The Weekly Times - TWT - 27th November 2019

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TWT Territory came alive at the weekend with festival celebrations sponsored and promoted by The Weekly Times with great success. Putney’s inaugural Village Street Fest exceeded all expectations with thousands of locals thronging the closed off Charles Street and surrounds, above left, while Light Up East Ryde exceeded last year’s crowds which included Life Education’s Healthy Harold mascot pictured with Ryde Rotary organisors, above right, and Ryde’s inaugural Indian Fair at North Ryde Common was popularly acclaimed, below left. SEE MORE INSIDE PAGES 12 & 13.

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CHRISTMAS IS just 28 days away and TWT Territory has just been celebrating in Putney, East Ryde and North Ryde Common with our first ever Indian Fair or Diwali with bigger and better promised for next year. Good to see our community out and about and meeting and greeting one and all. See more pics Pages 12 and 13. Continued Page 5

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Yuletide Journey from Bach to Outback

MACQUARIE Singers present Starlit Christmas - A Yuletide Journey from Bach to the Outback concert on Saturday December 7 in Turramurra Uniting Church, 10 Turramurra Avenue, Turramurra at 3pm.

This is the Singers’ last major concert for the year - a beautiful star-studded event of Christmas delights featuring magnificent choral and instrumental works as well as a community sing a long of favourite carols. Conducted by Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith with the Macquarie Chamber Orchestra. Concertmaster is Sagar Nagaraj, pianist Josephine Allan and organist Titus Grenyer. Tickets $38 adults; $30 concession; $20 students; $80 family; children under 10 years FREE - available from, or tickets sold at door. A light afternoon tea will be included in the ticket price and will be served at interval. Macquarie Singers invites all past and new friends of the choir to come along and enjoy this wonderful Christmas concert.

Five TWT readers can win double passes to the new animated adventure comedy film Playmobil: The Movie to be released nationally by independent film distributor Studio Canal on December 12. When her younger brother Charlie unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver, Del, the dashing and charismatic secret agent, Rex Dasher, a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realise that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself! Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert, PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE will play in cinemas from December 12. TO WIN go to our website - - and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Playmobil Movie, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday December 2 and winners published December 4.

Knives Out mystery film

Ten TWT readers have won double passes to the new American black comedy mystery film Knives Out to be released nationally by independent film distributor Studio Canal on November 28. Winners are: Jaya Tenekepoon, East Ryde; Brent Collinge, Lane Cove; Kane Monteith, Marsfield; Penny Redmond, Denistone; Alyson Trennedick, North Ryde; Sophie Steel, Woolwich; Rachel Reube, Ermington; Len Kowalski, Drummoyne; Harry Kleindeinst, Eastwood and Brooke Tonnipelli of Gladesville. Acclaimed writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.


With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a fun, witty and stylish whodunnit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. In cinemas November 28. Official Site: Trailer: https:// watch?v=Tw6L1muNss&

Hunters Hill Public School SesquiCentenary

In 2020 Hunters Hill Public School will be celebrating their sesquicentenary. The school is currently collecting any memorabilia that any readers may have and this of course can be on loan. Memorabilia items can be dropped off to 7 Wybalena Road Hunters Hill or 3/8 The Close Hunters Hill or can be picked up locally. Contact Jennifer 0408 442 028.

Technology at Epping Seniors

Epping Senior Citizens Club is introducing a variety of new activities to assist and entertain its members in the Satur-

day time slot. Solving seniors problems with mobiles, I pads and computers and old movie appreciation will be the principal activities. They are seeking out some participants who have some tech skills who are willing to be mentored to take up presentation and help assist in resolving tech problems. Any senior needing to fill a gap on Saturdays in any capacity is welcome. Enquiries phone or fax John 0403 995 404 or

Ryde Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal

City of Ryde Lions Club have commenced their annual Christmas Food Appeal for the Ryde Branch Salvation Army. Members have set up a special cage at Gladesville Village Shopping Centre outside Coles supermarket for the collection of non-perishable food items. The food cage will be in the Centre up until Saturday December 14 when the food collected will be presented to the Salvation Army. Enquiries Lions Judy 9808 1016 or Ernie 9807 9215.

Scanning volunteers

Ryde Historical Society are seeking volunteers of all ages to carry out simple scanning work for a Society project. Minimal computer skills required. Use of Society’s computers located at historic Willandra, corner Victoria Road & Devlin Street Ryde or your own.

Open times Wednesday and Friday 10am to 2pm or third Sunday each month from 1pm to 4pm. This project will be significant in preserving the Society’s history for generations to come. Contact Kim by email: or

Gladesville Auxiliary Coffee and Chat Gladesville RSL Women’s

Auxiliary have organised a Coffee and Chat on Thursday November 28 at the Gladesville RSL Club from The Auxiliary would be pleased to see any ladies that are interested in joining them where they have a good social club as well as helping the Sub branch for our Returned Servicemen and Women.

Joubert Singers’ Christmas Concert

Share the wonder and spirituality of Christmas with the Joubert Singers for their 2019 Christmas Concert on Sunday December 8 in the Villa Maria Church, 3 Mary Street, Hunters Hill at 2:30 pm. The Joubert Singers will be joined by talented young soloists Laura Wachsmann (soprano), Geoffrey Carman (bass) and Gareth Baard (organ) - all three of whom performed at the 2018 Joubert Singers’ Silver Anniversary Christmas Concert. They also welcome new soloists Michael Burden (alto) and Alexander Caldwell (tenor) while highly respected pianist and choral director Erzsi Marosszeky will conduct this concert.

Featured is the marvellous Magnificat by Pergolesi (Durante) while the choir and soloists will also sing MarcAntoine Charpentier’s charming Messe de Minuit, a joyous Baroque cantata based on beautiful French folk carols, along with short works by Bruckner and Mozart. As usual, the concert will include some favourite Christmas

carols to be sung with the audience. Tickets available from choir members or at door for $30/$25. Concert will be followed by afternoon tea. If you would like to attend the concert, or find out more about the choir, visitthe Joubert Singers’ website: or contact Mark Allerton 0402 890 799.


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TALENTED pianist Ying Ho (pictured) is featured at The Beecroft Orchestra’s final 2019 concert on Sunday December 8 in St Albans Anglican Church, Pembroke Street, Epping at 2.30pm. Program includes Ravel’s popular piano concerto in G major , his Pavane for a dead infant, George Gershwin’s ”An American in Paris” and a short piece by Australian composer Maria Grenfell called Rock Hopping. Ying is soloist for the piano concerto. She trained at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Royal Academy of Music in London and has performed all over Australia and extensively in Europe and the United Kingdom. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, she is now a resident in Sydney and amongst many activities , she is head of keyboard at MLC College. Conductor for the concert is the orchestra’s musical director Dr Joanna Drimatis. Tickets $25/$20 at door or online: http://www.

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Hornsby Kuring-gai Ecumenical Choir present their 11th annual performance of Handel’sMessiah on Thursday December 5in Hornsby Catholic Cathedral, 23 Yardley Avenue, Waitara at 8pm. This year’s performance features four sensational soloists and five talented, experienced musicians on organ, trumpets and tympani. The Choir’s founding director is local identity and experienced musical leader and educator Phillip Linquist with support from top organist Heather Moen-Boyd. Tickets: $10 - $30 with all proceeds to the Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelter. Bookings on TryBooking https://www.trybooking. com/book/event?eid=567090 with tickets also available at door. For more information emailhcmessiah@gmail.comor visit the Choir’s website

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JA finishes 100K walk with surprise $55m grant! A SURPRISE announcement delighted Bennelong MP John Alexander when he finished his 100km walk across the electorate on Friday.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt was in Eastwood Plaza when Mr Alexander finished his walk to raise money for Rare Voices Australia’s work to raise awareness of rare diseases and he surprised the local MP when he announced a Federal Government grant of $55 million for clinical trials into rare disease treatments. Mr Hunt said the grant will give new hope to Australians suffering from debilitating rare cancers and diseases and is the largest investment in clinical trials in any single round in Australian history. “Rare Voices Australia plays an incredibly important role in raising awareness and supporting individuals living with rare illnesses and I congratulate John on his tremendous support,” Mr Hunt said. “The unprecedented clinical trials activity is aimed at developing new drugs, devices and treatments, and ultimately saving lives. Mr Alexander said he is thrilled by the news. “This money will go a long way towards improving, and potentially saving, the lives of those living with a rare cancer or disease.”

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ISABELLA LAGUZZA our TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen 2014 celebrates her 22nd birthday this Tuesday and was a wonderful ambassador for young people when she won the title and proudly wore her crown. She was notably remembered when together with our 2014 Gladesville Christmas Festival Teen Queen Samantha Bowyer-Tagg she attended Ryde City Council meeting to address the councillors who were discussing a motion by Clr George Simon that the

quests be “banned” despite the fact the Council had no participation or control over them as they are sponsored entirely by The Weekly Times. By the time the two young ladies had finished a squeamish George was under the table dying of embarrassment! Serves you right silly George. Trust you learned your lesson and show more respect in your current union role. *** JOHN HARDMAN formerly of Tennyson Point and now The Heritage retirement home I am informed by his daughter Therese Herborn is in a contest with the Big C but in true Tiger fashion is fighting the good fight with the loving care and support of his lovely devoted better half Leonie and family and friends. You can’t keep a good Tiger down and John you can depend on the good wishes and prayers of your many friends and supporters. See you up and around again soon. Cheers and best wishes John from all at TWT. Continued Page 19

PICTURED with John Alexander in Eastwood Plaza on Friday are Walter Kmet from Macquarie University Hospital, Macquarie University Vice Chancellor S. Bruce Dowton, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Rare Voices Australia CEO Nicole Minnis.

TWT Cherry picking

The Weekly Times popular annual pre-Christmas Cheery Cherry Picking Trip to Orange is on again Saturday December 14 departing Ryde at 6.30am. We will be renewing friendships with the people and community of Orange established with the former Mayor of Orange John Davis OAM, Deputy Mayor Chris Gryllis and Councillors and MPs over the years. We will again travel by luxury coach and depart Ryde at 6.30am and return at approximately 8pm. All inclusive cost is just $90 and includes morning tea, sumptuous luncheon at Orange Botanic Gardens restaurant and refreshments, reserved return seat and visit to cherry orchard and other venues and a happy day with new and old friends. Seats are strictly limited so book early with our Debbie on the TWT Cheery Cherry Hotline 9807 6666 with payment by credit card. Call today to not miss out and be disappointed.

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Letters to the Editor Ryde Indian Fair Pedestrian traffic signals commended a great success Dear Sir, Thanks to TWT – The Weekly Times for promoting the first ever Ryde Indian Fair organised by the Ryde Indian Association with support from the City of Ryde Council at the North Ryde Common on November 16 2019. Thanks also to our Major Sponsors, Lupus Australia, SHARE, Nutrition Australia, CMRC, North Ryde Community Bendigo Bank, Cox’s Road Mall, Planet Kids Academy, Agency 1 Real Estate, Prima Wines for their tremendous Support and of course all the merchandise and food stall holders, all the cultural performers, volunteers, and Indian Media, Desi Australia, The Indian Down Under, The Indian Sun, Public Telegraph, and Alive FM 90.5 Cumberland Radio. The Ryde Indian Fair (which was organised by the dedicated Ryde Diwali Team comprising of Kevin Pagaddinnimath President , Ashritha Mani Vice President, Ryde Indian Association, Shobha Ingleshwar Cultural Director, Bijinder Dugal and Clr Bernard Purcell) was a great success with over 800 people attending the fun filled family event. The Fair was attended by Ryde MP Victor Dominello, Natalie Ward MLC, Dr Geoff Lee MP, Rose Jackson MLC representing the Opposition Leader, Clr Bernard Purcell, Federal MP for Bennelong John Alexander, Louise Bertoni SES Hunters Hill, Deputy Mayor of Hills Shire Reena Jethi, Ryde Councillors Sarkis Yedelian, Trenton Brown, Edwina Clifton, Penny Pedersen, Christopher Gordon, Chris Moujalli, Clr Moninder Singh from Blacktown and Ccommunity leaders. $500 was donated to SES Hunters Hill represented by Louise Bertoni. The Ryde Diwali Fair is here to stay and will become much bigger and better in the years to come. KEDARNATH (Kevin) PAGADDINNIMATH President, Ryde Indian Association

Dear Sir, Following up on Vic Tagg’s letter (TWT 2011-19) as a daily visitor to Eastwood I am pleased to see that the installation of traffic signals at the pedestrian crossings on West Parade and The Avenue are being progressed. However, it was my understanding that funding by the State Government for the installation of traffic signals at the pedestrian crossings on West Parade at the Rowe Street Plaza and Eastwood Library/Railway Station had already been allocated. It was independent of the proposed commuter carpark. Ryde Council has chosen to play politics for whatever reason by delaying its implementation. It should be bleedingly obvious that this should be given the utmost priority. Although not allocated funding, the installation of traffic signals at The Avenue pedestrian crossing should be given equal priority to relieve traffic congestion in the Town Centre. On another matter, the left turn only signage from Hillview Lane into West Parade is regularly ignored, whether intentionally or by oversight. This should be more strictly enforced or at the very least install warning signs of the left turn only into West Parade at the roundabout at Lakeside Road, Progress Ave and The Avenue. RAY LAVERACK Epping

Fair go for all TWT policy Dear Sir, What self respecting editor would allow such prejudiced and racist content to be published as that of Tony Ikonomous correspondence in Letters to the Editor (20/11/2019).


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The fact you continue to allow such egregious content in your paper makes me seriously consider your intellect. LAIRD ABERNETHY Gladesville *And your integrity and tolerance -EDITOR

Disabled parkers beware at centre Dear Sir, Brickbats to the moron who damaged my sister’s car in the carpark at Macquarie Centre. (8hm s/c) She was legally parked and has a disabled sticker on our father’s behalf. My sister drives my 103 year old father to Macquarie Centre so that he can shop and enjoy some time away from home. The reason why you saw her take parcels to the car alone is because he is old and frail and cannot walk back and forward to the car to take parcels back and forth. He waits in the Centre for her to return to continue shopping. You really are a moron if all you have to do in life is watch other people and cause havoc and destruction to other people’s property. I truly hope you do not have the good fortune or health to live to be 103 like my father, and that you do not have a caring sister to look after you like my father does. I hope Karma catches up with you and gives you a nice reward, you useless despicable creature. LORRAINE RUSSO Ryde

Terrorism takes many forms Dear Sir,

Ah Mr I from Hunters Hill (Letters 30/10/19) has delivered another community warning, to beware of some of his fellow Australians, particularly those of African, Middle Eastern and Chinese backgrounds. He advises that it was African gangs who recently terrorised parts of Melbourne - police say it was a furphy. The claim of a crime wave in West Ryde, Eastwood and Epping was attributed to more of Mr I’s fellow Australians, this time of the Chinese variety. I conclude from the intensity of Mr I’s writing, he would be happy to kick the alleged offenders out - the problem of course is being absolutely sure one has the correct offenders. It all sounds very threatening and to pacify Mr I, a proposal could be put to the Federal Minister for “Baddies and Scar Mongering” Mr Dutton, that a wall be built around the entirety of Hunters Hill. Mr I loves that stuff and why wouldn’t he, as the Liberal Party do “scare” so well and a vote winner it is! Notwithstanding, I feel a bit irresponsible as a couple of years back, I opened an Arab Bank Australia visa card account at Westmead Hospital. The staff were friendly and helpful, just like “us”. However, a deciding issue was the lovely opal green colour of the card, and the thrill of presenting such a card at conservative leaning clubs in


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downtown Ryde. The smaller banks don’t attract the ‘trust’ of the Big 4. That’s why Miracle Morrison opposed on 29 occasions, a Royal Commission into their disgraceful management behaviour. Not bad eh. As for the suspected terrorism Mr I agonises over, it seems terrorism can take many forms - in this case white colour, right under our noses and not a migrant in sight. Maybe we should try a PM of an Arab background! JOHN FRYER Ryde

What library future for Gladesville? Dear Sir, In September, Hunters Hill Council decided to end the 50-year Joint Library Agreement with Ryde Council. From July, next year, Hunters Hill residents will no longer contribute financially to Gladesville Library and its support services. The Friends of Gladesville Library strongly regret the end of this arrangement. We are afraid it will lead to a diminished library service for residents in Ryde and Hunters Hill. It is possible that the City of Ryde will not agree to reciprocal borrowing rights for residents of Hunters Hill when the present contract runs out in June next year. In addition, the shortfall in funding caused by Hunters Hill’s withdrawal may result in cutbacks in service: fewer hours; reductions in staffing; a smaller collection of books and resources; and limits on access to the extensive electronic library. All users of Gladesville Library, whether they are residents of Ryde or Hunters Hill, are entitled to a modern, state-ofthe-art library that is welcoming to young and old and Gladesville Library has served this function very well in the past. With growing population in the surrounding area, we should be looking, not at downgrading the Library, but towards a new, vibrant, expanded library in the heart of the commercial centre of Gladesville. Such a project will call on the vision and committment of community leaders in Gladesville, from both municipalities. Too often Gladesville suffers from being a boundary suburb, split between Councils. We are keen to hear, from our local Ryde and Hunters Hill councillors, just how the changes will affect our services at Gladesville Library, and what the future will bring. KEN JOHNSTON, DIANNE VAN SOMMERS & BETTY JOHNSTON Friends of Gladesville Library Friends of Gladesville Library

Hunters Hill Guest Column

Forgotten Souls of Gladesville ceremony

ONE OF the most significant historical events in Gladesville in some years will take place before Christmas. It is a ceremony to commemorate the 1228 people whose remains are buried in the grounds of Gladesville Hospital. They were mainly patients of the hospital, then known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, who in the 19th century were placed in unmarked graves. The ceremony will be held at the cemetery site, alongside Victoria Road, at 2.30pm on Tuesday December 10. It has been organised by the NSW Mental Health Commission. It will be attended by the NSW Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor, MLC, as well as health officials and representatives from the local community. * * * IT MARKS five years of planning and work by the Mental Health Commission and NSW Health. Back in 2014, the road though the middle of the cemetery was closed to vehicles. Latterly, stone memorials at the western end of the cemetery have been cleaned.


with CHRIS SCHOFIELD Other landscaping refurbishments are ongoing including a new wheelchair-accessible pathway along the original cemetery path route. The hospital closed in 1993 with the last patient services ending in 1997. The site currently houses offices for a number of government and non-government organisations. * * * WHEN THE purposebuilt asylum opened in 1838, women were transferred from Liverpool Asylum and Parramatta Female Factory. A year later, male patients were moved from Liverpool Asylum which then closed. It is recorded that overcrowding soon became an issue and people’s rights were routinely violated and their humanity ignored. What is now clear is that many of the people incarcerated at the asylum may not even have had mental health issues as we know them today. Burials at the site began in 1869.

Of those buried there, the names and dates of admission and death are known for 923 people. However there are no records for the first 306 burials. The fact that so many lie in unmarked graves is an indication of the high level of ignorance and shame that pervaded attitudes towards those who experienced mental health issues in the 19th century. As a sign at the eastern entrance to the cemetery points out: ”The site is a poignant reminder that we must never again allow vulnerable people to be abandoned, devalued and hidden away”. If you are unable to attend the memorial ceremony, then take some time out to walk through the wooded burial grounds and reflect on the value of every person interred there people from a different time who were forgotten in life but who now will be forever remembered. CHRIS SCHOFIELD is President of Hunters Hill Historical Society

Christmas Carols at Boronia Park Ovals

ANNUAL Hunters Hill Carols in the Park will be staged this Sunday December 1 at Boronia Park Ovals in Boronia Park.

Please bring a picnic rug and your caroling voices and join us for a wonderful family event. Festivities kick off at 4pm with music and carols hosted by Nick Fury and lots of food to enjoy. Santa will arrive to herald in the fireworks at the end of the evening. Fun for all the family is assured. * * * CREATING a picture of who we are and how we live is helping Council, business and the community revitalise our area and deliver a range of initiatives to ensure a thriving, sustainable future. The Hunters Hill Council Community Profile is a comprehensive socio-demographic profile of our local government area and the suburbs and localities within it. The Community Profile is based on Census of Population and Housing results. It enables analysis

HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor MARK BENNETT of population characteristics for different geographic areas and includes historical data to show how they have changed over time. The Community Profile will help us by providing a basis for making evidence-based decisions about how to provide services for the community as it changes. Go to: au/hunters-hill * * * ARE YOU a senior who would like to learn more about computer technology in a social, relaxed and supportive environment? The Moocooboola Computer Club for Seniors Inc is a notfor-profit organisation and is one of the Hunters Hill Community Services that Council supports. The aim is to help older people learn

about computer technology in an open and friendly environment at their own pace and at a modest cost. Members identify what they want to learn and are helped by the trainers to achieve their individual needs and goals. Skills learned range from the basics (sending emails, internet usage and searches) to the more complex. Members enjoy the opportunity to learn and socialise over a cuppa. Sessions are held on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 1pm and 3 pm at 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill. Enquiries Jo 98165293 or club room 9879-4588 when sessions are being held.

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Royal Rehab staff celebrate 120th birthday with clients STAFF and local community members are celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Putney’s Royal Rehab this month. The Weekly Times was at a community housing project in Charles Street last Thursday where residents have been creating cakes to celebrate the occasion. “This celebration was a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation to the Royal Rehab,” resident Esther Harding told The Weekly Times. “Everyone here is really respectful and re-

ally nice and beautiful.” Support workers Joyce Kumar and Hascen Celebioglu said it is an honour and a privilege to work for the Royal Rehab and care for others. “I have been here for more than 20 years and I am so happy and will continue here until I retire,” Hascen said. Joyce said she loved her job as a support worker because of the respect and care the Royal Rehab offers to clients, who appreciate the care it provides. Trudy McEnearney from the Royal Rehab’s marketing team

said the care being offered today continues and the 120 year tradition of service to others. “The Royal Rehab is a remarkable organisation that was established by Susan Schardt, a woman with enormous compassion and today we continue her legacy.” Esther Harding, Joyce Kumar, Hascen Celebioglu and Trudy McEnearney share a smile as they present a special birthday cake in Putney last Thursday. TWT onthe-spot PHOTO

Cutting a cake for a proud local legacy By TRUDY McENEARNEY

Business Development & Marketing Manager Royal Rehab BATTER is being mixed, icing spread and candles lit but this isn’t your average birthday celebration. Residents of Royal Rehab’s supported accommodation homes across Sydney are participating in a friendly cake baking competition to celebrate the organisation’s 120th anniversary. Royal Rehab began in 1899 to provide care and housing for people living with disabilities who had no other means of support. Originally known as the Commonwealth Home for Destitute Invalids and later the NSW Home for Incurables, the organisation

has served over 60,000 people facing some of life’s biggest challenges of homelessness, serious injury and debilitating illnesses. The world-renowned not-for-profit provider based in Ryde - is now entering a new chapter. They recently expanded their services through the acquisition of MetroRehab Hospital in Petersham and are adding additional supported accommodation homes for adults with disabilities. According to Matthew Mackay, Chief Execu-

tive Officer of Royal Rehab, after 120 years, people with a disability still have an increased risk of homelessness than the general population. “There is still a significant undersupply of suitable homes and services for people with disabilities including spinal injury, brain injury, developmental disabilities and neurological conditions as well as people with complex and changing healthcare needs.,” he said. “We are proud to be expanding our ac-

commodation offering across Sydney with new homes in Ryde and Campbelltown.’’ Their supported accommodation offering focuses on increasing resident’s independence and encouraging community involvement. “Those living in our supported accommodation receive assistance with their everyday needs. We offer a variety of housing options with a choice of drop-in or live-in support. Beyond that, we offer community participation programs which are a fun way for residents to gain new skills and get involved in things they enjoy.” Through this work, the organisation has stayed

true to its humble beginnings and carried on the legacy of founder Susan Schardt. Susan Schardt, who was born blind, secured accommodation for a man who was destined to live on the streets after losing his legs. She continued to help other people with disabilities by raising funds for their rent and care, eventually purchasing a small cottage in Redfern. When the old cottage was set to be demolished, Susan gained the support of Sir Henry Moses MLC. He sold his home in Ryde at half its market value so she could continue her important work. Throughout the rest of her life, Susan remained dedi-

cated to supporting people with illness and disabilities who were otherwise shunned by society. At their recent Chairman’s Dinner fundraising event, Royal Rehab announced plans to continue Susan’s legacy into the next century with the development of a Centre of Excellence in assistive technology. “Robotics, virtual reality software and exoskeleton devices are setting a new standard of support for people with disabilities overseas. However, these are not readily available to people in Australia yet. We are working to address barriers like prohibitive costs and lack of access to bring

FLASHBACK 1934: Royal Rehab founder Susan Schardt (standing) with Beatrice Ricketts.


physical rehabilitation in your home. To gain greater independence visit

this technology here. It is our vision to set a new standard in rehabilitation excellence in Australia,” said Mackay. Winners of the cake competition were announced on International Day of People with a Disability on December 3. To find out more about Royal Rehab’s supported accommodation services or other supports visit royalrehab. To donate visit For further information contact Trudy McEnearney, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Royal Rehab on 9808 9356 or email: au

8 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 27 November, 2019

MP Roberts and Mayor Bennett launch small business idea in Gladesville

HUNTERS HILL Council in partnership with Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts and Service NSW has made it easier for small business owners to start, run or grow a small business. The partnership launched The Easy To Do Business program in Gladesville on Friday which Mr Roberts described as a free service which includes a digital platform and a personalised Business Concierge phone service to support existing and aspiring business owners. “It aims to reduce red tape, make it easier to navigate government processes and potentially reduce the time it takes to start a new business from about 18 months to three months.”

Assistance is available for all small business owners, with specialised support available for caf,, restaurant and small bar owners, as well as tradespeople and builders. Easy to do Business provides step-by-step industry-specific information and how-to guides on matters such as council development application approvals, applying for outdoor dining and liquor licensing and understanding work, health and safety requirements. Hunter’s Hill Council Mayor Mark Bennett encour-

Hi girls and boys, This week Harold will be visiting Greenwood pre -school at Hunters Hill. Also we will be attending Active learning International at Denistone. We will be talking about healthy eating and exercising and how it creates a healthy life style. Harold also attended Ryde Rotary’s Light up East Ryde. Harold gave away many free Harold caps and sunglasses. See you in class. from,

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Best regards Vic Tagg Chairman, Ryde Hunters Hill and Canada Bay Life Education

aged local businesses to take advantage of the new one-stop-shop approach to business applications. “As a Council we’re focused on ensuring a sustainable and thriving economic future for Hunters Hill,” he said.” “We’re working alongside Service NSW to make it easier for businesses that are starting out, changing or growing. The Easy to do Business program removes barriers and red tape for businesses, making it easy to access information and get started. “The program has been shown to reduce the time it takes to start a new business from 18 months to just three months. “We support small business and look forward to working with Service NSW in delivering the Easy to do Business initiative.” Gladesville caf, and restaurant 2 Doors Down is the first Hunters Hill business to sign up. Owner Elie Youssef said the Easy to do Business program was great for small business and he is using it to set up outdoor dining. “It will help us have more seating and I think people will enjoy being outdoors,” Mr Youssef said. For more information go to:

Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts and Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett launch the Easy To Do Business program in Gladesville last Friday. Photo courtesy Jacqui Jones.

Free glass of bubble with Lunch

The perfect Christmas setting We are celebrating the season in the Dragonfly Café with Christmas menu specials all month. Gather your family and friends and enjoy a festive long lunch (and enjoy a glass of bubbles on us when ordering the Christmas lunch!) Ask us about booking your end of year event, from a gathering in our private dining room, to cocktails on the terrace, we can help make your season merry! Dragonfly Cafe @ Eden Gardens

307 Lane Cove Road (cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park, Sydney. P 9491 9900

Christmas magic comes to life at Eden Gardens Macquarie Park

WE are celebrating the season in our cafe all month and will offer a wonderful Christmas lunch that is just perfect to gather your friends and family. Whether just you and a friend or your extended family or your whole work team - we have the space to make it magic. Our set Christmas lunch includes a lovely starter of crispy school prawns with smoked aioli. It’s followed by roast turkey with all the trimmings - roast rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables. And who can leave without dessert - it’s Eden’s Pavlova with passionfruit, mascarpone and petals. Eden Gardens would

love to offer you a glass of bubbles on us when you choose this. The three course meal is available from 12 noon to 3pm for $55. Looking for something bigger for your event - we can offer you our private dining room for those larger gatherings - or even cocktails and canap,s on our fountain lawn. Why not book out the whole restaurant if you are looking for the ultimate Christmas party and dance the night away.

Our events team can work with you on all this and more. Instore we have all our lovely new season products for gifting. Here at Eden we say HO HO HO - give a living gift to grow! Surely plants make the best present - why not dress up your plant gift with one of our new pots or baskets - something that even the fussiest friend will love. If you can’t choose give a gift card and let them decide. Our seasonal Christ-

mas trees and poinsettias have landed and they are all you need to freshen up your festive fun. Our onsite florist can help you create a wonderful table topper to impress your friends - or why not sign up for our wreath workshop and make your own statement decoration. Eden Gardens has something for everyone this Christmas season. Come to 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park or check website: www.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019 THE WEEKLY TIMES 9

Parramatta News and Views

New animation brings Parramatta to life in three dimensions

An artist impression of the light rail project.

AN AMZING three dimension animation was released by the City of Parramatta Council this week. The animation gives a never-before-seen glimpse into what the City is expected to look like when a number of award-winning architectural projects are completed. “It brings to life 30 projects that have won Design Excellence competitions over the past four years, with a combined value of $5.5 billion dollars,”.Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said. “At the core of any great city is quality design and planning. “This leads to the construction of first-rate commercial and residential buildings, and infrastructure that meets the needs of current and future populations,” “The flythrough animation provides a remarkable glimpse into the future of Parramatta, showcasing exceptional architecture that will undoubtedly help cement Parramatta as a worldclass City. “It Is exciting to see the future coming to life right before our eyes.” Lord Mayor Dwyer said the City of Parramatta has undertaken more Design Excellence competitions than any other NSW council. “Design Excellence competitions use a range of requirements to ensure the highest standard of architectural, urban and landscape design is delivered and that the design contributes to the natural, cultural, visual and built character values of the City. “Through the development of the 3D flythrough, the City of Parramatta is recognising the work of architects, designers, developers and specialists, both local and international. “Our Design Excellence competitions attract some of the world’s most inspiring designers and promote more innovative and higher performing buildings and public spaces,” Peter Poulet, the Central City District Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, said great design was essential to creating a vibrant urban environment. “It is not just about the buildings,” Mr Poulet said. “It is about the squares, the green spaces, and the streets, that makes a place great to live, work and play – and Parramatta is delivering on that. “Quality design is high on the agenda for both the City of Parramatta Council and Greater Sydney Commission, because we want to make sure the community is well-served now and into the future.” The animation showcases 30 new buildings that are at different stages in the development cycle and include those that have already been built, those that are under construction, those that have been approved for construction and those in the assessment phase. Projects featured include Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta Square, Parramatta Aquatic and Leisure Centre, the Civic Link, and Arthur Phillip High School – the state’s first high-rise public high school. **** OUTDOOR DINING fees for cafes, restaurants, bars and other outlets along Parramatta’s iconic ‘Eat Street’ will be suspended during

the construction of the Parramatta Light Rail project. The City of Parramatta Council issued a statement this week notifying ratepayers that from February next year Church Street will become a pedestrian-only zone between Macquarie Street and Market Street as work on the crucial project gets underway. Outdoor dining will continue until major construction begins in June 2020. Construction will be put on hold for the important summer trading period, with temporary tables and seat-

ing to be installed between November, next year and February 2021. Council last week voted to waive outdoor dining fees - worth almost $124,000 - that would normally have been charged over those seven months to help offset some of the disruption to trade. “Eat Street is iconic and vitally important to Parramatta’s economy and social culture, and Council wants to do whatever it can to ease the burden on traders during construction of the light rail,” Lord Mayor Cr

Bob Dwyer said. “By not having to pay outdoor dining fees during this period, these businesses will be spared thousands of dollars that they can put towards other important parts of their business.” The City of Parramatta, together with Transport for NSW, have been planning events and activities to bring people to Eat Street before and during construction as part of a suite of measures. Council also has a dedicated liaison officer who is available to help support businesses and answer any

questions they have before, during and after the construction phase, alongside Transport for NSW staff. “Light Rail in Parramatta is essential for the area’s future development and population needs, and will

bring enormous benefits to the City,” Lord Mayor Dwyer said. “The network will deliver thousands of people to the doorstep of Eat Street, reducing vehicle traffic and providing local connections

to residents, workers and visitors.” Transport for NSW released the construction timetable for Light Rail on Eat Street last week; visit Parramatta Light Rail to find out more.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS Development Applications on Public Exhibition We invite public comment on the following development proposals before making a decision. The application and accompanying documents for each proposal (other than internal residential floor plans and some documents containing signatures or contact details of the applicant/owner) may be inspected at: • My Development Portal via Council’s website; • Electronically at the Development Counter at Council’s Administration Building, 126 Church Street, Parramatta, during opening hours; • Hard copy documents may be viewed at City of Parramatta Library and the Branch Library located nearest to the development during opening hours. Submissions must be in writing and received by Council prior to 4.30pm on the closing day of the exhibition period. A submission by way of objection must set out the grounds of the objection. Please send your submissions to City of Parramatta Council, PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124. Any submission and respective reportable political donations made in regard to this Development Application may be publicly available at Council Offices subject to a request for access to information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA). The release of the submission received will include the name(s) and address details provided. You may request for your personal information to be suppressed by Council. Council will consider this request. An objection is an opportunity for public involvement in the decision making process and does not constitute a complaint.

The exhibition period for the following application is from Wednesday 27 November 2019 to Wednesday 11 December 2019. CARLINGFORD DA/669/2017 1 Dunmore Avenue (Lot 26 DP 10342) Applicant: Design Corp Australia Pty Ltd Section 8.3 Review of DA/669/2017 for demolition works, removal of 7 trees and construction of a multi-dwelling housing development comprising 4 x 2-storey town houses with two new driveways. The readvertisement is for amendments to side setbacks. The exhibition period for the following applications is from Wednesday 27 November 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2019.

126 Church Street, Parramatta between 8.30am and 5pm – Monday to Friday – public holidays excluded. APPROVED – CITY OF PARRAMATTA CARLINGFORD DA/539/2019 2 Lipsia Place (Lot 6 DP 231499) Detached carport to the front of the property. Decision Date: 30 October 2019. DA/471/2019 105 Marshall Road (Lot 781 DP 36743) Partial demolition and alterations and additions to the dwelling. Decision Date: 30 October 2019.



DA/656/2019 11 Kent Street (Lot D DP 901111)

DA/566/2017/A 38 Abuklea Road (Lot 5 DP 26055)

Applicant: Mr H Low

DAT/2/2019 20 High Street (Lot 8 DP 1044145)

Section 4.55(1A) modification to DA/566/2017 for demolition and subddivision of 1 lot into 3 lots. The application is defined as an Integrated Development under Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997. The modification seeks to stage the approved subdivision to allow for temporary retention of the existing dwelling.

Applicant: S & G Paisley

Decision Date: 1 November 2019.

Removal of 2 trees.

DA/21/2019 41 Kent Street (Lot 12 DP 6610)

Alterations and first floor addition to the rear of the existing dwelling and construction of a detached garage and carport with associated driveway to Chelmsford Street.

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

Demolition of existing structures and in-ground swimming pool, construction of a 2-storey dwelling-house and associated retaining walls and earthworks. Decision Date: 29 October 2019. DA/518/2019 64 Somerset Street (Lot 12 DP 25433) Alterations and additions to the existing dwelling including the construction of a new studio and terrace above. Decision Date: 31 October 2019.

Lord Mayor, Cr Bob Dwyer | Chief Executive Officer, Brett Newman | To contact the Lord Mayor follow the link at 126 Church Street, Parramatta | PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124 P 02 9806 5050 E | @parracity, @discover_parra

@cityofparramatta, @discoverparramatta


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Last Friday’s march and rally against domestic violence was well attended by the local community. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

Ryde unites to speak out against domestic violence SHOCKING stories of domestic violence were told during last Friday’s march in Macquarie Park.

City of Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale and Clr Penny Pedersen sign a pledge to support the aims and objectives of the domestic violence march. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO

HAVE YOUR SAY Draft Biosecurity Weeds Policy and Plan City of Ryde is seeking your feedback on the Draft Biosecurity Weeds Policy and Draft Local Priority Weeds Management Plan 2019 – 2024. The Draft Biosecurity Weeds Policy and Plan ensures consistency with the Greater Sydney Regional Weeds Management Plan 2017 – 2022 and will focus on weed management along identified bushlands, high risk pathways and high risk sites targeting priority weeds. Together, they provide structure and guidance for managing identified State, Regional and Local Priority weeds at a local level. Where can I view the draft documents? The Draft Biosecurity Weeds Policy and Plan are on public exhibition from Wednesday 27 November 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020 and can be viewed: Online In Person Customer Service Centre Ryde Customer Service Centre 1 Pope Street, Ryde (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm) Any City of Ryde library during branch hours. How do I make a submission? Submissions must be made in writing to the City of Ryde and marked as ‘Draft Biosecurity Weeds Policy and Plan’ via: • Email: • Post: General Manager, City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 • Online: Closing date for submissions is Sunday 19 January 2020. For more information For more information or for assistance please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222 or visit the Have Your Say page at Customer Service Centre: 1 Pope Street, Ryde Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670 P: 9952 8222 E:

They included Rebecca Sciroli’s story of a particularly violent attack where her partner bashed her and turned on other family members before being overpowered. She recounted how she was shamed by others who asked what had she done to provoke the bashing, which served to underscore the important message of the march that domestic violence is a crime which is never acceptable and should be reported to police. The march through Macquarie Park culminated at Elouera

Reserve where a minute silence was offered for the victims of domestic violence and where City of Ryde Clr Penny Pedersen read a list of victims, which included women of all ages, backgrounds and children. “Our message is that people need to report domestic violence,” Ryde Police Supt David Waddell told The Weekly Times. “This is important because it continues to be a big problem across the state and here in Ryde.” The march was particularly

well attended by people from diverse cultural backgrounds notably Ryde’s Korean speaking community – and people who attended the event signed a pledge to demonstrate their support for the aims and objectives of the march. “It was great to see so many people turn up to this event, which was organised by the Domestic Violence Unit, the City of Ryde and the community,” Supt Waddell said. The Weekly Times was thanked for our support for this important event.

Labor delivers a budget surplus in City of Ryde

THE CITY of Ryde is cashed up with $232 million dollars in cash and investments and posted an operating surplus of $54 million dollars this financial year. The City of Ryde’s 2018/19 audited financial statement was released on Friday and reveals the council also has net assets worth $1.5 billion dollars. This includes massive spending on infrastructure and around $123 million dollars in community services and environmental projects. Mayor Jerome Laxale (ALP) said he is pleased to deliver another budget surplus under his Labor team. “New leadership at the City has brought new ideas and revised priorities,” he said. “Our new focus, namely on community facilities and the environment, have had no negative impact on our financial position,” City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said.

“The City of Ryde has proven that Councils can have a heart, while also being a financially secure.” The City of Ryde also exceeded all state government council targets. “The audited financial statement revealed a strong financial performance with Council exceeding all of its financial and infrastructure key performance indicators while it embarks on an ambitious infrastructure program for the community,” General Manager George Dedes said. The City of Ryde also invested $52.2 million on renewing and upgrading its infrastructure and this included the upgrade of seven playgrounds and planting more than 400 trees in local parks and

streets. “The strong financial performance in 2018/19 puts Council in a favourable position to continue with its ambitious infrastructure and environmental programs, including the Ryde Central project, while also allowing management to appropriately plan and invest in future infrastructure and services that will be required as the local population and economy grows,” Mr Dedes said. Key projects delivered by the City of Ryde in recent years include The Meadowbank Skate Park, known as “Roy’s Place” in recognition of the advocacy of Clr Roy Maggio. On the riverfront, the new Morrison Bay Seawall was unveiled to

the public with sandstone blocks installed to preserve the natural character of the Parramatta River foreshore. West Ryde Plaza saw the installation of shade sails, a new playground, public seating and infrastructure that will allow for activities such as pop-up events and live performances to take place. Last Christmas the council installed a large solar harvesting power station in North West Sydney at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre. Wilga Park was upgraded with new amphitheatre terracing, new amenities building and new picnic area as well as improved path lighting and access paths.

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City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, joined Clr Penny Pedersen and more than 100 community members for the No Excuse For Abuse march in Macquarie Park last week which called for an end to domestic violence and abuse.

Sunset Sounds this Friday Be sure to get down to Wilga Park this Friday afternoon for Sunset Sounds and welcome in the weekend in style. This free event will feature a pop-up bar, food trucks and live entertainment from Oberon Lane and the roaming Hot Potato Band. You can also check out the new facilities that feature as part of the recently completed upgrade at Wilga Park, including the two eye-catching artworks, Mandala and Burst. Sunset Sounds will start at 4.00pm and run until 8.00pm. New Wildlife Protection Areas New Wildlife Protection Areas are now in effect at three bushland corridors in the City of Ryde to help better protect our unique native wildlife. Field of Mars Reserve has been declared as a Category 1 Wildlife Protection Area, meaning dogs and cats are not allowed in the area. Meanwhile, bushland reserves along Kittys Creek and Terrys Creek have been declared as Category 2 Wildlife Protection Areas, which allows dogs on-leash along established tracks, but does not permit cats. This decision by the City of Ryde follows community consultation which found that there was overwhelming support for the declaration of Wildlife Protection Areas at the three locations. For more information visit

Join us at the Community Christmas Celebration Welcome in the festive season on Sunday 8 December with the City of Ryde’s annual Community Christmas Celebration at Ryde Park between 3.00pm and 7.00pm. Entry to the event is free and there will be plenty of excitement for an afternoon filled with Christmas cheer. Free kids activities include a giant sand pit, bubble fun with Bubble Girl, hula hooping with Spin Joy and an array of Christmas craft. Wristbands can also be purchased for $15 that gives access to unlimited inflatables. There will be live entertainment including Christmas carols, a special Christmas show from Nick Jnr’s Sam Moran, a performance from the Christmas Groove band, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself. More information is available at Sincerely,

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED Integrated Development Property: 75 Epping Road, Macquarie Park Local Development Application No. LDA2019/0067 Applicant: Goodman Property Services (Aust) Pty Ltd Proposed site works (excluding demolition) and construction of multi-storey commercial office building development comprising two buildings (8 & 10 storeys) and 435 car parking spaces. The above proposal is integrated development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as the subject site requires a dewatering licence. The relevant approval body is Water NSW. 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 15 January 2019.

Clr Jerome Laxale Mayor Phone 9952 8222

at Wilga Park

4pm - 8pm

Live music Garden bar Food trucks

The following Development Applications were determined in the period 11/11/2019 to 17/11/2019. The reasons for the decision can be viewed by accessing Council’s DA Tracker at: Central Ward Approved MOD2019/0044 37 Delmar Pde GLADESVILLE LDA2019/0216 Section 4.55 to modify pool and fence 26 Bennett St WEST RYDE and add steps to the jetty. Alterations and additions including MOD2019/0181 covered balcony and tandem carport. 2 Punt Rd GLADESVILLE LDA2019/0239 Section 4.56 to modify 6 storey 21 Greene Ave RYDE residential flat building in relation to the Demolition, new two storey dwelling size and layout of 4 studio apartments and secondary dwelling outbuilding. within the building. LDA2019/0318 MOD2019/0187 29A Birdwood St DENISTONE EAST 8 Delmar Pde GLADESVILLE New two storey dwelling. Section 4.55 to include a lift, enlarge the LDA2019/0345 living area and change windows on the 31 Heath St RYDE lower level. New single storey dwelling. MOD2019/0198 MOD2019/0192 24 Dempsey St NORTH RYDE 82-84 Waterloo Rd MACQUARIE PARK Section 4.55 to increases hard paving for the driveway, pathways and clothes Section 4.55 to modify façade materials, drying area. window locations and removal of privacy screens. MOD2019/0204 77 Wharf Rd GLADESVILLE East Ward Approved Section 4.55 to delete the privacy screen LDA2018/0152 on ground floor terrace. 121 Church St RYDE West Ward Approved Demolition of warehouse and LDA2019/0120 construction of a part 7/part 4 storey Shop 3/7 Glen St EASTWOOD apartment building comprising 21 units Construction of mezzanine level in an with basement car parking. existing restaurant. LDA2018/0500 LDA2019/0251 13 Farm St GLADESVILLE 233 Vimiera Rd MARSFIELD Construction of a part 3/part 4 storey residential apartment building containing New dual occupancy (attached) and strata subdivision. 21 dwellings over basement parking for LDA2019/0300 26 vehicles. 93 Chatham Rd DENISTONE LDA2019/0278 Alterations and additions to dwelling. 54 Buffalo Rd GLADESVILLE MOD2019/0123 Additions to existing car service centre. 9 Raymond St EASTWOOD LDA2019/0312 Section 4.55 to modify elevations, 30 Morrison Rd GLADESVILLE windows, internal layout, rear alfresco, Torrens Title subdivision of dual stairs and garage floor levels. occupancy (attached). MOD2019/0224 LDA2019/0354 9 Bennett St WEST RYDE 16 Wicks Rd NORTH RYDE Section 4.55 to modify Removal of a tree from a condition 3 relating to Basix heritage property. and Assessor Certificates.

F R I DAY 2 9 N OV E M B E R Cottonwood Crescent, Macquarie Park

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.


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SOCIAL INCLUSION WEEK: SILENT DISCO 5.30 – 7.30pm, West Ryde Library

We invite you to explore the West Ryde Library after hours with a DJ pumping the latest tunes, just bring you and your groove along! No booking is required for parents or carers. Refreshments provided. Bookings are essential. Visit or call 9952 8352.


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

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‘One hell of a street party’ as shops do roaring trade

PUTNEY SHOPPING VILLAGE Street Fest exceeded all expectations on Sunday with this hugely popular - TWT promoted - inaugural event packed out with local people from dawn to dusk.

Event organiser Clr Roy Maggio, pictured left with friends, told The Weekly Times the street fest attracted around ten thousand people and local shops did a roaring trade. “It was one hell of a street party and we had no idea that it would attract so many local people, exceeding our wildest expectations, ” he said. “All the businesses did a roaring trade and were sold out by the afternoon. “It was such a success I hope it will be used as a template for other shopping villages to organise street committees and promote their own street fests through The Weekly Times.” He said the highlight of the day was to see so many locals from Putney walking to shopping village, with some children bringing teddy bears to enjoy the picnic day atmosphere. “All day long we saw local families walking down here, with mums and dads holding young ones by the hand and I am absolutely delighted that parents enjoyed the day as much as the children did,” he said. “The local shops did more trade in one day then they would in week and they want this event to be held every six months and over a much larger area, because of the large number of families who read The Weekly Times and came along. “We will take all this feedback on board and especially the comments that families work so hard during the year this was the perfect opportunity to give them a magical day out with their children at the very heart of our local community.” Shop owners attributed the success of the street fest to a simple idea that was done well. “They told me that this worked because it was a good old fashioned community festival supported by the shops and promoted in their local newspaper,” Clr Maggio said. “In many ways it was even better than the council organised Putney Cork and Fork festival because the local community and shops saw it as their own celebration and a celebration of the things that make Putney such a great place to live and shop.” He praised the role of police and other emergency services for ensuring the event was incident free. “We will definitely make this an annual event to put Putney on the map and I especially want to extend my appreciation to the organising committee and to The Weekly Times for ensuring this fest a great day for Putney.”

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More celebrations in TWT territory

Ryde Diwali Fair Success Thanks to sponsors and The Weekly Times

Ryde inaugural Indian Diwali Fair was a success thanks to sponsors and The Weekly Times according to event president Kedarnath (Kevin) Pagadddinnimath. He said the Fair on North Ryde Common was organised by a dedicated Ryde Diwali team of Kevin, Ashritha Mani, Shobha Ingleshwar, Bijinda Dugal and Ryde Councillor Bernard Purcell. Kevin says the Diwali Fair is here to stay and will become bigger and better in the years to come.

BIRTHDAY celebrations continue this week for Dany and Sandra Mikhail of Amal’s Discount Chemist West Ryde fame, pictured with their young family. Eldest son Isaac celebrates his third birthday tomorrow (Thursday) – a few weeks after young Ramsey marked his first birthday with some super Amal Discounts specials published in The Weekly Times.

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KNOWLEDGE is power and when selling a home, being fore warned is fore armed and a pre-sale pest and building report conducted by experts in their field are invaluable. What are you selling? Placing a property on the market without knowing its true condition will place a property owner and their agent in a disadvantaged position should a buyers’ inspection report reveal any problems. This can endanger the entire sale process with the buyer pulling out or invariably leading to a significant reduction in an offer previously made. A pre-sale inspection will give the owner an opportunity to tend to any issues identified in the report before the sale and should that not be possible, by simply bringing up the issue in a report and making a buyer aware of it beforehand, tends to mitigate the impact of any issue. The absolute vast majority of vendors and buyers are just wanting a fair, honest and transparent transaction. If an issue is identified and all parties act in good faith, the impact on parties of both the issue and its affect is greatly minimised and the sale proceeds amicably towards a win-win conclusion. Homeowners need to understand that if a report didn’t exist, a buyer would get their own and find the issues in any case. There are two problems for the vendor when this happens:

1. Such a report may be written by an overly zealous inspector trying to prove their point may write up a report in an overly negative manner which can over dramatize any issue to a point where its over pronounced beyond reason. 2. In the absence of your own report, a vendor and their agent can only negotiate based on the findings of that report or reject the buyer and wait for another (which would more than likely go the same way). Will an inspector hide any issues? No! The inspector will be liable to the buyer for any errors and or omissions in the report and a responsible inspector will not jeopardise their professional standing. The report will be written in a factual manner giving likely reason for any issues and possibly remedies. Does a buyer need to accept the vendors pre-sale inspections? Most buyers and their solicitors will recognise a well written and factual report from reputable inspectors and readily accept them. Don’t forget, the report is a legally binding document between the inspector and the buyer. However, should the buyer still wish to get their own or engage another in-

spector to investigate for items outside the scope of a standard report they are free to do so. Beyond the standard report. A common question prospective sellers’ ask agents is, “What should we do to the property before we sell?”. The motivation of the question comes from the premise of how we make the property more attractive to maximise the sale price. All agents will have views on this based on their own experiences and at times personal agendas. At Brentmore Realty we offer the services of Bay Property Inspections and its founder Mark Davis, a qualified Building Surveyor, Building Certifier and renowned property renovation specialist throughout Sydney. The answer to the seller’s question is an objective viewpoint from a professional in this field that can make practical and authoritative recommendations based on the sellers’ budget and timeframe. They can provide a full comprehensive range of building and pest inspection services to vendors preparing their valuable property assets for sale in today’s current marketplace. Providing services to

both vendors and buyers and what sets us apart from the competition is that we can provide a holistic approach to preparing a property for sale and being able to explain each property to prospective purchasers in a clear, concise and professional manner. The standard approach from inspectors is to provide the minimum amount of information regarding a property in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349 for Pre-purchase Inspections. Bay Property Inspections provide professional services beyond the standard minimum to allow vendors to present their properties for sale in the best possible way and equally to allow buyers to have peace of mind and knowledge to purchase with confidence. Should you be interested in knowing how to best maximise the value of your property call Pat Cirillo on 0402 445 556.

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Simple ways to keep putting your best foot forward 16 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 27 November, 2019

By CHRISTINA O’BRIEN Podiatrist One Point Health

WHEN we stop to take into consideration just how much they do for us, whether it is running around after kids, walking with our four legged furry friends or kicking goals in sports or the workplace, our feet are the foundations to keeping us moving. Here are some simple ways to help make your feet feel their very best: 1. Choose natural fibres to reduce smell: Our feet are covered in sweat glands, which is why when you kick off

synthetic shoes, you can smell them almost right away. Especially now going into the summer months wherever possible choose breathable socks made of natural fibres.

If you do notice your feet smelling, air out your shoes each evening, give your feet a thorough cleanse and dry them well. 2. Dry your toes: One of the easiest ways you

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FOUR TWT readers can win double passes to Camerata Academica of the Antipodes’ upcoming concert A Baroque Christmas: Corelli, Vivaldi & more on Saturday December 7 in St Alban’s Hall, 3 Pembroke Street, Epping @ 7pm. The “musically combustible” (Criticks UK) ensemble Camerata Academica of the Antipodes chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble returns to Epping with this special performance. Delight in the joyous virtuosity of Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, selections of rarely performed works by Vivaldi and Purcell, and the beauty of Holst’s carol “In the Bleak Midwinter”, alongside works for voices and strings from the Renaissance to today, performed by the soloists and ensemble of Camerata Academica of the Antipodes. Under the direction of Eppingbased musicologist-performer Dr Imogen Coward, soloists include Christopher Porteous, Laura Chung (violins), Sophia Clark (cello) and 19th century performance expert Dr Taliesin Coward (violin/voice).

Program will also feature music by local composer and pianist Dr Leon Coward, whose Chopin-esque style has received international recognition and recent work includes the score for the award-winning Canadian short-film 2BR02B: To Be or Naught To Be. Profits from this concert support the Australian Children’s Music Foundation. Tickets $35 adults; $30 concession; $20 children. Book online at or phone 0459 577 110. Limited tickets available at the door (cash sales only). TO WIN go to our website - - and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Camerata Academica, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday December 2 and winners published December 4.

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Marsfield resident wants politicians to scrap residential barking dog fines A MARSFIELD resident is petitioning state politicians to change a law that fines dog owners a massive $1,360 if a council deems the dog’s barking to be an attack.

Jill Crow’s petition would allow dogs to run or bark along an approved fence or enclosure, without fear of it being classed as an attack. “It is common for dogs in fenced, off leash areas and private property, to rush at, bark or run along

the fence line,” her petition says. “But under the current legislation this constitutes an attack and council staff must investigate any complaint and issue a caution. “If there is a second complaint, a possible fine of $1,360 and the dog being placed on a dangerous or restricted list. “The change in the legislation would allow Councils’ resources to be put to better use and dog owners would have peace of mind from fear

of a caution.” The proposed amendment is to Section 16 (1) of the Companions Animal Act, which states: “It is considered an attack if a dog rushes at, attacks, bites, harasses or chases any person or animal whether or not any injury is caused to the person or animal” “Our request is to alter the Legislation under Section 16 to include a clause that it is not an offence if the incident occurred where the dog is in a fenced off leash dog

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area, or behind a fence on private property, and does not make contact with any person or animal on the other side of the fence,” Ms Crow said. Supporters of the legislation argue that children and cats can be frightened and traumatised by sudden and aggressive acts by dogs enclosed on private property and councils regularly receive complaints by neighbours about barking dogs. To obtain a copy of the petition email Jill Crow at

Bendigo North Ryde Community Bank is here to stay

THE RECENT announcement of the closure of the Cox’s Road branch of the Commonwealth Bank has left the community wondering whether this is the way of the future for all local banks in the area. Pat Italiano, Bank Manager at Bendigo North Ryde Community Bank which is also located on Cox’s Road, says they are here to stay. “The North Ryde Community Bank was set up 14 years ago in response to the community’s concern that other

banks were closing their branches in the area,” said Pat. “It was set up by local members of the community in order to provide banking services to the local area and we are still here to do that,” he said. “We have been a staple of Cox’s Road

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for the past 14 years and we look forward to another 14 more”. The Community Bank model means the branch is owned and operated by local citizens who sit on the Board. “We offer a range of services on par with the big banks, but our customer service and community involvement is second

to none”, Mr Italiano said. “One of the big differences between a Community Bank and a retail bank is that we are heavily involved with the community, giving back wherever we can” Mr Italiano said. “If you have attended any of the local events in the area, you have probably

seen us there. We are also proud supporters of local schools, sporting organisations and other not for profit groups in the area. “This year alone, we have returned $50,000 to the local community and we look forward to continuing this involvement far into the future”.

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Prepping the academically selective stream of 2020

A SELECT group of Year 10 Holy Cross College Ryde students have been involved in an exciting enrichment opportunity namely, the Ryde-Gladesville Consortium. This consortium includes students from St Charles Primary School Ryde and Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School Gladesville with the Holy Cross Year 10 students acting as mentors. The consortium have been asked, as concerned citizens, to investigate proactive options that may provide a way forward for communities that are currently struggling to survive the drought. The Year 7, 2020 students also enjoyed Holy Cross Ryde’s Step-Up to High School program. Students engaged in exciting classes especially coding and learning about Ancient Japan. Handball at recess also proved a hit!

Ryde Air League Squadron celebrates 82nd Anniversary

THE Australian Air League held a marching parade in North Ryde on November 17 in celebration of the 82nd anniversary of the Air League’s Ryde Squadron.


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It featured a large marching band as well as other squadrons in the district including Epping, Hornsby RSL and Canterbury with the parade commencing from Bridge Road and proceeding into Santa Rosa Park in the afternoon. Ryde Squadron was proud to have its patron Michael Leggett, an exmember of Ryde Squadron attend the parade, who is now a Second Officer on board the Airbus A330 flying internationally for Qantas. The Squadron was also thankful to have Ryde City’s Deputy Mayor Simon Zhou, councillors Edwina Clifton and Jordan Lane, Jeffery Tse JP of 2RRR Radio and 2019 City of Ryde Citizen of the Year Hassib Elias of the Palestinian Association of Australia in attendance. Ryde Squadron has been an integral part of the Ryde community for many years, having made its

mark at events such as the West Ryde Easter Parade, Granny Smith Festival and North Ryde RSL ANZAC Day services. The Australian Air League is a non-profit youth group that teaches cadets between the ages of 8 and 18 and officers from 18 years and above, about the aviation industry. Members meet weekly to engage in education programs delivered in a simple and digestible manner that allows even the youngest cadets to learn about flying and how aeroplanes work. The members also learn various marching drills in the Air League, which provides an opportunity for them to develop leadership skills and discipline. Certain larger squadrons also operate marching bands, some of which have seen success on an international stage. The Australian Air

League was founded in 1934, with its first squadron opening in Manly. It now operates dozens of squadrons across NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. The NSW Group also boasts its own air base and passenger airplanes in Camden where it teaches cadets to fly. The most dedicated cadets are able to start flying solo by the age of 15 and obtain a solo recreational pilot’s licence by 16. Ryde Squadron meets every Thursday during the school term between 7:15pm and 9:30pm at the Santa Rosa Park Hall. It currently has more than 30 members and is actively accepting new recruits. If you have any questions about the parade or about the Australian Air League and Ryde Squadron, get in contact with Ryde Squadron’s Officer Commanding Nishan Ansourian on 0419 238 740 or email: nishan@

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NORMA NOTLEY of East Ryde has been awarded a 65 years Recognition Service Decoration by NSW Scouts Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins OAM for her devoted service to North Ryde Scouts Group over that entire period of time. At times almost singlehandedly Norma has kept the North Ryde Group surviving despite periods of extremely small membership. But due to her dedication and perseverance the group has survived and has now blossomed with new younger leadership to serve our North Ryde community. Norma and Commissioner Neville Tomkins are pictured being congratulated by scout leaders and St George’s Guild of Sydney Guildmaster Stephen McCann and Rosita McCann.

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RYDE SALVOS will be at historic “Addington” 813-815 Victoria Road Ryde this Tuesday December 3 to receive gifts of goods and cash from the Sydney St George’s Guild of former scouts and guides at their Christmas Guilhall meeting for the Farmers Drought Appeal and local services. Members of the public wishing to conribute are invited to contact the Guild Treasurer Lyn Donald on 0402 256 920. Former scouts and guides are especially welcome. *** TWO FORMER Councillors and deputy mayors share heading This WeekBirthday Honours List: Peter Astridge (below) from Hunters Hill and Justin Li (below right) from

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Ryde both celebrating on Saturday. Cheryl Kerr better half of Scott and daughter-in-law of Tom and Anne Kerr of former Tom Kerr Auto fame celebrates today. Isaac Mikhail turns three tomorrow and will be celebrated by mum and dad Sandra and Dany Mikhail and grandma Amal of Amal’s Discount Chemist West Ryde fame. Kim Kohen of Torch Publishing also celebrates tomorrow with better half Jenny, daughter Emma and son Matthew who is hoping for a better Tigers season ahead. Karl Schmidt celebrates Friday as does Maureen Mulheron and Kerry Kladal better half of Peter Kladal of Ryde Eastwood touch footy fame. Paul

Burnett turns 76 tomorrow while Cristina Sharratt-Hammond celebrates 18 years wedded bliss with Mark and Kerri Carr also celebrates another b’day. Wayne Mortimer turns 62 on Sunday first day of December and indicating just 24 days to Christmas Day same day as Lukas Haas son of Judith and Siegfried Haas and grandson of Ulrike turns 25 in Vienna on Sunday. Jasta Kim celebrates with hubby Damien Kim on Monday in Epping while former TWT sales rep Charles Rowan parties on in Kiwiland. Isabella Laguzza our talented 2014 TWT Granny Smith Festival Queen turns 22 on Tuesday, same day as Brian Harris of Ryde hubby of 2011 Ryde Citizen of the Year Judy Harris. Allan and Rosalie Wray of Marsfield celebrates 54 years wedded bliss Wednesday. Happy daze all. *** BUMPER STICKER: If you don’t go to other peoples funerals they won’t go to yours! *** - Keep Smiling! - JOHN F BOOTH

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Smith Fencing

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Timber Boundary Fencing, Gates & Pickets. Small jobs & Repairs Welcome psmithfencing@gmail .com

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

9809 3082



Nick 0408 688 949 Qualified horticulturalist Specialising in garden maintenance, garden make over’s and organic vegetable gardens. Fully insured. Call Nick. a & a absolute best price

Andrew/Electrician 0417 909 407

Ryde District Electrician 20+yrs Exp


9648 0040

• Supply and Install Timber & Vinyl floors. • Sand and Polish D2, 290 Parramatta Rd AUBURN Tel: 9648 0070 Tel: 9648 0040

Jason 9807 2455 / 0411 749 838 All Electrical work. Domestic & Commercial. Rewires, safety switches, LED lighting and data. Servicing the local area since 1996. Call Jason. Lic 164332c

GARDENING (continued)

Jack 0411 351 161 Digging, weeding, land & yard clearing, tree lopping, trimming, pruning, restore overgrown garden, turflaying. Pensioner discounts. Ring Jack

AL’s COMPLETE GARDEN CARE Al 0414 753 258 Qualified horticulturalist, Complete garden maintenance. Lawn mowing, hedging, fertilising, weed control, high pressure water cleaning Comm/Res/Strata Call Al

able Gardening

Andrew 0415 756 713 • 1/2 price this month • 20% Pens. Disc. Gardening, Landscaping • Turfing, Tree & Stump removal • Garden restoration, trimming & weeding • F/Q Fully Ins. Call Andrew


0412 503 020

Glass repairs, doors repairs & flyscreen windows in large sizes ph Paul 0412 503 020

Robbie 0412 131 362 Irrigation solutions for your garden during water restrictions. Horticultural advice, garden maintenance and green walls. Qualified Horticulturist fully insured. Call Now Robbie 0412 131 362


Custom made furniture and specialist repairs & restoration work. 30 years experience.

garage doors SYDNEY WIDE GARAGE DOORS Andy 0423 156 789 Installation, repair all type garage doors, garage motors ,sliding gates, swing gates garage remotes, spring, same day service, free quotes. RYDE GARAGE DOORS 9809 1965 Installation, sales & service. B & D Dealer. Call for free quote. ALPHA GARAGE DOORS AND AUTO OPENERS

0423 755 077

Supply - Install - Repairs: . Garage Door Motors . Sliding & Swing Gate Motors . Remotes



8819 4980

Sam or Chad 0410 774 647 Restore overgrown gardens, Land & yard clearing, Trimming, Weeding, Lawnmowing, Turfing, Tree lopping, Stump Removal, Landscape, Plants, Gurney wash, Rubbish removal. Regular Maintenance, Pens Discount. Fully Insured, 7 Days, Best hourly rate. Free quotes. Call Sam or Chad

Just gardens

8866 0954

Mark 0411 548 503 Is your garden overgrown. Call Mark for your garden needs. NORTH RYDE GARDENING

0414 765 181


8765 8949 0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

0417 457 897

Alan 9888 5406

Your reliable gardener. Weed, dig, trim, clean, tree trim/lopping, stump grind, mow, turf, rubbish removal, maintenance, high pressure cleam. Call Alan

Leakfinding, fixes, repairs / renewals, new connections/servicing/commissioning of room/ central heaters, fake coal/logfires, commercial kitchens, cooktops, ovens, stoves, hotwater heaters, all makes/models, Rinnai, Rheem, Pyrox, Bonair, Everdure, Electrolux Westinghouse, Chef, Miele, Smeg, Bosch, Vulcan, Dux, Jetmaster, realflame, Genesis, bayonets fitted, LP/ BBQ conversions, (carbon monoxide testing). Same day Service, reliable, professional, efficient. All work Guaranteed. 25 yrs exp. C/Cards, Eftpos, 24/7 Emergencies. Lic 143252C



9817 3416

9816 3055

Glass repairs Com. & Dom. • Shower screens, mirrors • All glass requirements • Free measure and quote. 278 Victoria Rd, Gladesville. GET GLAZING 0420 996 Fast glass replacement. Free measure & quote. Call Matt


EXCELL GLASS SERVICE 9874 9555 All your glazing needs. Mirrors, tables, safety glass or repairs. 1073 Victoria Rd, West Ryde.



9477 5943

We clean roof gutters, no mess, local, guaranteed, insured


ABC SEAMLESS 9748 3022 • Guttering, Downpipes & Metal Roofing • Leaf Protection, Roof Restoration & Cleaning • Discounted prices & free quotes • Over 40 years in the industry • Fully licenced and insured • Comprehensive warranties

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guttering (continued)

ironing services

0414 837 679



hairdresser want a great haircut?

Come & see Joe’s Continental Barber 117 North Rd Ryde - Midway shops



Sam 0414 413 326 Specialising in all Building, Carpentry & Gyprocking work. Free Quotes & Pens. Disc. Ph. Sam Nicholas carpentry & Handyman services

Steven 0419 606 288 • All Trades • Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations • Pergola’s, decks, roofing, gyprock, & painting • All minor & major repair work • Quote this advert and get a 10% discount !!! • Call Steven Lic no 108119c


0435 617 567

Good Experience. Includes doors, lock doors, frame, windows, ceilings, walls, Gyprock, tiles. Timberflooring fix or replace and painting. Call Kee 0435 617 567 Lic 296601c

FMG HANDYMAN AND HOME MAINTENANCE 0431 585 504 Painting, Gyprock repairs, Tiles repairs, Carpentry, Landscaping, Lawns, Tree lopping, Yard clean ups. 20+ years experience, Free quotes. No job too small Fully insured call Frank 0431 585 504 THE HANDYMAN VAN

Call Bruce on 0400 999 239 Bruce is a reliable, honest & friendly handyman delivering quality service that is guaranteed. Experienced, fully insured & offering pensioner discounts, you cant go past the Handyman Van.


Gary 0481 555 659 Superior hedges, lawn handyman services. Call – Gary Bell Refs available


0414 837 679

pos, 24/7 Emergencies.

Lic 143252c


0412 200 939

Installations, repairs & sales. Electric and gas Lic No L985. hot water heaters.


Est. since 1986.



9809 3623

Kitchen & vanity tops 100’s of colours. Est 60yrs Gladesville. Aryan Kitchen

0413 395 444

FULL KITCHEN PACKAGE $4999. Include; Cabinetry, Oven, Cook top, Range hood, Sink, Mixer tap and Tiles. 256-258 Victoria Road, Gladesville

9874 8620

Sales, service, installations on all brands. Est. since 1986 Lic 53936C


Jason 0424 619 816

SERVING THE LOCAL AREA FOR OVER 10 YEARS. Lawn, gutters cleared. Fully Insured. Call Jason


Angelo 0408 677 614 Hinges, Doors, Drawers, Shelves, Cabinets, Kick-boards etc. No job too small. Free quotes 7 days. Lic no 139738C



0418 169 369

All types of landscaping & design. Sandstone wall / Timber Wall /Block & Retainer Walls Paving & all types of landscaping. Lic 96884c


9874 2605

Paul 0407 207 672 Landscape design & construction. Member of AILDM Lic 77216c

NS LAWN CUTTING - Affordable

0412 448 623


0421 656 420

LAWNS, EDGES, HEDGES, cut & shaped, gardening, tree lopping, gutter cleaning, rubbish removal. All house & yard maintenance. Also Pressure Cleaning. All areas Free Quotes 0421 656 420


0402 456 863

Lawn mowing & garden care. Honest & reliable Senior discount. Insured. Free quote. 0402 456 863.




0415 756 713

• 1/2 price this month • 20% Pens. Disc. Gardening, Landscaping • Turfing, Tree & Stump removal • Garden restoration, trimming & weeding • F/Q Fully Ins. Call Andrew

TIDY GARDEN LANDSCAPING 9807 3480 Joseph 0403 621 162 Specialising in- Garden design- Landscaping, planting, pruning, turfing, cutting small trees, mulching, laying, mowing, ret wall - paving rubbish removal. Free quote 28years experience, Full Insurance.

A-TEAM RENOVATIONS Jim 0411 696 165 STOP – Don’t Paint Before You Call Us. Professional & reliable. Prices & quality guaranteed. Call the Team you trust!! Call Jim Lic 152633c

8819 2795

20 yrs exp. Work guaranteed Pensioner DisLic 157468c count. Free Quotes BILLY’S PAINTING & DECORATING


Lic 158883c


0412 944 025

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


0418 605 025


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

9809 0329

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


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.


Lic 267578c/MPA280514

Honest painting

9809 0294

24hr Mobile Service & shop. Locks, Free Quotes, reliable service. Servicing Ryde & surrounding suburbs for over 25 yrs. Buffalo Locksmiths cnr Buffalo Road & Master Lic 408949295 Princes Street.

0406 038 729

Relaxing full body massage. Swedish & remedial. Ayurvedic style. Home vis it. All Sydney areas. Authentic Thai Massage

9809 3990

Come meet our friendly new staff. 968 Victoria Rd, West Ryde Open 7 days 10am-8pm Ph. 9809 3990

Massage Therapy

0419 203 605

Remedial And Sports Michael Gregoric 3 Henry Street Ryde/Putney. 25years experience.



9929 4966

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



Carl 0414 724 557


Good Pensioner Discounts. Free Quotes. 0414 881 267 9878 1677 10 Years experience. Satisfied customers. Insured. All work guaranteed, fully insured, free quotes.

SAMSON LANSCAPING 0432 474 950 & Property maintenance. Design, Construct, Maintain, Irrigation service ins. Free Quotation. QUALIFIED STRESS RELIEVING Lic 208121c

All types of structural landscaping from Design to completion. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fully Insured. Phone Carl


THE MOWER SURGEON 0407 419 793 3 mth warranty on mower, chainsaw & line PETER PAINTING trimmer repairs & service. 0423 808 115

COMPLETE CUSTOM KITCHENS Glenn 0414 717 111 Highest quality custom kitchen renovations Digger’s Lawns & Gardens Complete job. All trades. Unbeatable prices. 0423 219 919 Builder 20 Years Experience. Free Quotes. Free quotes / Pension Discount. Guaranteed, Pens.Disc. 0414 717 111 Lic no 301036c honest, reliable, Fully insured.Ph 0423 219 919.


Servicing / repairs / installs, Gas, Electric, Solar (all makes/models) Rinnai, Rheem, Bosch, Pyrox, Aquamax, Solahart, Thermann, Junkers, Bayard, Vulcan, Hocking, Everhot, Dux, Edwards, Beasley, Roomheaters Same day service, reliable, professional, efficient. All workguaranteed. 25 Yrs exp. C/Cards, Eft-

9809 4230

p/w Family owned. 24hr turn around

9888 5257


0411 155 774

Phil 9715 1804 Free pick up and delivery Twice daily. 6 days neat & tidy, insured,

Local, efficient, reliable, on time. Gutter mesh & guard (install/replace) Leakfinding, gutters, downpipes, valleys, flashing, install & repairs whirlybird, venting, Lic 143252c raintanks, roof & skylight leaks. 25 yrs exp, Eftpos, C/Cards Accepted


0411 143 534

Cheapest price, best quality. We prove it. Fully guaranteed 20 years experience, free quotes Lic 164240

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 Joe’s painting 74

0431 026 679

We have a best team of highly experienced over 15 years Domestic/commercial Interior/exterior Cracks/moulds All guaranteed jobs Lic 274648c Papillion painting building services Pty ltd

0403 062 712

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Our services include: Painting and decorating, Wall and ceilings repairs, Plastering, General repairs and maintenance. All insurances provided NO JOB TO SMALL. CALL TONY ON Lic 178295c 0403062712.

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

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PLUMBERS (continued)

pest control



1300 360 457

The Pest Detectives All termite & general pestcontrol, sub floor ventilation & bird control. PC Lic 3433

PEST CONTROL 9449 2948 HAVE YOUR HOME PEST FREE FROM $240.00 Cockroaches, Silverfish, Webbing Spiders 40+ YRS Exp. Shore Pest Services


GYPROCK PLASTERING SERVICES Demitri 0404 770 412 All types of plastering * Reasonable rates. Call Demitri Lic 288665c


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

0414 808 809

9808 3020

Phillip Draper West Ryde

Lic 3906

0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

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

0412 200 939

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

rubbish removals


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

• 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

9809 4230


9878 4483

Roof repairs. Metal, tile & leaking roof replac-

0412 200 939

Local Gas Specialists · Portable Gas Room Heaters Serviced · Carbon Monoxide Testing · Hot Water Heaters · Leak location & repair · New installations, replacement & additions · Bayonets & BBQ conversions. Lic. L985

Local plumber based in Denistone.

Lic 299998c

0418 247 597

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


0404 397 198

Leakfinding/Repairs(tiles,metal,slate)shingals/skylights, asbestos, copper, Waterproofing , Lead, Flashings, cappings, ridgepointing, rebedding, Chimney’s, Stormwater Drains Cleared, relayed, Diverted, fixed. (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

Top ryde top roofing

0410 322 681

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

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 PAUL RUFF & SON PLUMBING

Est. Locally 1981

0418 961 406

Lic 3792


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

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. CHEAPEST PRICE RUBBISH REMOVAL

9809 2536

0416 295 790

* Residence * Office * Factories * Household * Garden Waste * Large or Small * Deceased Estates * 7 Days * Sen. Disc 25 Years Exp. “We’ll Save You”. Call Gary.

safety rails

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


9871 0313 Lic 136874c

incl. Jenome, Brother, Elna, Pfaff, Husquvarna. Ph 9181 1168 0401 802 752



roof painting 0410 322 681



9871 0313

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


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

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

0402 844 744 George 0415 224 460

Psychologists & Relationship Counsellors

9808 4220

sam’s roofing P/L Sam 0416 178 058 SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS All metal roofing & guttering, no job too small 9181 1168 0401 802 752 Lic 215152c Sewing Machine Repairs all makes, service, 33yrs exp. Ph Sam for quote.


0411 232 629

DJ DAISLEY AND SONS PTY LTD 9798 7075 Roof repairs and renewals slate metal tile.. Est 1912. Ph 9798 7075

0414 837 679 Phil 9715 1804

Blocked Drains specialists. Plumbing, Drainers and Gasfitters. Senior discounts ph 9888 9940 Lic 123739c / 0414 849 366


8677 4141


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

0414 849 366

Lic R91302.

All roof restore & repair 30% off. Pressure cleaning. F/Q Lic 133762c


0413 402 599

0408 642 056

9191 7353 ing valleys, F/Q,

The Punctual Plumbers -


0403 903 022



9817 4777

9745 5772

• House • Factory • Piano • Furniture • Disposals Competitive Rate with excellent service! All areas! PH 0403 903 022, 0466 669 107

KW Removals






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

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

Fix That Plumbing Gavin 0431 126 808


roof repairs

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




0419 409 130 0431 995 369

0416 297 555


9809 4230


0418 605 025

9929 4966

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

0423 808 115

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

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.

8819 2795

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

roof repairs

BOB THE ROOFER 0418 677 188 Leak Detection. All roof & gutter repairs guaranteed. 35yrs Exp. C/Cards OK. Lic 123259C

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

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Solicitors & CONVEYANCING (continued)


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 RYDE REPAIR CENTRE

0409 833 832

Repairs all stoves & ovens, 7 days / fast service 0409 833 832 9807 9828



9808 6854

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




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


9832 9837

tree lopping VIC’S TREE CUTTING

0404 162 752


To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

0412 933 031

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

able tree service 0415 756 713 1/2 price this month, 20% Pens. Disc. All aspects of tree and stump removal. Qualified Arborist F/Q Fully Ins. Call Andrew

S T J Group Tree Services


667 770

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



0412 111 785


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



0401 914 269

0414 843 759

Yr 4-12 Ext 1 & 2. Very experienced teacher & tutor. Call Jo-Anne

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

0422 682 243


Personal Standard Maths tutor graded 6-12, Conversational English / IELTS for exceptional results, with over 10 years experience Ph 0422 682 243.



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

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

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

9858 2874

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


9808 3199

0413 072 621

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



8765 1733

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.

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

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666


9808 6773

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

Greg 0411 055 Also soft house wash. Greg: H/ pressure cleaning. Sydney Water exempt.


OUTLOOK GLASS WINDOW CLEANING 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




rubbish removal



Probus Explorers trek to Mt Fuji


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

E: M: 0424-449-888

To advertise Phone Narelle: 9807 6666

No job too Big or Small

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

0418 486 665 9550 2046

These happy travellers posing in front of beautiful Mt Fuji recently went to Japan and Korea with the Explorers group from North Epping Probus Club. Their venture included the Imperial Palace and the Edo Museum in Tokyo, a bullet train trip to Kyoto and an interesting visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) outside Seoul. The Probus Club of North Epping is a community orfor men are women’s retired or semi-retired and arenganisation Laing is presented withwho a framed jersey by Rovers’ Life Member Karen Harrison. who want to enjoy a variety of activities with other peoWEST RYDE ROVERS GIRLS WANT TO ple that share similar interests. Club meets at NorthJUST Ep2013 Soccer Registrations HAVE FUN? ping Bowling & Community Club on the third Monday New Members Welcome! New Players Welcome each month. If you’d like more information about the Club or to attend a meeting contact President Ron Seidl 0435 112 035 or visit website: www.probussouthpacific. Japan’s Mt Fuji is a magnificent backdrop to this group of travellers with the Explorers group from org/microsites/eppingnorth North Epping Probus Club.

ams in 2012 including 13 women’s teams!

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Boats for Sale YACHT 26Ft Fibreglass Endeavour class, sails, acccomodation, stove, sink, toilet, on mooring antifouled, Jan 2019, outboard motor, lifelines, solar panel battery $7,500 ono Ph 0431 421 864 YACHT Fibreglass Tasman class 26ft, moored Drummoyne, sails, accomodation, toilet, sink, stove, BMW inboard diesel motor, Lifelines sail cover $8,000 ono Ph 0431 421 864

business for sale Dressmaking & Alterations - Open 30 years. Solid customer base. Low Rent. Phone 0451 932 588

Cars for sale HONDA CR-V 2014 first owner, VTi-Auto, 88,900km, Logbook, Blue, Tinted windows, alloy wheels, registration Feb 2020 Ph 0450 064 240 HYUNDAI Tucson SUV 2007, fully serviced, 11 mths rego, 158,000 klms $6,500 ono Ph 0416 253 330 TOYOTA Starlet max white manual 1998 hatch, pink slip, Rego due 22/12/19, one owner, regularly serviced exc cond $1,500 ono Ph 9871 8750

For Sale MOVING Sale complete quality & variety of home furniture in exc cond Ph 0412 133 742 FOOD Warmer on casters Salton brand 3 heat sections ideal for BBQ’s or parties 74x64x38cms $50 Ph 9876 2269 0407 926 172

CABINET Six piece glass line near new, selling very cheap 10c Ph 9888 9611 BOX Freezer Fisher Paykel, Height 900mm, 860mm Length x 580mm wide $100 good cond Ph 0412 369 510 LOUNGE Dark Crimson 3 seater Leather with 2 chairs in good cond & good stitching, no rips or tears $300 Ph 0423 768 458 or 9809 2034 DIANE Freis Vintage dresses in lovely summery florals & some are separates before 4.00pm. Ph 9816 2634

JACKSON Cabinet Canadian Beech, can be used as a desk with liftout shelf after 4pm Ph 9816 2634 TV Tevion old style big back, set top box, DVD player & remote ideal for men’s shed, comes with 15 DVD movies $60 can deliver Ph 0415 953 099 SUNRISE Medical walking frame with two wheels. Purchased $150. Sell for $50. Never used Ph 0412 369 510 BABY Prams 2 to choose from $70 and up Steelcraft can deliver Ph 0415 953 099 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 GOLF Clubs Taylor made super steel burner 1D, irons, putter, bag $150 Ph 9809 2327 COFFEE Tables not large, 2 rare and quality items, one with rattan bookshelf $35 and $50 Ph 0425 370 022

CARPET New 190x160 light colour, good quality $25 Ph 0425 370 022

TABLE Lamp stunning 80cm tall custom made $65 Ph 0425 370 022 SLOW Cooker new family size very good quality for tasty food, 4 litre fully automatic $35 Ph 0425 370 022 FAN 3 Speed 40W, 40H very good brand, automatic, some others $35 only Ph 0425 370 022

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Garage Sales WEST RYDE - 11 Anthony Road on Saturday 30th November from 8am to 3pm. Bric a Brac, collectables & a whole lot more. Come and see. WEST RYDE - 15 Gaza Road on Saturday 30th November from 7am to 3pm. All kinds of great stuff for sale. RYDE - 3 Maze Avenue on Saturday 30th November from 9.00am to 3.30pm. Downsizing Household Items and lots more. 3 Wardrobes and 1 Sideboard are just some of the items that will be on sale.

FENECH Angela - Passed away November 22. Late of Ryde.

CHABASINSKI Alicia - Passed away November 21. Late of Concord. Formerly of Newcastle. Requiem Mass for the respose of Alicia will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Catholic Chapel, Barnet Ave, Rookwood on Wednesday November 27 at 10.30am.

MILLAR Joy Glorina nee Cook - Passed away November 19. Formerly of Lane Cove and Greenwich. Late of Castle Hill.

McCAIG Jean - Passed away November 17. Late of Armidale and Drummoyne. Aged 90 years.

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OLIVER Edward Francis (Frank) - Passed away November 22. Late of Towradgi. Special thanks to the staff at IRT Woolwich for their care and compassion.

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CHRISTIAN Community Aid’s Aged Care Services is having a positive impact on the elderly in our community. Mr Smith of Eastwood, a recipient of CCA services, recently contacted the organisation expressing his gratitude and highlighting the positive impact it has had on his life. “To all the staff at CCA, I would like to say a big thank you for looking after me,” said Mr Smith. “I am 96 years old and currently receive CCA Meals on Wheels. When I lost my wife over ten years ago I also lost my desire to cook or to eat. My doctor was concerned about my condition and recommended CCA meals on wheels. Being a very independent man I started meals on wheels with trepidation. Today I have to say CCA meals on wheels has been a great help and support to me and enabled me to stay in my much loved home of 55 years. It has had a positive impact on my physical and emotional wellbeing, and given me the energy to potter around my home which I love dearly. CCA makes it possible for me to choose my meals, which days I want them and also whether I can have them hot, chilled or frozen. This keeps my brain active and I look forward to eating the meal of my choice. The quality of the meals and desserts is remarkable. I have come to enjoy the social interaction with the volunteers who deliver the meals every day. They bring the outside world to me. Over the years I have been able to get very affordable transport for all my medical appointments and more recently CCA has organised linen delivery for me as I find it a challenge to change the bed linen. CCA does all these services with a minimum of fuss and a lot of kindness and respect. Once again, I thank you CCA for your assistance and support and the volunteers who have given up their time to bring a meal to me every day”.

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26 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 27 November, 2019

North Epping Men

Wed Nov 20Club B Gill J Royer R Peterson d H Kennedy A Robinson R Phillips 26/10 C Sneddon M Hollier d B Godsell B Wallen 33/17 A Macleod G Giudice J Fry d J Taylor P Cummins G Scott 32/15 R Monteith T Warner d R Stanton N Swancott 20/18 B Swan K Douglass d R Kern M Havron 19/12 R Watkins R Crowne d L Byrne W Spaul 34/20 R Thorp S Palmer d N Oppedisano R Gallop 22/20 Sat Nov 23 Club O Sherrard A Robinson D Byron J Fry d O Sherrard C Sneddon D Singleton J Boulos 21/21 (on ends) R Stanton S Burge M Havron d R Kern B Godsell P Hinds 24/16 D Thompson R Crowne M Hollier d A Macleod K Beacom K Douglass 23/16 C Watford N Swancott W Daley d T Warner D Dyer G Scott 21/16 C Thurmer P Cummins G Stace d B Forrest W Fletcher R Phillips 25/12 B Swan M Gale B Wallen d J McClintock R Watkins R Matheson 27/7 N Oppedisano R Vass R Peterson d P Dunleavy P Brown R Gallop 24/17 Handicap Pairs Rd 1 P Hinds B Fletcher d J Fry R Crowne 21/20 R Kern S Burge d K Douglass N Swancott 30/11 S Parkinson D Singleton d G Stace M Gardiner 16/14 M Brereton S Colquhoun d B Swan J Swan 29/23


Brush Park Women

Tue Nov 19 Brush Park Social Pairs H Davies C Cupitt d S McClatchey A Ross Social Triples B McGrath M McNulty E Bell d B McGrath P McClean J De Vries, C Smith C Jackson M Dewhirst d M Armstrong P Nealon P Lyons Major/Minor Comp Rd 1 played on Thu Nov 14 J McCreadie M Pollard d M Forbes M Dewhirst, B McGrath F Langdon d C Minogue J De Vries, P Nealon J Battersby d M Armstrong E Bell


Gladesville Women

Tue Nov 19 Social K Ruser R Eagles d J Bryant S Hardacre, A Hyem L Macdonald dr E Craven E Meagher Final of Consistency was postponed to Thu Nov 28 between K Russell and S Hardacre Last day of bowls will be Dec 3 mufti Christmas theme Tue Dec 10 Christmas luncheon at 12.30


North Ryde RSL Women

Tue Nov 19 Semi final Consistency Rk 8 L Humphreys (on a Forfeit) 94 A Alvar 66 10 I Hitchens 131 S Beram 99 Soc Rk 12 W Hyland B Law A Broholm F Lancett 12 W Hyland P Ying S Fennell D Fenelon 9 Win Rk 10 I Hitchens P Ferris R/up Rk 12 W

Bowling Round-up Hyland P Ying S Fennell D Fenelon neither J/pot was won Thu 21 Final of Consistency a very close and interesting game to watch I Hitchens 134 L Humphreys 11 congratulations too both players Social Rk 12 W Hyland R Inchley S Beram 23 P Ying R Stephens S Fennell 13 Win Rk 9 I Hitchens Anne Richardson neither of the Jack/pots were won Dec 10 Christmas Lunch see Carmel about seating and paying Dec 5 last game of bowls this year Returning to bowls on Jan 14


North Epping Women

Tue Nov 19 Social J Palmer G Tucker J Swan d J Grimes S Farrelly P Spaul 22/7 H Fletcher J Havron M Garrick d L Pierens L Watford T Hilder 12/11 L Walsh M Phipps J Thorp d L Walsh F Quance V Riley 11/9


Putney Tennyson Men

C Dale J Stanton D J Carrington B Lancett 24/17 E Lam K Beatty P Gray D P Smith B Jasprizza R Marrins 28/14 Sat Nov 23 Social A Cusack P Noone B Lancett R Rust D E Lam J Elliot K Lake D Walker 16/15 P Harris K Riley B Prentice D P Harris A Jarvis P Joint 20/16 P Smith G Butt I Radovnicovic J Cunningham D B Jasprizza P Cormican P Cusack I Purcell 21/13 Sat Nov 23 Final of President’s Fours J Hanna K Beatty A Heys R Marrins D C Dale A Bolster R Rees J McConnell 28/13


Brush Park Men

Wed Nov 20 Social J Wedderburn A Burgoyne d C Carmichael J Mazzaferro 17/13 T Siviour W Dewhirst d B Logan K Lipscombe 23/10 J Uren P Murphy d G Monk R Preston (Carl) 24/10 A Bromley R Hall d N Ward P Roy 28/13 R French R Palmer d R Hoare D Kensett-Smith 25/13 J Higgins J Roddy d S Merani

R Hurley 20/19 Thu Nov 21 Social B Hon B Cupitt B Took d A Moore C Norgate F Lacey 23/22 J Arkins A Cukon d R Milner J Mazzaferro 36/14 A Chan T King d J Forbes R French 32/6 Sat Nov 23 Social G Monk B Wood T King d R Milner T Siviour J Mazzaferro 32/16 J Dixon D Livesey J Forbes R Preston (Carl) d J Dixon J Arkins C Carmichael G McDonald 21/18 J Wedderburn V Leeson P Roy d G Irving A Burgoyne R Hoare 36/17 L Pfitzner J Uren R Palmer d T Slater D Kensett-Smith N Elder 25/24 A Moore R French A Cukon d P Sellars B Logan B Goldsworthy 22/19


North Ryde RSL Men

Nov 23 Club Triples Final R Reitano T Pisano J Grabiec d S Collins A Woods A Benson 23/22 Nov 23 Socials V Spano J Brennan R Culotta d E Sinanian A Maybury B Gibson 35/8 N Ferris P Saunders d J Laws R Reading 30/17 A Wray M Richardson D

Hope d W Coelho P Dowling K Ho 21/14 P Collins E Elliott S Palmer d G King P Lavery J Morris 19/12 Nov 20 Socials E Sinanaian R Hochstetter A Crockart d B Dyer W Wood B Gibson 19/15 A Maybury J Brennan N Ferris d G Ramsey P Lavery W Coelho 17/5 J Glen C Costa R Culotta d J Glen A Hollard G Inchley 28/15 P Saunders J Wellar B Cain V Beram d V Spano B Higinbotham D Jessep J Auberson 16/10 A Wray A Benson A Vidler T Pisano d P Collins G King P Auberson J Grabiec 28/12


Denistone Men

Every Fri Social Pairs 11am start prizes. Wed Nov 20 Social C Norgate M Lyall I Christopherson d G Milner J Myers LHansen 21/20 T Stanis J Fleming F McGarry d D Alice B Nicoll J Hiotellis 32/13 J Kennedy D Galati C Welsby d L Crow P Turner S Skinner 33/8 Z Bosnjakovic A Marcellino J Mohan d D Pocock R Gavin R Johnston 29/13 A Rawding G Hatch K Graham d G Mitchell B Kennedy D Linnert 19/14 B Williams S Walmsley T Gardiner d

B White J Knight R Court 27/10 J O’Brien G Jenkins G Cooke d C Kennedy A Roznyoi G Carroll 23/19 Sat Nov 23 Final Major/ Minor Pairs G Hatch S Hatch d G Thomas C Piddick 28/15 Sat Social J Kennedy A Moylan(vis) J Hiotellis d M Little E Coleman R Johnston 36/14 P McFee L Crow L Hansen d T Stanis J Fleming D Moody 25/21 D Galati T Chan G Carroll d R Ralston M Lyall M Barton 25/24 J Mohan B Nicoll D Linnert d J O’Brien P Dale F McGarry 24/18 G Mitchell J Myers d Z Bosniakovic J Knight 17/15 A Roznyoi T Gardiner B Morton d J Henry D Douglas D Roughley 23/19


Hunters Hill Men

Thu Nov 21 Social J Beale O Vandoros d S Craig P Nightingale, R Smith R Hopwood J McDonald d B Davis B Carpenter K Uyeda Sat Nov 23 Social P Chatfield R Craig 19 B Carpenter P Nightingale 18 N Snashall J Lowe R Rose 25 B Love J McDonald R Hopwood 18.


WedNov 20 Social K Gleeson L Ager D K Wooden D Walker 20/19 R Rees R Rust D K Lake I Purcell 31/12 K Riley B Prentice D P Noone A Long 18/14

Bowling twins turn 80

BRUSH Park lawn bowlers and identical twins - Marie McNulty of Toongabbie and Clare Whitelock of Ryde (pictured) - celebrated their 80th birthday last week. They are tireless workers at the Brush Park club and bowl each week. The twins celebrated with a small cake each.

LEGENDARY North Ryde RSL lawn bowler Ivy Hitchens has completed a unique Grand Slam of Club Championships in 2019. The Queen of the Greens achieved the feat when she recently captured the Club Consistency Championship. Ivy (pictured right) defeated Lorna Humphreys (left) in the final where the winner is the first to score 130 points. It was an enthralling hard fought contest- the scores were very close as both players demonstrated great concentration, resilience and skill throughout the game. Congratulations Ivy on a fine accomplishment.

Dynamic Sydney FC midfielder Milos Ninkovic and key forwards Adam Le Fondre and Kosta Barbarouses celebrate after a goal in the Sky Blues’ 3-1 away victory over Perth Glory last Saturday night.

Kosta Barbarouses - “he’s our snake”! By ANTHONY STAVRINOS

HAVING the best players in the competition - which Sydney FC probably does - won’t guarantee an A-League championship on its own. There needs to be chemistry among players and a club culture that promotes camaraderie. For those watching coverage of the weekend’s 3-1 grand-final replay victory over Perth Glory after the full-time whistle, some funny banter suggests the Sky Blues have their act together on and off the pitch. During the post-game interviews, two of Sydney’s star attacking weapons - Adam Le Fondre and Kosta Barbarouses fronted the cameras. Le Fondre, who has quickly developed a reputation as one of the team’s characters, decided to make fun of a sensitive issue - Melbourne Victory fans’ anger over Kosta’s defection to their rivals. “[Kosta] has come from the other side of Melbourne and he has settled in really well,” Le Fondre said.

“He might be a snake but he’s our snake. “We get along really great off the pitch and it is bearing fruits on the pitch as well.” The pair were in fine form on Saturday night with Le Fondre opening scoring before Perth pegged Sydney back just before the break, with Barbarouses regaining the Sky Blues’ lead in the second half. The Kiwi international’s second half strike came off his lethal right boot, as the new Sydney number 11 made his mark in another big game. The pair were quick to credit one another after the match. “It’s really easy when [Le Fondre] works hard and I work hard,” Barbarouses said. “We have to cover a lot of ground but we are both willing to do it. “We both get along well off the field and we have really good play-

ers around us, so it’s not tough to get along well.” Le Fondre scored his fifth goal of the campaign on Saturday night, taking him to third in the Golden Boot race. Meanwhile, Barbarouses has completed his defection in style, hitting goal-scoring form over the last two weeks. “We expect to win every game,” Barbarouses said. “That’s all we expect within the playing group and the staff and the fans expect that too. “We accept that and that’s just the club we are. “We’ve put ourselves in good stead now, we have another tough game next, but we are going to take it on as best we can.” The third goal in the Sky Blues’ haul came courtesy of another player in red hot form, midfield maestro Milos Ninkovic, who is believed to be in

talks with the club for another one year extension of his contract. Sydney FC travel again to face league newcomers, Western United, at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday, kicking off at 4pm (AEDT). Wilko honoured by City of Ryde Local Gladesville hero and Sydney FC captain Alex Wilkinson also played a key role in his side’s win over Glory, with some crucial defensive blocks during the difficult task over keeping tabs on attacker Bruno Fornaroli. Last night the CIty of Ryde recognised the former TWT Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star Award recipient for his considerable contribution to the sport. We’ll have more in next week’s edition including the key role played by Alex in one of his sport’s most significant global milestones.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019 THE WEEKLY TIMES 27


Recognition for hockey ace Abby and Hawks’ league iron man Angus By CHRIS KARAS

JUNIOR Hockeyroos striker Abby Wilson and Ryde Eastwood rugby league warrior Angus McElroy are the sixth and seventh monthly winners in the 20192020 TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Award. The prolific-scoring Wilson represented the Australian U/21s and is a current member of the Australian Hockeyroos Development Squad that toured China this year while iron man forward McElroy spearheaded the Ryde Eastwood Hawks to a maiden NSWRL Sydney Shield premiership in September. Both will be recognised for their meritorious sporting achievements at a special presentation this Friday night at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 6pm. ABBY WILSON is part of the new breed of exciting talent at the Ryde-Hunters Hill Hockey Club that have staked a claim for international honours. The Lithgow export has developed into one of the nation’s most lethal strikers since linking with the Panthers as a fresh faced 18 year old – helping the Ryde club secure Sydney Womens Hockey Metro League first grade premierships in 2017 and 2019 and proving the face of the NSW Pride team in this year’s inaugural Hockey One National Womens Championship. Sharp shooter Wilson – a NSW representative for the past four seasons - has demonstrated her power and skill at all levels. The forward sensation captained NSW to the quarter finals at the National Under 21 Championships in Lismore back in July where she finished the tournament’s top goal scorer with six. She was later named in the Australian U/21 team and produced superb displays for NSW Pride in the Hockey One National championship – scoring five goals in a pool match against Tasmania Wilson nabbed 24 goals for

champions Ryde this season in the Sydney Womens Metro first grade premiership to finish the competition’s leading goal scorer for the third season in a row – an incredible feat. When Ryde clinched an historic Sydney Metro League Womens premiership in 2017, the skilful Wilson nabbed a hat-trick of goals in a 5-2 Grand Final win over favourites Gordon-North Sydney at Sydney Olympic Park. There was more joy for the gifted striker when the Pantherettes claimed a second premiership in three years after downing Sydney University 3-1 in the title decider at Homebush back in September. ANGUS McELROY of Putney is a promising rugby league forward on a mission. The industrious 20 year old lock proved a lynchpin as Ryde Eastwood brought home the prestigious NSWRL Sydney Shield premiership title for the first time in 2019. McElroy was one of the best players on ground as the high flying Hawks toppled Cabramatta 22-12 in the Shield Grand Final at Leichhardt Oval during September. It was a maiden Sydney Shield premiership for the marauding Hawks, who chalked up an eleventh successive victory to snare the trophy. Ryde Eastwood’s Head of Football Operations Michael Frain described the Hawks’ Grand Final triumph as “a phenomenal finish to the season.” “The team started to gell after four weeks into the competition and then reeled off eleven straight wins to win the premiership - an unbelievable effort from

the boys,” said Frain. “Leading the way was young Angus who turned in strong performances consistently in the engine room against more experienced opponents.” There were mixed feelings for Hawks’ head honcho Frain after the game. He was there to celebrate with the jubilant Ryde Eastwood players and also to console his eldest son Justin, 20, who was a key forward for Cabramatta in the title decider. The Ryde Eastwood forwards laid the foundations for the club’s Grand Final charge with the stout-hearted McElroy stamping his authority in the big end of season matches. His powerful running, bone-jarring defence and clever off-loads were a feature of the Hawks’ impressive 44-24 preliminary final win over St Marys and Grand Final triumph over the Two Blues. McElroy capped a memorable 2019 season when he received the John Dunlea Medal for the Ryde Eastwood Player of the Year at the Hawks’ Presentation Night last month. The former Holy Cross College Ryde student gained his junior representative spurs with Balmain’s Under 16 Harold Matthews Cup team in 2015 and two years later with the St George Under 18 S.G Ball Cup side. He was a key forward for Holy Cross first grade team in the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges and Arrive Alive Cup schoolboy competitions before linking with the Hawks’ Under 20s in the Combined Sydney Junior League series last season. A determined McElroy is hungry for more success with the Hawks and dreams of one day securing an NRL contract.

Emerging rugby league forward Angus McElroy in action for NSWRL Sydney Shield champions Ryde Eastwood. Photo by Mari Khamis.

Ryde’s Australian Hockeyroos Development Squad striker Abby Wilson in action for NSW Pride in this year’s inaugural Hockey One NationalWomens Championship.

Gubbins guides Tigers to victory with classy 94

SYDNEY Cricket Club’s investment in English County talent is reaping plenty of dividends.

Middlesex recruit Nick Gubbins (pictured) has made an immediate impact with the Tigers since making his debut in the NSW Premier Cricket first grade competition last month. Since arriving at Drummoyne the stylish batsman has demonstrated his class in the Sydney team’s top order - posting 339 runs from eight appearances with four half centuries at a healthy average of 48.4. Last Saturday the English import top scored with a magnificent knock of 94 off 83 balls as the Tigers edged out RandwickPetersham in a one day thriller at Coogee Oval. Sydney brought up victory with one ball to spare after eclipsing the Randy Petes tally of 7-323 off their allotted 50 overs. Suffan Hassan (17 not out) and Hugh Sherriff guided the Tigers home after the visitors lost six wickets for just 28 runs in a dramatic run chase. Gubbins engineered the win with his superb innings that featured eight boundaries and a six and crucial partnerships of 86 for the third wicket with Matthew Rodgers (39) and a fourth wicket stand of 99 with keeper Beau McClintock (50 off 53 balls). Tigers’ hot shot Ryan Felsch set the tone with a whirlwind knock of 64 off 38 balls. Opening the innings with Justin Mosca (32 off 39 balls), the pair registered a partnership of 76 with the flamboyant Felsch cracking four sixes and six boundaries to place

the Tigers in a sound position. Sydney were cruising at 3-292 before Kent all rounder Daniel BellDrummond triggered a collapse with his sharp seam bowling. The English recruit bagged 4-54 off his ten overs and paceman Daya Singh (3-67 off ten) to keep the Randy Petes in the contest. Earlier top knocks from Will Affleck (65), Jason Sangha (65), Bell-Drummond (52), Anthony Sams (45 not out) and Daniel Sams (33) helped the home side muster an imposing total after being sent in to bat by Tigers skipper Dan Smith. MEANWHILE Sydney recorded a 22 run victory over St George in the Kingsgrove Sports Twenty20 Cup series last Sunday at Hurstville Oval. Ryan Felsch thumped 66 off 31 balls which included five sixes and five boundaries and Beau McClintock an unbeaten 51 as Sydney posted 8-178. The Tigers restricted the Saints for 9-156 with Alex Glendenning (2-19), Ryan Corns (229), Nic Bills (2-37) and Felsch (2-42) impressive with the ball. SECONDS: Sydney 5-182 (Tristen McDonald 77no, Craig Di Blasio 32, Daniel Jacob 17, Ryan Corns 11no, Jamie Hemphrey 2-36, Tom McKenzie 2-51) d Randwick-Petersham 178 (Matt Everett 90, Steve Doheny 24, Jacob

Wood 19, Cameron Holmes 2-21, R Corns 2-38, Alex Bloomfield 2-42, Justin Rodgie 2-45). THIRDS: Sydney 8-201 (Will Smale 59, John Procajlo 46, Tom Mullen 32, Steve King 24, Doug Loth 3-53, Mitchell O’Loughlin 2-43) d RandwickPetersham 196 (Ashley Burton 98, Ben Montedoro 53, S King 3-38, Harrison Townsend 3-44, Avery Weilandt 2-29, Ellis Sherriff 1-13). FOURTHS: Randwick-Petersham 9-170 (Akther Hussain 46, Dylan Powell 24, Sean Rushton 18, Alex Rashleigh 2-11, Lawrence Prittipaul 2-24, Jack O’Brien 2-33) d Sydney 8-169 (L Prittipaul 53, Lachlan Ball 40, Liam Robson 15, Liam O’Loughlin 2-20, A Hussain 2-23). FIFTHS: Sydney 195 (Nathan Stares 72, Anay Baruah 36no, Darcy Mooney 15, Simran Sandhu 4-34, Will Deller 2-16, Ben Thomas 2-45) d Randwick-Petersham 130 (Fabian Heaton 29no, Hamza Mahmood 28, Angus Beaumont 22, Damian Rapisarda 2-18, A Baruah 2-28, N Stares 2-34, D Mooney 1-8). POIDEVIN GRAY SHIELD: St George 3-187 (Blake Nikitaras 103, Kurt Chalker 35, Tom Engelbrecht 32, H Townsend 3-20) d Sydney 8-178 (Harry Manenti 102, Lachlan Beattie 31, Lachlan Willmore 4-37, Joshua Moors 1-21).

Tigers Stars re-sign for 2020 28 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Seek NRL Premiership By the one eyed Tiger

Two of the Tigers up and coming superstars have resigned for a further two years with hopes of NRL premiership honours in 2020.

ALEX TWAL has re-signed for a further two years at the Tigers and is booming as the NRL’s premier forward.


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They are 23 year old forward Alex Twal and 24 year old try scoring back Luke Garner who have signed on the dotted line up to the end of the 2022 season and probably beyond. Both are dedicated Tigers and have earned the respect and encouragement of head coach Madge Maguire who reckons they are stars of the future. Madge says Alex was a standout junior representative forward who joined the Tigers midway through the 2017 season and quickly made his first grade debut in Round 17. He went on to play every game before earning selection for his international debut for Lebanon in the 2017 Rugby League World

Cup. Starring in the Cedars’ memorable run to the knockout rounds Alex played 21 games for Tigers firsts in 2018 before featuring in every game this year. Luke Garner was made captain of reserve grade in 2017 and scored seven tries in his 14 games played in firsts this year. They are now training hard before the Christmas break and looking forward to big games starting March 15 at the Gong. See ya there. Meanwhile watch this spot for a Big Announcement in the next few days.

LUKE GARNER scored seven tries this year and is hungry for many more in 2020.

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Swipe between 6pm - 8pm





The draw starts at 8.35pm.


See club flyers or website for details. LTPS/19/38895

Wednesday 27 November, then 4 & 11 December

*Exclusions and conditions apply. See club flyers for full details and terms and conditions. LTPS/19/39000

50 great prizes on offer each night. Tickets on sale on the day from 6pm. The raffle starts at 7.45pm.


117 Ryedale RoadRoad West Ryde 117 Ryedale West NSW Ryde2114NSW Tel: 02 9807 2444 2114 Tel: 02 9807 2444 www.releagues.

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