Murray Matson

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NSW State election 2019 – Greens announce Kym Chappel as Heffron candidate – lawyer, activist and mum looking to shake up business as usual – 21st January 2019

Randwick Botany Greens are proud to announce their candidate for the seat of Heffron, Kym Chapple. A spokesperson for the local greens said, “We look forward to working with Kym to build on other Green successes in this area, including the election of Philipa Veitch to the West Ward of Randwick Council and many community wins on …

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A wrap up of what the Greens Councillors of Randwick City Council worked on from 2017 to 2018 – January 17th 2019

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It has been a huge eighteen months for the Greens on Randwick Council, with a strong vote recorded across the LGA in the Sept 2017 Local Government elections. Incumbents Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson were re-elected, with Philipa Veitch newly elected for the Greens in West Ward.  Lindsay Shurey was elected as Randwick Council’s second …

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Residents outraged as ceiling and carpets stripped out of Coogee dwelling being assessed for heritage protection by Randwick City Council – 8th December 2018

Greens candidate for Coogee Lindsay Shurey has called on Labor candidate Marjorie O’Neill and Liberal candidate Bruce Notley-Smith to ask their party’s Randwick City Councillors to vote against an attempt to block heritage protection for some Coogee dwellings at this Tuesday’s Council meeting. The  call came after horrified residents rang Greens Councillor Murray Matson to …

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CSELR issues – Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch continues to call for relief for Doncaster Avenue residents – 26th November 2018

POST COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE 28th November 2018. The rescission motion failed at last night’s Randwick City Council meeting. This means that the resolution to Greens Councillor Philipa Vietch’s motion made at the previous meeting stands as the Council position. Councillors remain divided on the appropriate response by Randwick Council to noise and vibration complaints from …

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Update on proposed heritage protection for older houses in Coogee – 24th November 2018

Randwick Council to make a final decision on extending the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area – followed by a debate on whether additional Coogee dwellings in Dudley and Brook Streets should also be heritage protected. At this Tuesday night (27th November) Randwick City Councillors will consider two separate heritage reports dealing with proposals for extended heritage protection …

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Examples of “shared” bike paths in urban Sydney – 15th November 2018

UPDATE: Public submissions  to Randwick City Council on the South Coogee to Kingsford Bike Path proposal close this Friday, 23rd November 2018. A design change from bikes-only to a”shared bike path” that accommodates both pedestrians and bike riders, but excludes cars, might be the solution for retaining trees on Bundock Street Randwick if the proposed …

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Coogee Election 2019: Greens candidate Lindsay Shurey continues her vocal support for ongoing ‘ratios’ campaign by NSW Nurses & Midwifes Association – 3rd Nov. 2018

Randwick Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey joined local POW nursing staff in High Cross Park this afternoon as they continue their campaign to bring in better staff to patient ratios across NSW. She said at the rally in High Cross Park today, “Better staff to patient ratios are important and need to be implemented in NSW” …

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Councillor Philipa Veitch: Don’t start demolition until all residents safely out of their compulsory acquired homes -12th October 2018

Randwick Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch reports that residents  fear they will be exposed to dangerous asbestos and lead as demolition work starts on their homes  ahead of a $720 million Prince of Wales hospital redevelopment. Residents of Eurimbla Ave, Magill Street and Botany Street received letters through their doors last year informing them that their homes …

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Greens Councillors call for suspension of roll-out of small cell mobile phone facilities across Randwick City Council area – 11th October 2018

UPDATE – 17th October 2018 On Tuesday night (16th October 2018) Randwick City Council approved Greens Councillor Murray Matson’s motion calling on the  “…Federal Government to intervene to suspend the roll out (of small cell mobile phone facilities) pending a review of the relevance of the international findings to the safety of residents of urban …

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Co-founder of Take 3 for the Sea Tim Silverwood in Q&A session Sunday 21st October 2018 at the Randwick Ritz

Randwick City Council is promoting the award winning movie Blue at the Randwick Ritz Sunday 21st of October 2018. “Join us for a screening of the environmental documentary BLUE, followed by a Q&A with Tim Silverwood, co-founder of Take 3 for the Sea.” (Randwick City Council events team) 0