February 2018 archive

Feb 24

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018 festival season noted by Randwick Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey – 23rd February 2018

Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey has locally observed the start of the Sydney Mardi Gras festival by raising the rainbow flag outside the Randwick City Council administrative building. Last year there was division amongst Randwick Councillors when the new Mayor had to battle hard to get official Councillor support for the YES vote in the marriage …

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Feb 18

Decades old non-politically aligned Friends of Malabar Headland (FOMH) still keep on putting in the volunteer hours protecting Sydney’s Malabar Headland for the future – 18th February 2018

Yesterday my Greens colleague Mayor Lindsay Shurey had the honor of being the incumbent Council leader when it came time for Randwick Council to share the opening of the Malabar Headland Western Escarpment Walking track with Claire Bettington of the veteran local environment group the Friends of Malabar Headland. This was a bipartisan success day …

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Feb 16

POW Hospital expansion: “Clearly not fair play by the Government” – Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch moves to help householders facing compulsory acquisitions around Prince of Wales Hospital – 16th February 2014

Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch will attempt to ameliorate the impact of the compulsory acquisition of 89 homes for the Prince of Wales Hospital expansion by getting action from Randwick Council. She met this week with representatives from the Prince of Wales Hospital and Health Infrastructure. She has now lodged a Randwick City Council motion proposing …

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Feb 15

Randwick-Botany Greens amend latest version of Randwick Council’s 20 year plan to include goal of achieving net zero emissions – 15th February 2018

Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch has made key changes to the revised 20-Year Randwick City Plan, which now includes an in-principle target of net zero emissions by 2030. She said today, “The Greens have been pushing for Randwick Council to become orientated towards achieving net zero emissions in our local area. It is an exciting goal …

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Feb 15

#TimeToChoose: Make it a massive rally against coal and gas mining, 12 noon March 24th 2018, Hyde Park North, Sydney CBD

On Saturday, 24 March 2018, people from around the state will converge on Sydney to make an unmistakable call to protect land, water and people from the impacts of coal and gas mining. The march will be led by First Nations people, followed by riders on horseback. It will feature gasfield free communities and coal-affected …

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Feb 14

Randwick Council drops unpopular proposal to build a Mahon Pool café after community rejection – 14th February 2018

At last night’s Administration and Finance Committee meeting Greens Councillor Murray Matson successfully moved that Randwick Council drop a tentative proposal to build a café into the ageing Mahon Pool amenities block. The adopted amendment was seconded by Central Ward Labor Councillor Dylan Parker and read as follows.’ “Council resolves not to include a café …

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Feb 08

Is there an infrastructure crisis in Eastern Sydney at a time when local Randwick Council is being pushed by Planning NSW to accept greater residential densities? – 8th February 2018

The comments below are by Randwick Council Greens Councillor Murray Matson. Another long water cut off by WaterNSW in Oberon Street Randwick that started 11am yesterday has now left residents with out water for over 24 hours. There is currently a water supply crisis in Cape Town but there is not supposed to be one …

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