Category: Greens Councillor Murray Matson

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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Letter to the edior: A Liberal Leader Playing Socialist on Climate Change

29th October 2013 The Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor I have heard of governments “capitalizing profits and socializing loses” when bailing out private business. Tony Abbott is now having a try at himself by using our tax revenue to pay private companies to cut carbon emissions. He wants to capitalise pollution and socialise climate …

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Greens MLC David Shoebridge warns of “huge step backwards” if State Government rolls out “undemocratic” code assessable development changes

Greens MLC David Shoebridge has criticized Government proposals to adopt “undemocratic” code assessable development changes as part of its’ revamp of planning legislation. The changes were introduced into Parliament on Tuesday and are yet to be voted on. “If these changes become law then the rights of ordinary residents to have a say on what …

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam gone – Australian parliament loses an articulate urban visionary

The frustrating news for dedicated urban planners is that WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has lost his seat. This is not good for anyone who supports Australian cities being reshaped to serve people and not cars – and I say that as a car owner. I was lucky to hear him speak once at a …

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Greens maintain Randwick Council stability in the mayoralty choice but take a “measured step back” from Council consensus in the deputy mayor contest

The planned for Randwick mayoralty change over went smoothly on Tuesday night in accordance with the Labor and Liberal agreement of last year with Liberal Scott Nash being automatically chosen without a vote because he was the only nominee. But the choice of Deputy Mayor went to a vote with a majority of Councillors opting …

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Randwick City Council debates “Demand management” verse “supply management” solutions to competition for car parking in Kensington

The following motion was put by a Liberal Councillor to the 17th September meeting of Randwick City Council. Greens Councillor Murray Matson expressed reservations and argued that a “demand management” solution should be sought instead of the suggested “supply management” strategy of offering more car spaces. He then moved the following amendment. “That Council refers …

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To the Precinct Committees of Randwick City Council concerning light rail, urban activation precincts (UAP), Westconnex congestion and demand management solutions to parking competition in Kensington and Kingsford.

Greens Councillor Murray Matson recently made the following observations on urban planning issues in the Randwick City Council area to the Kensington Precinct Committee. They have some relevance to all the precinct committees of the Council area. The Committee approached Councillor Matson following a media release he issued about the debate around a Councillor motion …

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Light Rail and parking: Randwick Councillors need to adopt a demand management approach to parking, congestion and transport issues

At Randwick Council last night chamber of commerce identity Maria Alexandrou and precinct representative Marjorie Whitehead were both critical of light rail but from different motivations that have different chances of being satisfied by Councillors. Ms Whitehead believes light rail is a casual factor for increased residential densities while Ms Alexandrou’s primary concern is that …

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Sydney Morning Herald wrong on Green preferences to Bruce Notley-Smith in Coogee

Anna Patty State Political Reporter SMH RE: “Labor battles swing to retain south Sydney heartland” SMH Sept 5th 2013 Hi Anna I read your article on the battle for Kingsford Smith. You are wrong in an area of fact. Bruce Notley-Smith did not win the State seat of Coogee with preferences from the Greens. Our …

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Kingsford Smith election news – Greens to Promote New Bike Path and Light Rail Projects

The site of the upgraded Alison road bike path was visited by Greens Senate candidate Cate Faehrmann at 1pm this Saturday. She used this Greens supported initiative to highlight the positive public transport initiatives of the Greens and their candidate James Macdonald in Kingsford Smith Ms Faehrmann outlined The Australian Greens transport policy “Sustainable Planning and Transport” to …

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