1st March 2013: Calls for independent mercury testing around Orica

Randwick City Council is calling for a fresh round of independent testing for mercury contamination around the Orica site in Botany.

The considered extent of possible mercury contamination around Orica’s Botany plant includes an area of Randwick City Council lying east of Bunnerong Road between Fitzgerald and Wassell street. Read more.

28th February 2013: Randwick City Council supports marriage equality

Greens motion sees Randwick City Council supporting marriage equality legislation for Australia.

The Council’s new position will be a boost for an intended bill by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young to bring about marriage equality in Australia as a response to recent UK legislation. Read more.

28th Feb 2013: Randwick City Council cost effective and no need to be amalgamated

Local Greens say a commissioned report made available this week proves Randwick City Council is cost effective and does not need to be part any new Sydney wide super Council.

Meanwhile local Councillors across NSW wait to see what new Council boundaries will be recommended by Professor Samson’s Local Government Review Panel in April. Read more.