Philipa Veitch: Greens Councillor motion – Submission to the  Parliamentary Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW – 7th September 2019

As a result of a motion from Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch Randwick City Council will make a submission to a NSW Government sustainable energy inquiry supporting the attaining of net zero emissions in NSW by 2030 and expressing concern over the impact of coal mining.

Randwick City Council will be making a submission supporting  sustainable energy goals to the NSW parliament  following a  motion from Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch.

Resolution to Councillor Veitch’s successful motion to the Randwick City Council meeting of the 27th of August 2019.

That Randwick City Council make a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Sustainability of Energy Supply and Resources in NSW, including discussion of Council’s:

  1. Support for a state-wide goal of net zero emissions by 2030 (as per the RCC motion to the 2017 LG conference motion, and subsequent conference resolution);
  2. Strong concern regarding the impact of coal mining and emissions from coal fired power stations on the climate, the environment, human health and water security;
  3. Strong support for economic and other initiatives to assist regional communities and workers that may be affected by changing energy and resource markets.

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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.

If the state Government is serious about reducing the waste stream to our dwindling land fills it should give us Councils back some of the Waste Levy they extract from us.

Below is the full resolution to Councillor Matson’s “Financially stimulating the emergence of an effective waste recycling industry in NSW” motion (seconded Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey) that he successfully put to the Randwick City Council meeting of the 27th August 2019:

That NSWLG continues to note the limited domestic recycling options available in Australia for waste products as a result of the declining international market and responds by liaising with the NSW State Government to establish a fair and reasonable formula for the redirection of the Government’s share of the domestic waste levy back to Councils to enable Councils to:

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Lindsay Shurey – Greens Council motion: Working towards a plastic bag free Randwick City Council LGA – 3rd September 2019

Randwick Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey is positioning her NSW council to become plastic-bag free.

Lindsay Shurey - Randwick City Greens Councillor in North Ward

Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey is aiming at making Randwick City Council plastic bag free.

Below is the full resolution to Councillor Shurey’s “Working towards a plastic bag free Randwick LGA”  motion that she successfully put to the Randwick Council meeting of the 27th August 2019.

That:

  1.  Consistent with Council’s commitment to reduce single use plastics within the Randwick LGA, and consistent with other Councils across Australia, that Council develop a business education campaign to encourage local businesses to move towards a plastic bag free environment; and;
  2. The campaign be funded from existing waste education budgets.

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Philipa Veitch – Greens Council motion: Declare a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency at the NSW state level – 30th August 2019

Randwick Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch will be pushing for this year’s Local Government NSW Conference to start calling on the State Government to declare a climate emergency.

Councillor Philipa Veitch has been campaign on climate issues since her election to West Ward of Randwick City Council in 2017.

Below is the full resolution to Councillor Veitch’s “Climate Change and Planning in NSW” motion that she put to the Randwick Council meeting of the 27th August 2019:

That Local Government NSW calls on the NSW State Government to:

  1. Declare a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency;
  2. Take immediate steps to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and relevant State Environmental Planning Policies to ensure that all new development is required to meet the highest environmental standards, and funding sources are made available to local government to address the impact of climate change, including measures to:

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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.

The older style home at 39 Dudley Street Coogee is part of the proposed Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area.

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 news will come as a great morale boost for residents who have been proactive in calling on Councillors to stop the destruction of Coogee’s old homes.”

Councillor Matson praised local residents:

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Randwick City Council Declares Climate Emergency – 30th April 2019

In April 2019 Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch successful moved that Randwick would become one of the world’s local Councils that recognises that there is a climate emergency.

Randwick Council’s residents are accustomed to view iconic Wedding Cake island of Coogee Beach. But will the Climate Emergency mean its eventual submergence as a tourist attraction?

Australia’s poor response to adverse climate change can be compared to other countries via the Climate Action Tracker site.

The following content is sourced from the background material to Councillor Veitch’s motion.

In the absence of policies global warming is expected, to reach 4.1 °C – 4.8 °C above pre-industrial by the end of the century.

The emissions that drive this warming are often called Baseline scenarios and are taken from the IPCC AR5 Working Group III. Current policies presently in place around the world are projected to reduce baseline emissions and result in about 3.3°C 1 warming above pre-industrial levels. Continue reading

Kingsford Smith Greens candidate James Cruz at Maroubra meet-the-candidate forum last night – 7th May 2019

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Scott Ludlum talks with Julian Morrow this Monday 1st May 2019 8pm at Giant Dwarf Theatre

On 1 May 8pm @ Giant Dwarf in Sydney, former Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will be in conversation with long-term anti-nuclear campaigner Julian Morrow at Photo Opp.

Photo Opp is a thought-provoking and entertaining look at the role of image and perception in public life, using 20 photos of a public personality as the trigger for conversation.

https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/photo-opp-with-scott-ludlam/

Kingsford Smith candidate – James Cruz for the Greens – 15th April 2019

James Cruz for Kingsford Smith

The Greens candidate for the seat of Kingsford Smith in the 2019 Federal Election is James Cruz.

Learn more about James’ campaign.

NSW Elections: Labor and Greens preference deal in Maroubra to Save Yarra Bay

LABOR and the Greens have done a 2-for-2 preference deal in the seat of Maroubra in a united effort to ensure the Yarra Bay cruise ship proposal is killed off.

Greens candidate for Maroubra James Cruz says that the saving of Yarra Bay from a cruise ship terminal is a key issue for the local Greens in the NSW state election.

The two parties have both committed to stopping the proposal made by the NSW government which has ignited a groundswell of community opposition with the Save the Bay Coalition group organising public forums and protests outside NSW Parliament against the government’s plan.

Maroubra Labor candidate Michael Daley has previously said in the media that if elected Premier on March 23 that he will “kill this thing stone dead” when referring to the proposed terminal.

Greens candidate for Maroubra, James Cruz, said he expected Mr Daley to invest in and renovate public housing in the area as part of the agreement, stating that his priority was to see those in the housing system given long overdue improvements.

“The backlog in public housing repairs has blown out under the Liberal government, I want to see that addressed. I’ve seen 30-year-old cabinets actually rotting off their hinges, bathrooms that are literally crumbling around their tenants. This must be fixed.” Mr Cruz said.