Monthly Archive: January, 2012

Citizens who stand tall

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   CITIZENS who have contributed to Rockdale through community service, volunteering, fund-raising and sport were honoured at Rockdale Council’s 2012 Citizen of the Year awards at Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls… Continue reading

Lots applying for lots of beachside spots at Greenhills

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN SUTHERLAND Shire home seekers appear to be embracing Australand’s Greenhills Beach development, with almost 70 per cent of buyers so far hailing from the area. Of the 60 lots that… Continue reading

High hopes for housing market

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN THE housing market ended on a strong note in 2011 -interest rates dropped, the big banks followed suit and consumer confidence was rife. McGrath Real Estate chief executive John McGrath… Continue reading

Dragon magic

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN MORE than 50,000 people celebrated the Chinese New Year at Hurstville Council’s street festival on Saturday.Forest Road, Hurstville, was brimming with festive revellers keen to herald in the Year of… Continue reading

Police Commissioner and wife are Hurstville’s citizens of the year

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   HE holds the top job fighting crime, but it’s the community work he does that has landed Andrew Scipione and his wife Joy joint title of Hurstville Citizens of… Continue reading

Address sought by many

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   STRONG demand for housing at Australand’s Discovery Point has led the developers to speed up sales and construction plans.Following the successful sales for Linc — a residential release in… Continue reading

Matt Corby tunes up for a big road trip

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   SUTHERLAND Shire muso Matt Corby, 21, has come a long way since his stint on Australian Idol in 2007.The soulful singer has released four EPs, caught the eye of… Continue reading

High school led to world stage for Emma Pask

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN   NOT many people get their big musical break while they are still in high school.But for Emma Pask, luck was on her side when she crossed musical paths with… Continue reading

Boarding house approved at Penshurst

BY SANDRA SIAGIAN HURSTVILLE Council has lost its fight to stop a 47-room boarding house development at Penshurst. The NSW Land and Environment Court overturned the council’s decision to reject a four-storey affordable… Continue reading