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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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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 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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Mar 29

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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Feb 24

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018 festival season noted by Randwick Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey – 23rd February 2018

Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey has locally observed the start of the Sydney Mardi Gras festival by raising the rainbow flag outside the Randwick City Council administrative building. Last year there was division amongst Randwick Councillors when the new Mayor had to battle hard to get official Councillor support for the YES vote in the marriage …

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Feb 18

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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Feb 16

POW Hospital expansion: “Clearly not fair play by the Government” – Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch moves to help householders facing compulsory acquisitions around Prince of Wales Hospital – 16th February 2014

Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch will attempt to ameliorate the impact of the compulsory acquisition of 89 homes for the Prince of Wales Hospital expansion by getting action from Randwick Council. She met this week with representatives from the Prince of Wales Hospital and Health Infrastructure. She has now lodged a Randwick City Council motion proposing …

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