Category: Randwick City Council

Randwick Greens and Liberal Councillors clash over the need to heritage protect the old homes of Coogee – 29th June 2018

UPDATE – 7th July 2018 Randwick City Council has now placed the Greens’ proposal to extend the Dudley Street Heritage Conservation Area on public exhibition! Click here to make a submission in support of heritage protection for the homes of Coogee. Submissions close 5pm Tuesday, the 31st July 2018. Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson wants …

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Domestic Violence: Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey opens up Randwick Council’s affordable housing properties for the use of fleeing victims – Thursday 28 June 2018

DISCLAIMER – the following is a Randwick City Council Media Release New Council policy provides additional support for victims of domestic violence Randwick Council staff members experiencing family and domestic violence will be able to access extra leave, additional support and flexible work options as part of a new Family & Domestic Violence Policy adopted …

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Randwick Council Green Mayor Lindsay Shurey bans single use plastics – 27th June 2018

DISCLAIMER – the following is a Randwick City Council Media Release Single use plastics such as plastic bags, drink bottles and drinking straws will be banned from all Randwick City Council operations and events commencing 1 July 2018, Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey announced today. The decision from the Council Meeting of 26 June 2018 is …

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BikEast pushes for separated bike paths in Randwick City Council – 18th June 2018

Cycling advocacy group BikEast calls for submissions to Randwick City Council in support of more off-road bike paths.

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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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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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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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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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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Is Joongah Street Randwick in Sydney to 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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