2013 Federal Election

Here are some federal election campaign policies of The Greens Australian Greens that have particular local relevance to the seat of Kingsford Smith. Some are also given further definition by The Greens NSW policies.

SAVE OUR UNIVERSITY
The largest employer in the electorate, UNSW will suffer greatly from the billions in funding cut from tertiary education. We need fully funded universities with free education opportunities. Read The Greens university policy “Investing in Universities” and our policy on funding cuts “Uni Funding Cuts Hurt” .

PROTECT MALABAR HEADLAND
Transfer the eastern section to the State as national park after passing the Malabar Headland Protection Bill. Make the contamination safe and create a community park on the rifle ranges for recreational needs. Read The Greens policy on national parks “Protect our Parks”.

FIGHT AIRCRAFT NOISE
Reduce congestion in air corridors through high-speed rail to Melbourne and an airport outside the Sydney basin. Any expansion of air traffic will be strongly opposed. No relaxation of the flight cap and curfew. Read The Greens high speed rail policy “Build High Speed Rail”. Our local election position on the current airport comes from The Greens NSW state transport policy.

LESS DEVELOPMENT ON BUNDOCK STREET
The Commonwealth must allow Councillors to rezone the surplus Defense land back to the pre 2013 building heights, floor space ratios and landscape distributions. Return the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ site on Argyle Street to the Randwick Environmental Park. This position is derived from the local campaigns of Green Councillors on Randwick City Council and was recently articulated by 2013 Kingsford Smith candidate James Macdonald at a meet the candidates forum.

LESS TRUCK & PORT NOISE
Reduce freight movements by diverting them away from Port Botany to Port Kembla and then in and out of Sydney via a completed Muldon-Dombarton rail connection. Our position reflects The Greens NSW state transport policy of investment in rail freight solutions and derives from The Australian Greens transport policy “Sustainable Planning and Transport”

FIGHT CONGESTION
We need better public transport, with federal funding for light rail connections from the CBD to Maroubra Junction and to Green Square. Our position derives from The Greens NSW state transport policy of investment in a mix of heavy rail, light rail and bus services and also reflects The Australian Greens transport policy “Sustainable Planning and Transport”