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What do you want to see?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Hi All,   As we start to get a bit of foot traffic back to the site it is appropriate that content that people want to see is available.   The same questions are generally asked each year at the AGM so if we can shorten the time there by putting what we now here it would benefit us all.   One thing that is desired to be maintained is a positive approach. That is not to tell you what you can’t do but rather what you can.   If you have something to offer that all residents can benefit from them feel free to share.   We’re open to contributions because to date it’s a one man...

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Changing Your Password and Display Name

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in General | 0 comments

One of the frustrations of a mass set-up list that this website and blog had was that residents (users) were allocated generic information. However, this can be changed. You can assign actual name to your identity rather than being ParkbridgeResident543 or whatever the case is. To change this and your password, head to the top right corner of the page and hover across the area where it says Howdy You will then see the option to ‘Edit My Profile’ You won’t be able to change your username that you log into the site with but you can populate your name and choose how it displays. Password changes are also available there...

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Middleton Grange Town Centre Update

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in General | 4 comments

When many of us moved in, there was the presumption that a small shopping centre would be built across the road from Middleton Grange Public School. The impression was that this would always be on the eastern side of the school adjacent to the Serbian Club. After a couple of false starts there is a new concept on the table and its actually on the western side of the school. And what a concept it is in bringing European cosmopolitan living to our part of the world. Have a browse of the developers plans here: http://middletongrange.net/ Supermarket, cinema, retail, child care, apartments, parks, water fountains. It’s an interesting take so let us know your...

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Resetting of Logins

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in General | 2 comments

Hello All,   In an effort to have more people accessing and using the website moving forward, all user logins will be reset to get the notification out there.   Apologies to those that are all set but it is to get things going.   With the Lost Password option on the homepage it is hoped that this too will increase visitation.

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We’re still here

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in General | 3 comments

Hello All,   With the newsletter that you would have received in the post this week it does refer you to keep tabs on the Parkbridge website for updates.   Thanks for checking in.   At this time we’re still working through some content and trying to get everyone online given the false start that the site had last year. Many didn’t get their logins, forgot passwords or are new to the estate so there’s a bit to overcome.   Once this has been established, we will look to recharge the blog with some gusto as well as get the tennis court bookings rolling.   The intention that is if the website is up and running then there is less reliance on the printed paper newsletters which would reduce printing and postage costs that residents currently pay for.   Feel free to comment to get things rolling. Stay tuned and we’ll hopefully see this up and running soon.  ...

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Christmas Event – Cancelled

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in General | 2 comments

Hello All,   Details are yet to be confirmed as we work through ticking things off with Liverpool City Council and suppliers but we are looking at doing the following:   Family Movie Night Tuesday 23 December 2014 7pm Bristol Park (the park nearest to the M7)   A movie is yet to be selected although it has been suggested that it not be Frozen, for the benefit of neighbouring residents. The Lego Movie is an early favourite but happy to hear alternative suggestions. So mark the date in the calendar and hopefully all details can be confirmed by the end of the week. To best gauge numbers and hence the required size of the screen, posting comments as to whether you would attend and how many people you would have with you that would be much appreciated. This event is intended for Parkbridge residents and their families...

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Liverpool Publications – Your Liverpool, Negotiator and Newspapers

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in General | 1 comment

If you’re feeling out of touch with what is happening in the local area here are a few ways to stay up-to-date. As Parkbridge residents don’t receive the physical copy of community newspapers or the ‘local rag’ then hopefully the below can assist in connecting to you to what is happening in Liverpool and surrounding Council areas. NEWSPAPERS Few of us would have failed to have experienced the weekly circulation of the local newspaper at former residents. For some of us it went straight in the recycling, others had a quick flick through of what houses are worth these days and there will be those that read it cover to cover – except when it poured with rain and the paper turned to glug. If you have missed this circulation then never fear as this information is still available online, ads and all. For Liverpool there have been two circulations of weekly news in both the Liverpool City Champion and the Liverpool Leader. Liverpool City Champion is operated by Fairfax Media (Sydney Morning Herald) and is available with its dedicated website or in an eEdition. Liverpool Leader is operated by News Corp (The Daily Telegraph) and it too is available in an eEdition but as for a website is merged into News Local South West Region. There is also the opportunity to sign-up to a newsletter for regular updates.   YOUR LIVERPOOL Each quarter a local publication called Your Liverpool is released at the beginning of the seasonal change. With that earlier this week the Summer edition of Your Liverpool was released. It makes for an interesting read with some of the articles in regard to transport and investment throughout the Council area and what impact that may have. The same can be obtained from the weekly news but this is a quarterly wrap of where things are at… and it’s in glossy colour! In addition to this there can be offers to claim with local businesses and suggestions of events and activities throughout the area. The Summer Issue is located online HERE and physical copies are available throughout the Council boundaries. Otherwise, you are able to subscribe to be notified when the latest issue is released through the website HERE.   LIVERPOOL NEGOTIATOR Who doesn’t love a good deal? The Liverpool Negotiator is another colour publication that you probably see regularly. It’s the one where business owners get dressed up to match the theme of the edition. Discounts, specials and general advertising inform of local businesses of all varieties. By visiting the website you are able to see what the current edition has in store and interestingly there is also an app for both Android and the iPhone App Store.   If you are aware of any news, offers or other information that may appeal to Parkbridge residents, please drop a comment...

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Report Vandalism

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in General | 0 comments

It has been raised that a number of cars were targeted in recent evenings along both Hemsworth Ave and Robey Ave. It is believed that baseball bats were used to cause damage to close to 20 vehicles. If you have any information pertaining to such instances, please report them to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or direct to Green Valley Police on 9607 1799.

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M7 Underpass

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in General | 2 comments

A common question throughout the estate is “When will the M7 underpass will be completed?” This question also takes the form of “Why is there only one way in and one way out?” At this stage, it is a road to nowhere. (Source: Google Earth) It’s reasonable to say that when Mirvac planned the Parkbridge Estate and the Len Waters Estate located on the other side of the M7 that the two would be linked, providing Parkbridge residents a more direct route to Cowpasture Rd. However, the proposed link could not figure in the construction of either development because it is controlled by the government with a number of agencies with vested interests. As the continuation of Middleton Drive would be considered a local road it is in the scope of Liverpool City Council. The M7 is considered an arterial road and is operated by a body that sits under Roads and Maritime Services. With potential interests other agencies such as the Western Sydney Parklands and the operator and users of the M7 Shared Pathway which would be a wider Transport for NSW interest, there is no one person to deal with. So it is not a simple box to tick but quite an involved process to ensure all stakeholders are consulted and determining the benefits for all involved. Previous enquiries had established there was the intention to have the underpass as a thoroughfare for buses only that would travel through Parkbridge. We will address buses separately shortly. There are a number of issues involved in the topography of the land as it is currently somewhat of a swamp as a reserve for water run-off from the surrounding hills. As such if a road were to be built for buses, it would be highly prone to flooding and may lead to services not taking the route. Further questions were asked in regard to raising the table or height of the road so that general traffic may be able to use it as a thoroughfare. For those that have used the M7 Shared Pathway for a ride or a run you would know that the cycleway crosses from the west side of the M7 to the east side of the M7 (if you’re going north) at the point that Middleton Drive finishes. As the cycleway is a dedicated 40km track from the M5 (Prestons) to the M2 (Hills District), the intent to continue Middleton Drive would mean that a number of (what would be perceived to be costly) measures would be required to redirect the cycleway. As it currently stands, Liverpool Council have identified the need and are looking to secure funding for the road to be constructed in the short to medium term. The redirection of the M7 Shared Pathway has identified that a bridge would need to replace the current underpass and funding is still looking to be secured. So with that in mind, it looks possible that the road may be constructed but is subject to Government funding. If the road were completed, there may be increase traffic through Parkbridge by residents in other parts of Middleton Grange or further afield. On the other hand for the large number of residents that use Cowpasture Rd regularly, they may save a few minutes on their trip each day. In a...

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Trouble Posting Comments?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in General | 0 comments

It was raised at the AGM for both Precinct One and Precinct Two over the last two Saturdays, that some people are having trouble posting on the blog. However, no issue has been identified as to why this is. If you do have issues, please send them through to Strata Master and the Blog contributer. As the website was set up with the blog format rather than a forum, new topics can only be added by the Blog administrators. Thus all other users are only able to comment on existing posts. However, that’s not to say that all residents can’t drive topics of discussion. Simply comment on another post with ‘NEW TOPIC’ noted at the top along with an outline of what you would like to see. From which an administrator can start a post with that content and build on it with other relevant...

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