After the identification of traffic issues by two government agencies and general complaints from the public, the developer of the former Balmain Tigers site has submitted a modified design that is intended to solve these issues. However, Greens MP Jamie Parker believes that this new design has only made cosmetic changes, saying, “This proposal ignores community concerns about size, scale and traffic, with just a modest reduction to floor space and building heights.” While supportive of the Tigers club, Jamie is not interested in its return “in the form of a towering development that will overshadow homes, destroy our high street businesses and create traffic chaos.”
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Networking in Balmain
The Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event next month for local business people to get to know each other, with the aim of promoting small businesses in the area. The Balmain Rozelle ‘Open for Business’ event will kick off at 6pm, Thursday 29th August at the Exchange Hotel. Tickets are $35 for chamber members or $40 for non-members, and drinks and canapés will be served on arrival.
To register, visit: www.balmainrozelle.org.au/events.html.
Local Government Week
It’s Local Government Week until Sunday 4th August and Marrickville Council is celebrating by offering residents a range of free activities, with events programmed for every day of the week! Mayor of Marrickville, Victor Macri, says, “Council is keen to share with our community all the ways in which we strive to serve our residents,” and activities will range from “free entry all week to specified classes at our Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, to a ‘Hidden Gems’ free bus tour of the Marrickville local government area, which will take in some little-known local highlights and tell stories of places old and new.” There will also be street art walking tours, afternoon tea at the Tom Foster Community Centre, workshops and talks.
For a full list of Local Government Week activities, visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au.
Inner West Small Business Expo
To be successful and get the most out of your business it is important to talk to and learn from the experts. Your opportunity to do just that arrives this August when the Inner West Small Business Expo returns once again, with this year’s theme being “Learn Connect Grow”.
The expo will be held at the Strathfield Golf Club on Friday 16th August from 9.30am to 2.15pm, with NSW Small Business Commissioner Yasmin King (above) appearing as the keynote speaker. It is set to be a great educational affair, covering everything from how to make your business stand out to how to adapt to changes in society and technology, so if you’re a business owner in the Inner West you shouldn’t miss it. Strathfield Golf Club is located at 84 Centenary Drive and tickets are $25 per person.
For more info and bookings, visit www.innerwestbusinessexpo.com.