December 2014 archive

Dec 20

NSW Government likely to amalgamate Randwick Council despite former Green Mayor Murray Matson’s 2004 reduction of an infrastructure backlog inherited from Labor – 12th December 2014

Raylene Bliss, Editor, the Southern Courier. Dear Editor When I became a Green Mayor in 2004 Randwick Council had an infrastructure backlog of $116 million to fix. That’s now down to $6 million after I implemented our first ever long term financial plan. We are now one of the most financially sustainable Councils in NSW …

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Dec 11

Coogee Election news 2015: Greens candidate Lindsay Shurey says St Catherine’s master plan should look to sustainability and compliance with Waverley LEP – 10th December 2014

“St Catherine’s master plan proposes building heights and FSR’s grossly over those set by Waverley Council, their community, and endorsed by the NSW government in the Waverley LEP 2012″ The school should start again and propose changes to their site which comply with the LEP”, the Greens 2015 candidate for the state seat of Coogee, …

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Dec 10

The crippling state election politics underlying the ‘Fit For The Future’ Council amalgamations debate at Randwick Council – 10th December 2015

Or, how Randwick Labor Councillors have locked themselves into supporting Rockdale’s Labor Mayor in his audacious bid to annexe South Ward of Randwick City Council (Story written by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson) An article in yesterday’s Southern Courier newspaper ignited the amalgamation debate in an unexpected way at last night’s Randwick Council meeting. Former …

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Dec 08

Greens 2015 Maroubra candidate James Cruz campaigns in South Maroubra – 8th December 2014

The Greens 2015 election campaigns in South East Sydney moved steadily on over the weekend with Maroubra candidate James Cruz visiting the South Maroubra Shopping Centre with local Randwick Councillor Murray Matson. James moved into the South Maroubra area when he was four and works locally at the Bowen Library after working for Angus & …

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Dec 07

An angry Randwick Council ponders pursuing the NSW Government for financial reimbursement over street tree assets recently damaged by Ausgrid contractors – 7th December 2014

The excessive tree lopping of many Randwick’s street trees by Ausgrid contractors has angered Randwick Councillors to the point of considering legal action to recover costs from the Governm Greens Councillor Murray Matson moved an urgency motion at last Tuesday’s Council meeting seeking legal advice as to how such action could be pursued. All Randwick’s …

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Dec 04

Two Randwick Labor Councillors have voted to overturn a Randwick Council decision to support unions during Council amalgamation threats – 4th Decemeber 2014.

The Council had recently received a request from the United Services Union that it be involved in any response by the Council to the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ policy. Last Tuesday night Labor Councillors Tony Bowen and Geoff Stevenson broke with other Labor Councillors and unsuccessfully tried to rescind a decision that the …

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