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Council Works Depot
The application for alterations and additions plus change of use for the bulky goods retailing centre on the corner of Frederick Street and Reserve Road has been passed.

Artarmon Reserve
The 25kph speed limit has been removed from the signage on the newly paved access track to the Reserve, restoring the 10 km per hour "Shared Zone" arrangement.

Laneways renamed
Council has renamed a number of laneways in and around Artarmon

Council has agreed to forward a petition signed by the residents of Willoughby concerned by the community impact of the new planning laws to the local State Member of Parliament.

Councillor Allowances
At the 26 May meeting, Councillors voted to set annual fees payable to Councillors and the Mayor from 1 July 200 to 20 June 2009 at $19,250 for Councillors and $51,130 for the Mayor.

Shopping Trolleys
Following a public tender for the collection and disposal of 100 impounded shopping trolleys, the Council resolved on 26 May to accept the proposal from All City Waste Pty. A decision was also made to preparing a report about ways to mediate with supermarkets for alternative solutions to the problem of abandoned shopping trolleys.

A school for Naremburn?
Council has ratified the outcomes of the Naremburn School public meeting and will be working with the Department of Education to open a new school in the area. Another public meeting to report on progress is to be held in mid September.

In the past few months, three development applications for brothels in the Hampden Road shopping area were received by Council.

A Subway for Artarmon?
A petition from the shopkeepers of Artarmon was presented to Council at the 23 June meeting. The petition opposed leasing of the empty shop on Hampden Road to Subway on the basis the strip was already adequately served with food outlets of a similar type. It would appear now from the sign on the shop that the business is to go ahead.

Artarmon School
Willoughby City Council has agreed to approach the Artarmon Public School and Department of Education to develop, with Council's assistance, a school site and precinct management plan for the Artarmon Public School and its surrounding environ in association with relevant stakeholders. The relevant stakeholders were not defined in the motion which was passed by agreement of all ten Councillors.

Courtesy of Gazette August 2008


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