February 2016 archive

CSELR LIGHT RAIL: Green Upper House MP seeks inquiry into why ill-conceived line change was done. – 26th February 2016

Greens MLC Dr Mehreen Faruqi is trying to get fellow State MP’s support for a parliamentary inquiry into why the CSELR rail alignment was changed along Alison Road resulting in the removal of many Centennial Park trees. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson is urging the community to lobby state MP’s to help her. He said, …

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Fit For the Future: Why Randwick Council must put in a submission to the Boundaries Commission – 26th February 2016

Open Letter to the Randwick Council Precinct Committees on why they should not let Labor Councillors bungle the submission to the Boundaries Commission and allow the removal of Randwick City Councillors from office. Dear precinct representatives. After June this year most of the elected Council representatives on around 70 of NSW Councils will be removed from …

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Fit For The Future Mergers: Randwick Councillors wrestle with how to preserve community representation in submission to the Boundaries Commission – 19th February 2016

Next Tuesday night Randwick Councillors will vote on how they will argue that future Councillors should be elected to the new merged Council formed by the State Government in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson wants to keep the present three-Councillor-per-ward electroal system. He said this week, “Genuine community representation is …

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Parliamentary debate to soon start over whether NSW needs a “Real” Container Deposit Scheme – 19th February 2016

NSW politicians are getting excited over the likelihood that NSW will actually have a container deposit scheme by mid 2016 under which waste packaging will be turned in for financial reimbursement. Public consultation is open until 26 February 2016. But, will  local Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith (seat of Coogee) and Labor MP’s Ron Hoenig (Heffron) and Michael …

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Big crowd of tree lovers at today’s #savethetrees rally in Alison Road Randwick – 14th February 2016

Many voiced incredulity at the State Government’s decision to change the Alison Road alignment of the CBD to South East Light Rail line resulting in the removal of many old trees. 20

Sydney Morning Herald reveals amazing Liberal debacle unfolding over SSG plan to build a stadium in Moore Park open space – 6th February 2016

Alienation of Centennial and Moore Park open space have flared again as an issue with media revelations that Premier Mike Baird is considering giving into an audacious attempt by the SSG to annex adjacent Moore Park land for a new stadium. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson says the idea will be the Governments third recent …

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