December 2016 archive

Dec 30

Councillor Calls for a Bondi Beach type 24 hour alcohol ban to be placed over Coogee Beach – 29th December 2016

  Greens Councillor Murray Matson will submit a motion that Randwick Council will implement a 24 hour alcohol ban on drinking in reserves at Coogee Beach to “bring it into line with nearby Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches”. The motion is a response to last weekend’s widely condemned Christmas day drinking session. He said today, …

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Dec 22

COUNCIL MERGER BREAKING NEWS – Woollahra Council loses court appeal against merger with Randwick and Waverley! – 22nd December 2016

Randwick City Council’s General Manager has advised Councillors this afternoon that: “The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal has today dismissed Woollahra Council’s appeal against the NSW Government’s proposed merger with Randwick and Waverley Councils.” Woollahra Council has been given until 10 January 2017 to decide whether to seek leave to appeal to the High Court …

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Dec 09

Return the PCB contaminated Bundock Street site to bush land rather than use it as a CSELR construction depot – 9th December 2016

Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that unused defence force land at Bundock Street in Randwick is unsuitable for use as a construction depot for the CSELR light rail project because of a layer of buried PCB contamination on the site. He reports that residents have shown him photographic evidence that the PCB layer exists. He …

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Dec 08

Will Randwick Council’s draft planning proposal based on the winning K2K urban planning competition be enough to head off twenty five storey towers in the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres? – 8th December 2016

The following is a media Statement from Greens Councillor Murray Matson made prior to a critical urban planning debate by Randwick City Council onTuesday 13th December 2016. What do Randwick City Councillors want to be remembered for? Randwick’s present zoning only allows for between six to seven storey buildings in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres.  …

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Dec 05

Randwick-Botany Greens against rescission motion to remove contamination and truck access clauses from Bundock Street CSELR resolution – 5th December 2016

Randwick Green Councillors will not be supporting the rescission motion submitted against last month’s Council resolution on the use of Defence owned land at Bundock Street, Randiwck. Councillor Murray Matson says that the rescission motion “is against the health interests of Bundock Street residents” because it seeks to remove a contamination “alert clause” inserted into …

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