Category: Murray Matson

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson applauds Court’s upholding of protection for old Coogee home at 39 Dudley Street – 27th August 2019

The  NSW Land & Environment Court has dismissed an appeal against the imposing of an interim heritage protection order on number 39 Dudley Street, Coogee by Randwick City Council. Greens Councillor Murray Matson who has been leading the fight on Council against the demolition of the old home on the site stated today that: “The …

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Randwick Greens councillors support legal action to stop the Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) demolition – 5th February 2019

Media Statement made by Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch before the Allianz Stadium debate at tonight’s extraordinary Randwick City Council meeting. Randwick Greens councillors Murray Matson, Lindsay Shurey and Philipa Veitch have lodged a rescission motion regarding council’s resolution on the Sydney Football Stadium. Greens councillors supported council taking legal action at last week’s meeting. We …

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Greens Councillors to make second attempt to join Randwick with Waverley Council in Allianz Stadium legal challenge – 31st January 2019

Randwick Greens councillors Philipa Veitch and Lindsay Shurey have lodged a rescission motion following the defeat of their amendment to take legal action to stop the demolition and re-development of the Sydney Football Stadium. If the rescission motion is carried they will move a motion to join Waverley in their legal challenge. Randwick City Council …

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Randwick won’t be joining legal challenge against Allianz Stadium approval – 29th January 2019

Labor, Liberal and independent councillors have combined to defeat an amendment put by Randwick’s three Greens Councillors that legal action be commenced against the Government’s Planning Minister over the consent. The unsuccessful amendment by Greens Murray Matson, Philipa Veitch and Lindsay Shurey read as follows. That Council. join Waverley Council in commencing a legal challenge …

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A wrap up of what the Greens Councillors of Randwick City Council worked on from 2017 to 2018 – January 17th 2019

It has been a huge eighteen months for the Greens on Randwick Council, with a strong vote recorded across the LGA in the Sept 2017 Local Government elections. Incumbents Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson were re-elected, with Philipa Veitch newly elected for the Greens in West Ward.  Lindsay Shurey was elected as Randwick Council’s second …

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Residents outraged as ceiling and carpets stripped out of Coogee dwelling being assessed for heritage protection by Randwick City Council – 8th December 2018

Greens candidate for Coogee Lindsay Shurey has called on Labor candidate Marjorie O’Neill and Liberal candidate Bruce Notley-Smith to ask their party’s Randwick City Councillors to vote against an attempt to block heritage protection for some Coogee dwellings at this Tuesday’s Council meeting. The  call came after horrified residents rang Greens Councillor Murray Matson to …

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Update on proposed heritage protection for older houses in Coogee – 24th November 2018

Randwick Council to make a final decision on extending the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area – followed by a debate on whether additional Coogee dwellings in Dudley and Brook Streets should also be heritage protected. At this Tuesday night (27th November) Randwick City Councillors will consider two separate heritage reports dealing with proposals for extended heritage protection …

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Examples of “shared” bike paths in urban Sydney – 15th November 2018

UPDATE: Public submissions  to Randwick City Council on the South Coogee to Kingsford Bike Path proposal close this Friday, 23rd November 2018. A design change from bikes-only to a”shared bike path” that accommodates both pedestrians and bike riders, but excludes cars, might be the solution for retaining trees on Bundock Street Randwick if the proposed …

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Greens Councillors call for suspension of roll-out of small cell mobile phone facilities across Randwick City Council area – 11th October 2018

UPDATE – 17th October 2018 On Tuesday night (16th October 2018) Randwick City Council approved Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s motion calling on the  “…Federal Government to intervene to suspend the roll out (of small cell mobile phone facilities) pending a review of the relevance of the international findings to the safety of residents of urban …

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Randwick Greens Mayor addresses big turn out of residents at Save Yarra Bay information session on Sunday – 24th September 2018

Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey joined with local members of parliament, other Councillors, Save the Bay Coalition members and three to four hundred local residents to protest the proposed mega cruise ship terminal at Port Botany Residents have been warned that the facility will severely impact on Yarra Bay beach, now the only remaining beach at …

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