Eastwood businesses are co-operating with Ryde Council to reinvigorate Eastwood town centre badly affected by the coronavirus scare. NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay visited to lend her support this week pictured with Ryde Mayor Clr Jerome Laxale, Deputy Mayor Clr Simon Zhou, Eastwood Chamber of Commerce president Vic Tagg, Eastwood Korean Chamber of Commerce president Jimmy Park and members in Eastwood’s Korean district. SEE PAGE 12. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

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Les Miserables at Riverside Theatre

TWT readers have won Double Passes to Les Miserables at Parramatta Riverside Theatre. SEE PAGE 4.

Elysian Fields Music

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Double Passes to Elysian Fields Music special event February 23. SEE PAGE 4.

SHEN YUN at Capitol

Forty TWT readers can win passes to Shen Yun at the Capitol Theatre. SEE PAGE 4.

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TWT READERS have a close affinity with the Parramatta River Rivercats as our readers named all the Rivercats from their introduction when Bruce Baird was Minister for Transport and Three Musketeers of Ivan Petch, Michael Photios and Andrew Tink were our local State MPs. They were nominated as Olympic class to be named after local female Olympians. First two were Dawn Fraser and Betty Cuthbert. Any winners still around? Continued Page 5



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A packed meeting at Hunters Hill Town responded to an exclusive report in The Weekly Times which revealed that ferry operator Transdev is considering the Barangaroo option this month alongside the replacement of Rivercat ferries with new low wash boats. This shocking Barangaroo proposal will disadvantage hundreds of city workers who need the ferry to dock at Circular Quay to connect with other forms of transport including trains for the City Circle Line, light rail and buses. Transdev spokesman Craig Reick copped a barrage of protest at the Town Hall and is expected to cop more abuse at a meeting in GREENWICH tonight. SEE PAGE 5. PARRAMATTA CITY COUNCIL has also voted to object to the changes. SEE PAGE 16. Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts has vowed to front Transport Minister Andrew Constance over the proposal with the support of Drummoyne MP John Sidoti. FULL STORY PAGE 18

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Cathie’s Column................................................. 4 LETTERS to Editor............................................. 6 Macquarie Ice Rink............................................ 7 Local Schools..................................................... 8 Ryde City Council....................................... 12, 13 NORTH RYDE RSL CLUB........................... 14,15 Parramatta City Council.................................. 16 Handy Phone Guide....................................20-24 TWT Sports Stars............................................. 27 Clubs, Bowls & Sports................................26-28


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Macquarie Singers welcome new members Now entering its 53rd year, Macquarie Singers, also known just as ‘MUS’, is once again opening its doors to new members.

Experience 5000 Years Civilisation Reborn - A Global Sensation. New Yorkbased Shen Yun returns to Capitol Theatre 4-22 March, 2020 as part of its global tour. Ten (10) TWT readers have a chance to win a double pass: five double passes for opening night on Wednesday, March 4 and five double passes for the night of Friday, 6th March are up for grabs. Its all-new program of around twenty masterful dances and songs brings Asia’s celebrated past to life on stage with a live orchestra. SHEN YUN now invites you to visit this lost civilisation. To make the journey possible, Shen Yun had to push the boundaries of performing arts. Shen Yun combines ancient dance with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. Classical Chinese dance does the storytelling, and provides a glimpse into the beautifully diverse


Three TWT readers have won double passes to the musical event Elysian Fields - A Singular Path on February 23. at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney. The winners are: Beverly Hvass of Cherrybrooke, Alf Pennisi of Five Dock and Gillian Dockrill of Huntley’s Cove. Two TWT readers have won double passes to the musical Les Miserable at the Riverside Theatre on Wednesday February 19. The winners are: Janette Dive of West Ryde and Vince Bignell of Epping.

worlds of ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. The Shen Yun orchestra combines the spirit and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision and grandeur of a Western symphony orchestra. The result – one refreshing sound in perfect synchronisation with the power and beauty of classical Chinese dance – a tremendous energy leaving audiences uplifted and inspired. Shen Yun has become a global sensation. Millions of people have seen Shen Yun. Standing ovations at the world’s top venues, royalty attending in Europe, sold-out shows throughout North America and packed houses across

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Asia have made Shen Yun a global phenomenon. Enter a wondrous realm of beauty, purity and grace. Taking inspiration from ancient heroic legends and modern courageous tales, the breathtaking beauty of Shen Yun Performing Arts is not to be missed. Come to the Capitol Theatre and experience the wonder of authentic Chinese culture. For more information about the show, visit www. or call 8988 5611. TO WIN go to our website - - and click on the blue button with the words ‘CLICK TO ENTER A TWT COMPETITION’ and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Shen Yun, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Winners will be notified. to decide to stay home and become hermits! Don’t do that! Come and join in! The clubs meet each week from 9.30am – 11.00am. Tuesday is ladies day and Wednesday is mixed, for both men and women. There are no joining fees and each week we have a great speaker or entertainer, plus morning tea for just $7.00.Our members come from all around the district and eveyone is welcome. Lifts go directly to the 3rd floor to the large Community Room and there is undercover parking free for 4 hours. Morning tea or lunch is available for special occasions. Bus trips occur several times a year. More information about the club and speaker programmes can be found at au .

Anyone for croquet?

This long-played game is enjoying a revival in our area. It is an outdoor social game where people meet, learn and have fun.It is a game that challenges the brain with as much strategy as you can handle. It requires little muscular strength, improves coordination and is good for concentration. This is a game where men, women, young and old can compete on a “level playing field”. Try out this fabulous game at our Open Day and enjoy the support and guidance of some friendly members with a free sausage sizzle and salad to follow. All equipment will be provided and as long as you can swing a mallet you will have fun. OPEN DAY – Saturday February 22 from 10am to

Formerly Macquarie University Singers, MUS has provided the soundtrack to many university events and over its 50 year history has given the university and wider general community the chance to sing a range of choral music spanning many centuries and musical styles. Members have experienced performing from the glamour of the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall to friendly carolling with the residents at Macquarie Hospital. Macquarie Singers invites all singers over 18, whether from a musical or non-musical background, to participate in one of the region’s largest community ensembles. There is no upper age limit and no audition, says Principal Conductor Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith. In 2020, Macquarie Singers is aiming to provide musical programs full of heart, happiness, and fun, as well as plans to continue our commitment to regional Australia with a little tour. Rehearsals are Monday nights 7pm to 9.30pm starting February 24 at Trinity Chapel, Robert Menzies College, 136 Herring Road North Ryde. Enquiries: Roulan Lam 1pm at Hunters Hill Croquet Club, 1 Matthew Street, Hunters Hill Come and give croquet a go For more information contact – 0490 494 965 or huntershillcroquet@gmail. com

Lane Cove Music’s 75th Anniversary Year 2020

Come Celebrate with Us Venue: Lane CoveMowbray Anglican Church (formerly known as St. Andrew’s) 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove - behind the Post Office. Our first class concerts are classical and semiclassical in nature and are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Our first concert of the year is on March 17: “You Are My Heart’s Delight” with soprano Alison Robertson, tenor/pianist Glenn Amer, compere Melvyn Morrow. Waltzing in Vienna with Johann Strauss, Franz Leh_r, Imre Kalman to the hits of the day from Die Fl,dermaus, The Gypsy Baron, The Merry Widow, The Land of Smiles and more. All the joy of the Romantic Era. Admission $25 at the door, school children free. Enquiries welcome. Please phone Christine 9428 4287 or Rosalie - 0418 937 861

Jazz at Carisbrook House

Enjoy a fun evening at Carisbrook Historic House celebrating the centenary of the New Orlean’s Jazz Age (1920 - 2020). Partake in an early Sunday Creole Supper and joyfully enjoy all the wine that the original jazz agers couldn’t because of Prohibition! The all-inclusive price is $50 per person for a 2-hour jazz concert featuring the golden sounds of Delta Jazz, a New Orleans dinner and wine. There’s no better value. Sunday March 8, 6:30pm at Carisbrook Historic House, 334 Burns Bay Road, Carpark via Waterview Drive, Lane Cove, NSW 2066 Booking is essential at: https://www.trybooking. com/BHZLM

Hunters Hill Probus Club Anniversary

The Probus Club of Hunters Hill will be celebrating our 44th anniversary, since the founding as the first Probus club in Australia, way back in 1976. On the February 16th we will have a birthday lunch at the

Ambassador restaurant, courtesy of the Ryde Catering College. Our General Meeting will be held in the morning of the first Tuesday of the month followed by the AGM. Further activities are The Book Club, Sydney Town Hall concert for seniors, “Bravo Broadway”, an April 4 day visit to Harrington Waters with ‘On Course Tours’ being finalised and our popular “Opal Outings” to explore the greater Sydney region. We welcome visitors and prospective members to our meetings, where we can promise interesting speakers, a cup of coffee or tea at the morning break, and the chance to talk to

Your Chamber of Commerce Meets EPPING: ‘After 5’ at Epping Community Bank Branch of Bendogo Bank, 2 Oxford Street, Epping. Wednesday February 19, 5 for 5.30pm. Chamber enquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888. EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meeting March 9. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221. GLADESVILLE: Enquiries President Max McFarlane email: WEST RYDE: Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955. DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting February 5. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900. RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Business After Hours Monday March 2 @ Servcorp, Level 9, 123 Epping Road Macquarie Park 5.30pm to 7pm. Enquiries Helen Crouch or Mark Kimber 9952-8498 or au

BEVERLEY RUTH McCLYMONT OAM of Brush Farm Historical Society fame was farewelled at All Saints Anglican Church Hunters Hill last Friday at a service lead by the Rector Rev Michael Armstrong. Bev was just eleven days short of 93 years and had lead a full life with many varied interests including bushwalking shared with her husband John who she married in 1949 and who was also awarded an OAM. They had three children Adrienne, Robert and Andrew and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Eulogies were presented by granddaughter Alice McClymont and elder son Robert and reading was by Andrea Boland. Beverley had a great sense of humour and a love of music particularly musicals and light opera and played the piano. She was a member of St Andrew’s Eastwood church choir and an active member of the Presbyterian Women’s Association. She was an accomplished sportswoman playing tennis, taught swimming and was a water ski judge. Robert said in life and behind the wheel she knew two speeds: Flat out and stop! Beverley is now reunited with John but she will be missed by many of us. members and friends. Our March meeting is on Tuesday 3, 9.30am at the Hunters Hill Club in Madeline Street. Contact President, Mike Allum on 0417 596 300 for further details.

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community. Come to St. Anne’s Church Hall, Church Street, Ryde at 10.30am on Monday March 16 and hear Senior Constable Shane Carnisha speak. For a gold coin enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and cake and share an informative and pleasant morning. Proceeds to Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Hi girls and boys, This week we take the Life Education Van to Melrose Park School, Wharf Road, West Ryde. The following week we travel to Meadowbank Public School, Thistle Street Meadowbank. One of our exciting programs “ All Systems Go “ We talk about the Circulatory System, blood flow to the heart, also blood vessels, the pulse, and heart beat. We talk about the heart with 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right side of the heart pumps blood through the lungs so it can take up oxygen and the left side does a much bigger job of pumping the blood that has come from the lungs , through the rest of the body. See you in class. from,

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Ferries & Rivercats to Circular Quay or Barangaroo?

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Public Meeting at Greenwich tonight

Greenwich Community Association is holding a meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in Greenwich Community Centre in Greenwich Road to discuss the proposed termination of ferries from Greenwich and Hunters Hill at Bangaroo. A representative of Transdev the current ferry operators will be in attendance to answer questions and discuss the issue. All welcome. SEE PAGE 18 for more information.

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The Hespe Twins? De’ann Hespe, right, celebrated her birthday with her mum Joan, left, last week. Joan’s pic appeared last week so maybe they are alike enough to be treated as twins. Happy Birthday the Hespe Twins! ROSS McDONALD “RUSTY” RUSSELL OAM of North Ryde would’ve headed This Week’s Birthday Honours List but unfortunately was “Called Home” at age 96. Rusty had a distinguished career of service to others including World War 2 where he was injured in the landing at Tarakan and had suffered numerous war injuries but always as a Good Scout smiling and whistling under all difficulties. He was an active member of the Scout Movement all his life from childhood in South Australia meeting his bride Phyllis Gray at a Jamboree in Victoria and later moving to North Ryde war service settlement in

Edmondson Street where he helped start 3rd North Ryde Scout Group and organised Lone Scouts for outback scouts. Rusty was Ryde’s first Citizen of the Year in 1994 and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the community and especially Scouting. He was an active Freemason and member of Sydney St George’s Guild of former scouts and guides and a member of St John’s Anglican church North Ryde. * * * J O S E P H I N E FAHEY earns the OBE today at Dalton Gardens (Over Blooming Eighty) while Elaine and Les Duncan celebrate 65 years wedded bliss.

IAN MAXTED elder son of Eva and the late Frank Maxted of North Ryde celebrates tomorrow with better half (and JB niece) Gina and family of Michael, Rebecca and Hayley of Beecroft same day as Harold Hill Jr formerly of East Ryde and Margaret Cooper better half of Peter Cooper. Former Ryde councillor Jeff Salvestro-Martin turns 57 Friday same day as Catherine Brewer parties and Helga Germeroth in Munich. Scouts and Guides worldwide celebrate February 22 as the birthday of both the founder of Scouting and Guiding Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Lady Olave Baden-Powell but just 33 years apart! February 22 is also the birthday of Stephen B-P Gillies, Lorraine Cox of Ryde Furnisher Freighters and Daria Gioconda Gorlato. Sunday February 23 is even more jam-packed with birthdays including Rotary International turning 115, plus Edith Haigh,

Pattie Hall Thornton, Kerry Bowden, Nola Barkl, Amanda Vass, Alex Sawyer, Olga Sawyer Anthony Dominello, Bianca Perre, Robert Cameron, Penny Beccio, John Alexander’s sister Sue and even JB ‘s twin brother Dr Peter Arthur Booth celebrating with family in Pommieland. JB great nephew and Godson Nathan Stanley Wilberforce Buckland Fyffe turns 28 on Monday same day as Rusty Russell would’ve turned 97. Tigers great Benji Marshall faces 35 candles on his cake on Tuesday same day as Aimee Lovett celebrates along with Barrie Brown of real estate fame and Sophie Watkins daughter of John and Deborah Watkins faces 28 candles and Chloe Lewis is fifteen while Margo Buckingham of Epping parties with hubby Mark. Plus Selina Leung. Gloria Dimaano celebrates next Wednesday as does Peter Pasqual while Ian and Sheila Hudson celebrate same day as Swati and Siddharth Maheshwari.

And special Tiger greetings to avid supporter Matthew Kohen who celebrates sixteen this week with parents Jenny and Kim. Happy daze all. BUMPER STICKER: If you can smile when things go wrong, you already have someone to blame! *** - Keep Smiling! NOW IN SIX - JOHN F BOOTH


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Letters to the Editor Surviving scare of coronavirus

Dear Sir, After hearing you mention this afternoon that local businesses are struggling, the scenes of many empty restaurants in Eastwood come to mind. Indeed, a difficult time has befallen on us. Then I realised that I might know a way to help our local food businesses, especially in the long term. Remember, last October I made suggestions regarding food safety issues at the Eastwood Chamber of Commerce meeting? After that, I did some further research and discovered that there was a brilliant Scores on Doors (SOD) food hygiene rating program by Food Authority! If I counted correctly, 56 out of 128 councils in NSW have now participated in Scores on Doors program, including Ryde! I read that the councils which have had the program in place for some years, such as the City of Sydney and Mosman Council, said there are very few additional costs beyond the existing health inspection budget. So SOD is quite doable for everyone. I walked along Rowe Street (Chinese eatery side), West Parade, and the Korean restaurants side of Rowe Street. I didn’t see a single restaurant with the SOD sticker on their glass doors, even though some have many businessrelated stickers plastered over their doors. It confounded me. I recall that the Deputy Mayor mentioned to me about language barrier issues the migrant owners of restaurants were facing. Therefore some more training and education on food safety, especially on the SOD scheme for them, would certainly be beneficial. Also, the Council could consider adding food hygiene and safety scores as one of the most important criteria for business awards for restaurants/eateries/bakeries, to encourage them to join the SOD program, and to reward the ones who have consistently maintained high scores such as 4 or 5 stars. If we have plenty of restaurants attaining SOD stickers, then we can even start a “Safer and Better Food in Eastwood/Ryde” campaign

to help revitalise the local restaurant businesses, it’ll be a domino effect, other businesses will benefit from the campaign too. I had put forward my food safety suggestions to the Council last year and the reply I received was stock standard, sounding just like an automated reply. The Council was probably too busy with other urgent matters. At the time, the restaurant business was booming, you couldn’t find parking at all during lunch or dinner hours in the area. But now, the parking lots in the Eastwood shopping area are often half empty. Isn’t this the best time to address food safety issues, and help restaurants attain SOD stickers in order to bring back old (and bring in new) loyal long term customers? I feel very hopeful. LUCY FANG TWT 2019-20 Granny Smith Festival Queen

Connecting ferry services wanted

Dear Sir, It appears that the State Government is prepared to ignore the needs of regular ferry users in favour of the private vessels operating out of Circular Quay. Transdev (the private operator of Sydney Harbour’s ferries) is proposing that all services from the Parramatta River (F8 ferries) and Cockatoo Island/Woolwich (F3 ferries) should terminate at Barangaroo rather than at Circular Quay. It seems this is required under their contract with the NSW government. Why is Barangaroo an inferior ferry terminus? Simply because it lacks connecting services. According to Google Maps, it’s a 9 minute walk to the entry to the nearest railway station (Wynyard), and the nearest Light Rail stop (Wynyard) is a 14 minutes walk away. A public meeting at Hunters Hill Town Hall on Thursday evening made it very clear to Transdev’s spokesperson, Craig Rieck, that Barangaroo is quite unacceptable because it is an outpost rather than a hub. Most ferry-goers from this


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part of Sydney want to go to Circular Quay, the natural hub connecting to other ferry services, trains, light rail, and bus. Or they may walk to their jobs in the northern part of the city, to the Opera House or to the Botanic Gardens. As Thursday’s meeting progressed it became obvious that Transdev is acting under direction from Government. It is true that Circular Quay is congested, but the solution is not to move our public ferries to Barangaroo. A fairer solution is to reclaim those Circular Quay wharves currently leased to private operators, and base private operators at Walsh Bay, Barangaroo or Darling Harbour. The meeting heard that Hunters Hill residents have already delivered a petition of 1400 signatures to local member, Anthony Roberts. I believe this will be a long fight! ALISTER SHARP Hunters Hill

Cricket better than baseball

Dear Sir, Your article on English village cricket brought back many memories of my childhood in Hampshire, England and sunny summer days watching the village cricket team. There was always a fierce but friendly rivalry between village teams that continued in the local inn after the game and I also recall the rivalry between counties, such as the War of the Roses derby between the white rose of Yorkshire and the red rose of Lancashire. What did surprise me in your report is the recent phenomenon of international online interest in village cricket. I recall trying to explain the game to a couple from Chicago who thought it was

terribly confusing that both village teams wore the same colours: white shirts and white trousers. They thought it odd the batsman was hunched over the bat - looking like he was about to be sick - and they spent some time looking around the crowd for “the maiden” the bowler was credited with bowling over. Give me the English game over baseball any day and keep publishing these nostalgic and informative articles! ANNE TURNER Gladesville

Help save world from blood cancer Dear Sir, Every day, 41 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. The Leukaemia Foundation’s recent Blood Cancer in Australia report confirms that in just 15 years (by 2035), this number will more than double to 100 people every day. With incidence of blood cancer on the rise, the Leukaemia Foundation is calling on generous Aussies to take a ‘bald’ and extraordinary step to sign up for this year’s World’s Greatest Shave. Money raised through the World’s Greatest Shave is critical to ensure that every man, woman and child diagnosed with blood cancer in your local area is supported and empowered. By signing up and rallying together to shave, cut or colour your hair, you are helping to ensure local families facing blood cancer have a place to call home during treatment, someone to turn to, and access to the best possible care and treatment. You will also help drive funding for Australia’s best and brightest blood cancer researchers in their quest to deliver rapid advancements in diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, a cure. So whether you have a personal connection to blood cancer or simply want to have fun and raise money for a good cause, please join us and sign up today at www. or call 1800 500 088. BILL PETCH CEO, Leukaemia Foundation

Hunters Hill mops up after storms

Hunters Hill Council is mopping up after last week’s storms and torrential rain blacked out homes and sent trees crashing across roads. Mayor Mark Bennett praised Hunters Hill’s State Emergency Services team for a rapid response to the storms and told The Weekly Times that council workers will prioritise jobs throughout the heritage municipality. “Council’s Works team have been working solidly to clear fallen trees and branches and supporting the efforts of the local SES,” he said. “Staff have been working with Ausgrid and emergency services to restore service to residents and Council has offered full

support to all emergency service teams and have had work crews and contractors brought in to deal with the removal of fallen trees and debris.” The SES has reported over 10,000 calls for assistance across the Sydney metropolitan area with 64 jobs logged in Hunters Hill. Mayor Bennett said major incidents in Hunters Hill included trees across roads and eight power lines were brought down. “On Monday, we opened the Hunter’s Hill Town Hall for people who had lost

power to come and recharge their phones and enjoy a hot tea,” he said. “I also acknowledge the great work of our Work’s Team in collaboration with the local SES and other emergency services to assist our community. “I appreciate the inconvenience and difficulties that the power outages have created. “We’ve been in constant contact with Ausgrid to expedite work locally. “It s important that the safety of both our residents and the workers who are restoring power is

paramount.” “The Town Hall will remain open to the community until power is fully restored across the municipality.” Hunters Hill SES Unit Commander Louise Bertoni advised that most of the work her unit has performed included removal of trees from roads, pools and footpaths, tarping roofs, and securing windows with silicone. The Unit also assisted local nursing homes with sandbagging and securing property and the safety of residents.

Hunters Hill Guest Column Cuppa captures community spirit The power outages which affected Hunters Hill and many other parts of Sydney resulted in bringing the community together in ways which have rarely been seen in recent times. From Hunters Hill Council offering people the opportunity to charge their phones and providing a welcome cup of tea, the goodwill extended throughout the municipality. Residents who were fortunate to still have electricity opened their homes to those who were without, allowing them access to hot water for showers and to launder their clothes to cooking meals for them and refrigerating their food. The power cuts were caused by torrential rain which caused flooding and damage across many parts of the state. This, of course, followed on from the horrendous bushfires which ravaged large swathes of eastern Australia. Another community asset for which we should be thankful is local radio. It was radio that provided the vital source of information for many who were besieged by fire and floods, and indeed loss of regular electricity supplies. Batterypowered radio remains a powerful traditional communications outlet. As it happens, last


with Chris Schofield Wednesday was World Radio Day. As the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) put it: “At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium”. As a professional broadcaster for much of my career, I have been a keen advocate of the importance of radio. In later years, I have been involved in a volunteering capacity with two public radio stations which impact on the local community. As a former chairman of 2RRR, I have been pleased and proud to see the growth of the Henley Cottage-based station from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s. Decades later, the station broadcasts to a wide range of interested groups and individuals in Hunters Hill, Ryde and surrounding areas. Now 2RRR streams worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, attracting an international listenership. World Radio Day’s theme was diversity, and certainly 2RRR achieves this with its many ethnic language programs as well as niche music programs and programs dedicated to youth audi-

ences. Currently I am among a handful of volunteers from The Weekly Times readership area who broadcast at 2RPH, Radio for the Print Handicapped, whose studios are at Glebe. This radio reading service features readings from the top daily newspapers, Australian and international magazines and books. It is aimed at those with print disabilities, lack of access to published material or lifestyles that limit time for reading but who wish to remain informed. The station operates daily between 6.30am and 11.30pm with the BBC World Service rebroadcast overnight. A focus by 2RPH for 2020 is increasing its engagement and partnerships with the disability and community sectors as a way to foster and recognise the contributions made by people with a disability. I commend these two stations to you. Further information may be found on their websites. Good listening! Chris Schofield is a volunteer broadcaster who contributes to heritage articles in Hunters Hill.

We’re mopping up our municipality

In the face of a significant weather events in recent weeks, we’ve seen the Hunters Hill community spirit come to the fore, with a commitment to help those affected by storms in our local government area. Council’s works team and emergency services worked together to keep our community safe, from clearing fallen trees, to restoring services to residents as quickly as possible. Community members who had lost power gathered at Town Hall to recharge phones and enjoy a hot cuppa, while others attended our recent evening barbecue. Disaster assistance has now been made available to help people and businesses heavily impacted by recent storms and flooding in the Hunters Hill local government area. Assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. Further information on disaster assistance is available on the Australia Government’s Disaster Assist website and the NSW emergency infor-

HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor MARK BENNETT mation and response website at *** We are one week in to a wonderful celebration of the valuable contribution seniors make to our community. It was a pleasure to see many enjoy a Council and Sydney Community Services morning tea at Town Hall, complete with a live line dancing band and native seedling giveaway. The NSW Seniors Festival continues until February 23. Check Council’s website for upcoming events in Hunters Hill. *** I had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the official opening on February 7 of the Lifeline Shop Gladesville. I visited the store for the first time on the day the doors opened for trade in November and continue to admire the efforts of the volunteers who work so hard to make Lifeline the great success it is today. The shop provides

an opportunity for locals to support Lifeline’s crisis support and suicide prevention services. The store looks very inviting and I’m sure it will do very well. *** Excitement is building as we move a step closer to having our own local library space in Hunters Hill. To help ensure this space is built by the community, for the community, Council is seeking community feedback on the kinds of programs you’d like to participate in. Please take a moment to complete the online survey via www.surveymonkey. c o m / r / H H C L i b r a ryServices

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Macquarie Ice Rink grudge match to raise funds for bushfire appeal There are two certainties in life: Macquarie Ice Rink’s all-day public session every Sunday and its doors being open every day of the year - except Christmas - to serve the many communities that call it home. Whether it’s a day of fun and laughs with friends; you’re making your debut on the ice rink; on the hunt for some high-energy school holiday action; or satisfying your curiosity as a spectator at a fast, furious, hard-hitting ice hockey fixture, Macquarie Ice Rink is your one-stop shop. And if the fast-paced, brutal, ice rink-based version of regular hockey fascinates you or been a source of curiosity, there’s a great opportunity coming up to bite the bullet and witness it up close. Macquarie Ice Rink is

home to the two Sydney teams in the Australian Ice Hockey League - The Sydney Ice Dogs and Sydney Bears - who will this month come together for a charity match as part of Sydney ice hockey community’s response to the bushfire crisis. “Many NSW residents have been hit hard by the recent Bushfires,” the clubs said in a joint statement. “We’ll be donating funds from the game to those affected by the Bushfires. 100% of your ticket purchase, inc booking fees, will go directly to supporting the

Bushfire Appeal. The action starts when the puck drops at 7.30pm on Friday February 21 at 7.30pm - for tickets go to If you’ve always wanted to see what all the ice hockey fuss is all about, don’t die wondering. This is a great chance to tick this off your to-do list and raise money for a cause very close to all our hearts

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Macquarie Ice Rink is a venue that never sits still! There’s always something happening, an event just

Action from a previous clash between Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs

around the corner or a special offering extra value for you, your friends or your colleagues on your next visit. For the latest available information and prices, get in touch with Macquarie Ice Rink’s team of dedicated, friendly staff on 9888 1100. A wealth of up-to-date information is also available on the venue’s website: or visit in person. Macquarie Ice Rink is located on Level 1 Upper of the Macquarie Shopping Centre. The Centre is accessible by bus, train and car.

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Marsden High School had another successful year in the 2019 HSC, with its school ranking jumping another 28 places to place it in the top 200 schools in the state.

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4:00pm – Registration and Welcome BBQ 4:30pm – Presentation in John Hagan Hall 5:10–7:30pm – Guided School Tours

Over the past two years, Marsden has improved its ranking by 83 places and continues to achieve great results. In 2019, 10% of all individual results were Band 6, with a 7% increase in Bands 4-6 achieved. Results were well above state median in a number of subjects, with Legal Studies, English Advanced, Mathematics Extension and Music among the most successful subjects. The Dux was Nathan Chen with an ATAR of 98.3, earning him a place on the NESA ‘All Round Achiever’ merit list for achieving Band 6 for all his subjects. Nathan started at Marsden High School in Year 7, as a participant in their Pinnacle program, a student enrichment program designed to extend and challenge high performing students. Alisha Green received the NESA ‘Top Achiever’ award for her result in Business Services and 25 Marsden students made the ‘Distinguished Achievers’ merit list, including Eason Sun, Jack Zhao and Hugo Luo, who each achieved multiple Band 6s and an ATAR above 95. Success was not limited to Year 12 students; it was shared with Marsden’s many accelerated students, including Smit Shilpatul an accelerated student from Year 8, who was awarded a Band 6 for Mathematics 2 Unit and Mathematics Extension 1, and a number of Year 11 accelerated students. Marsden High School congratulates all of its students who sat the 2019 HSC. They celebrate their wonderful achievements and are appreciative of the efforts of all teachers who have supported this cohort.

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Putney’s Royal Rehab focus on getting people back behind the wheel of a car PUTNEY’s Royal Rehab has a training program for drivers.

Royal Rehab’s Driver Assessment and Training Service supports people with disabilities or illnesses to commence or return to driving. “Royal Rehab was one of the first to offer driving rehabilitation and assessment services,’’ says Trudy McEnearney, Royal Rehab Business Development and Marketing Manager. “You can be confident you are in the hands of experts with extensive experience. “Driving is important to most of us and it’s a freedom we often take for granted.

“An injury, illness or disability can affect your ability to drive, potentially with a big impact on your independence. “The service is run by driver-trained occupational therapists and rehabilitation driving instructors.” The occupational therapists have completed recognised postgraduate studies in driver assessment and training and are registered with the Roads and Maritime Services NSW. “Using dual control vehicles, the team can assess, advise and offer support through all the necessary steps towards independ-

ent driving,” she said. The service includes defensive driving techniques and driver education, advice on vehicle modification and equipment installation, access to modified vehicles and a range of vehicle modifications, licensing support along with support with insurance schemes or compensable third-party payers. To proceed with a driving assessment, you will require either your learner or driver licence and medical referral from your doctor. For further information call 02 9808 9328 or email au

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The presentation night was to celebrate the community work of Rover Crews (18-25 year old youth) across the State. It was held at the Masonic Lodge Temple at Petersham last Thursday night. Five Rover Crews were recognised on the night with some 60 guests in attendance. Neville shared his personal experience of the extraordinary support the Masons gave his organisation, Scouts ACT, in 2003 when their main campsite, Camp Cottermouth, was destroyed by fire. “The Masons were amongst the first

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DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS DETERMINED The following Development Applications were determined in the period 3/02/2020 to 9/02/2020. The reasons for the decision can be viewed by accessing Council’s DA Tracker at: Central Ward Approved


LDA2019/0425 22 Linton Ave WEST RYDE New detached studio at rear.

77 Morrison Rd GLADESVILLE New secondary dwelling and removal of two trees.



22 Myra Ave RYDE Section 4.56 application to modify the staging of the Torrens Title subdivision to occur in 3 stages.

122 Coxs Rd NORTH RYDE Section 4.55 to delete strata subdivision.

East Ward Approved

LDA2017/0358 26 Mcgowan St PUTNEY New dwelling and pool.

LDA2019/0122 3 Wade St PUTNEY Torrens Title subdivision of dual occupancy (attached). LDA2019/0364 18 Lorna Ave NORTH RYDE New two storey dwelling.


West Ward Approved LDA2019/0361 62 Lovell Rd EASTWOOD Demolition, new dual occupancy (attached).

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED Property: 6A-8C Monash Road, Gladesville Local Development Application No. LDA2020/0035 Applicant: Baini Design Alterations to the approved lower and ground floor plans to be used as a 53 place child care centre operating between 7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday. Submissions regarding the above application must be lodged no later than 4 March 2020. Property: 1 Eden Park Drive, Macquarie Park Local Development Application No. LDA2020/0044 Applicant: Urbis Pty Ltd Demolition of existing of existing warehouse and construction of an 8 storey mixed use building containing commercial and retail uses including two levels of basement car parking and public domain works. The application will be referred to the Sydney North Planning Panel constituted under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for determination as the capital investment value exceeds $30 million. Submissions regarding the above application must be lodged no later than 11 March 2020. Integrated Development Property: 53 Vimiera Road, Eastwood Local Development Application No. LDA2020/0042 Applicant: M. Y. Xu & Co Torrens Title Subdivision of existing dual occupancy (attached). The above proposal is integrated development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as the subject site is within 40m of bushfire prone land. The relevant approval body is the Rural Fire Service. Submissions regarding the above application must be lodged no later than 20 March 2020. Anyone may make submissions to Council. Submissions are required to be in writing. They should be addressed to the General Manager and sent by post, email or delivered in person to the Customer Service Centre. A submission by way of objection should specify the grounds of objection. The City of Ryde has resolved that all submissions received in relation to rezoning and development applications will be publicly accessible on request. The supply of personal information is voluntary. However if you choose to make an anonymous submission it may be given less weight (or no weight) in the overall consideration of the application. Development Applications are available for inspection electronically and without charge at the Customer Service Centre, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (within the Top Ryde Shopping Centre) between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday (2nd Thursday of each month – 10.00am to 5.00pm). To make an appointment go to or call 9952 8222.

Customer Service Centre: 1 Pope Street, Ryde Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 P: 9952 8222 E:

We should be strong, says Deputy Mayor Simon Zhou who is optimistic about Eastwood’s recovery. TWT onthe-spot PHOTO

Eastwood bail out fund will go ahead despite political storms

A BAIL OUT fund to compensate shops for losses linked to the coronavirus has been blasted as unfair, unworkable and politically motivated. The bail out will see shops in Eastwood paid up to $2,000 in ratepayer’s money and was endorsed by City of Ryde councillors at last Tuesday night’s Extraordinary Council Meeting. It will be administered by council staff with an application criteria to be approved by councillors at a March meeting. The bail out was proposed by Mayor Jerome Laxale (ALP) and a decision to limit it to Eastwood was put to the council meeting in a successful motion by Labor councillors Penny Pedersen and Edwina Clifton on the grounds that Eastwood shops have suffered a 50 to 80 per cent loss in trade due to social media rumours of the virus spreading in the predominantly Chinese and Korean business districts. A rescission motion against this proposal was defeated at the Extraordinary Council Meeting. Eastwood based Clr Peter Kim (ALP) is furious the bail out has been limited to Eastwood and moved two unsuccessful dissent motions at the council meeting. He argues that shops in West Ryde, Meadowbank, Top Ryde and other locations have suffered the

same loss of trade as the Eastwood shops - for the same reason – and are entitled to share the bail out money. “You shouldn’t favour one of your children more than the others,” he said. “Eastwood is not the only shopping district populated by the Asians, who well tell you that all their businesses, right across the City of Ryde, are suffering. “The only businesses that have made money are the online businesses.” Councillor Kim gave examples of businesses in West Ryde at risk of closure or unable to pay rent, due to a loss in trade. His comments were rejected by Deputy Mayor Simon Zhou (Ind). “We are a council, not a chamber of commerce for the whole city,” he said. “What Dr Kim has proposed is dividing the community, yet again. “To handle this virus situation we should not just act strong, we should be strong and a good example of being strong is to help the specific area that has really been affected most by the misinformation on social media.” Councillor Roy Maggio (Ind) stressed that many

struggling shops would be unable to meet a council criteria for the bail out because they trade in cash without receipts or other proof of a loss in trade. “There will also be many who will refuse to reveal their confidential business details to this council, for privacy reasons,” he said. He proposed that Council’s economic development officer visit business across the city and prepare a report but this proposal was rejected by the council’s planning manager, Liz Coad, as unfeasible and unrealistic. Councillor Maggio has several concerns about the eligibility criteria, not least the conditions that will apply to shops that are franchise businesses. He has also expressed concern that tradesmen and delivery firms have suffered a “flow on” loss in business but may not be eligible for the bail out money because they do not qualify as a shop. “It is not a core business of a council to support business but now we have an opportunity to do it, we should support ALL the businesses that have suffered, right across the City of Ryde,” he said. The Council is seeking a workshop for businesses

partnered by NSW Health to outline the risks – if any – of the coronavirus but a proposal to update the community on individual cases of the virus was strongly opposed by The Greens’ Clr Christopher Gordon. “This is not Nazi Germany and this proposal is just not on!” he said. The council will nonetheless investigate the feasibility of providing hand sanitisers and face masks to ratepayers, although Clr Kim has noticed a significant change in shopper’s confidence that coincides with last week’s front page declaration by this newspaper that Eastwood is safe and open for business. “There are a lot more people in Eastwood, people are eating at restaurants, the car parks are full and Tai Chi classes have returned to the plaza.” Councillor Edwina Clifton expressed concern that a political debate has dogged what should be a straight forward and commendable action by a council. “When this was first proposed it was an excellent idea, it still is an excellent idea and yet we hear concerns about handing out money when it is just a mere $2,000 per business,” she said.

John Alexander MP says Eastwood will recover

Bennelong MP John Alexander (pictured) says Eastwood will rise above the coronavirus scare and will continue to be one of Sydney’s premier cultural and dining destinations.

He took advantage of that situation on Friday, enjoying the hospitality of local Eastwood businesses, including The Taste of Chongqing Restaurant in Rowe St. Mr Alexander was also joined in Eastwood by State Member for Ryde Victor Dominello MP. Mr Alexander said: “Due to fears regarding the Coronavirus, business has declined in Eastwood in recent times. The Government have put in place extensive risk mitigation measures at our borders, and within Australia. NSW Health have said: “Eastwood, where almost 40 per cent

of residents identify as having Chinese ancestry, has been one of the suburbs targeted in social media posts falsely warning people they should avoid because of coronavirus. NSW Health has rejected these posts as fake.” Mr Alexander said: “Eastwood is still open for business, Victor and I support Eastwood, and we encourage others to do so as well. Mr Dominello said: “Eastwood has always been a dynamic part of our community. We’re encouraging everybody to get out and shop locally, and I look forward to Eastwood getting its vibrancy back” People are encouraged to use #eastwoodeats on social media when they dine at Eastwood. The latest info re Coronavirus can be found here: https://www.

Long delays on bridge

There will be delays on the Ryde Bridge in coming weeks.

The City of Ryde issued a warning to motorists on Monday. “Scheduled roadwork is being conducted by DM Roads on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on Loop Road under Ryde Bridge, resulting in lane closures. “Roads and Maritimes Services has advised that the works are expected to be completed by April 30.. “Motorists are advised to check signage in the area and allow extra travel time.” For further queries and the latest information on diversions, please visit Transport for NSW’s Live Traffic NSW website or contact DM Roads on 1800 332 660.

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Clr Jerome Laxale - Mayor with Dr Frank Gregg and Clr Bernard Purcell at the Macquarie Ice Rink

Heritage listing for Macquarie Ice Rink Many would remember the community outcry early last year when it emerged that a development application was proposing to demolish the Macquarie Ice Rink as part of a redevelopment of the Macquarie Centre. At the time, the NSW Government placed an interim heritage order on the venue. That interim heritage order has now expired and the NSW Government has confirmed to Council that it has no intention to heritage list the ice rink, leaving the iconic venue unprotected once again. Given the decision by the NSW Government, Council has now prepared an urgent planning proposal to heritage list the Macquarie Ice Rink under the Ryde Local Environmental Plan. The community has made it clear they want the Macquarie Ice Rink protected and I can assure you that Council will now do everything in its power to achieve this. Hardship fund proposed for Eastwood Council is putting its support behind Eastwood businesses with a proposal to establish a $500,000 Small Business Hardship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to support Eastwood businesses that have experienced a sharp decline in trade since concerns were raised about the risks posed by the novel coronavirus. Under the proposal, Eastwood businesses with annual turnover of less than $2 million will be able to apply for grants of up to $2,000 via the fund to help them cope with a reduction in customers.

A ‘Return to Eastwood’ promotional campaign designed to encourage people to shop and eat in Eastwood would also be created. Council is also proposing to waive the cancellation fees for swim schools and swimming carnivals between January and March, while also waive the notice period for cancellations at Council venues during the same time period. For more information and to make a submission visit Once the exhibition period has closed a report will go back to Council in March 2020 to determine if these proposals will proceed. Coulter Street Party Celebrate the upgrade of Gladesville’s Coulter Street with a special street party that is taking place between 5.00pm and 10.00pm on Friday 6 March. There will be live music, market stalls, a pop-up bar and plenty of food options available. There will also be children’s activities taking place until 8.00pm. The upgrade of Coulter Street (between Trim Place and Linsley Street) is part of Council’s commitment to creating vibrant town centres. The upgrade includes improved footpath space as well as new seating, landscaping and eye-catching lighting fixtures.

Council is proposing to establish a $500,000 Small Business Hardship Fund to support businesses located in Eastwood Town Centre. The fund is in response to the downturn in trade many businesses in Eastwood have experienced since concerns were first raised in January about the alleged risks posed by the novel coronavirus. Council is also proposing to waive the cancellation fees for swim schools and swimming carnivals between January and March, while also waive the notice period for cancellations at Council venues during the same time period. Where can I find out more? The Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund is on public exhibition from Wednesday 12 February – Wednesday 11 March 2020 and can be viewed: Online How do I make a submission? Submissions must be made in writing to the City of Ryde and marked as ‘Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund Resolution’ via: Email Post General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 Online Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 11 March 2020.

NAMING OF NEW ROADS The City of Ryde is proposing to name new roads within the City as follows: Proposed name: Dirrabari Road History of name: This is the Aboriginal name for the endangered Ironbark trees in the nearby Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Where: New road running parallel to Waterloo Road, between Lane Cove and Khartoum Road. Proposed name: Harvest Street History of name: Name reflects the Market Garden history of the site. Where: New road running off Waterloo Road, on the eastern side of the development at 45-61 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park. To view a map of the location of these roads and information about the proposed names go to This notice is hereby given under Section 7 of the NSW Roads Regulation 2018. Council has conformed to the requirements of the Geographical Names Board (GNB) as described in the NSW Address Policy and User Manual available on the GNB website at How do I make a submission? Written submissions on the proposed names can be made as follows:


Online Clr Jerome Laxale Mayor Phone 9952 8222


General Manager, City of Ryde Locked Bag 2069 North Ryde NSW 1670


Submissions must be received by Wednesday 4 March 2020.

HAVE YOUR SAY KISSING POINT PARK UPGRADES The City of Ryde is seeking community feedback on proposed upgrades in Kissing Point Park including a Bike and Kayak Hire Kiosk and a Boat Ramp Upgrade. Council have been examining ways to further activate the use of parks along Parramatta River including the provision of a Bike and Kayak Hire Kiosk. It is proposed that the Bike and Kayak Hire Kiosk also include a small scale café with food and beverage offerings. We would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal of a Bike and Kayak Hire Kiosk located in Kissing Point Park, east of the ferry wharf.

Council is also upgrading the Kissing Point Boat Ramp facilities and would like community input to help inform the design of the new facilities. How do I make a submission? Online Complete the online survey at Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 11 March 2020. For more information If you are unable to fill in the online survey or don’t have internet access, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.


Customer Service Centre: 1 Pope Street, Ryde Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 P: 9952 8222 E:

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Parramatta News and Views

Construction company appointed for Parramatta Square project An artist’s impression of the new Parramatta Square development.

The City of Parramatta Council has appointed Australian company Built to construct Number Five Parramatta Square – the City’s new $130 million dollar civic, cultural and community building – following a 12-month selection process. The Construction of Five Parramatta Square, which will be integrated into a refurbished Parramatta Town Hall, is expected to begin in the coming months. This six-storey building will be dedicated to the community, offering a contemporary public library, a Discovery Centre with exhibition spaces and visitor services, creative spaces and meeting rooms, and a café. It will also be home to the new Council Chambers. The appointment of Built was welcomed by Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer who described the company’s concept as innovative and unique. “We are thrilled to be appointing Built to deliver 5 Parramatta Square, the jewel in the crown of the world-class Parramatta Square precinct,” Lord Mayor Dwyer said. “The site of Five Parramatta Square is challenging and Built has come up with innovative ideas for constructing a multipurpose building with a unique

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS Development Applications Determined Notice is given in accordance with Section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 of the determination of the following Development Consents and/or Complying Development Certificates. These consents/refusals are electronically available for public inspection without charge during ordinary office hours at the Development Unit Enquiry Counter on the ground floor of Council's Offices at 126 Church Street, Parramatta between 8.30am and 5pm – Monday to Friday – public holidays excluded. APPROVED – CITY OF PARRAMATTA

attached dual occupancy. The modification relates to the shape of the porch columns, retaining walls, and tree removal. Decision Date: 23/01/2020

Decision Date: 23/01/2020

DA/607/2019 735–739 Pennant Hills Road (Lot 100 DP 842178)


Alterations and additions to the existing place of public worship including internal changes, relocation of crèche, provision of ambulent facilities and tree removal. Decision Date: 22/01/2020 EPPING DA/547/2019 29B Gloucester Road (Lot 15 DP 1207810) Construction of a two-storey dwelling.

CARLINGFORD DA/545/2019/A 40 Alamein Avenue (Lot 49 DP 26990) Section 4.55(1) modification to DA/545/2019 for demolition of existing outbuilding and alterations & additions to existing dwelling. The modification is to amend the approved drainage plan and associated conditions. Decision Date: 23/01/2020

Decision Date: 23/01/2020 DA/689/2019 Shop 1/36 Oxford Street (Lot 1 SP 100258) Use of the existing tenancy as an indoor recreational facility (gymnasium) with fit-out and signage. Decision Date: 23/01/2020 DA/520/2017/A 25 Valley Road (Lot 13 DP 39190)

DA/1065/2016/C 94 Jenkins Road (Lot 15 DP 221235) Section 4.55(1A) modification to DA/1065/2016 for the demolition of existing structures, tree removal and construction of an

associated Torrens title subdivision. The proposed modifications include relocation of OSD and rainwater tanks.

Section 4.55(2) modification to DA/520/2017 for demolition of existing structures, tree removal and construction of an attached dual occupancy, fence and

CARLINGFORD DA/779/2018/A 75 Arcadian Circuit (Lot 11 DP 239735) Section 4.55(1A) Modification to DA/779/2018 for construction of a double storey dwelling. The modification proposal includes to extend the driveway, construct a new front fence and a patio to the rear. Decision Date: 22/01/2020 APPROVED – PARRAMATTA LOCAL PLANNING PANEL (PLPP) EPPING DA/621/2019 49 Rawson Street (Lot 2 DP 516659) Change of use of existing masonic hall to accommodate community facilities, function centre and offices with minor external works for a new bin enclosure and an accessible pathway. The proposed operating hours are: Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm; Friday to Saturday, 7am to 12 midnight; and Sunday, 7am to 10pm. Decision Date: 21/01/2020

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facade. “The company is already delivering six to eight Parramatta Square as part of Australia’s largest urban regeneration project.” The $130 million structure is the final addition to the new Parramatta Square precinct, a three-hectare mixed-use area in the centre of Parramatta CBD. Located next to Parramatta train station and a future light rail stop on Macquarie Street, the precinct includes 6,000sqm of public domain. Council anticipates that construction of Five Parramatta Square will be completed in April 2022, to coincide with the completion of the remaining Parramatta Square precinct.

Parramatta urges a rethink Of river ferry services plan

City of Parramatta Council is strongly urging the NSW Government to reconsider plans to cancel direct ferry services between Parramatta and Circular Quay. The Weekly Times recently revealed that ferry owner Transdev wants to ease pressure of Circular Quay by running ferry services to Barangaroo. Lord Mayor Bob Dwyer said he is also opposed to the proposed removal of popular weekend express services into Parramatta. “We don’t support the cancellation of direct connections between Parramatta and Circular Quay and the complete removal of weekend express services,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said. “Relocating our ferry service to Barangaroo is a significant concern to Council. “Circular Quay is Sydney’s central tourist and transport hub and losing that direct connection will likely impact our tourism and visitation objectives. “The proposed plans also fail to consider the need for faster, more frequent services to support the future population, jobs growth and tourism opportunities in Parramatta as the Central River City. “We look forward to working with Transdev and Transport for NSW as these changes are further refined and considered by the NSW Government to ensure the best outcome for the Parramatta community.” Parramatta City Council is also advocating for smaller, low impact vessels and more frequent services between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park. “The ferry to and from the Parramatta CBD is hugely important to the people who live, work, study and visit our great and growing City,” Lord Mayor Dwyer said. “With the development of the new Powerhouse Precinct, and Parramatta Square fast becoming a jobs hub, the ferry line will play an even bigger role in connecting commuters to Sydney’s Central River City in coming years. “We encourage any residents, workers or visitors who may be affected by the proposed changes to have their say.”

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Our living heritage Grand Opening of seniors hub in West Ryde

How a deaf migrant from Scotland founded the famous royal institute

Thomas Pattison (pictured) a deaf migrant to Australia from Scotland, established the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in 1860. The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children website takes up the story .. “With the help of several prominent figures of the time, the school was officially declared a public institution on October, 15 1861, it was a school with residential facilities. “Within a year it had moved to 368 Castlereagh Street and in 1868 moved to Ormonde House in South

Head Road, Paddington. “In 1872, the school moved to large, purpose-built premises at Newtown (now Darlington) where it remained for the next 70 years. “These premises, now a part of the Sydney University, are still known as the ‘Institute Building’ although they were purchased by Sydney University in 1961. “In 1961, RIDBC moved to North Rocks, where the main campus

is still located, in addition to 12 further permanent sites. “Along with changes of location, the name of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children has changed several times since its foundation in 1861. “These changes reflect both the pervading philosophy of education for children with disabilities of the times and the links between RIDBC and the wider community.

New South Wales Opposition Leader Jodie McKay was among dignitaries who attended the Grand Opening of the AASHA Australia Foundation’s Seniors Hub in West Ryde on Wednesday. More than one hundred people attended the event (pictured) at the West Ryde Hall in Station Street where the dignitaries made speeches and took part in a lamp lighting ceremony. Aasha Foundation Directors Dr Pratul Valanju and Dr Subbaram Sunder spoke about the AASHA Australia Foundation’s future

plans, strategy and vision for senior citizens. The Foundation’s Community Relations Director Kedarnath (Kevin) Pagaddinnimath described the Grand Opening as an outstanding success that highlighted Indian culture. “Vinod Rajput, Shobha Ingleshwar and Ashritha Mani entertained the house with

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their fast Bollywood songs which brought everyone to the dance floor,” he said. The Grand Opening also featured a book reading and a raffle. The Seniors Hub is graciously supported by Multicultural NSW, the City of Ryde and the Ryde Indian Association. The City of Ryde has a growing community

from India and the Seniors Hub will be a place where senior citizens from this community can meet and talk. Seniors from the City of Ryde’s Chinese speaking community regularly meet in Eastwood and senior citizens from Ryde’s Armenian community meet at the multicultural community hall in West Ryde.

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Ferry plan cops a wave of criticism Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts discusses ferry services to Circular Quay with Hunters Hill councillors Zac Miles and Ben Collins on Monday. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

A FERRY plan copped a wave of criticism from Hunters Hill residents at a packed public meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday night.

Spokesman Craig Reick from ferry owner Transdev faced around three hundred residents who are furious that Transdev is considering an option to run Parramatta River ferry services to Barangaroo to ease pressure of Circular Quay. The residents unanimously passed a motion to strongly oppose any cuts to services to Circular Quay and wharves on the north shore and condemned Transport NSW for not sending a spokesperson to the meeting. Mr Reick told residents Barangaroo is proposed to be the “second hub” for

Sydney’s ferry services and is the “perfect gateway” for new areas of Sydney. “Barangaroo will lesson the load on Circular Quay and you will have the same opportunities at both locations,” he said. In response to concerns a reduction in ferry services to Circular Quay will deprive passengers of access to the City Circle rail network, Transdev is considering an option to provide a pedestrian tunnel from Barangaroo to Wynyard. This option was blasted by the residents. “Most of us are not young and we cannot walk up a tunnel from Barangaroo to

Wynyard carrying heavy baggage,” they told Mr Reick. “This is certainly not the short six minute walk you tell us it will be. “We have lived in Hunters Hill all our lives, we have children going to Sydney University, we go to the Opera House by ferry and we want to stay going to Circular Quay.” Transdev was accused of profiteering from the proposed ferry changes, an accusation Mr Reick strongly denied. “We are required to optimise the utilisation of the asset,’’ he said. “Optimisation of the net-

work is not a bad thing. “We can still run the river services out of Barangaroo and still run a Circular Quay service.” Residents demanded to know why some Circular Quay wharves were dedicated to private cruise boats in preference to ferry services but Mr Reick said Transdev had no control of contractual deals between these private operators and ports authorities. “I do not have the capacity to say go away P&0, go away private cruises, we are not a ports authority,” he said. Residents rejected these comments and said this

shared use of Circular Quay “is yet another example” of putting profit before people. Residents also demanded to know what control NSW Transport had on the Transdev proposal and stressed that they have been meeting with Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts to pressure the state government to scrap the proposal. “We are required to report to the government and at the end of the day our proposal needs to be approved by the government,” Mr Reick said. Parents with children who attend Loretto Catho-

lic College and other private schools on the north shore expressed concern that Transdev is considering cuts to smaller wharfs on the north shore and will nominate Balmain as an interchange route for morning peak services. Councillor Ross Williams told residents Hunters Hill Council will consider the unanimous motion to retain the Circular Quay services. Mr Reick was also – and perhaps unfairly – accused of not being open and transparent with residents and he made the point that the whole point of addressing the public meeting was to show Transdev’s com-

mitment to “take onboard” public feedback. Drummoyne MP John Sidoti is lobbying on behalf of voters in his electorate, City of Ryde Clr Roy Maggio is lobbing on behalf of the people of Ryde and Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts is lobbying on behalf of local voters. “We will be meeting with the Minister for Transport, Mr Andrew Constance, to deliver the thousands of signatures with which we have been presented and communicate the importance the ferry services hold to our communities,” Mr Roberts said.

Million dollar football pitch turfed A proposal to install a one million dollar synthetic turf football pitch on Gladesville’s Westminister Park is likely to be scrapped.

City of Ryde Works Committee Chair Clr Penny Pedersen told The Weekly Times the proposal does not have the support of neighbouring residents and the committee is seeking a more appropriate site for the synthetic pitch. “These residents are not opposed to sport being played in the park, as both soccer and cricket are played here each week and they already have lighting at the park in the evening,” Clr Pedersen said. “A synthetic surface would, however, spoil access for passive, unorganised activities and limit the types of sports that could be played there.” The Weekly Times can reveal that a staff report to the Works Committee found that trees would need to be cut down to

install the pitch and the size of the proposed pitch would have to be expanded to comply with Football NSW regulations. The report also found that costly flood mitigation works would need to be carried out. Scrapping the proposal will disappoint parents who had hoped the synthetic pitch would be available to junior players and womens’ teams later this year. Councillor Roy Maggio (Ind) disagrees with the committee finding that most residents are opposed to the synthetic pitch and said surveys he has seen reveal that more locals support it than oppose it. “It is about two to one in favour of the pitch,” he said. “We also have a growing population and every sur-

vey we’ve undertaken into sports amenities clearly show we need more.” Councillor Pedersen stressed that no junior of female players who looked forward to the synthetic pitch would be losers because the council will seek a new location for the pitch. “While I understand that the City of Ryde requires more sports fields for our growing population, I can not support a synthetic field at this site if it means removing mature trees, reducing the passive recreation space of local residents and creating a drainage issue that will cost thousands to mitigate when we can simply build the field elsewhere,” she said. “I have been to all the consultation sessions and have held meetings with angry residents for months

and they oppose a synthetic surface.” The neighbouring scout hall is to be redeveloped with the hall space will retained. The proposal to scrap the synthetic pitch will be debated at an upcoming council meeting. “I have spoken with my Labor colleagues and the Greens councillor who agree the funding for a synthetic surface would be better used at a more appropriate site,” Clr Pedersen said. “I have their support to reject the synthetic surface and ask that the funds be used elsewhere.” The full report is available can be viwed at: https://www.ryde.nsw. committees/wac/2020/ works-and-community11-february-2020-attachments-item-6.pdf

Westminster Park in Gladesville will not get a synthetic turf pitch! TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

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Lane Cove community praised for a five million bottle return

THE LANE COVE community has been praised for contributing a record five million cans and containers in the past two years. Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts said he commends people across his electorate for contributing locally to the 3 billion containers. “Return and Earn has been very successful in Lane Cove with more than 5.2 million containers returned helping to contribute to the 3 billion now collected,” he said. “Return and Earn has now soared past three billion containers returned state wide just a month after the second anniversary of the initiative.” Summer is the peak season for return and earners to cash in their containers due to an increase in the purchase of drinks and Mr Roberts said the recent

holiday period was a particularly impressive one for returned containers “The growth of the scheme has been phenomenal and highlights a fundamental change in people’s thinking and behaviour around litter,” he said. “Statewide between December and January, there were 10 days with more than seven million drink containers returned a day, including four days with over 8 million containers returned.” he said. “This scheme has highlighted so many positives across communities and every bottle returned is a win for the environment.” Until 23 February, recyclers in

NSW can donate to Bottles for the Bush, on all reverse vending machines with 10 cents from each container going towards helping farmers and rural families impacted by the drought and the recent bushfire devastation. This option is part of a nationwide appeal that has raised more than $430,000 so far with more than $360,000 coming through NSW’s Return and Earn scheme. Return and Earn includes around 640 return points across NSW including reverse vending machines, staffed automated depots and over the counter sites. For more information about Return and Earn, visit <http://www.>

Premier Berejiklian and John Sidoti MP welcome Mayor of Lipari to Parliament Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Drummoyne MP John Sidoti MP welcomed the Mayor of Lipari, Marco Giorgianni (pictured) his wife Maria Lucrezia Zaia and their son Alfredo Giorgianni.



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SAMSON LANSCAPING 0432 474 950 PETER PAINTING 0414 808 809 9808 3020 & Property maintenance. Design, Construct, 0423 808 115 8819 2795 Phillip Draper West Ryde Lic 3906 Maintain, Irrigation service ins. Free Quotation. 20 yrs exp. Work guaranteed Pensioner Discount. Free Quotes Lic 157468c YOUR FAST LOCAL PLUMBER Lic 208121c BILLY’S PAINTING & DECORATING 0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

THE MOWER SURGEON 0407 419 793 GRANITE MARBLE CAESAR STONE 3 mth warranty on mower, chainsaw & line 9809 3623 trimmer repairs & service. Kitchen & vanity tops 100’s of colours. Est 60yrs Gladesville.

7 Colour Painting & Decorators 0406 526 688 0430 247 506

All work guaranteed, best quality, 20yrs, fully Insured. Free quotes.

Paul 0407 207 672 0411 143 534 Cheapest price, best quality. We prove it. Fully Landscape design & construction. Member of guaranteed 20 years experience, free quotes AILDM Lic 77216c Lic 164240

JAYS MAINTENANCE PLUS IRONING 0411 155 774 Jason 0424 619 816 Free pick up and delivery Twice daily. 6 days p/w Family owned. 24hr turn around


Repairs to most brands of lawnmowers, brushcutters, chainsaws. Chain sharpening. Guaranteed service. Factory trained & qualified technicians. Local pick up & delivery available (charges apply)

Angelo 0408 677 614 QUALIFIED STRESS RELIEVING Hinges, Doors, Drawers, Shelves, Cabinets, Nicholas carpentry & Handyman 0406 038 729 services Kick-boards etc. Relaxing full body massage. Swedish & remedial. Steven 0419 606 288 No job too small. Free quotes 7 days. Ayurvedic style. Home vis it. All Sydney areas. • All Trades • Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Lic no 139738C • Pergola’s, decks, roofing, gyprock, & painting • All minor & major repair work • Quote this advert and get a 10% discount !!! • Call Steven Lic no 108119c



0418 221 680

Lawns, pruning, clearing paths & drains, weeding, rubbish removal, Odd Jobs. Competitive Rates.

0414 881 267

9878 1677

All work guaranteed, fully insured, free quotes. Lic 158883c


0412 944 025

Genuine local painter, Fully Insured. All types of painting, reliable, reasonable price. Free Quotes -Pensioner Discount. Lic 150743c


0418 605 025

9929 4966

28 yrs exp. Pensioner Dis Free Quotes Member MPA Lic R96188

MICHAEL THE PAINTER Michael 0412 444 838 • Professional and reliable • All types of painting • All areas • Reasonable rates • Best quality • Cheapest quotes • Pensioner Disc Call Michael. Lic 320177c


David 0450 726 188 * Reliable and professional * Guaranteed quality and price. * All types of painting * Fully Lic & Ins. Lic No 310324c * Free onsite quote.


Sam 0433 742 162 * Master Painters Association Member. * Dulux accredited *Specialised in repairing & repainting. Interior/exterior * Pensioner Discount *Quality Guaranteed.

Honest painting

Lic 267578c/MPA280514

0452 639 991

Over 20 years experience. Specializing in repairing cracks, peeling, mills removal. Interior&exterior, free quote. Fully insured. Seven years warranty. Eason 0452639991. Lic 312751

Guaranteed Same Day Service. Prompt, On time, Efficient, Reliable, Honest. Blocked drains cleared. Sewer-stormwater, burst pipes, leaking showers Taps/toilets, waterproofing, water filters, hot water heater maintenance accredited repairer/ installer. Servicing (all makes / models), gas leaks, installs Repairs, connections, appliance repairs,servicing Room-Central heating, fake log/coal fires, stoves BackflowPrevention, TMV’s, downpipes/gutters, cappings Flashings), lead, Roof repairs (metal/ asbestos/Tile / slate) Skylights, leaks / fixes. No job too big or small. All work guaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards, Eftpos, 24/7 emergencies. Lic. 143252c

domestic plumbing 0416 274 249 leaky pipes & roofs, dripping taps, blocked drains, gas leaks or connections, running cisterns. I can fix it. C. Parker Plumbing 45 yrs in business. 24hrs 7 day emerg. calls. Master Plumber Gold Lic. L1376

Need a Local Plumber Fast?

9191 7353

Do you have no hot water? Is your drain blocked? Are your taps and toilets leaking? Do you want an extra gas point? For fast friendly service with a smile Call Jeremy on 9191 7353 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


9809 4230

0412 200 939

Your Local Plumber for 50 Years. * Blocked drains cleared * Taps & toilets * Hot Water * Gasfitting

Lic 985


9817 4777

0413 402 599

For all your plumbing needs. Free Quotes. 24hr/7days. Emerg. serv. Visa/Master/Eftpos. Lic 168655C


Est. Locally 1981

0418 961 406

Lic 3792

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0411 232 629

9808 4220

• Plumbing, draining, roofing, gas fitting • Maintenance specialist • Jet blaster & CCTV • No job too small Lic 117469c

TAP RESCUE 1300 827 000 We repair, supply, install direct to you TAPS, TOILETS, Hot Water Systems, Water Filters and more. NO CALL OUT FEE! 0414 333 461 Lic 40572c LOCAL PLUMBER

0488 801 042

• Taps, Hot water, Blocked Drains, Blocked pipes • 24/7 EMERGENCY Plumbers • On-time & Reliable • Plumbers you can trust • All works guaranteed • $0 CALL out • You approve the price before we start! $50 OFF when you mention this AD


9638 1398

0419 409 130

All general plumbing including gas. (24hr Emergency Service) No job too sml. Free quotes. STEMBRIDGE PLUMBING. Lic. 9880 Mastercard & Visa welcome.


0416 297 555

9809 7555

All suburbs • electric eel • leaking taps • hot water • water • roof guttering • gas fitting • leaking toilets • blocked drain • home renovations • real estate strata. • 7 days a week friendly sevice. Lic L 10575


9191 7353

• Local Business Award Winning Plumbers • $0 Call Out Fee* • Fast Emergency Service • Hot Water Repairs • Blocked Drains Cleared • Taps and Toilets • Noisy Pipes • Gas Fitting • Seniors Discounts


9809 4230

0412 200 939

Sewer & Stormwater Speciali st • Blockages Cleared • CCTV & Pipe Location • Repairs & Replacement • Free Quotes Lic. L985 Over 50 year experience


0438 065 852

Free Quotes, High Pressure Water Jetter Service. Ryde Lic 181690c


Psychologists & Relationship Counsellors

roof painting



1300 739 531

• Anxiety, Depression, Complex problems • Addictions, Trauma, Parenting • Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Families After Hours and Saturdays available. Bookings within a few days. 6 practitioners (incl. Workcover approved) Suite 9, 227 Morrison Rd, Ryde


RYDE REPAIR CENTRE 0409 833 832 Repairs all fridges/seal washers, dryers, dishwashers. 7 days. 0409 833 832 9807 9828


0431 995 369

9745 5772

Excellent Service. No job too big or small. Local and interstate. $80 per hour.


Ew Building And Bathroom

0415 912 621

athroom, Kitchen And Laundry Renovations B • Full renovations or repairs • Leaking showers • Bathroom packages • Waterproofing • Wall and floor tiling • Superior customer service. 25 years of experience, reliable tradesmen. All work guaranteed. Contact Ty 0415 912 621

roofing J & M SCHALK.

9878 4483


Lic 299998c

0418 247 597

* Maintenance * Repairs * Renovations * Pensioner Disc * Fully Insured Lic.46242c

0408 642 056

Roof repairs. Metal, tile & leaking roof replacing valleys, F/Q, Lic R91302.


0404 397 198



0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804 Leakfinding/Repairs(tiles,metal,slate)shingals/skylights,

(Gutter’s/Downpipes) renewal, cleaning, whirlybirds. Same day service – reliable, professional, efficient. All work guaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards, Eftpos, 24/7 Emergencies. Lic 143252c

Gregi 0408 603 091 Hot water tanks replaced-Burst Pipes-General Lic 53160c plumbing. Greg 0408 603 091

Top ryde top roofing

0410 322 681

9871 0313

High pressure cleaning. All roof repairs & colour 20% off. F/Q Pens Disc.

0418 605 025

9929 4966

Water blasting & re-spraying 28 yrs exp Pen Dis Free Quotes Member MPA PETER PAINTING

0423 808 115

8819 2795

High pressure clean & painting. Free quotes. 20% off quoted price. Work Guaranteed. Lic 157468c

• High pressure cleaning • All roof repairs & painting F/Q. • Dulux Colour. • Pens Disc

9871 0313 Lic 136874c


OSBORNE HOWELL 9807 3222 Over 50 years in RYDE. Shop 6, 43-49 Blaxland Road, Ryde (Entry via Argyle Ave) Wills, Estates, Probate, Conveyancing, Family Law, Commercial Leases, Sale of Business. LEES & GIVNEY LAWYERS

9816 1122

Established 1983 Accredited Specialist: Family Law and Wills, Estate Law; Conveyancing, Enduring Power of Attorney. Home visits available. 243 Victoria Road, Gladesville

stove repairs

BOB THE ROOFER 0418 677 188 Leak Detection. All roof & gutter repairs guaran- RYDE REPAIR CENTRE 0409 833 832 Lic 123259C Repairs all stoves & ovens, 7 days / fast service teed. 35yrs Exp. C/Cards OK. 0409 833 832 9807 9828 DJ DAISLEY AND SONS PTY LTD 9798 7075 Roof repairs and renewals slate metal tile.. Est 1912. Ph 9798 7075


rubbish removals AUSSIE BATTLER.


9808 6854

Suite 3, 75 Rydedale Rd, West Ryde, ats1@

Brian 0413 115 450 20yrs exp all areas, rubbish, gard’, pruning & odd jobs. F/Q, same day service 8 days/week. CARLILE SWIMMING Brian NO TEXTING.


FLECK RUBBISH REMOVAL Glen 0418 268 040 • All Areas • 24/7 • Free Quotes • Excavator for hire • Domestic/Commercial • Good Rates • All types of waste • Senior Disc. Call Glen.

0416 295 790

Cheapest Prices * All types of rubbish Large/small * Household Commercial * Deceased Estates * Senior Disc. 30years exp ‘save’ save’ save. Call Gary 0416 295 790

8677 4141 safety rails

sam’s roofing P/L Sam 0416 178 058 ALL DAY/ NIGHT PLUMBING All metal roofing & guttering, no job too small 0414 849 366 33yrs exp. Ph Sam for quote. Lic 215152c Blocked Drains specialists. Plumbing, Drainers and Gasfitters. Senior discounts ph 9888 Lic 123739c 9940 / 0414 849 366

0410 322 681

Garry’s Rubbish RemovaL

asbestos, copper, Waterproofing , Lead, Flashings, Fix That Plumbing cappings, ridgepointing, rebedding, Chimney’s, Gavin 0431 126 808 Stormwater Drains Cleared, relayed, Diverted, fixed. Local plumber based in Denistone.


roof repairs

9809 4230 0412 200 939 All roof restore & repair 30% off. Pressure Local Gas Specialists Lic 133762c cleaning. F/Q · Portable Gas Room Heaters Serviced · Carbon Monoxide Testing · Hot Water Heaters · Leak location & repair · New installations, replacement & additions · Bayonets & BBQ conversions. Lic. L985


Safety Rails by Rails 2U

Les 0439 967 102 Make your home safer by installing internal and external rails by experienced installer. Can supply and install large range of rail sizes, no long waiting lists. No job too small. Senior Discounts. Obligation Free Quote. Ph Les


9181 1168

0401 802 752

Sewing Machine Repairs all makes, service, incl. Jenome, Brother, Elna, Pfaff, Husquvarna. Ph 9181 1168 0401 802 752



0402 844 744

George 0415 224 460 2-3-4m. Fast reliable service, specialising in small drives. Call George

9808 3199

Enquiries 0417 477 733

Leaders in Learn-to-Swim and Swim Coaching for 45 years at Ryde. Year round Tuition at all levels in warm (34c) state of the art indoor pools. • Learn to Swim. Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and elementary at 16 Cross Street Ryde. • Style Correction for school competition in graded classes at Ryde Aquatic Centre



Gabriel 0404 032 426 Specilaising in bathroom renos & all types of wall & floor tiling. Call Gaby Lic 251461c


9832 9837

0413 072 621

Small tiling jobs only Lab & Mats under $1000 40 yr exp Lic No. 68534C

tree lopping VIC’S TREE CUTTING

0404 162 752

9858 2874

Tree pruning and removal, stump grinding. Fully ins. Free Quotes. Qual Aborist. Family business.


0412 933 031

Quick, reliable, fully insured, free quote, pens. disc. Extra services incl. stump grinding, garden main, small concrete jobs, etc.

S T J Group Tree Services

0412 111 785

Fully Insured • Fully Qualified • Tree services - removal, clearing, lopping, stump grinding, hedging, pruning Free Quotes • call Steve

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Tree Lopping Services

0401 914 269 0412 594 911 Yr 4-12 Ext 1 & 2. Very experienced teacher

The arborist tree lopping. prunning. stump grinding storm work. Emergency services qualified arborist landscaping . Best and cheapest service. 15 years experience. Free quotes fully insured 7days service Simon 0412594911

& tutor. Call Jo-Anne



0412 566 100


9807 2772

• Install, DVD, Setup box Foxtel/Optus • Get your DIGITAL Ready • All TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, Microwave, Vacuum, Antenna • Owner operated for 20 years




tree lopping

Nick 0412 667 770

Set up of Plasma/LCD, Home theatre, DVD, Hi-Fi. Pens disc. Technician with 40yrs exp. Call Nick.



Gentle pressure clean, wax finish, re-cond. of all makes, free wash with all full reps. Same day serv. Meas & quote on venet, vertical & Holland. Gladesville.


RYDE REPAIR CENTRE 0409 833 832 Repairs all washers, dryers, fridges/seal, dishwashers. 7 days. 0409 833 832 9807 9828



install & repairs 35 yrs exp. Pen Disc.

9808 6773

Eugene 0415 258 454 Prompt, friendly, reliable service, F/Q, fully ins. Eugene SPIC AND SPAN WINDOW CLEANING

Greg 0411 055 476

Also soft house wash. Greg: H/ pressure cleaning. Sydney Water exempt. OUTLOOK GLASS WINDOW CLEANING

9804 6954 RAY WOOD PHOTOGRAPHY DVD, home theatre, plasma TV Antenna,


0414 843 759

9874 2815

David 0412 667 525

Pressure clean/softwash. Fully Qualified. Fully Insured 20 yrs exp. Call David

Trades & Services 9807 6666

rvices 9807 6666 glass services GLASS SERVICES


rubbish removal


WE SPECIALISE IN: • Back-flow Prevention • Bathroom & Laundry Renovations • Kitchen Renovations • Blocked Toilets & Drains • Burst Pipes • CCTV Drain Inspections • Fixture Replacement • Guttering and Down-pipes • High-Pressure Water Jet Drain Cleaning • Hot Water Service & Change Over • Insurance Work • Leaking Taps & Toilets • Pipe Locating • Rain Water Tanks • Recycled Water Systems • Free Quotes and site inspections

ationposition vacant AUTO MECHANIC

E: M: 0424-449-888

Business for sale



Wanted for long established successful local Ryde area workshop.


Good conditions and wages with excellent future prospects of management.

Situated in busy shopping centre precinct. Fully licensed and seats 90 guests. Indoor and outside dining. Plenty of parking. Any cuisine welcome.

Apply in person to Terry 0409 361 336

INQUIRIES in confidence to John 0414 418 206

aren Laing is presented with a framed women’s jersey by Rovers’ Life Member Karen Harrison.

One thousand books before school


2013 Soccer Registrations New Members Welcome!

ams in 2012 including 13 women’s teams! r 6’s to All Age, Over 35’s, Over 45’s & Super League.

e value participation, fair play and fun. o aim to provide development opportunities for all our players.

Registration Dates

Saturday 2nd February 9am – 3pm or Sunday 3rd February 9am – 1pm adowbank Park (Adelaide St. entrance) FREE TRAINING BALL For Under 6’s and 7’s

New Players Welcome

WEST RYDE ROVERS SOCCER 2013 Online Registrations now open! Teams from Under 7’s to Over 35’s Competition runs on Sundays Club shorts and socks included in all registrations

Want to know more? Check our website for details

horts and socks included in all registrations

Want to know more? Check our website for details

Enquiries: Rachel Hogan (Registrar) for children ONE (0400)880839 THOUSAND Books

Before School is a new project launched by Ryde Library this week. The 1000 Books Before Schools program is an early literacy program designed to build important literacy skills prior to starting school and instil a love of reading. The program is free to join


Registration Dates Saturday 2nd February 9am – 3pm or Sunday 3rd February 9am – 1pm Meadowbank Park (Adelaide St. entrance) Enquiries: Rachel Hogan (Registrar) and For (0400)880839 more informa-

aged 0-5 includes some great giveaways for each milestone achieved. The 1000 Books Before School program is a joint project between the City of Ryde, Hornsby Shire Council, Ku-ring-gai Council and the Shorelink Library Network.

tion about the program visit au/1000books. Pictured with a local family at the program launch last week are library staff members are (from left) Gabrielle Wyllie, Madeleine Ashton and Phillip Jones.

No job too Big or Small

Deceased Estates All Residential & Business Waste Trees Lopped Demolition 25yrs+ Exp. Seniors Discounts

0418 486 665 9550 2046 BUILDERS • Granny flats • new Homes • Duplexs • Extensions • Home improvements • Bathroom, Laundry Lic 235943c & Kitchen Renovations 5% Discount • carpentry, Works, on all our services, Decks & Pergolas Free measure and Quotes It will be our pleasure to extend to you our professional advice & service.

Anthony 0414 088 817 Paul 0418 804 088 Email: Website:

Cat of the Week

This bonnie cat needs a human

Bonnie is The Weekly Times Cat of the Week.

Bonnie is being cared for by the team at Gladesville’s World League For Protection Of Animals showroom and is available for adoption. “No prizes for guessing why this gorgeous boy was called Bonnie, the WLPA team said. “His fur is not only beautiful to look at but also to stroke so softly luxuriant. “He is a bit on the shy side but would blossom given the opportunity to have for the first time in his life, a home of his

own. “He has problems with other cats and he likes people too, especially if they let him get to know them.” Already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, vet checked flea and worm treated like all our cats he just need a forever home. If you’re interested in adopting this sweet boy please call Jonine on 9817 4892 or 0409 741 414 at the WLPA on the corner of Victoria Road and Cowell Street, Gladesville.

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Pam Pam passed passed away away peacefully peacefully on on Saturday Saturday 15 15 February February 2020 2020 aged aged 80. 80.

Pam Pamwas wasthe thebeloved belovedwife wifeof ofGerald Gerald(dec). (dec). Dearly Dearlyloved lovedmother motherof ofKim, Kim, Debra Debra(dec) (dec)and andJulie. Julie. Cherished Cherishedgrandmother grandmother&&great great grandmother grandmotherto toDaniel, Daniel,Stephanie, Stephanie, Trent, Trent,Madison Madisonand andEvie. Evie. The Thefamily familyand andfriends friendsof ofPam Pamare arewarmly warmly invited invitedto toattend attendaaCelebration Celebrationof ofher herLife Life at ataaGraveside GravesideService Serviceto tobe beheld held on onFriday Friday21 21February Februaryin inthe the General GeneralLawn LawnSection Sectionof ofthe the Macquarie MacquariePark ParkCemetery, Cemetery, 11Plassey PlasseyRoad RoadMacquarie MacquariePark Park commencing at 12.30pm. commencing at 12.30pm.

InIn the the Loving Loving Care Care ofof

904 904 Victoria Victoria Road, Road, West West Ryde Ryde

1300 1300 74 74 00 00 74 74


Leonard James 21.11.1924 21.11.1924--15.02.2020 15.02.2020

Len Lenpassed passedaway awaypeacefully peacefully at Ryde Hospital at Ryde Hospitalaged aged95. 95. AAwonderful husband to Laurel. wonderful husband to Laurel. Cherished Cherishedfather fatherand andfather-in-law father-in-law to Ian & Narelle and to Ian & Narelle andJennine. Jennine. Loved Loved grandfather grandfatherto toViolet. Violet. Privately PrivatelyCremated.” Cremated.”

CarS FOr SaLE HONDA CR-V 2014 first owner, VTi-Auto 88,900km, Logbook, Blue, Tinted windows, alloy wheels, 12 months rego till Feb 2021 price $16,500 ono Ph 0416 783 105 NISSAN Maxima auto 3.5 V6 2004 130,000 kilometers $4,500.00 ono, Rego 26/4/2020 exc cond Ph 0416 068 583

FOr SaLE CABINET Six piece glass line near new, selling very cheap 10c Ph 9888 9611 AIR Conditioner inverter Panasonic CU-E21 cool 6.3, heat 7.2, as new still in box $1000, antique style mirror $100 ono Ph 9874 8509 EXTERNAL Door second hand timber 2030x870x35 $50, Fairlane dress rims $100, dishwasher above bench $100 Ph 9874 8509 FRIDGE White Westinghouse upright vgc 1720H, 607W, 626D, 370 Ltrs $300 ono, 8 garden green plastic chairs $5 each ono Ph 0474 182 480 PYE Record player, cassette player & radio $50 ono, plays 33 45’s Ph 0415 953 099 DVD Player SAST, karaeoke machine, CD’s VCD $50 ono Ph 0415 953 099 READERS Digest collectors edition, 10 albums from 1936-1945 big bands $50 ono Ph 0415 953 099 VINTAGE Compressor small electric with air line, new air gauge & spray gun, new pumps up tyres $150 ono Ph 0415 953 099

BED & Base double $120 good cond pick up Ph 0415 953 099 JEWELLERY Box carved wood also many nice jewellery quality bargain Ph 0425 370 022 RADIO Retro 3 very unique items better types, also 1 music system $25, $35 and $95 Ph 0425 370 022 CORNER Table solid brass round 40W 65H artistic design very beautiful gold colour $65 Ph 0425 370 022 TOOLS Old carpentry and some mix items, all are quality $8-$12 some less Ph 0425 370 022 BEDSIDE Tables 3 stunning items $25 each, also 1 very rare antique trolly $75 Ph 0425 370 022 WINE Glasses sets 3x6 Riddel classic $12, also crystal tableware $20 $25 Ph 0425 370 022 STATUES Collection beautiful many items brass carved wood porcelain $9 & $15 some more $ Ph 0425 370 022 COOKWARE Set of 6 high quality for life $40 many other items $5 to $8 each Ph 0425 370 022 GUITAR Amplifiers Twister going cheap 90220 watts various $40 to $100 Ph 9888 3074

VICTA Mower 2 stroke A1 cond $140, suite new mower buyer Ph 9807 2150 GENERATOR Electric used twice day $700 sell only $200 first to see will buy Ph 9878 4567 ANKLE Boots black shiny Witchery totally waterproof size 40 brand new cost $75 sell for $25 Ph 9638 5065


Obits GROZIER Robert Watson - Passed away February 3.


HOFER Rose - Passed away February 5. MAJOR Ann (Anci) Mary - Passed away February 7. Aged 91 years. McCLYMONT OAM Beverley Ruth - Passed away February 5. MONTGOMERY Thelma - Passed away February 15. Late of West Ryde. Funeral Service on Thursday 27th February at Macquarie Park Cemetary. Time TBC. NEASBEY Robyn Gai (Nee Delve) - Passed away February 14. Formerly of Gunnedah. Late of West Ryde. Aged 58 years. POLLARD Robert Neville - Passed away January 30. WARTH Eric - Passed away February 6. Late of Wahroonga. Formerly of North Ryde. Aged 96 years.

MEN’S Bicycle good cond $60 can deliver Ph 0416 191 749


SOFA Double converts to sofabed, comfortable good cond $50 Ph 9858 1431

GARDENING Help approx. 2 hrs when needed in Gladesville area. Ph 9816 2526

Chatswood, Tennyson, Marsfield, Ryde, Hunters hill, Huntley’s point, Putney and Gladesville

TV 43” Panasonic $150, Euro bad $150, glass hotplate 90cm $80, Dyson vacuum $180, Dyson handheld $160 Ph 8812 3753

BODY Works for your exercise cost $900 only $50 give away Ph 9878 4567


WEST RYDE - 15 Gaza Road on Saturday 22nd February from 7am to 2pm. All kinds of great stuff for sale.


WANTED EXPERIENCED Experienced housekeeper required for professional man living alone in Hunters Hill. Duties include shopping and supplies, light cleaning, some cooking, organising home repairs and maintenance, three days a week four hours daily. Hunters Hill or nearby location preferred. Call 0413 080 963

WOrk WaNTED Cleaning – Experienced * Reliable lady * Honest, Thorough, Punctual * Home/Office * Ironing * Good Refs * Free Quotes Susan 0421 180 466

WaNTED TO bUY BOX Trailer with black & white number plate Ph 0427 000 100

Sky Blues eager to get back on the pitch

Sky Blues eager to get back on the pitch

Sydney FC begin their aFC Champions League 2020 campaign in Japan tonight (Wednesday, kick off 9.30pm AEDT) against Japanese Champions Yokohama F. Marinos, coached by former Socceroos Head Sydney FCPostecoglou. begin their AFC ChampiCoach ange ons League 2020 campaign in Japan tonight (Wednesday, kick off 9.30pm AEDT) The Sky Blues arrived in Japan on Sunday against Japanese Champions Yokohama evening for a game which starts a busy month of F. Marinos, coached bymen. former Socceroos games for Steve Corica’s Head Coach Postecoglou. World Cup Ange Socceroo Ryan McGowan, who

played under Postecoglou, said Sydney FC The Sky in Japan on Sunday players are Blues itchingarrived to get back to business after evening a game which fears startspostponed a busy month weatherfor and caronavirus two of of games for Steve Corica’s men. their matches. World McGowan, who “It wasCup goodSocceroo to get outRyan on the training pitch, played Postecoglou, Sydneyagain FC get a fewunder cobwebs out, get thesaid legs moving players are itching toto get to on business after and looking forward theback game Wednesday weather and caronavirus night,” McGowan said. fears postponed two of their matches. Sydney Derby Rescheduled “It to get out on the training Thewas firstgood ever ‘Sydney Derby’ to be held atpitch, Netget a few cobwebs out, get the legs movingFC again strata Jubilee Stadium between Sydney and and looking forward to the has game on rescheduled Wednesday Western Sydny Wandererd been night,” McGowan said. 2020 and will kick off at for Friday 28th February, Sydney Derby Rescheduled 8pm. The ever A-League’s ‘Sydney Derby’ to be held at NetThe first Hyundai showpiece match was strata Jubilee Stadium between FC and postponed last Saturday due toSydney an unplayable Western Sydny Wandererd has been rescheduled pitch after Sydney experienced torrential rain and for Fridayweather 28th February, 2020 and will kick off at extreme conditions. 8pm. The decision means Sydney FC’s home game The Hyundai A-League’s match was against Wellington Phoenixshowpiece which was originally postponed lastFriday Saturday to an will unplayable scheduled for 28thdue February now be pitch after experienced torrential rain and played onSydney Wednesday 18th March at Netstrata extreme weather at conditions. Jubilee Stadium 7.45pm. The decision Sydney FC’sahome game Steve Corica’smeans men will now face busy period against Wellington Phoenix which was originally with eight games in just over a month, starting scheduled for Friday FebruaryLeague will now with next week’s AFC28th Champions tripbe to played onface Wednesday March at Netstrata Japan to Yokohama18th F. Marinos. Jubilee at 7.45pm. It’s aStadium schedule the Head Coach believes his Stevecan Corica’s squad cope men with. will now face a busy period with eight games in you justthey overlove a month, “The boys will tell playingstarting games. with this Wednesday’s Champions That’s what football is allAFC about and there’sLeague no bettrip to Japan to face Yokohama F. Marinos.


REED Organ for Church restoration Ph Wilson evenings between 6pm & 7pm on 9809 4588

School Uniform Uniform School Shop Licence Licence Shop

OLD Tools, DVD, CD, guitar, jewellery, old lego’s, bric a brac Ph 0431 296 741

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Brush Park/Denistone Women

North Ryde RSL Women

Tue Feb 11 Social Pairs J Higgins R Lightfoot d M Segula E Tulloch, C Heming S Younie d V Olde N McLeod Social Fours H Tumminello T Little M Woods H Simmons d M Caldwell C Netterfield J Tumminello B Smith, C Smith C Minogue M Dewhirst P Lyons d P McClean R Pacey C Dixon E Leermakers, H Davies A Ross F Langdon M Pollard d C Jackson B Palmer J Battersby M O’Brien, S McClatchey S Baillie P Nealon E Bell d C Whitelock B McGrath J McCreadie C Cupitt

Tue Feb 11 Today we say thank you and farewell to our President Anne Richardson We invited members from all Macquarie District unfortunately three clubs Gladesville, Carlingford and Tigers sent their apologizes as they had special events happening at their own clubs, apologies also from Board member Paul Stevens, Intra Clubs Fishos, Cricket Base Ball Members unable to attend J Bax M Binett V Collier V Pitman G Allport C Shepherd C Briggs S Beram. A verry warm welcome to Macquarie District President Mrs Jenny Roddy Members of the North Ryde board Pres Jim Morris Beth Ashcroft Dave Baker Gorden Mac Pherson Dick Reading Fiona Osborne District Clubs Beecroft Brush Park Denistone Greenlees Hunters Hill Epping Rosehill Intra Club Kathy Collin Cris Benson Barry Gibson Lorna Humphreys Rk1) B Law J Elliott S Leabeater d B Lw F Lancett D Hops Rk 2 E Radelli K Sheehy C Candrick d P Ferris V Warine ARichardson Rk 3 A Broholm J Morris M Burkett d A Broholm P Saunders R Inchley d Rk 4 S Fennell J Lloyd I Hitchens d Ying C Benson J Roddy Rk 5 J Hope E Marsden B Gibson d W Hyland P Stewart G Mc Pherson Rk 6 Gaspari J Havron J Auberson d R Stephens


Gladesville Women

Tue Feb 11 Patron & Officers Day An enjoyable day was had by all honouring our Patron Marie Farthing and all our hard working committee ladies Two games of triples M Luckey K Russell L Macdonald d E Craven B Paterson R Eagles, J Bryant E Malcolm E Meagher d A Hyem J Jones S Hardacre Overall winners of the Patrons Cup M Luckey K Russell L Macdonald Raffles M Farthing J Bryant Congratulations to Patron Marie Farthing who was presented with a certificate honouring her 40 year GWBC membership Also to Eileen Johnson on her 10 year membership


Bowling Round-up L Humphreys M Richardson Spider Don Hope Jenny Reddy Win Skip I Hitchens 2nd Joan Lloyd 3rd Agi Broholm R/up Skip Anne Richardson 2nd Fran Lancett 3rd Pat Ferris Raffle Beth Lorna Don Aggy Rohnda Our Toast Mistress V P Julie Hope presented President Anne with flowers and gift from the Lady bowlers Thu 13 no bowls due to rain Pennants start Tue Feb 18 AGM Apr 2


North Epping Women Tue Feb 11 Social No play – greens closed


North Epping Men

Wed Feb 12Club A Macleod R Crowne S Garvey d A Robinson D Byron G Scott 18/7 B Godsill P Brown W Daley d J Taylor T Warner N Swancott 22/14 R Kern O Sherrard W Fletcher d B Swan R Monteith W Spaul 18/7 N Oppedisano R Matheson d R Watkins R Gallop 19/10 Sat Feb 15 Club A Macleod J Clough R Peterson d M Brereton J Taylor P Cummins 30/7 A Robinson R Delves J Swan d A Robinson C Thurmer P Spaul 35/20 Pennant trial

v West Pymble Gde 4 D Byron D Singleton J Boulos B Daley won 23/18 N Oppedisano R Watkins R Gallop R Matheson won 23/18M Hollier J Fry M Havron P Delves lost 16/23 Gde 6 J Havron O Sherrard R Thorp R Phillips won 20/14 B Swan N Swancott M Gardiner K Douglass won 19/15 R Kern G Scott D Dyer S Garvey 39/6 Internal Trial S Burge B Fletcher B Spaul d B Forrest H Kennedy G Stace 22/11 T Warner B Godsell R Crowne d R Monteith S Slocombe R Vass 17/16 Maj Fours SF M Hollier K Douglass M Havron P Delves d G Guidice R Thorp R Vass R Peterson 22/5


Denistone Men

Wed Feb 12 Social B Williams B Kennedy B Morton N Martelli d F Woodley B White T Chan S Skinner 29/11 N Felstead A Crockart J Hiotellis d J Welsby J Knight D Moody 27/25 J O’Brien D Lee F Martelli B Nicol d D Galati G Mitchell G Hatch A Marcellino 24/13 B Milner J Kenny C Welsby d G Burkett C Norgate R Johnston 20/17 T Stanis D Pocock L Hansen d K Johnson M Lyall D Linnert 27/21 J Lee V Ardino V Tagg d A Rozsnyoi A

Rawding J Mohan 34/17 Fri Feb 14 Jackpot Pairs won by J Knight J Dalton d G Hatch J Welsby 23/16 Margin of 7 L Crow D Linnert d R Gavin G Cooke 21/19 J Fleming B Nicol d G King S Skinner 18/15 R Ralston D Pocock d D Turner F Martelli 23/19 R Campbell B Piper d N Martelli R Johnston 23/18 K Lake R Marrins d A Weaver P Hodkinson 24/16 P Dowling D Nelson d D Kinsett-Smith M Hoban 19/11 R Simon A Marcellino L Hansen d S Arkins N Felstead K Graham 23/14 G Paterson J Hiotellis d G Burkett K Easther 22/11 M Lyall A Crockart d R Pyle G Scott 27/9 J Lee A McShane J walker d G Mitchell A Haworth 31/12 Sat Feb 15 Social L Crow R Court D Linnert M Barton d J Kennedy K Graham K Miners P Henry 19/9 D Butt G Harper G Stuart J Burrows d D Moody N Martelli G Gudmunson M Peisley 30/11 R Carabetta C Piddick G Scott F McGarry d M Little B Nicol A Moylan J Hiotellis 20/19 R Goggin J Myers B Morton S Skinner d T Stanis J Welsby A Heyes L Hansen 24/17 N Felstead P Brennan J Knight R Johnston d T Chan B Richards B Kennedy J Woods 23/16 J O’Brien D Pocock V Ardino A Haworth d R Ralston D Galati G Hatch A Marcel-

lino 22/11 A Rawding C Ryan J Walker d K Johnson J Lee D Koch 32/16 P McPhee J Fleming J Hae d G Mitchell M Lyall J Dalton 24/18 A Rozsnyoi J Mohan C Welsby d J Davey M Wilson D Roughley 31/20


Putney Tennyson Men

Wed Feb 12 Social B Jasprizza B Lancett R Marrins d P Noone J Vinton L Ager 35/13 J Falsone K Lake J McConnell d A Windle J Carrington I Purcell 28/21 K Landsdown P McLean K Jennings d B Reyonolds K Wooden K Beatty 27/16 P Gray A Bolster J Stanton d P Smith P Brown A Long 26/21 C Dale K Riley I Radovnicovic d G Butt M Johnstone P Harris 21/18 Sat Feb 15 4’s C/ship Semi Final B Jasprizza R Rust A Rodger J Cunningham d P Yeow J McConnell D Walker M Landsdown 20/9 P Harris I Purcell P Joint P O’Sullivan d P Cusack J Falsone B Reynolds I Radovnicovic 31/19 Social M Johnstone C Dale L Ager d M Caldwell B Lancett R Marrins 25/18 K Riley A Bolster A Long d J Elliot P Noone K Lake 26/15 P Brown K Beatty d R Rees B Prentice 19/18 P Smith J Stanton d A Cusack J Vinton 23/9


Lane Cove Bowls Wed

Social H Fox D

Erskine B Piper d G D’Souza K Crowther M Popovic 25/14 P Wade F Markar J Lloyd d P Wade O Hostrup B Patterson 26/15 N Morris L Sturman d G Moon R Moran 19/15 Fri Open Fours D McCall K Mulhall D Erskine S Bonthrone 22 d V Solway J Bowring G Screen S Hobson 22/11 Sat Minor Singles D McCall forfeited to P Zucconi Social O Hostrup B Patterson d R Moran B Piper 23/13 L Hattersley P Zucconi S Hobson d N Morris K Mulhall M Screen 28/10 M Collum F Markar G Screen d K Heezen J Moran J Bowring 24/10


Hunters Hill Men

Sat Feb 15 Pennant Trial v Manly Gde 4 B Carpenter M Burton G Norris G Barron 18 Manly 20 B Love J McDonald J Juniper R Rose 14 Manly 19 R Bauer B Stuart J Owens K Stuart 23 Manly 19 HH 55/Manly 58 Gde 6 D Hanrahan G Gorton P Langwill C Phillips 24 Manly 7 G Cooper D Tritt D Beauchamp D Treseder 26 Manly 24 G Thongsophon O Vandoros P Wallis S Donnelly 17 Manly 26 H Hill 67/Manly 57 Sun Feb 16 State Triples Q/F at Greenlees Park BC R Bauer K Stuart R Rose (H Hill) d B Powick C Curtis M Swan (Wenty Leagues) 27/14


Local residents and Lifeline supporters joined Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett and Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts at the opening of the new Lifeline shop in Gladesville. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Lifeline opens new store in Gladesville

Lifeline’s new store in Gladesville was officially opened by Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett last week. Mayor Mark Bennett cut the ribbon to open the store and Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts gave a keynote address. Mayor Bennett said it was a pleasure to open the store and thanked the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a success. He said the shop, which is part of the Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury network, provided an opportunity for locals to support Lifeline’s crisis support

and suicide prevention services by donating good quality, pre-loved items to the store, volunteering with the team there, or shopping in-store. “More broadly, Lifeline provides free 24-hour telephone support to residents of Hunters Hill via phone number 13 11 14, plus face-to-face counselling and community services from its office in Gordon,” he said. “For many years I worked

as a volunteer crisis counsellor with Ted Noffs in Kings Cross. “In fact, it was during those years that I made a decision to further my studies and complete a Masters of Applied Psychology and become a Psychologist. “I must add, I didn’t quite realise how many years of study were required and those years were followed by a two-year internship. “However, I persisted

and it was without doubt the best decision of my academic life. “During my time at university it became abundantly clear just how fragile many of us are, and how fragile life can become during difficult times. “Most us will need help, at some time in our lives. “Lifeline is that refuge for many and it is an absolute lifesaver for those suffering and also for the carers of those who suffer.”

Winners of the 2020 North Epping Women’s Bowling Club Fours Companionship. Left to right Judy Thorp, Judy Havron, Marica Garrick, Robyn Delves

Wednesday 19 February, 2020 THE WEEKLY TIMES 27

Recognition for TWT SPORTS STARS NO. 8, 9 & 10 triathlete Nic, netballer Georgia & catcher Brandon

PARALYMPIC triathlete Nic Beveridge, rising NSW netball midcourter Georgia Marshall and outstanding baseball catcher Brandon Lee are the eighth, ninth and tenth monthly recipients in the 2019-2020 TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Award. All three will be recognised for their meritorious achievements at a special presentation this Friday night February 21 at Gladesville RSL Community Club at 6pm.

CHRIS KARAS reports; Thirty-three-year-old Beveridge claimed a silver medal for Australia at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; netball dynamo Marshall was named Most Valuable Player after helping Eastwood-Ryde win a maiden NSW Netball Premier League Open championship title last season while boom 15-year-old North Ryde RSL colt Lee forced his way into the Emerging Blue Sox Baseball Development Squad.

Brandon Lee



NIC BEVERIDGE is a Triathlete on a mission in 2020. Under the coaching of West Ryde’s Paralympic legend Louise Sauvage, a determined Nic shapes as one of our big hopes on the international scene. Beveridge competes in the PTWC (handcycle/racing wheelchair classification) and underlined his potential when he snared a silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. A steely-eyed Nic has now set his sights on a podium finish at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo later this year after capping a strong 2019 ITU World Triathlon series with a ninth placing in the Men’s PTWC Grand Final in Lausanne. He is able to compete in triathlon by swimming using his upper body, riding with a recumbent handcycle and completing the run through the use of a racing wheelchair. During his teens, Nic showed natural ability on the cross-country track, in the swimming before his world fell in at the age of 17. He woke one morning to discover he was paralysed from the waist down with doctors diagnosing transverse myelitis, a rare neurological condition which attacks the spinal cord. While in hospital during the London 2012 Paralympic Games he began to research his options in Para-sport and inspired by Bill Chaffey, a five-time world champion in Para-triathlon, Nic contacted Triathlon Queensland and was classified. He made his international debut the following year at the 2013 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Grand Final in London where he placed 17th and his Paralympic debut three years later at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where he finished in ninth place. At the 2014 and 2015 ITU World Championship Grand Finals in Edmonton and Chicago respectively, Beveridge finished ninth in the Men’s PT1. Representing Australia at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Nic came within seven seconds of a place on the podium by finishing fourth - his best ever international performance. He tasted gold medal success for the first time at the 2018 ITU Para-triathlon World Cup in Sarasota, USA and has since carved out impressive results under his mentor Sauvage - one of Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair racers.

GEORGIA MARSHALL realised a dream last season when she created history with her Eastwood Ryde Hawks netball representative team mates. The skilful centre was a key member of the Hawks’ side that brought home a maiden NSW Netball Premier League Opens championship - producing a classy performance in the 68-44 Grand Final victory over Central Coast Heart at Netball Central in Sydney Olympic Park. Georgia capped a memorable campaign by earning the Most Valuable Player Award - a just reward for her superb displays in the 2019 competition. The super fit Marshall joined the ERNA Hawks Premier League team in 2016 and has been a dedicated and loyal member for the past four seasons. After a standout and consistent season with the Hawks’ Opens squad in the Premier League, Georgia was rewarded with a return to the elite level after being named in the NSW Waratahs side. Georgia began her netball career at the age of 7 for Penrith RSL in the Penrith Netball Association and was always a shooter at club level. She played representative netball from the age of 11 - lining up for Penrith in State Age netball in the 12yrs to 15yrs age groups and gaining selection in the Western Sydney Academy of Netball from 2010-2012. Georgia was a member of the Combined Catholic Colleges Open Netball team in 2010 and 2011 and represented the NSW U/21 State team during the 2015 season. In recognition of her top performances at senior level, the talented Marshall was chosen in the Netball NSW ANL (Australian Netball League) teams in 2013 and 2017. A versatile athlete, Georgia also excelled at Little Athletics, touch football and cricket where she spent two years in the NSW Breakers U/15 team and City representative sides for the annual clashes with Country. Hard working Georgia has become a valued member of the ERNA Hawks club and is always glad to help out with all fundraising activities including coaching clinics where she’s happy to pass on her skills and knowledge.

NORTH Ryde RSL have produced one out of the box in promising baseballer Brandon Lee of East Ryde. Lee - who was named North Ryde RSL Youth Club’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2019 - has a bright future in the game. The boom 15-year-old catcher was a deserved recipient for his meritorious achievements in the sport and enormous contribution to baseball as a player and as an accomplished umpire. A member of the Emerging Blue Sox Development Squad for the past four years, the sky is the limit for young gun Brandon who has the natural ability and desire to go a long way in the sport. Since joining the North Ryde RSL Baseball Rams as a seven year old, the promising Lee has impressed officials with his catching skills and strong work ethic on and off the field. By the age of ten he was playing Little League for the Ryde Hawks and was ultimately rewarded for his skilful performances with selection in the Baseball NSW State Junior Program. Another proud honour for Brandon was receiving the club’s Darren Mawson Award for his distinguished service, striving to do his best, good attitude and willingness to always help. In 2018 the Marist College Eastwood student played up a grade in the Sydney Senior League Div 1 competition and proved a lynchpin in helping the North Ryde RSL Under 16s team go through the 2018-19 season undefeated. Brandon played a key role in his side’s tie-breaker Grand Final victory over the Greenway Giants, showing an on-field maturity that far belied his years. As well as being a sensational catcher who has represented his Association and Ryde Hawks Baseball League at the NSW State Senior League Championship, the gifted Lee is also an exceptional umpire. He is the Umpires Co-ordinator for North Ryde RSL Baseball and umpires weekly for the club in grades equal and above his own. Brandon also umpires at an Association level and has earned his spurs at the State Championships over the past few years. Last year he boosted his credentials when he attended the Level 1 Umpires seminar to upgrade his accreditations. * * *

Tigers too hot for Bunnies! 28 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Billy Walters stars! Face Penrith Pets in Trial this Saturday By the one eyed Tiger

Tigers new look 2020 side were too good for Bennies Bunnies in the Nines tournament in Perth at the weekend to wipe them off 17-8 in a good preview start for the year.

BILLY WALTERS promises to be a bright new star at the Tigers and celebrated with an opening try at last weekends Nines in Perth.

Starring for the new look Tigers was Billy the Kid Walters who displayed speed and agility to score the opening try in the demolition derby. Tigers supercoach Michael “Madge” Maguire was pleased with the showing by some of his carefully selected new chums who he previewed. And incidentally Madge is the best thing to happen at the Tigers since sliced bread and with an astute CEO in Justin Pascoe we have the best combination at the leadership since Noah built the ark. We all know the Nines are a Mickey Mouse set up but its still a good promo for the game but don’t know if it won many friends in the west. This Saturday at Penrith should be a better

guide to things to come when the Tigers can trial more new recruits as they vie for a starting spot when the comp starts for the Tigers Sunday March 15 at the Gong guests of the Sinners. Better still will be the next week when the mighty Tigers host the Newcastle Frights at home at Australia’s best footy ground Leichhardt Oval HQ Sunday arvo March 22 at 4.05pm. See ya there.

PINK WEEK 17-23 February

Ryde-Eastwood is proudly partnering with the McGrath Foundation to raise money to help fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses who provide invaluable support to women and men experiencing breast cancer.



MICHAEL ‘Madge’ MAGUIRE Tigers supercoach and best thing since sliced bread.

RYDE RETRO MANIA HITS RYDE-EASTWOOD! Hit the disco floor on the final Friday of each month. DJ LOUIE will spin all your favourite tunes from the 70s to the present day! PLUS interactive videos on the big screens.

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