December 2017 archive

Randwick Council draft Financial Strategy: Green Councillors want YOUR input – 15th December 2017

INPUT REQUESTED – OUR COMMUNITY OUR FUTURE. Randwick Council has put an important financial strategy up for public exhibition and comment until the 1st of February 2018. This will commit the Council to a specific building agenda for 7 years funded by a $27 million loan. Your Randwick Green Councillors want to get it right …

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Adani: Randwick Council opposes Charmichael coal mine and calls on local MP’s Matt Thistlethwaite and Malcom Turnbull to withdraw funding and support for new mines – 15th December 2017

Last Tuesday night Randwick Council voted to lobby the federal MP’s for Kingsford Smith and Wentworth on the need to withdraw all support and funding for new coal mines including the contentious Adani (Charmichael) project in Queensland. Waverley Council has already voted not to support Adani and other Councils are expected to as well. Randwick …

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A2MP Alexandria to Moore Park connectivity upgrade: Clarification needed of opposition leader Luke Foley position on the WestConnex’s St Peters interchange -15th Dec 2017

UPDATE: The No WestConnex group have contacted us and advised that as of today (15th December 2017) they have not received a definitive clarification of whether Labor opposition leader Luke Foley does or does not support the St Peters intersection component of the WestConnex motor way. Comments welcomed. Green Councillor Murray Matson is puzzled by …

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K2K – Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey: “people of Kensington and Kingsford deserve better” as NSW Department of Planning forces extra density into draft planning strategy and denies Randwick Council power to levy developers for needed infrastructure upgrades – 14th December 2017

Related article. K2K: NSW Government and local MPs must back Randwick Councils Draft Planning Strategy Against 25 Storey High Rise threats in Kensington and Kingsford-2nd May 2017 Randwick City Council Media Release – 14/12/2017 NSW Government chooses rampant over development over award-winning local planning strategy Thursday 14 December 2017 After 12 months in limbo, a …

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Greens MP’s Dawn Walker and Jeremy Buckingham have been arrested protesting the Adani Coal mine – 12th December 2017

Adani Arrest Jeremy Buckingham and I were proud to have been arrested with climate activists from across Australia who won't tolerate the massive new Adani coal mine destroying our climate and country! #stopAdani Posted by Dawn Walker, MP on Thursday, December 7, 2017 20

Does eastern Sydney have a contaminated Defence Force site in the Randwick Council area? – Dec. 4th 2017

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson is afraid that eastern Sydney might have a contaminated Defence Force site on the same scale as other sites in Australia Residents and Councillors have become alarmed over documentation revealing an extensive list of various types of contamination that were kept over the years at the Defence Force owned land between …

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Councillor Philipa Veitch (Greens) pushes for Council response to Minister’s offer of light rail (CSELR) respite for residents suffering construction noise – Dec. 4th 2017

West Ward Councillor Veitch has called for an uptake by Randwick Council of an offered Government light rail respite package for residents. Councillor Philipa Veitch has successfully called on Randwick Council to proactively help residents in Kensington and Kingsford impacted on by out-of-hours light rail construction work on the CBD to South East Light Rail …

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