Murray Matson

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May 21

Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey condemns racially motivated assaults – 21st May 2018

SOURCE: Randwick Council Media Release 21st May 2018 Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey has condemned a series of violent, random attacks that took place in the Randwick town centre last Thursday 17 May 2018. Police allege a 25-year-old man assaulted a number of people of Asian background on Belmore Road just before 10pm including a 70-year-old …

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May 19

Repower Coogee supporters hold the blue line where a 7 metre sea level rise will be at Coogee Beach by the end of the centruary – 19th May 2018

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson joined today’s event at Coogee Beach staged by Repower Coogee’s public push to make rising sea levels a NSW state election issue. “Bleached coral, heatwaves, bushfires, and floods. Our climate is changing and causing a raft of environmental disasters. It’s time to draw a line in the sand. Join us …

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May 13

Dan Murphey: Coogee Residents petition against additional liquor shop – 13th May 2018

Local Coogee residents (i.e. Not Happy Dan) have asked for the promotion of this petition objecting to Dan Murphey’s licence to trade from the former Rugby Club building on Brook Street, Coogee. In April 2018 the Land and Environment Court gave the green light for trading to commence. They have supplied us with the following background …

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May 02

Randwick Council’s Environment Committee is re-established by its Greens Councillors – 2nd May 2018

The Greens have managed to get Randwick Council’s specialist Environment Committee re-established after it was disbanded in February this year along with a number of other committees Greens Councillor Murray Matson who moved the successful motion wrote in the background section to it that: “It is desirable to maintain public confidence in our hard won …

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May 01

Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey calls for a new high school in Sydney’s east – 1st May 2018

Randwick Council now supports the pro-education group CLOSEast in advocating for a new Eastern Suburbs high school after a successful recommendation was put to the last Council meeting (24th April 2018) by Mayor Shurey. CLOSEast (Community for Local Options for Secondary Education) had recently contacted the Office of the Mayor requesting support for their campaign. Mayor …

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Apr 30

Randwick Council says current NSW tenancy law does not adequately protect renters against unfair eviction – 30th April 2018

Randwick City Council has resolved to support the “Make Renting Fair NSW” campaign following a successful motion put by Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch last Tuesday. The Council’s support is timely considering today’s ABC report “Supply increase makes no impact on Sydney’s rental market as tenants struggle to pay” by Kathleen Calderwood. Randwick Council resolution (24th …

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Apr 27

Extension to Heritage Conservation Area impeded! Have the Liberal Councillors of Randwick declared war on the heritage conservation movement in Coogee? 27-4-2018

UPDATE 19th May 2018 Independent Councillor Anthony Andrews, Liberal Councillor Harry Stavrinos and Liberal Councillor Ted Seng have declined to withdraw their signatures from the rescission motion that they lodged against the Council decision on the extension to the Dudley Street Heritage Area. This means that the rescission motion will be debated at this Tuesday …

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Apr 21

Is Joongah Street Randwick in Sydney too contaminated to allow Defence force housing to be built on? – 21st April 2018

UPDATE TO: Does eastern Sydney have a contaminated Defence Force site in the Randwick Council area? – Dec. 4th 2017 This image  is of what appears to be an inspection undertaken on Australian Department of Defence owned land at Joongah Street Randwick. This site  is part of a broader area of surplus Defence land between Joongah and …

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Apr 12

Local Randwick-Botany Greens Councillor says the community has won the fight to name the Alison Road light rail stop after Centennial Park – 12th April 2018

“The Randwick Green Councillors supported the community, Transport for NSW and Centennial Parklands who also originally wanted a park related name” say local Greens. Greens Councillor Murray Matson is arguing that the name change as reported today in mainstream media actually reflects community support for a park related name. A previous plans to name the …

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Apr 09

MacDonalds UK bans plastic straws – will MacDonalds Australia follow? – 9th April 2018

Media Statement by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson on the plastic straw issue. Inspiring news! MacDonalds UK is ditching plastic straws! Local environmentalists have told Randwick-Botany Greens Councillors that plastic straws are one of the main pollutants found on the local Coogee Beach. Can we successfully lobby to have MacDonald’s Australia to follow up and …

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