Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 25

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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Sep 22

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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Sep 22

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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Sep 18

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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Sep 08

Federal Election 2013: Thank you from The Randwick-Botany Greens

The local Randwick-Botany Greens would like to thank all members and supporters in the seat of Kingsford Smith who have rallied behind our candidate over the last 33 days. The results may be studied at the AEC site. The task is now to tidy up any Greens election material. If you have booth kits and …

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Sep 06

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 (Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/labor-battles-swing-to-retain-south-sydney-heartland-20130905-2t6x3.html#ixzz2e3PDOF6q) 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 …

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