Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 28

CBD to South East Light Rail: Randwick Green Councillor Wants to Save High Cross Park Not Fight The Minister – 28th July 2014

Tuesday night’s Council meeting maybe the last chance to save High Cross Park by getting the Government to agree to the Greens rescue plan of purchasing property for an alternative light rail interchange site. Greens Councillor Murray Matson made the statement after taking part in yesterday’s Randwick Tree Walk for Tree Day event to the …

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Jul 25

CSELR issues: Divided Randwick Councillors presented with Government concessions ahead of debate on proposed development agreement over light rail to Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford – 25th July 2014

The Greens have issued a challenge to the Labor Councillors to “get convincing” about both saving High Cross Park by helping to relocate a contentious light rail interchange and by helping to secure the Kingsford Market site for local parking. The frustrated call follows heated debates at the last Randwick City Council meeting which saw …

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Jul 23

Big “Fair Go For Randwick” win: Randwick Council agrees to look for alternative light rail interchange site to Save High Cross Park – 23rd July 2014

Randwick Council intends to save High Cross Park by running a “Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair Go For Randwick” campaign centred on acquiring property that the planned light rail interchange can be relocated to. Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey thanked her fellow Councillors this morning for supporting her motion of last night. She said, “Randwick Council has now …

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Jul 23

CBD to South East Light Rail UPDATE: “Fair Go For Randwick” campaign up and running but “Fair Go For Kingsford” stalled by Labor – 23rd July 2014

Last night Randwick Council voted to support the motion of Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey that it seek to buy up property in High Street or Belmore Road for an alternative site for the light rail interchange that is planned for High Cross Park. In a surprise move the Labor Councillors voted unsuccessfully to oppose the …

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Jul 21

Fair Go For Randwick: Greens say joint venture offer the next card to play in strategy to save a park from a CSELR light rail interchange – 21st July 2014

Greens Councillor Murray Matson states that the best way Randwick Council can now save High Cross Park which is under threat from the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) is to meet the Government halfway by scoping out a joint agreement to buy adjacent land for an alternative interchange site. This morning he appealed …

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Jul 19

CSELR: Greens Councillors Shurey and Matson attend Save High Cross Park rally – 19th July 2014

Next Tuesday night Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey will move the following Council motion intended to save the park by seeking Government support for the purchasing of an an alternative site for the planned light rail interchange. TEXT OF MOTION: That Council establishes the High Cross Park Working Group comprising the Mayor, the General Manager and …

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Jul 18

High Cross Park: Randwick Green Councillors call on Labor Councillors to support Greens motion to save park – 18th July 2014

Councillor Lindsay Shurey has called for Randwick Councillors to support her High Cross Park motion to buy property for an alternative light rail interchange as a “way forward”. The pro-light rail Greens are actually putting two motions to the next Tuesday night’s Randwick City Council meeting with ideas for a “Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair …

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Jul 17

Land Mark Australian Carbon Tax Scrapped by The Coalition – Greens Christine Milne Calls For a Campaign to Restore a Price on Carbon – 17th July 2014

The comments below were made by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson in response to today’s lamentable scrapping of the historic Australian Carbon Tax. Tony Abbott has made himself an historically significant Australian Prime Minister by attempting to lead a global assault on the stability of our children’s climatic future. That he has stuck to his …

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Jul 14

If the NSW Government can change the Westconnex Motorway to save Ashfield Park it can change the CSELR light rail project to save High Cross Park and sell Randwick Council the Kingsford Market Site for parking – 14th July 2014 .

The Greens are putting two motions to the next Randwick Council meeting with ideas for a “Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair Go For Randwick” campaign to solve two contentious problems with the CBD to South East Light Rail project. The local Randwick-Botany Greens support the CSELR project but believe that the Government is being unreasonable …

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Jul 12

Greens support CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) but want the saving of High Cross Park to be a major part of the emerging ‘Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair Go For Randwick’ campaign – 12th July 2014

A High Cross Park solution is to be a major part of the proposed “Fair Go For Kingsford, Fair Go For Randwick” campaign that is intended fix identified CSELR light rail design problems. Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey has put up a Randwick City Council motion seeking the State Government’s assistance to buy properties in either …

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