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Thousands of nominations received for the Inner West Local Business Awards

Nominations have now closed for the Inner West Local Business Awards, with the huge number of applications revealing enormous support for businesses within our local community. The next step will be reviewing the nominations to determine a list of finalists for each of the categories. Once this is complete, there will be an extensive judging process that will result in winners being selected and revealed at the Awards presentation evening, which will take place on June 29th.

The judging criteria includes: outstanding levels of personalised customer service, the appearance and maintenance of business facilities and staff, value for money relative to quality and the presentation of product and service offerings. After the finalists are revealed, the judges encourage businesses to involve their community in this process and take particular regard of customer testimonials.

For further information visit www.thebusinessawards.com or call 8577 5060.


Local hero recognised in Leichhardt Council Volunteer Award

Leichhardt City Council has launched their new Amy Large Volunteer of the Year Award to honour the much loved community member, who sadly passed away late last year. The award was announced at the Council’s Leichhardt Citizen of the Year Awards and will be first presented in 2017.

The award will acknowledge the work of local residents in helping local families, organisations, programs and individuals in need. Amy was known for her long-running service to local organisations, including Birchgrove Public School, the Birchgrove Scorpions Junior Rugby League Team, the Balmain Town Hall, Back to Balmain Day Committees, the Red Cross and Salvation Army.


Canada Bay Council seeks answers ahead of WestConnex

Despite being supportive of WestConnex, Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas says he will be contacting the State Government to seek clarification on a number of issues relating to the WestConnex proposal. Citing the construction phase as a particular source of concern, Tsirekas said the council is considering traffic build-up on local roads, pedestrian safety and pollution, access to tunnelling, reuse of Heritage building materials and noise as potential issues.

“While we are fundamentally supportive of the project and the need to reduce traffic congestion around the City of Canada Bay, we do have concerns relating to the construction phase and feel we need to ask more questions on behalf of our community,” he says.