May 2017 archive

Alison Road CSELR light rail name fight: Green Councillor Lindsay Shurey makes progress in support of “Centennial Parklands” rather than a racecourse name – 29th May 2017

UPDATE on the issue of name choice for the divisive Alison Road light rail stop in Randwick. Randwick Green Councillor Lindsay Shurey has successfully moved that Randwick Council will now put forward more than just one choice of name for the contentious Alison road light rail stop. Instead of just “Randwick Racecourse” there will now …

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Should the Randwick-Botany Greens be lobbying the local Ritz Cinema for a women-only of the Wonder Woman movie? – 28-5-2017

Intriguing idea. So, should the Randwick-Botany Greens be lobbying the local Ritz Cinema for a women-only viewing of the Wonder Woman movie? My gut instinct says go for it as there is a lot of misogyny in the super-hero world. Intiguing idea. Should the Randwick-Botany Greens be lobbying the local Ritz Cinema for a women-only …

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Greens celebrate successful outcome to “Fair Go For Kingsford” campaign as Council buys rest of the Kingsford market site from the NSW state government – 25th May 2017

“Job done” said Greens Councillor Murray Matson after Randwick City Council agreed to buy the State Government owned section of the old Kingsford Market site. Matson and fellow Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey have been consistently pushing for the transfer of the site to Randwick Council under the campaign slogan “Fair Go For Kingsford”. Some of …

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Green Councillor calls for confrontation between Randwick Council and State Government in run up to Council elections over Kingsford and Kensington spot rezonings – 19th May 2017

Randwick Council is in for another street signage battle despite the success of Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s “K2K” urban design competition for Anzac Parade between Kensington and Kingsford. The winning entry formed the basis for the Council’s draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy against developers who are trying to circumvent its’ local density and height …

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Which Kensington bus services are going to be privatised and how will this impact on planned CSELR services? – 16th May 2017

In 2013 former Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian wanted to reduce CBD congestion by both diverting bus services away from having to go in and out of the city centre and by directly replacing them with CSELR light rail cars. “Redesigned bus services in the Sydney CBD will work together with light rail to reduce congestion …

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Randwick Council Greens candidates Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson now certain to face local elections after Woollahra Council wins leave to appeal local eastern suburb Council mergers – 12th May 2017

Local Council elections will probably go ahead this year as news breaks that Woollahra Council will now be able to appeal a Boundaries Commission recommendation that would see it merged with neighbouring Randwick and Waverley Councils. The Randwick-Botany Greens have pre-selected sitting Greens Councillor Murray Matson to contest East Ward and sitting Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey …

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Public consultation now open for six weeks on NSW Government’s just released new tree clearing legislation – 11th May 2017

You are being called to lobby NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her new Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton as they prepare to mark out their first significant environmental direction. Uncontrolled land clearing is a contentious issue in NSW as it poses a threat to native animals such as Koalas.         The following request is taken from a broader …

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K2K: NSW Government and local MP’s must back Randwick Council’s draft planning strategy against 25 storey high rise threats in Kensington and Kingsford. – 2nd May 2017

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson set up the K2K urban design competition to block developers from forcing through 25 storey towers along Anzac Parade from Kensington to Kingsford. Such changes to an area’s height and density controls are known as “spot rezonings” because they are usually made to suit just one developer on one site …

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Bondi Pavilion: Residents have concerns over contentious redesign issues – 2nd May 2017

The Randwick-Botany Greens share the concerns held by Bondi Beach residents as to what is really happening with this iconic and much loved structure. 20