A development application has been lodged for stage three of the East Quarter development at Hurstville including a 21-storey tower and 556 apartments.
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The $193 million project by developers Roche at 93 Forest Road will include 4345 square metres of retail space, podium levels and basement car parking.

The application was lodged on August 12 and further details are expected to go up on the Georges River Council website next week.

First stage of the project was approved back in 2004.

Records of the former Hurstville Council show a development application was submitted for stage three of the project, comprising two buildings of 19 and eight storeys in November 2013 and it was withdrawn in April 2014.

Hurstville Council entered into a voluntary planning agreement with East Quarter Hurstville Pty Limited to extract almost $1 million of benefits for the city.

Under the agreement struck in December 2011, the developer is required to provide:

landscaping to the value of $400,000 on specified council land including footpaths, street furniture, planting, and undergrounding of overhead power cables;

– landscaping and associated works at Kempt Field, which is adjacent to the East Quarter site, to the value of $350,000;

– a contribution of $185,198 to Hurstville Public School;

– public access to the development’s plaza, an area of about 2800 square metres, and to associated landscaped corridors leading to Kempt Field.

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Picture: JAMES DAVIESHORSHAMRural City Council has given residents and businesses an extra five days to make submissions on itsHorsham Integrated Transport Strategy draft report.
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Horsham council released the report on July 29 with a deadline for submissions set for August 17.

The new deadline is August 22.

The draft report calls for new roads and bridges around Horsham over the next five to 40 years and recommends ‘option D’ for a truck bypass east of the city.

Horsham council has also released a draft Horsham Aerodrome Master Plan but its submission deadline has been left unchanged for August 19.

The aerodrome and bypass reportshavebeen heavily criticised by commercial pilots and nearby farmers.

Two information sessions were held at Horsham Civic Centre on August 11 to explain both transport documents.

Councildirector of technical services John Martin said that about 50 people attended each session, which saw a broad range of views being expressed about both plans.

“Some comments were made that there was insufficient time for the public to provide feedback and as a result, council has decided to extend the period for comments on Horsham Integrated Transport Strategy,”he said.

Mr Martin said that Council had not yet formed a view on the recommendations of either document, and is seeking as much public comment as possible to inform its consideration of the recommendations.

“For this reason, the period for comment for the Integrated Transport Strategy has been extended by nearly a week,” he said.

“Council will place a lift-out in the Mail-Times on August 17to help ensure that the community is aware of the proposed options and has a chance to comment on them.”

Mr Martin said that a detailed explanation of the recommendations, including a form that can be used to provide written responses, is provided on Council’s website at梧桐夜网hrcc.vic.gov419论坛.

The aerodrome master plan and transport draft report can both be read online.

Those interested can [email protected]论坛.

“Council will consider all responses in its deliberations,” Mr Martinsaid.

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Richie Ivory is into the final of the BRACE MMA tournament. Picture: NONI HYETT

BENDIGO’S mixed martial arts star Richie Ivory has plundered his way into the BRACE MMA tournament final.

The Irish-born 28-year-old needed only one minute and six seconds to dispose of his semi-final opponent Ben Watson on Saturday night in Canberra.

Watson, from Sydney, had entered the fight undefeated in two professional fights.

Any thoughts of a third-straight win were soon gone, when Ivory unleashed a devastating head-kick to end the bout in the opening round.

He will meet Darwin ‘Sugar’ Sagurit in the final at the AIS in Canberra in November.

The Sydney fighter earned a spot in the final with a technical knockout win over New Zealand’s Byron Cowell, on the same card as Ivory.

It will be a much-anticipated final with the pair initiallyscheduled to clash for Ivory’s Australian bantamweight title a few months ago, until the Bendigo fighter was forced to pull out of the contest due to a broken nose.

Richie Ivory in training at the Fit Republic gym in Golden Square. Picture: NONI HYETT

“The doctors wouldn’t clear me, so he kind of used that in his post-fight speech, to say that I have been ducking him,” Ivory said.

“That will make for a good fight in Canberra.

“He’s like a tank – he’s about 5’3″ and a pretty solid little fellow.”

The Watson-fight was beamed live around the world on UFC Fight Pass, including to an eager audience of Ivory’s friends from Fit Republic in Golden Square, where he runs the MMA gym.

“All the guys from the gym were in another of the guy’s house watching it – there was like20 of them watching it,” he said.

“I think for this one in November we’ve got a big crowd from Bendigo going to Canberra.

“And hopefully a big Irish crowd of my friends – it will be a big show.”

Richie Ivory. Picture: NONI HYETT

Ivory will potentially have one more fight before his BRACE final.

He said the one drawback from his Canberra was having to partner behind, three weeks after she gave birth to the couple’s first son Rian.

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RUNNING: House Captain of MacKillop Hayley Lynn hot on the tail of House Captain of Fitzroy Makaylah Doust FINE weather helped St Joseph’s school athletes to run fast, fly high and break records at their annual athletics carnival held at King George oval recently.
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The carnival had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather but the wait didn’t seem to bother most students who were enthusiastic to compete on the day.

St Joseph’s School spokesperson Leeanne McHarg said it was a wonderful day with fantastic weather for competitors and spectators alike.

“Congratulations to our House Captains; Isaac, Grace for Penola, Jye and Makaylah for Fitzroy for their leadership and a special mention to Archie and Hayley who led their house MacKillop to victory this year,” she said.

“One record was broken on the day that being discus with Adam Campbell excelling himself again in discus with a throw of 30.37 metres.

“Adam broke Jay Gallagher’s record from 2007 by a whopping 4.69 metres, congratulations Adam on a great effort.

“All the students that participated did their best and that added the great atmosphere of the day.”

Mrs McHarg said St Joseph’s have 35 athletes from the carnival now eligible to represent the school at the Armidale Diocesan Carnival to be held in Tamworth on Friday August 19.

“We wish those athletes well as they have worked hard to get the results that gained them selection,” she said.

“We are sure they will represent the school well and do us proud.”

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NORTH EAST BOUND: Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige is expected to play for Tallangatta this season. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
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AN ALL-ROUNDERwho has represented Sri Lanka will play for Tallangatta this season, two years after the club first tried to recruit him.

Dilhara Lokuhettige, 36, played nine one-day internationals and two T20 games for his country in a career that includes 146 first class matches.

A right-handed batsman and fast-mediumbowler, Lokuhettige is due to arrive in Australia on September 26.

Tallangatta club captain Matt Armstrong said the situationcame about through the recruit’s friendship withMount Beauty player Ashan Ranaweera after an earlier import had pulled out.

“It’s been a two-yearjourney to get him out here,” Armstrong said.

“We attempted to get him out for last season but there were difficulties around migration and the visas.

“We overcame those concerns this year.We had to get letters from Cricket Australia, had to get letters from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board, we had to do sponsorship arrangements, so it’s been sixmonths of pretty hard work to get that through.”

Lokuhettige made his one-day international debut against India in 2005 and also played his most recentODI against that country eight years later.

His international T20 matches took place in October 2008.

According to the cricinfo website, the cricketer began first class cricket in the 2000-01 season and has amassed 5464 runs at an average of 25.89, scoring seven centuries and 20 half centuries, with a highest score of 211.

In bowling, he has claimed 354 wickets at 24.44, with best figures of 7/64.

“Dilhara Lokuhettige is one of the first Sri Lankan cricketers to be labelled a Twenty20 specialist,” cricinfo said.

Armstrong felt the recruit would fit well into the Tallangatta side.

“We’ve had experience of bringing guys in from overseas consistently for a decade now,” he said.“All of our guys will have a lot to learn from him, having played international cricket alongside some pretty good players.”

The clubheld an informal gathering on Sunday ahead of pre-season training starting next week.

Armstrong said Tallangatta’s line-up would be similar to last season’s team.

“We’ll have Dilhara obviously and looking like another player from England coming out to join us for the year and then all of the players that we had last year have re-signed to go around again,” he said.“It’s just a really good culture out there, so people come on one or two-year deals and end up staying for a decade.”

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AWARENESS: Food is Free founder Lou Ridsdale and volunteer Sally-Anne McGeachin are collecting unused sanitary items in the laneway to complement the food exchange program. Picture: Lachlan BenceFOOD is Free Laneway founder Lou Ridsdale is joining a growing chorus to promote what she feels is a basic human right: sanitary items for the homeless.
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A box next to the wheelbarrow planter, offers a place for people to place unused sanitary items for women and transgender people most in need.

Food is Free has partnered with charity organisation Share the Dignity. Ms Ridsdale said the charity’s motto, that sanitary products should be a right, not a privilege, fit in with the laneway’s community-driven concept of looking after everybody’s basic needs, regardless of their story.

“It’s a marvellous thing to recognise women do have this need. Sanitary items are probably one thing most people do not think of as a basic need for homeless, we tend to think of donating blankets and food first,” Ms Ridsdale said.

“Homelessness doesn’t have a certain look…there are so many different avenues to how people end up homeless. Everybody can have a bad week financially.”

Food is Free Laneway in Redanprovides equal access to healthy, high-quality, nutritious, safe and cost-free food. Nearby schools and kindergartens help make seedling packets for people to start their own gardens.

Share the Dignity runs collection drives in April and August to collect pads and tampons for vulnerable and at-risk Australian women to prevent them from shameful and traumatic experiencesduring their monthly periods, like having to clean in public toilets or creating makeshift sanitary items.

Ballarat’s Renee Ziedaitis placed a collection box in the female change rooms St John of God Hospital where she works and is amazed at the generosity of her colleagues.

“(Periods) are still a bit of a taboo subject and it’s good to have a bit of anonymity, so women can just slip them from their work bag into the box. Imagine being homeless worrying about this,” Ms Ziedaitis said. “I’ve also had friends who have bought the wrong brand and because they’re a bit fussy, have donated them, or pregnant friends who donate their excess supplies because they will not need them for awhile.”

Food is Free Laneway is off Ripon Street. Find more collection points onlineat sharethedignity南京夜网419论坛

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Minister for Sport John Eren.A guideline launched by the state government will help sportsclubs, councils, architects and designers ensure that new sports facilities support women’s participation.
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The online Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guide will provide advice for building or repairing sports facilities to accommodate growing numbers ofwomen and girls getting involved in sport.

“There are more Victorian women and girls playing grassroots sport than ever before, but too often their facilities are rundown or non-existent. We’re fixing that,” Minister for Sport John Eren said.

“The Female Friendly Infrastructure Guide puts the power in the hands of clubs, councils, builders and architects to make a big difference to Victorians.”

By the beginning of next season, Allansford netball players will have access to brand new facilities to use when they train and play at their home ground.

The facilities will include toilets, change rooms with showers, an office, a storeroom and a kitchen.

Allansford Football and Netball Club president Toby Holloway said the upgrade was “well and truly overdue.”

“The girls didn’t have showers or toilets which was not good enough,” he said.

“We’re just trying to get the facilities up to a better standard for the whole community.”

Mr Holloway said the upgrade meant the players would be able to have all their belongings in one place and have a shower after the game without having to go home.

The courts will also be resurfaced with “state-of-the-art” materials.

“The netball club is half our club so they should have the same facilities as the boys get,” he said.

“They should be able to expect those facilities, really.”

The project has been undertaken as a collaboration between the club, the Allansford Recreation Reserve management (part of Warrnambool City Council) and Allansford Cricket Club.

Last year the state government announced $10 million in fundingfor clubs toupgrade women’s facilities.

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LABOR has gone on the offensive in the Albury Council election raceby declaring its fullsupport for candidate Christian Kunde.
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STICKING TOGETHER: Labor candidate in the Albury Council race Christian Kunde has the support of NSW Party leader Luke Foley.

The trainee doctor stepped down from the recent Farrer federal election campaign when reports surfaced linking him to Islamic extremism.

Mr Kunde has been recruited to the Labor election ticket of Cr Darren Cameron, who is seeking another term on September 10.

Cr Cameron said evidence existed of Mr Kunde being the target of a Liberal hatchet job in the recent federal election.

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley also defended his party’s decision to re-endorse Mr Kunde.

“Mr Kunde has given firm undertakings to Labor that he does not share the views of any extremists and that he condemns their views,” Mr Foleysaid.

But unlike the federal campaign, Cr Cameron said his running mate wouldn’t be standing aside in the council battle.

“I am concerned the Liberal Party will trot out the same dirty tricks campaign as they did during the federal election,” he said.

“Sussan Ley gave a faint apology at the declaration of the poll recently.

“But it would be truly disgraceful if the local Liberal members stooped to the same tactics again.

“Christian has issued a definitive statement to set the record straight.”

The Liberals arenot running a ticket in the council election, but former mayor Alice Glachan is a party member.

The Liberals arenot running a ticket in the council election.

But former mayor Alice Glachan, who is running as the No.1 on an independentticket,is a Liberal Party member.

Albury MLA Greg Aplin couldn’t be contacted for comment byThe Border Mail.

A spokesman for Mr Aplin has also been approached for comment.

Mr Kunde made the decision to step down from the federal campaign so his circumstances wouldn’t be a distraction for Labor.

Mr Kunde said his views on many issuesin the federal campaignwere

“grossly misrepresented”.

“I am opposed to and condemn all forms ofpolitical violence and terrorism,” he said.

“I condemnHizb-ut-tahrir and anysimilar organisations.

“I am a committed supporterof marriage equality.

“Australia is a multi-faith, multicultural society.

“We are at our bestwhen we set aside fear and discrimination to focus on inclusion andparticipation.”

​Mr Kunde’s decision to step down from the federal campaign was welcomed by party leader Bill Shorten.

Labor was criticisedby Liberal MPs for failing to do sufficient background checks on candidates.

But Mr Kunde’s plight was in stark contrast of Labor candidate Anne Aly in the the seat ofCowan.

Accusations she provided support to a radical Muslim preacher as part of a NSW court proceedingwere dismissed asa “desperate smear” by MrShorten.

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I love the Olympics Australia’s gold medal winning relay swimmers.
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WITH great gusto, I proclaimed: “I love the Olympic Games!”

The roaring silencewhich met this statement was overwhelming.

One woman in a tired voice said, “Oh, that’s nice darls, aww!”

Riddle me this, if you can. Are we that caught up in the grinding tedium, the banal minutiae of our daily lives, that we can’t enjoy the Olympic Games?

Please, please, never let me get this way!

Advance Australia Fair was playing. The Aussie flag was flying high. Our swimmers were in the pool battling it out, a world of training pain and dedication coming down to fractions of seconds.

I looked about me. People were too busy filling their faces and belting down schooners to even care. Sheesh! Do you know what the main topic of conversation was? The bloody census!

Have these people given up on life?

Are they the same kind of people whose weekly highlight is putting out the garbage bin?

If ever I get tothe point in my life where I don’t give a toss about something as wonderful as the Olympics,I beg you, I beseech you, cart me off to the funny farm and put me in a padded cell.

For there I can contemplate how and why some humansgive up caring.

Adrian SimpsonEmmavilleCamps costing $4 million each dayOn Radio National this morning, there was a claim that our prison camps for boat people in Nauru and Papua new Guinea are costing $1.5 billion a year.

That’s over $4 million per day.

If this figure is true, then it’s really good news.

It means that we are so rich, and our economy is so strong, that we can afford to throw away and burn ten times the cost of the gay marriage plebiscite every year, without noticing.

We can achieve absolutely nothing with all that money, and incidentally make sure that thousands of boat people achieve absolutely nothing as well.

Isn’t this wonderful?Wasn’t it just ever so right of the Liberals, Nationals and Greens to make sure that the Malaysia Solution fell in a heap?

After all, if we had given Malaysia our Moslem boat people and taken their Christian boat people in exchange, then something would actually have happened.

By now, those Christians would also be merging into our society and supporting Australia by becoming taxpayers.

Can’t have that in this country, mate.Gotta have nothing at all.

G.T.W.AgnewCoopers Plains, QLDSupport for appealI’m writing to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the community of New South Wales for their support of The Smith Family’s 2016 Winter Appeal.

Our appeal highlighted the impact of severe financial disadvantage on the education of a child.

These children often miss out on excursions and camps, can feel isolated and alone, and are at risk of disengaging from learning. It is heartening that our call to “end poverty – one student at a time” through education resonated with so many people in the community, who responded with great generosity to our appeal.

I would like to thank every individual who made a donation. Your support will allow us to provide out-of-school learning and mentoring programs to more than 9000 disadvantaged children across Australia.

Please know that you are helping make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of disadvantaged children, helping them to thrive at school and to create a better future for themselves.

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HOME RUN: Ian May said Indians wanted to be able to host more home games in Port Lincoln.SOME of the local baseball clubs are in conflict over the current situation with home games in the Lower Eyre Peninsula Baseball League.
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Indians Baseball Club has campaigned to change the set up of home games to see more games played at Ravendale for the Port Lincoln based clubs.

Indians president Ian May said the current set up has Shields Baseball Club playing 15 home games at Dorward Oval in North Shields.

Which meant one Port Lincoln club gave up three games and the other two surrenderedtwo.

“The situation is we’ve got four teams, two teams should play eight home games and two get seven home games and them teams swap around each year,” he said.

“We must be the only league in Australia where one team gets 15 home games and others get home games taken off them.”

For Shields however it has been an issue of ensuring the ground could be maintained to keep it open for baseball.

Funds raised from thegate, canteen and bar go back into the North Shields Sports Association to maintain the ground.

Sports Association president Craig Dorward said money went into paying for water and the lights to ensure baseball could be played there on Friday nights.

“If they start taking games away from North Shields the ground will have to shut,” he said.

It has been suggested more games take place on Sundays to create more home games in Port Lincoln.

Mr May said Sunday would accommodate families better as A grade games on Friday nights did notstart until 9pm.

“Sunday would be good for family days,” he said.

“If we just go to a normal home and away season where each team plays three to four Sunday games a season, the whole issue would be resolved.”

However Shields has maintained it wants to keep baseball on Friday nights.

Mr Dorward said he understood the teams wantedmore home games but players should have weekends free for family and other commitments.

“The last thing we want to do is play sport on Sunday, we’d rather take the kids to the beach,” he said.

“At least the Friday game is over by 10.30pm, you get home and have all the weekend to yourself.”

At the last league meeting on August 8, Indians looked to seeklegal advice.

Mr May said it wasn’t financially viable for the league for the current set up to continue.

“North Shields keep coming up with monetary problems but the three Lincoln teams have to survive too,” he said.

Mr Dorward said Shields would “stick to its guns” about not giving up more than three games to Port Lincoln this year.

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