July 2013 archive

CDL: Greens push at local and federal level for a refundable deposit on containers. 26th July 2013

Randwick City Council will use its website social media buttons to actively lobby the NSW State and Federal Governments to bring in a national Container Deposit Scheme. The decision comes ahead of the expected consideration by state and federal environment ministers of a final report into how such a scheme could be structured. Greens Councillor …

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25th July 2013: Randwick Council response to new Sydney Airport Masterplan 2033

Randwick City Council will investigate the ramifications resulting from any changes to the ANEF (noise) contour map proposed under the draft Sydney airport master plan. Greens Councillor Murray Matson initiated the assessment via a motion to last Tuesday night’s council meeting. He drew attention to a possible noise increase for Coogee residents. He said this …

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30th April 2013: Kingsford Smith candidate announced by Greens for 2013 Federal election

The Greens have preselected 24-year-old data analyst James Macdonald as their 2013 Federal Election candidate for Kingsford Smith. Read more. 20

30th March 2013: Adult Bookshops Maybe Near Randwick Schools Under Inglis Stables Proposal

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson says adult bookshops maybe allowed near three local Randwick schools under a State Government pushed rezoning proposal. The eastern suburbs Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is to assess a proposal that registered clubs and restricted premises should be allowed in Barker Street Randwick. Read more. 20

1st March 2013: Calls for independent mercury testing around Orica

Greens Councillor Murray Matson of Randwick City Council is calling for a fresh round of independent testing for mercury contamination around the Orica site in Botany. The considered extent of possible mercury contamination around Orica’s Botany plant includes an area of Randwick City Council lying east of Bunnerong Road between Fitzgerald and Wassell street. Read …

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28th February 2013: Randwick City Council supports marriage equality

Greens motion by Councillor Murray Matson sees Randwick City Council supporting marriage equality legislation for Australia. The Council’s new position will be a boost for an intended bill by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to bring about marriage equality in Australia as a response to recent UK legislation. Read more. 20

28th Feb 2013: Randwick City Council cost effective and no need to be amalgamated

Local Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that a commissioned report made available this week proves Randwick City Council is cost effective and does not need to be part any new Sydney wide super Council. Meanwhile local Councillors across NSW wait to see what new Council boundaries will be recommended by Professor Samson’s Local Government Review …

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