Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 26

Call on local NSW state MP’s Michael Daley, Ron Hoenig and Bruce Notley-Smith to back Randwick Council’s strategy to block Urban Taskforce push for higher building limits in Kensington and Kingsford – 26th June 2017

Tomorrow night Greens Councillor Murray Matson will move a motion calling on local state MPs to facilitate a meeting with the NSW Planning Minister to lobby for exhibition of Randwick Council’s Draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy. Councillor Matson says, “The only chance for Randwick Councillors and local MPs to stop future spot rezonings burying …

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Jun 23

London Grenfell Tower disaster: Randwick Councillors to debate a local response – 23rd June 2017

Randwick Council will be asked by its Green Councillors to assess the risk of fire to local properties in response to the high-rize fire in London’s Grenfell Tower building. A motion by Councillor Murray Matson will go to next Tuesday night’s Council meeting. The SMH recently raised the issue of whether the NSW system of …

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Jun 22

WestConnex St Peter’s Interchange likely to bring rat-running drivers to Kensington and Kingsford – 22nd June 2017

The Editor The Southern Courier Should we be checking out what Clover Moore suggests we do about the WestConnex? Or is it all good here in Eastern Sydney? ************************************************************************* One recent Southern Courier facebook comment warns of the “…impending doom caused by the Light Fail…” (Southern Courier, 20-6-2017, “Infamous Nine Ways is no more”) Someone …

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Jun 22

Randwick Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey to put motion seeking the greening of Clovelly Road – 22nd June 2017

North ward Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey will put the following motion to the Randwick Council meeting of the 27th June 2017. “That Council invites local community activists, residents and precinct committees to participate in a dialogue via the Greening Randwick Committee on strategies to achieve the possible urban redesign, beautification and greening of sections of …

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Jun 21

Does the Finkel report offer the chance for Australian Councils to foster microgrids of local households into becoming Virtual Power Plants? – 20th June 2017

Letter to the Editor Southern Courier Coalition Government backbench melts down over Finkel recommendations but there’s hope at the local NSW Council level if Malcom Turnbull is game. Reception of last week’s release of the Finkel report into power and energy issues has not gone well. Malcolm Turnbull’s backbench of fossil fuel loyalists have melted …

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Jun 14

Kensington Kingsford West Precinct committee secretary Rosemary Mackenzie trashes Randwick Councillor Murray Matson’s integrity via email to Kensington residents – 14th June 2017

14th June 2017 The Editor The Southern Courier My integrity as a Randwick Councillor has been attacked by Rosemary Mackenzie the secretary of the Kensington Kingsford West Precinct committee and a former Labor staffer for Bob Carr. I gave a public promise in 2015 (Southern Courier, Dec 1st 2015) that I would not accept payment …

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Jun 11

Philipa Veitch Green Randwick Council candidate for West Ward Calls for Council or Ministerial Action to protect Kensington Public School against possible 7 storey buildings on its boundary – 7th June 2017

Kensington Public School may one day see a 21 meter high building robbing it of winter sun along its western boundary because Randwick Council’s controls presently permit one that high. The warning comes from preselected West Ward Greens Council candidate Philipa Veitch. Ms Veitch states that such an excessive height control would allow a 7 …

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Jun 02

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Australia released a momentous document, the Uluru Statement of the Heart 2nd June 2017

Last week Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Australia released a momentous document, the Uluru Statement of the Heart, which rejected constitutional recognition in favour of a treaty and structural reform. A Makarratta Commission is to supervise a process resulting in a constitutionally enshrined place in Parliament, the latter to ensure their voice …

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