Category: Greens Councillor Murray Matson

Is Nottingham Council’s supply of cheap electricity to residents via its own “Robin Hood” style power company relevant to NSW September Council elections? – 12th August 2019

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson thinks that a NSW Council seeking to emulate the UK’s Nottingham Council, which sells cheap electricity to residents, could seek status as a Local Renewable Energy Retailer from the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI). Councillor Matson said, 20

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Murray Matson: Greens Council motion to Local Government NSW 2019 Annual Conference – Financially stimulating the emergence of an effective waste recycling industry in NSW – 5th September 2019

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson wants this year’s Local Government NSW Conference (LGNSW) to call on the State Government to allow Councils to use the waste levy imposed on them to fund domestic markets for Australia’s waste. Below is the full resolution to Councillor Matson’s “Financially stimulating the emergence of an effective waste recycling industry …

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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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K2K urban design winner has some good design ideas that Randwick Council could use to block a wave of ad hoc high rises hitting Kensington and Kingsford – 21st October 2016

Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that the winning entry in his K2K competition has gained Randwick Council breathing room to fight off a “blitz of ad hoc twenty-story-plus high rises” pushed for the Kingsford and Kensington town centres. The State Government has been pressing Councillors to revise their planning instruments after they successfully argued that …

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New South Wales Liberals hit back at Solar Activists by Announcing Coal Promotion Event – 23rd July 2015

The success of last weekend’s Solar Shindig has prompted NSW Liberal MP’s to organise a “Festival of Coal” as a PR counter move to support the besieged but politically powerful coal industry. According to newmatilda.com Liberal MP Dr Peter Phelps is the main organiser and thinks that a festival “would be a nice way of …

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Randwick Council resolves to support retention of College Street Cycleway – 24th June 2015

UPDATE 26th June 2015: Large numbers turn out in the Sydney CBD for this morning’s bike rider protest over the imminent closure of the College Street Cycleway. Visit the ABC site for photos and coverage of this morning’s event. 20

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Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson vows to not let Fit For The Future derail local Greens Light Rail amelioration efforts – 29th May 2015

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that he will be able to keep pushing for CSELR light rail design improvements should tomorrow morning’s rescission motion against the Council’s recent resolution on amalgamations fail. The issues are related because the Government could sack Randwick’s Councillors if they chose not to put in an amalgamation proposal by …

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Letter to the Southern Courier on Randwick-Waverley-Botany Council mergers under Fit For The Future – 29th May 2015

The Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor Re: “Merge is on the verge of proceeding” (Daily Telegraph and Southern Courier 29-5-2015) I am not the “head” of the local Randwick-Botany Greens. No such position exists in the constitution of the group and it runs on grass roots consensus decision making. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson …

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CBD to South East Light Rail: Not too late to save our trees in High Cross Park and Centennial Park – 12th May 2015

The Editor The Southern Courier CSELR: Listen to Randwick Council and save our park trees Liberal Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith should be counseling the Transport Minister to move decisively to use Council’s designs and good will to save the trees of both High Cross Park and those of Centennial Park. 20

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CBD to South East Light Rail: Coogee Greens candidate Lindsay Shurey and Liberal candidate Bruce Notley-Smith unequivocally back Randwick Council rescue plan to move interchange out of High Cross Park but Labor candidate Paul Pearce won’t commit before polling day – 24th March 2015

All thee NSW state 2015 election candidates for Coogee now have responded to Randwick Council’s call for “unequivocal” support for its campaign to move the light rail interchange from High Cross Park to nearby High Street. But Labor candidate Paul Pearce has stopped short of backing the Council to the disappointment of Greens Councillor Murray Matson. …

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