Station parking spots released

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has announced that 108 staff car parking spaces at Liverpool train station will be available to commuters.

She said work was under way to release about 1200 spaces for Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink customers at almost 100 stations across the state.

The first spots would be made available this week and all 1200 spaces would become progressively available over the next 12 to 18 months.

In other news in brief:

Tea raises funds

Mounties raised more than $10,000 for the Cancer Council as part of this year's Biggest Morning Tea.

The event raised $5433 for the Cancer Council. Mounties matched donations dollar for dollar taking the total to $10,866.

The club's "Icing on the Cake Challenge" also proved successful, with more than 80 contestants entering.

Paul Vu of Condell Park won the novice category and Anna Maria Roche won the professional category.

The people's choice prize went to Marta Monica Melo-Gavin of Cabramatta West.

Quit smoking course

Miller Community Health Centre is offering a free six-week quit smoking program to local Aboriginal residents.

The program began last week and runs from 10.30am every Monday.

Aboriginal health education officer at the centre's Aboriginal chronic care program Pamela Sutton said the group offered a range of support mechanisms to help get people give up smoking.

Participants will receive weekly support and access to free nicotine replacement therapy products like patches, gum, inhaler, mouth spray and lozenges.

They can also check their carbon monoxide level weekly.

Details: Call Pamela on, 9607 8112.

War memorial push

Former Liverpool mayor Gary Lucas has called on the council to support his campaign for Liverpool to have a war memorial featuring all of the names of all local soldiers lost in war.

He said the current war memorial located in Bigge Park did not name all the soldiers.

"I think that's an oversight.

"If country towns can name all of their locals who were lost I don't see why we can't do it."

Grants for baseballers

Three local female baseballers recently received $500 local sporting champions' grants to play for the state in a national competition.

Sisters Georgia and Maddison Heath, from Wattle Grove, and Jordan Richardson of Holsworthy were selected to play in the NSW team at the Women's Youth National Baseball Championships.

Hughes MP Craig Kelly presented them with the grants recently in order to help them meet the "significant ongoing costs faced by junior sportsmen and women competing at an elite level".

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