Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30

CBD to South East Light Rail (CESLR) Project: Why our threatened urban trees are valuable to us – 30th November 2015

Greens Councillor Murray Matson stresses the advantage of keeping established urban trees by reporting that American trees that have lived for fifty years has been calculated to be worth $41,769 USD over that period. Poorly planted trees actually lost money by failing to recoup the cost of their plantings. “Urban trees shelter our buildings and …

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Nov 30

Paris Climate Change Conference: Greens Senator Larrisa Waters calls on Australian Prime Minister “to do better than Tony Abbott” – 30th November 2015

Senator Waters wants Malcom Turnball to “lift Australia’s pathetic pollution reduction targets and contribute Australia’s fair share to the Green Climate Fund” Dear Murray, It’s the end of a long but lovely first day in Paris. After 30 hours in transit I made it to COP21 for registration. Tomorrow the climate conference centre will be …

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Nov 25

CSELR light rail: Non agreed on tree losses drives Randwick Council to start protest campaign against Government route changes – 25th November 2015

Protests by Greens Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson that the NSW State Government is not abiding by the spirit of an agreement with Randwick Council has seen Councillors commit money to a protest campaign to protect trees along specific streets of the planned rail line. The start of tree removals is apparently planned for early January and will …

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Nov 24

Fit For The Future: Randwick Council sets up its Transition Committee – 24th November 2015

Ray Brownlee General Manager Randwick City Council Dear Ray I am thankful to my fellow Randwick Councillors for their trust in voting me on to Randwick Council’s Transition Committee to oversee our community’s response to the State Government’s amalgamation agenda under its Fit For the Future program. It will be an honour to work with …

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Nov 06

CSELR – Green Councillors up the pressure on Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith to save the Alison Road trees and bike path – 6th November 2015

Randwick Green Councillors are stepping up pressure to try to save a bike path and significant trees from being destroyed by a late design change to the approved development consent for the CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) project. Councillors Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson emailed their fellow Councillors on Friday evening urging that …

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Nov 04

Paris Climate Change Conference: Rally at Coogee Beach (i.e. Goldstein Reserve) 11am 14th November 2015

Greens Candidate for Kingsford Smith James Macdonald calls for positive climate change action at Paris conference. Dear Greens members and supporters Australia desperately needs to take urgent, effective action on climate change if we’re to avoid the catastrophic environmental damage of a warmer planet. Together with Labor, we’ll be calling for such action on November 14th 2015, …

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