Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 28

Randwick to consider adopting City of Sydney Green Wall policy – 28th February 2017

UPDATE: The policy was adopted at last night’s Randwick Council meeting. Tonight Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson will urge Randwick Council to adopt the City of Sydney’s Green wall policy. Councillor Matson says: “Randwick Council could seek to adopt the City of Sydney green wall policy. Then it would be an architectural possibility for designers to consider …

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Feb 27

UPDATE: Latest version of CSELR Light Rail amendment for Randwick Council debate – 27th February 2017

Here is the latest version of Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s  CSELR light rail amendment for Tuesday night’s Randwick Council meeting. TEXT OF AMENDMENT to item NM10/17 motion pursuant to notice: “Light Rail Capacity study – Call for Commission of Inquiry” “That Council notes that on the 15th of September 2016 Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi …

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Feb 27

Cooks Cove:Barton Park – Bayside Council should vote on Barton Park say St George Greens Council candidates – Monday 27th February, 2017

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Bayside Council Greens Council candidates say the proposal to relocate Kogarah Golf Club to Barton Park in Cooks Cove is a “disgraceful land grab that should not be decided by council administrators” – and have called on all Local Government election candidates to oppose it. “This proposal puts developer greed ahead of the local community’s …

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Feb 26

CSELR crush factors: open letter to Michael Daley MP for Maroubra requesting support for further EMM study for Randwick Council into light rail capacities between Kingsford and Maroubra – 26th February 2017

The Hon. Michael Daley Labor MP for Maroubra Hello Michael Re: “Sydney CBD and South East light rail crowding rates exceed bus and train ‘crush capacity’” (Sean Nichols, SMH 21st Feb 2017) Sean Nichols’ article highlights the responsibilities that will face both you as the MP for Maroubra and Councillors such as me when the …

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Feb 26

Anzac Parade Corridor Light Rail Analysis 2016 prepared for Randwick City Council by EMM January 20th 2017

Randwick City Council has commissioned EMM to produce an analysis of how the CSELR light rail service will operate in the Kingsford to Kensington section of Anzac Parade as part of it’s draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy Click here for the EMM report: Anzac Parade Corridor Light Rail Analysis 2016 The draft Kingsford and Kensington …

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Feb 23

Coogee Beach storm water pipe contamination: Greens Councillor Murray Matson lodges Randwick council motion to explore fix-it options – 23rd February 2017

Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s storm motion “Review efficiency of current gross pollutant trap and discharge pipe at north end of Coogee Beach Water” will be debated at the Randwick Council meeting of the 28th February 2017. Councillor Matson says that the beach water contamination from the notorious north Coogee Beach storm water discharge pipe  presents …

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Feb 21

Randwick Councillors in brutal dilemma as they try to sandbag Kensington and Kingsford against spot rezoning proposals – 21st February 2017

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson publically replies to the emailed concerns about the draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy from a parent of a child attending the Kensington Public School Dear XXXXX Invitation to participate in an online discussion about the  Randwick Council’s Draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy I am going to post this …

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Feb 17

Randwick Council calls for its Councillors to be kept in place after its merger because of the extent of its prepared transition plans – 17th February 2017

Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed last Tuesday that the merger of Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils will proceed. But she didn’t state whether existing Councillors would remain in place up to the next elections. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson has responded with a successful Council urgency motion calling for the retention of Councillors to oversee the …

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Feb 07

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson clarifies the type of affordable housing sought by Randwick Council in the Kensington and Kingsford town centres – February 7th 2017

Can Randwick Councillors use a better type of affordable housing to allow essential workers to afford to rent in the eastern suburbs areas that they work in? Dear NeighboursNotStrangers Re: your media release of today. I agree with your petition against the abuse of short term leasing and I have signed it. But I am …

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Feb 06

Please help Randwick Councillors establish an effective working relationship on planning issues with new Premier Gladys Berejiklian and new Planning Minister Anthony Roberts – 6th February 2017

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed below on the NSW planning environment are purely the personal opinion of Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson. They should not be interpreted as an official GreensNSW party statement but as coming from a local Randwick perspective. I am asking that you consider re-tweeting this tweet on how Randwick Council is trying to represent the interests of …

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