Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 11

Submissions close on new ward boundaries by 28th February: look out for ‘Gerrymander time’- 11th January 2016

Present Randwick, Waverley and Woollhara Council residents have until the 28th of February to make submissions to the Boundaries Commission inquiry on how the new merged eastern suburb’s Council should be run. Late last week the NSW Government told General Managers across the state that its’ new Councils “will be proclaimed in mid 2016 and …

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Jan 11

2016 Kingsford Smith Candidate James Macdonald (The Greens) stunned by extent of Centennial Park trees removals for the CBD to South East Light Rail line – 10th January 2016

This morning James Macdonald the Greens candidate for the federal seat of Kingsford Smith visited the site of the Centennial Park trees removals with Greens Councillor Murray Matson. Mr Macdonald said that: “The NSW Government has turned Alison Road into a moonscape. The light rail system might paper over the scars but the heritage and …

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Jan 10

Local community and Randwick Council lose fight to claw back Centennial Park trees following contentious Government changes to CSELR light rail line along Alison Road – 10th January 2016

Disputed tree removals from Centennial Park commenced on Wednesday night despite Randwick Council complaints that the NSW Government has breached the spirit of a signed development agreement by making a late change to the CSELR light rail alignment Randwick Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey says the removals were “never necessary”. She elaborates: “I think this is a …

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Jan 06

Only political intervention by Liberal MP Bruce Notley-Smith or NSW Premier Mike Baird can save the Centennial Park trees on Alison Road – 6th January 2015

Greens ask for twitter and emails to the Premier Mike Baird (@mikebairdMP) and Bruce Notley-Smith (@bnotleysmith) calling for a postponement of tomorrow’s rumored tree removals. Fifty to one hundred residents, environmentalists and politicians braved today’s rain to attend the ‘adopt-a-tree’ rally on behalf of the Centennial Park trees threatened by the contentious realigning of the …

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Jan 04

Alison Road CSELR light rail tree removals: “Just get us some more talking time Bruce!” – 4th January 2016

Greens Councillor Murray Matson is making a last ditch call on local MP Bruce Notley-Smith to intervene to postpone “unnecessary” tree removals expected very soon on the CSELR light rail line along Alison Road, Randwick Randwick City Council has erected signs along the road disputing that the removals are necessary. The usually fanatically pro-light rail …

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