July 2015 archive

Randwick Council ponders how to protect both heritage Chinese Market Garden site and neighbouring Aboriginal heritage sites at Bumborah Point – 30th July 2015

Randwick City Council has resolved not to offer an area containing Aboriginal heritage items in a land swap proposed by Botany Cemetery to better protect the adjacent Laperouse Chinese Market Gardens. A majority of Councillors  removed a reference to the Bumborah Point land from the proposed deal with the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. The swap …

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Councillor Lindsay Shurey prompts black algae reduction action with Randwick Council emphasising that its illegal to take sea urchins from Clovelly Bay in Eastern Sydney – 26th July 2015

Signs erected as a result of Randwick Green Councillor’s Lindsay Shurey’s motion of 2014 are intended to remind snorklers not to remove sea urchins from Clovelly Bay. The Council action was part of a package of measures and was prompted by community concerns that the denudation of sea urchins may be promoting the spread of …

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Greens Councillors Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson will be supporting the Randwick Tree Walk for Tree Day this Sunday (10am, 26th July 2015)

Randwick Green Councillors are continuing their struggle to save Centennial Park trees from a poorly concevied design change to the approved route of the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) line. 20

New South Wales Liberals hit back at Solar Activists by Announcing Coal Promotion Event – 23rd July 2015

The success of last weekend’s Solar Shindig has prompted NSW Liberal MP’s to organise a “Festival of Coal” as a PR counter move to support the besieged but politically powerful coal industry. According to newmatilda.com Liberal MP Dr Peter Phelps is the main organiser and thinks that a festival “would be a nice way of …

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A Returned Tony Abbott Government Will Unleash the Dogs of War on Solar and Wind Energy – 16th July 2015

UPDATE: A Solar Shindig week of action kicks off this Sunday 19th July timed to coincide with the lead up to the Australian Labor Party’s National Conference. Attend and send a message to the wavering Labor Party that Australians support a sun-powered future based on sensible debate over policy. WHERE: Grayndler Shindig, Camperdown Memorial Rest …

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Randwick Green Councillors’ position justified on controversial Anzac Parade Walkway – 10th July 2015

Randwick Councillors won’t be surprised by media reports that the controversial Albert “Tibby” Cotter Walkway over Anzac Parade is to come under the scrutiny of the state’s auditor-general. In May last year Green Councillors Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson successfully moved that Randwick Council: “Express its opposition to the Government’s proposed shared pedestrian bike bridge …

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“The Kirby Inquiry”: Public Transport activist Gavin Gatenby revists the Kyeemagh-Chullora Road Inquiry – 7th July 2015

Here is the history of Sydney’s postwar flirtation with motorways that could have seen cars funneled into the CBD. Fortunately the Honourable David Kirby came along. Check out the video of the interview Unfinished Business – The Kyeemagh-Chullora Road Inquiry and the future of Sydney. Interviewer Gavin Gatenby says, “The Kyeemagh-Chullora Road Inquiry (1978-81), also …

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