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Oct 15

UPDATE: Former Randwick Greens Mayor on why Crepe Myrtles were cut down by Council outside Randwick Community Centre – October 15th 2017

This is an update to the article posted by Greens Councillor Murray Matson in response to community concerns over Randwick Council’s removal of two rows of non-native Crepe Myrtles outside the Randwick Community Centre. Randwick Council staff have now provided me with this artist’s impression of what the new landscaping will look like when completed. …

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Oct 12

Former Randwick Greens Mayor on why Crepe Myrtles were cut down by Council outside Randwick Community Centre – October 12th 2017

Response by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson to “Majestic Myrtles Down To Stumps” (Southern Courier, Oct 10 2017 page 5) There is a species of Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia archeriana) that is native to Australia but the ones removed by Randwick City Council were actually of the Indian eastern Asian species Lagerstroemia indica. These Crepe Myrtles …

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Oct 11

Randwick Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey firms up Randwick Council support for a YES vote on marriage equality but Liberals try to rescind – 11th October 2017

11th October 2017 The Editor Southern Courier As of last Tuesday night Randwick Council now officially supports a YES vote in the postal survey on marriage equality. This position came as a result of further debate on a previous recommendation by Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey. This formalizing of the position came after an earlier decision …

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Sep 28

Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey wants Randwick City Council to resolve to support the YES vote at its October 10 meeting – 28th September 2017

New Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey wants Randwick City Council to come out in support of the ‘YES’ vote in the marriage equality survey. Last Tuesday fellow Councillors voted to defer debate on her proposal to the Council’s 10th of October committee meetings. The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey concludes on the 27th of October. Mayor …

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Sep 27

Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey has been elected as Randwick City Council’s only second ever female Mayor on Tuesday 26th September 2017

Sep 25

Agreement reached on how the Randwick City Council mayoralty will be rotated between 2017 and 2020 – 25th September 2017

Randwick City Council is expected to choose only its second ever female Mayor tomorrow night following local government elections that have boosted female representation in the 158 year old NSW Council from 2 to 5 Councillors. Greens Councillor Lindsay Shurey will be taking the reins for the next 12 months after Labor and Green Councillors …

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Sep 19

Marriage Equality: vote “yes” say Randwick’s Green Councillors – 19th Sept. 2017

Postal ballot papers have started arriving in local mailboxes in the local Council area. Randwick Green Councillors Lindsay Shurey, Phillipa Veitch and Murray Matson are urging a “yes” vote in favour of marriage equality in Australia.

Sep 15

Boomerang Alliance calls for support in its campaign to ban the plastic bag in NSW – 15th September 2017

The Boomerang Alliance has contacted people (see below) to support NSW repeating Western Australia’s recent ban on plastic bags. Randwick City Council has the following motion going to the next Local Government NSW conference this year. “Motion: In light of the limited impact on packaging waste achieved by the Australian Packaging Covenant, that councils call …

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Sep 10

Randwick-Botany Greens candidates on track to win three seats in Randwick Council elections – 10th September 2017

In Central Ward Greens candidate James Cruz has performed well on 14.65% (quota 0.59) and has clearly done the Greens proud by increasing on the 2012 result of 11.67% (quota 0.47) despite pressure from a resurgent Labor campaign. But he has been outspent by the well-resourced independent candidate’s campaign that was able to afford direct …

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Sep 06

Put in a submission to name the Alison Road CSELR light rail stop “Centennial Park” and not “Randwick Race Course” – 6th September 2017

Urgent: Don’t name the Alison Road light rail stop after the Randwick Race Course. Here is the full proposal for the 19 light rail stops of the CSELR in which it is suggested that the Alison Road stop should be: “Royal Randwick Light Rail Stop, located on Alison Road near the intersection with Darley Road”. …

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