December 2015 archive

Urban environmentalists call for Randwick residents to “adopt a tree” ahead of unnecessary tree removals planned for early January along the CSELR light rail line – 31st December 2015

PLEASE SHARE. You are invited to an “adopt a tree” community meeting for 10am, Wednesday, 6 January at the corner of Alison and Darley Roads, Randwick NSW. The event will draw attention to a contentious changing in the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) alignment that will force an excessive removal of trees and the Alison Road bike …

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Fit For The Future: The Government has released the new NSW Council boundaries – 18th December 2015

Some of the new NSW Council areas were expected while other such as a Rockdale and Botany merger were not.

Fit For the Future: Premier Mike Baird announces amalgamation of Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils and forces Botany in with Rockdale – 18th December 2015

UPDATE: South Ward of Randwick City Council will not be absorbed into a new Bayside Council with Botany and Rockdale as feared in the posting belowel. The following comments are the personal views of Greens Councillor Murray Matson on today’s Fit For The Future announcement by the NSW Premier and are intended to be locally …

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CBD to South East Light Rail: Transport for New South Wales to push ahead with disputed Alison Road tree removals despite Randwick Council sign protests – 17th December 2015

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has confirmed by media release today that removal of trees along Alison and Wansey Road for the CSELR project will begin on the 28th of December this year. The two line rail alignment and stop was changed this year from the south side of Alison Road to the north …

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An unfair realignment of the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) line has brought Randwick Council out with a poster campaign seeking to save the unnecessary lose of trees – 15th December 2015

Randwick Council is busy implementing Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson’s successful proposal that it protest the moving of the light rail line from the south side of Alison Road to the northern side along Centennial Park. Randwick Council regards it has unfair that the re-alignment was implemented by the State Government after the …

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Australian Environment Minister abandons previous Prime Minister’s energy directions against wind turbines – 14th December 2015

Apparently, the infamous energy investment directions (well, “prohibitions”) from the previous Prime Minister, and which were whinged about in this blog’s posting from back in July 2015, were never really given.

We have a global agreement on climate change in Paris – how cool is that!!! – 13th December 2015

The Randwick-Botany Greens have reacted to the news of the historic Climate Change agreement in Paris by calling for our community to unite behind local response. James Macdonald, Greens candidate for Kingsord Smith, has called on Randwick and Botany Councils to rise to the challenge and find ways of reducing Council and community carbon emissions. …

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Crunch time for restraining global temperatures as Paris climate change negotiators debate three possible targets – 12th December 2015

UPDATE: After two weeks of intense negotiations the Paris climate conference centre has finally gone quiet. Behind closed doors negotiators are pouring over the detail of a final international agreement to tackle global warming. I’ve been involved in last minute campaigning with the leaders of Greens Parties from around the world includingc Canada’s Elizabeth May, …

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Paris Climate Change Conference: Local Greens optimistic that Randwick Council will be inspired to adopt “positive discrimination” investments in favour of non-fossil fuel associated banks – 2nd December 2015

“Australia must stop digging new coal mines” replied the President of the doomed island nation of Kiributa when asked this week in Paris as to what help he needed from us. The sardonic plea might have been communicated to our local Councillors last night when they debated whether to further divest Randwick Council from coal …

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