Category: Murray Matson

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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Dan Murphy: 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 Murphy’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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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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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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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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First of the new State Government IHAP panels meets in the Randwick City Council area – 29th March 2018

Personal comment by East Ward Greens Councillor Murray Matson on the new Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) system forced on NSW Council’s by the New South Wales Liberal Government. Well, the local independent IHAP panel met for the first time last week. I am still trying to adjust to the removal of democratically elected Councillors …

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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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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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