July 2017 archive

Randwick Council approves large commercial promotional event near residents with no noise, drinking, rubbish or traffic controls in place – 27th July 2017

Media Statement on the 2017 Taste of Coogee festival by Randwick Council Greens Councillor Murray Matson Randwick East Ward Liberal Councillor Brendan Roberts has dramatically intervened into Randwick Council’s established event management process to force through approval for this year’s Taste Of Coogee festival with very little controls put into place. East Ward Labor Councillor …

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Keep Coogee Beach Reserves for families and not commercial interests – 20-7-2017

Greens Councillor Murray Matson comments on Liberal Councillor Brendan Roberts motion for  next Tuesday night’s Randwick Council meeting to allow commercial interests to use Coogee Beach reserves . Cr Matson: “I will not be voting for it.”   The comments below may be attributed to Greens Councillor Murray Matson who represents the residents of Coogee …

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CSELR Light Rail: What’s in a name for a stop? A Lot! Centennial Park trees before punters! – 18th July 2017

18th July 2017 The Editor The Southern Courier Well, me and fellow Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey coped a media serve for trying to vote for the people-choice name of Centennial Parklands for the Alison Road light rail stop. All I can say is that that if the Government wants to name the stop after the racecourse then it …

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Climate Change: Fears that Bill Shorten will roll over and accept a Clean Energy Target built on Coal power – 18th July 2017

Labor Leader Bill Shorten appears to be signalling that his party maybe about to  accept a Clean Energy Target that will allow a high enough threshold to allow coal-fired generators to receive certificates. An article in the Guardian refers to the Labor Leader as expressing a desire to reach an agreement on climate issues with the …

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Randwick Council Election Candidates for the Greens: Lindsay Shurey, James Cruz, Murray Matson, Philipa Veitch – 17th-7-2017